Scent of a Gamer

From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.

Arta Monday: Endless ranks of the dead

Today’s Arta Monday piece is a Magic: the Gathering illustration from Ryan Yee showing what is about to happen. Great tension in this piece.

February 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: Medieval Skirmish

Simon Gocal gives us a great combat illustration here, showing the movement and strength of the participants wonderfully. Some part of me thinks this would make a great jigsaw puzzle. … Continue reading

January 31, 2022 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: Distress

Today’s illustration is by Michael C. Hayes. Distress is a card which forces your opponent to discard a card – in game terms you are attacking their mind directly to … Continue reading

January 24, 2022 · 2 Comments

Arta Monday: Runestone

This week’s ArtA Monday is a loading screen artwork by Craig Mullins – this one is part of a series he created for the strategy game Crusader Kings III: Sometimes … Continue reading

January 17, 2022 · 3 Comments

Arta Monday: Caught in the Open

Today’s piece comes from the talented brush of Donato Giancola and features a surprise attack by a blue dragon: This piece was illustrated for a private collector.

January 10, 2022

Arta Monday: Archangel of Strife

Welcome to the first Arta Monday of 2022! If you’re a fan of these weekly art pieces, then you’ll be pleased to know this series will continue for the rest … Continue reading

January 3, 2022

Arta Monday: Angel of Flight Alabaster

Magic’s morose realm of Innistrad makes even the angels sad, as illustrated here wonderfully by Howard Lyon: There is no happy ending for this angel, as previously covered in a … Continue reading

December 27, 2021

Arta Monday: Border Patrol

This piece from Simon Gocal makes me wonder what land’s borders this patrol group are watching over, and what threats they could be guarding against.

December 20, 2021

Arta Monday: Linvala

Linvala is an angelic leader from Magic’s realm of Zendikar. There have been several versions of this character over the years, but I find I like the original art from … Continue reading

December 13, 2021 · 1 Comment

Arta Monday: Kargan Dragonlord

Dragons are rarely in my top Magic card arts, but everything in this piece comes together for me. The brightness of the dragon’s flame, the dark sky behind, the savage … Continue reading

December 6, 2021 · 2 Comments

Arta Monday: Ansalon

Ansalon is the fictional land where the stories of Dragonlance take place. Dragonlance being a memorable series of books, provided your memory stretches back to the 1980s – and you … Continue reading

November 29, 2021

Arta Monday: Grave Titan

This week’s piece is a Magic card from Nils Hamm. The Grave Titan was part of a cycle of five titans, one for each colour of Magic. As suggested by … Continue reading

November 22, 2021 · 2 Comments

Arta Monday: Abyssal Persecutor

Today’s art is a magic card from Brian “Chippy” Dugan: Abyssal Persecutor is an interesting card. It’s more powerful that you would expect for its cost, but it comes with … Continue reading

November 15, 2021

Arta Monday: Ancient Temple

I had to give this piece its on name as it’s titles only by its date of posting on ArtStation. A lot of artists post untitled work like this, with … Continue reading

November 8, 2021 · 2 Comments

Arta Monday: Sorin Markov

Today’s art features a great character first illustrated by Michael Komarck Sorin is a centuries-old vampire with many schemes in motion at any one time. One of his long term … Continue reading

November 1, 2021

Arta Monday: Mountain

This mountain art was done for Magic: the Gathering by Karl Kopinski. The trio of figures included in the art suggests a story about to be told.

October 25, 2021

Arta Monday: Hunt for the fire wurm

Another art piece from the talented Seb McKinnon. This one dips into mythology.

October 18, 2021

Arta Monday: Luminous Angel

Another memorable angle art from Magic: the Gathering This one comes from the talented Jason Chan.

October 11, 2021 · 2 Comments

Arta Monday: Channel

This art for Magic: the Gathering by Rebecca Guay showcase her ethereal art style One art director decided to remove her from the roster of artists working on the game. … Continue reading

October 4, 2021

Arta Monday: Lonely Castle

This digital piece from Kamila Szutenberg shows a knight exporting a vast castle. It mostly lies in ruins, but some parts look habitable. A quick confession: I made this name … Continue reading

September 27, 2021