Scent of a Gamer

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

Explore MtG art: Rob Alexander

Rob Alexander’s face might not be familiar but his art is known by many Magic players around the world. His Magi art debut came with magic’s first set back in … Continue reading

July 12, 2020 · 1 Comment

Once upon a Wednesday: Cynthia Sheppard

This article dates back to 2014. My first artist profile of Cynthia Sheppard. The MtG artists series was once of the first series I came up with for the blog. … Continue reading

April 15, 2020

MtG artists: Seb McKinnon (second look)

At lot has changed since I first profiled Magic artist Seb McKinnon back in 2015. He has now illustrated over 100 cards, and is a firm fan favourite. His appeal … Continue reading

August 11, 2019

MtG artists: Tony Szczudlo

The most recent new illustration from Tony Szczudlo appeared in 2006, so his artwork can be difficult to track down, whether in person or online. However he illustrated over 75 … Continue reading

June 9, 2019

MtG artists: Titus Lunter

Having illustrated many cards since his 2014, Titus Lunter is probably best known for his many land arts. However his art cover more than just landscapes, here are five of … Continue reading

October 28, 2018 · 2 Comments

MtG artists: Viktor Titov

Viktor Titov has been illustrating cards since the Khans of Tarkir block, making him a relative newcomer to the game. Still over this time he has produced many striking cards, … Continue reading

October 13, 2018

MtG artists: Josu Hernaiz

Josu Hernaiz hails from Chile and has been illustrating Magic cards for a few years now. He has produced a clutch of great card illustrations. Ishra Shidiqi, the Usurper This … Continue reading

September 1, 2018

MtG artists: Nils Hamm (second look)

Nils Hamm was among the first Magic artists I profiled in this series, all the way back in 2013, the first year of this blog. Definitely time for an update! … Continue reading

August 4, 2018

MtG artists: Brandon Kitkouski

Brandon Kitkouski has illustrated over 30 Magic cards, most notably in the original Ravnica block and for the Lorwyn and Shadowmoor sets. His illustrations have been reprinted several times since … Continue reading

June 30, 2018

MtG artists: Craig J Spearing

Craig J Spearing has illustrated almost 50 Magic cards over the last few years. Of all the art he has produced, it’s probably a certain token that is most well-known. … Continue reading

June 10, 2018

MtG artists: Wesley Burt

Wesley Burt has quietly illustrated over 50 Magic cards in recent years. He illustrated all the recent ‘oath’ cards featuring planeswalker joining the Gatewatch. He has also illustrated quite a … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · 6 Comments

MtG artists: Christine Choi

Christine Choi’s art first featured on Magic: the Gathering cards during the Return to Revnica block. Since then most sets have featured at least one or two of her illustrations. … Continue reading

March 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

MtG artists: James Ryman

James Ryman has quietly illustrated almost 100 Magic cards over the last few years. By the time you read this article, he may well have passed that milestone. You may … Continue reading

January 27, 2018

MtG artists: Lars Grant-West

Lars Grant-West’s first card illustrated for Magic was the card Toxin Sliver, all the way back in the Legions set. Since then almost 100 cards have appeared with his name … Continue reading

December 30, 2017

MtG artists: Ryan Yee

Ryan Yee’s art appeared in earnest in the original Innistrad block in 2011, though a couple of illustrations appeared before then. His cards can always be relied on to provide … Continue reading

December 17, 2017 · 4 Comments

ArtStation stop: Igor Sid

If you’ve heard of Igor Sid before, it’s probably from his excellent work over recent years on the art for Games Workshop’s boxed games. Warhammer Quest Shadows over Hammerhal, Warhammer … Continue reading

November 26, 2017

MtG artists: Johann Bodin

Johann Bodin’s art first appeared back in the original Zendikar block, with a single card in the Worldwake set. Since then, Johann has illustrated dozens of cards across many different … Continue reading

November 5, 2017

MtG artists: Johannes Voss

Johannes Voss has provided me with some of my favourite illustrations on Magic cards, especially the fantastic Restoration Angel. His art is usually bright and focused on a single figure, … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 · 4 Comments

ArtStation stop: Ruan Jia

Ruan Jia’s art has appeared in several computer games and the artist’s ArtStation page is filled with memorable characters and fantastical landscapes. Plenty to explore. Bamboo Forest Is this before … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

MtG artists: Mathias Kollros

Mathias Kollros has been contributing his bright art of Magic for some years now. Regardless of the subject, brightness is a consistent feature of his art. With over 60 illustrations … Continue reading

May 28, 2017