Scent of a Gamer

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

Explore fantasy art: Erin Vest

The colours! I have only recently come across Erin Vest’s work, and as soon as I saw the first piece I knew I would want to share them here. This … Continue reading

May 14, 2022 · 1 Comment

Explore fantasy art: Bayard Wu

Bayard Wu is very much an industry veteran, having worked for Blizzard, Wizards of the Coast, and other leading companies. There’s plenty to like in his art gallery, and I … Continue reading

April 23, 2022 · 3 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Svetoslav Petrov

Svetoslav Petrov is a Bulgaria-based artist who illustrates in a number of styles, all of which I like. Here are five of my favourites. A goblin hunter and his happy … Continue reading

April 9, 2022 · 4 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Tomas Duchek

Tomas Duchek has illustrated for board games, Games Workshop, Wizards of the Coast and more. I have always enjoyed his character figures and fantasy scenes, and want to share some … Continue reading

March 26, 2022 · 2 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Nils Hamm

Nils Hamm is my favourite illustrator currently working on Magic: the Gathering, and I am still adding to my collection of each card illustrated by him as new ones appear. … Continue reading

March 12, 2022 · 2 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Dominik Mayer

I enjoy Dominik Mayer’s high contrast art, although that is not his only style, it certainly stands out to me each time I see it. I have included five of … Continue reading

February 26, 2022 · 2 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Mark Gibbons

Mark Gibbons is an artist whose work is instantly recognisable to veterans of Games Workshop’s games. His art in the 1990s especially set the visuals for a lot of gamers. … Continue reading

February 12, 2022 · 5 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Marta Nael

Marta Nael has produced a wide array of fantasy art over the years featuring angels, ghosts, gunslingers and more besides. here are five of my favourites: I made up a … Continue reading

January 22, 2022 · 6 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Chris Cold

Welcome to the first explore fantasy art for 2022! This one highlights Chris Cold, who fittingly produces many chilling fantasy illustrations, such as the ones featured here. There is a … Continue reading

January 8, 2022 · 2 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Daniel Zrom

Daniel Zrom has illustrated a number of fantasy games and settings, from the Cthulu realms of Dust 1947 to Lord of the Rings and more. I have collected five of … Continue reading

December 25, 2021 · 4 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Chris Achilleos

Chris Achilleos illustrated some great pieces over decades but I would say his heyday was the 1980s. This is based on my own experience though, as in that decade his … Continue reading

December 11, 2021 · 4 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Livia Prima

Livia Prima produces some great character portraits, but can still create great scenes as well. What follows here is a selection from the choices available at her ArtStation page. This … Continue reading

November 27, 2021

Explore fantasy art: Alex Konstad

Alex Konstad produces some interesting work across a range of fantasy and science fiction worlds, as well as things too weird for a single genre description. I’ve selected some pieces … Continue reading

November 13, 2021 · 1 Comment

Explore fantasy art: Igor Kieryluk

Igor Kieryluk is probably best known for his Magic: the Gathering art, and that is going to be the main focus here too. His art manages to combine darkness and … Continue reading

October 23, 2021 · 4 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Kamila Szutenberg

Kamila Szutenberg posts quite a few sketches to her ArtStation page… many of which look as good to me as finished art. Kamila’s art often features landscapes, but there’s some … Continue reading

October 9, 2021 · 8 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Seb McKinnon

Seb McKinnon has become a favourite among many Magic: the Gathering players for his striking and unique art style. His art extends outside Magic, although I must admit most of … Continue reading

September 25, 2021 · 2 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Johan Egerkrans

I’ve always been a fan of bold colours and so when I came across the art of Johan Egerkrans I knew I would be sharing it here. A great picture … Continue reading

September 11, 2021 · 8 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Jesper Ejsing

Jesper Ejsing (pronounced like ‘icing’) has been producing art for a number of fantasy worlds for years now. His work has featured in Magic: the Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, World … Continue reading

August 28, 2021 · 3 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Jakub Rozalski

The cover art of the board game Scythe is probably most people’s main encounter with Jakub Rozalski’s art, but there’s plenty more than that! Rozalksi manages to create some everyday … Continue reading

August 14, 2021 · 11 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Keith Parkinson

Keith Parkinson produced many iconic illustrations in the 1980s and 1990s, from book covers, to Dungeons & Dragons art, and more besides. While he sadly passed away in 2005 he … Continue reading

July 24, 2021 · 7 Comments