Scent of a Gamer

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

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 · 6 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 · 2 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

Explore fantasy art: Brom

Brom’s art tends towards the darker end of fantasy, but that’s no bad thing. He’s illustrated a number of classic fantasy characters including Conaman and Morgana le Fey, but I … Continue reading

July 10, 2021 · 10 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Antonio Jose Manzanedo

Antonio Jose Manzanedo produces some visually stunning art featuring dragons, demons, and more besides. His art varies between dark and light, and always has details to catch the eye. This … Continue reading

June 26, 2021 · 9 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Greg Rutkowski

Grzegorz, or Greg, Rutkowski has produced some great fantasy images over the years, especially one featuring dragons. Here are a few of my favourites from him: A dragon attacks a … Continue reading

June 12, 2021 · 3 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Bastien Deharme

If I could pick one word to describe Bastien Deharme’s art it would be ethereal. His pieces often come with a dreamy quality that pulls me in to stare at … Continue reading

May 22, 2021 · 9 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Peter Mohrbacher

Peter Mohrbacher came to my attention as an illustrator for Magic: the Gathering. However he grew disenchanted with his relationship with WotC and struck out on his own as an … Continue reading

May 8, 2021 · 2 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Catherine O’Connor

I inadvertently featured Catherine O’Connor’s art a couple of months ago, when I noted how great the new slaanesh art is. Side note: come one Games Workshop – credit your … Continue reading

April 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

Explore fantasy art: Anato Finnstark

I discovered Anato Finnstark’s art in 2020, and I’m already a a huge fan. I’m going to share five of his illustrations here but you can find dozens more at … Continue reading

April 10, 2021 · 1 Comment

Explore fantasy art: Donato Giancola

Donato Giancola creates fantastic oil paintings for fantasy settings including Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. He does more besides, including what is probably my favourite Magic: the … Continue reading

March 27, 2021 · 2 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Alayna Danner

I’ve always liked a good fantastical landscape illustration. To me it’s like the start of a story laid out for me to fill in the rest with my imagination. From … Continue reading

March 13, 2021 · 10 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Igor Sid

Games Workshop aren’t the best when it comes to crediting their artists, so I was pleasantly surprised to discover that a lot of the newer art I enjoy is the … Continue reading

February 27, 2021 · 1 Comment

Explore fantasy art: Larry Elmore

Larry Elmore’s fame came in the 1980s and a series of illustrations and book covers for Dungeons & Dragons, including the very well-known Dragonlance series. These days his work is … Continue reading

February 13, 2021 · 14 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Francesca Baerald

Ever since I was young I have always loved maps. Poring over them, picking out the details, and of course drawing my own. So I was amazed when I saw … Continue reading

January 23, 2021 · 12 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Ian Miller

Ian Miller is a British artist who has been producing art for several decades now. His style is highly recognisable. His art is often like the ents above – made … Continue reading

January 9, 2021 · 22 Comments

Crusader Kings III: fantasy mods

It’s still early in the life of Crusader Kings III, but already various teams around the world have taken the game’s systems and editable map, and applied them to various … Continue reading

December 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Once upon a Wednesday: fantasy heroes

In 2013, the first year of the blog, I posted this image of a group of heroes gathered on the ruined tower terrain piece. The ruined tower would be familiar … Continue reading

July 29, 2020

20 minute terrain painting

YouTube servived me up a channel I haven’t come across before, and they have some nice videos about painting models quickly and without an airbrush. This is relevant to my … Continue reading

June 4, 2020 · 13 Comments