Scent of a Gamer

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

MtG artists: Seb McKinnon

Like Nils Hamm, Seb McKinnon’s work has an ethereal yet gritty quality that really appeals. I always look forward to seeing his work in a set. After a single card … Continue reading

July 26, 2015

MtG artists: Noah Bradley

I’ve written about Noah Bradley before, but haven’t yet profiled his art. Let’s fix that oversight now! Noah Bradley’s art first appeared on Magic cards in the Return to Ravnica … Continue reading

July 18, 2015

MtG artists: Peter Mohrbacher

Peter Mohrbacher completed some of Magic’s most memorable card over the past few years. From the gods of Theros, to planeswalkers, and to legendary creatures, the chances are high you … Continue reading

July 5, 2015

MtG artists: Will Murai

Willian Murai’s art has a magical quality that makes it well-suited to the various worlds of Magic: the Gathering. His Theros block art in particular always captured the eye. I … Continue reading

June 27, 2015

MtG artists: Jamie Jones

Jaime Jones art was first seen on a single card in the Eventide set. Since then his art has appeared in almost every Magic set released, and with good reason. … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

MtG artists: Tyler Jacobson

Tyler Jacobson’s art contributions to Magic include great characters as well as some great landscapes, often on the same card! Come and see: Domri Rade This planeswalker debuted in the … Continue reading

May 17, 2015

Mtg artists: Richard Wright

Richard Wright’s count of cards illustrated may be low, but his effect on the game has been huge. He has been employed as a style guide artist, where his work … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Mtg artists: Michael Komarck

Michael Komarck’s lush art has graced fewer Magic cards than I had thought. His art is that impactful and memorable that is stays in the mind more than the number … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

MtG artists: Ryan Barger

Ryan Barger is another relatively new artist, and he has a unique style and a great eye for details. His card illustrations are the kind you notice new details in … Continue reading

April 4, 2015

Mtg artists: Ron Spencer

Ron Spencer is one of Magic’s most prolific artists, with over 200 cards to his name. We haven’t seen many new card arts from Ron Spencer recently, but reprints are … Continue reading

March 28, 2015

MtG artists: Steve Argyle

Steve Argyle has become a favourite artist of many Magic players since his art debuted in Shards of Alara. His card alters are a legend in their own right (check … Continue reading

March 14, 2015

MtG artists: Erica Yang

Erica Yang has been illustrating Magic cards since Scars of Mirrodin and has done over 40 cards to date. Her bright colours tend to make her art stand out on … Continue reading

March 1, 2015

Swamps of Magic: the Gathering

In Magic, swamps are the place of dark Magic. Black mana gathers here, used by Wizards who wish to selfishly fuel their own power without regard for its impact on … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

MtG artists: Jason Chan

Jason Chan has produced dozens of memorable card images for Magic: the Gathering. His art ranges from individual character pieces, to pivotal story moments, to full battle scenes. There is … Continue reading

February 1, 2015

MtG artists: Mark Zug

Mark Zug’s illustrations have been featured on Magic cards for over 10 years now. As a ‘veteran’ artist we have seen his work on around 150 cards. Chainer, Dementia Master … Continue reading

January 24, 2015

MtG artists: Slawomir Maniak

Slawomir Maniak is behind many striking cards from Magic: the Gathering’s recent blocks. I think his strength is in the depiction of powerful characters, whether these be gods, men, or … Continue reading

December 27, 2014

MtG artists: Martina Pilcerova

Martina Pilcerova debuted in the original Mirrodin block with this┬ástriking Cloudpost art: Since then she has gone on to illustrate almost 60 cards including other memorable land cards. Moratorium Stone … Continue reading

December 6, 2014

MtG Artists: Jim Murray

Jim Murray delivers cards in bright vivid colours and has illustrated many memorable cards over the years. Below are five of my favourites: Drumhunter The┬ájungles of Naya are inhabited by … Continue reading

November 9, 2014

Commander 2014 art review

The Commander 2014 set features a number of new cards, which naturally have new art. It also features a number of reprints, some of which have new art. Either way, … Continue reading

November 1, 2014

Mtg Artists: Justin Sweet

It’s a good time to look over the sweet art of Justin Sweet. I must be the first person ever to think of that joke! Or, not. Luckily the art … Continue reading

October 25, 2014