Category Archives: Magic the Gathering


Abyssal Specter

Abyssal Specter - Modern Masters 2017
Daarken here with some new art. I believe I only have one new painting in Modern Masters 2017, which is funny because I wasn't even aware that I was creating an illustration for it.
How can that be? Sometimes art is used for other sets or sometimes an art description […]



Aether Revolt

Yahenni's Expertise - Aether Revolt © Wizards of the Coast
It's preview season again for the upcoming Magic: The Gathering set Aether Revolt, due to hit stores January 20th, 2017.
So far two of my cards have been previewed: Yahenni's Expertise and Scrap Trawler. I believe I have a total of five cards in Aether […]



Kaladesh

Solemn Simulacrum a.k.a. sad robot
All of my cards for Kaladesh have now been previewed! I have a total of 6 cards in Kaladesh and I think I'll have 4 in Aether Revolt? I'll have to check.
Working on Kaladesh was a huge change from Innistrad, not just the content, but also the lighting and […]



Kaladesh Previews from PAX

Gonti, Lord of Luxury © Wizards of the Coast
If you've been following Magic: The Gathering at PAX, then you've probably seen a few of my concepts and illustrations for the upcoming set Kaladesh.
Back in 2014 I was brought in as part of a team to help concept the world of Kaladesh for Origins. […]



Kickstarter Launched!

My Playmat & Print Kickstarter launched today!
You can choose from six different playmats and prints, which include Bloodstained Mire, Bloodghast, Bridge from Below, Soul of New Phyrexia, Praetor's Counsel, and Birthing Pod. Both Bridge from Below and Praetor's Counsel will be Kickstarter exclusives.
Hopefully this will only be my first playmat Kickstarter. I know there […]



Playmat & Print Kickstarter

On August 15th, 2016 I will launch my first playmat Kickstarter! There will be six different playmats to choose from: Birthing Pod, Soul of New Phyrexia, Bridge from Below, Praetor's Counsel, Bloodghast, and Bloodstained Mire. Praetor's Counsel and Bridge from Below will be a Kickstarter exclusive playmats. I will also be offering 11x17 prints of the […]



Eldritch Moon

It That Rides as One
Time for some new art! The rest of my Eldritch Moon cards have been previewed, so I can finally show the high-res versions.
I've noticed that my illustrations for Shadows over Innistrad and Eldritch Moon printed extremely dark and very contrasty. I've been doing illustrations for Magic: The Gathering for probably […]



Signing Cards Internationally!

I am happy to announce that I will begin signing cards internationally through Jack Stanton and his signing service. For more information about the process, please visit his page.
Several years ago I had to discontinue signing cards internationally for several reasons. Some of the reasons included people wanting me to lie on customs forms (which […]



GP Tokyo 2016

Lost in Translation: The Aidan Edition.
Over the past week we spent our time exploring Tokyo, eating tasty treats, and collecting awesome loot. This was my fourth Japanese GP for Magic: The Gathering, my first being Okayama in 2008. I also attended Pro Tour Nagoya in 2011 and GP Yokohama in 2013. Hopefully they aren't getting […]



Shadows over Innistrad

Geralf's Masterpiece - Shadows over Innistrad © Wizards of the Coast
Back in early 2010 I was brought in to help concept the world of Innistrad. Four years later I returned to help concept Shadows over Innistrad. It's very exciting to be a part of creating the look and feel of both blocks. Innistrad was […]