Category Archives: Magic the Gathering


Magic: The Gathering Art and Video Tutorial

Balduvian Horde - Iconic Masters
After spending nine weeks working in-house at WotC and Valve, I'm finally getting around to updating my various sites. I haven't posted any Magic art since Ixalan (I didn't even post my Rivals of Ixalan art), so I'm really behind. 
I just added Balduvian Horde, Thorn Elemental, Ihsan's Shade, and […]



Ixalan

Ixalan Concept Push Team - Me, Christine Choi, Aleksi Briclot, Chris Rallis, Steve Prescott
Back in January of 2016 I was part of the Ixalan concept push team along with Christine Choi, Aleksi Briclot, Chris Rallis, and Steve Prescott.
Ixalan is a world that brings everything you loved from your childhood to Magic: pirates, dinosaurs, […]



Hour of Devastation

Diabolic Edict © Wizards of the Coast
Hello everyone! It's time for another Magic: The Gathering art dump for Hour of Devastation, which was just released yesterday.
I didn't have as many illustrations in Hour of Devastation and I wasn't completely happy with the illustrations I produced. I was on a concept push when I […]



Hall of Heroes – Concept Push

Me, Jonas De Ro, Anna Steinbauer, Titus Lunter, Min Yum
Wizards of the Coast has become my second home. I just returned from another three-week concept push at WotC in Renton, WA. I think this marks my fifteenth concept push, although, three of them were for Dungeons & Dragons. One time I did an emergency […]



Amonkhet

Horror of the Broken Lands © Wizards of the Coast
With the prerelease just around the corner, all of my Amonkhet cards have now been previewed. I have a total of seven cards (eight illustrations) in the set, although technically Gideon, Martial Paragon is part of the Planeswalker Deck and not the main set. You […]



Amonkhet Preview Season

Gideon from the Planeswalker Decks of Amonkhet
Preview season for Amonkhet is upon us! So far two of my illustrations for Amonkhet have been previewed. For the latest previews, take a look at magicspoiler.com.
Gideon, Martial Paragon
The first is Gideon, Martial Paragon. From my understanding, he will only be in the Planeswalker Deck and […]



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. […]