Your favorite card artwork

Forerunner

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Oct 30, 2017
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When it comes to card games, the art is obviously an important factor. So what are some of your favorite card artworks when it comes to gaming?

Some of mine favorites include:

The Eldest Reborn (MTG) Artist: Jenn Ravenna


History of Benalia (MTG) Artist: Noah Bradley


Deliver Unto Evil (MTG) Artist: Seb McKinnon
 
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Lemstar

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Oct 25, 2017
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“Into its maw went the seventh sea, never to be seen again while the world remains.”

 

NHarmonic.

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Oct 27, 2017
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Pretty much all Gwent cards have top class artwork.

The Gwent Artbook from Dark Horse is absolutely beautiful.
 

Zacmortar

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Oct 25, 2017
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All of the Eldrazi cards have extremely rad atmosphere and waaaaay more effort put into them than the Yugioh Lovecraft Homage equivalents, but my GOD is Emrakul consistently drop dead amazing:


And my personal favorite that really sells the bleak cosmic horror of it:
 

Isotope

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Some Yu-Gi-Oh! cards I love.










Unfortunetly, YGO cards don't have the artist names on them, so it's hard to credit them.
 
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Chalphy

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Oct 27, 2017
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Lot's in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Nyna by ZIS, I love the image of Anri vs. Medeus in the background.


Hannibal by Ippei Soeda, I love the realistic fantasy look of his art.
 

Phellps

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All of the Eldrazi cards have extremely rad atmosphere and waaaaay more effort put into them than the Yugioh Lovecraft Homage equivalents, but my GOD is Emrakul consistently drop dead amazing:


And my personal favorite that really sells the bleak cosmic horror of it:
Yes. The art is very menacing and eerie, really conveys this alien nature of the cards. They're among my favorites. Void Winnower is great too:

 

DrArchon

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All of the Eldrazi cards have extremely rad atmosphere and waaaaay more effort put into them than the Yugioh Lovecraft Homage equivalents, but my GOD is Emrakul consistently drop dead amazing:
Speaking of Eldrazi, while Battle for Zendikar was mostly terrible set, I really love some of the eldrazi there. Even the non-Titan ones.

Edit: Beaten on Void Winnower.

 

Zacmortar

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Oct 25, 2017
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Yes. The art is very menacing and eerie, really conveys this alien nature of the cards. They're among my favorites. Void Winnower is great too:

Speaking of Eldrazi, while Battle for Zendikar was mostly terrible set, I really love some of the eldrazi there. Even the non-Titan ones.

Edit: Beaten on Void Winnower.

Void Winnower specifically is special to me because at first it just looks like a weird alien thing in the mist, but then you realize the ground beneath him is a mountain range, and that he's in the clouds, and it just gets 20x more ominous.

And yeah, goddamn is nearly the entire Eldrazi archetype just amazing both in art and play. I haven't played much Magic since before The Promised End variant of Emrakul came out, so there's probably a shit ton more support I haven't seen yet.
 
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Avacyn, Angel of Hope by Howard Lyon


Serra, the Benevolent by Magali Villeneuve


Lyra, Dawnbringer by Chris Rahn
 

Bane

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I loved the art in the WoW tcg. It and Magic are really hard to top (though I do enjoy Yugioh's art too).

My all time favorite art from a card:


I'd love to have a copy signed someday.
 

Scott Lufkin

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I have way too many to pick just one. In fact, just a few weeks ago I made a couple of 1440p sized wallpapers that just feature some of my favorite art from the last four or five sets (and a few older cards). I stitched them into a single long image and made them spanned wallpaper for my dual display setup.

 

Pellaidh

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Like a lot of other replies, I love Seb McKinnon's art. Just feels so different from most of MTG's cards. I even have this as my avatar. Honestly, I don't even think it's his best work, but it's the one that fits best as an avatar image


I also kind of like some of the older MTG art. Like this one, that also has some classic flavour text to go along with it.

And finally, for something that isn't MTG, this one card set from Pokemon
Love how it tells a story just through the art. And despite how incredible Pokemon designs are, the card game mostly has really ugly art, so this one really stands out.
 

PSqueak

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Love how it tells a story just through the art. And despite how incredible Pokemon designs are, the card game mostly has really ugly art, so this one really stands out.
I love when card games do this, There is a tone of YGO cards that do this, technically MTG also does it, but it's not the same as MTG has an actual on going plot, while YGO and Pokemon do it a easter eggs.
 

James3D

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He invented the pokemon storage network system? Damn, what a cool-ass dude.


The secret rare Ultra Ball is beautiful IRL. All the secret rare items from the Sun & Moon era are.

 

Hampig

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Like a lot of other replies, I love Seb McKinnon's art. Just feels so different from most of MTG's cards. I even have this as my avatar. Honestly, I don't even think it's his best work, but it's the one that fits best as an avatar image




I also kind of like some of the older MTG art. Like this one, that also has some classic flavour text to go along with it.



And finally, for something that isn't MTG, this one card set from Pokemon


Love how it tells a story just through the art. And despite how incredible Pokemon designs are, the card game mostly has really ugly art, so this one really stands out.
That tiger one is fantastic. Good Pokemon one too.
 

Muskieratboi

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Oct 25, 2017
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When it comes to card games, the art is obviously an important factor. So what are some of your favorite card artworks when it comes to gaming?

Some of mine favorites include:

The Eldest Reborn (MTG) Artist: Jenn Ravenna


History of Benalia (MTG) Artist: Noah Bradley


Deliver Unto Evil (MTG) Artist: Seb McKinnon
2 out of 3 Bolas in the OP, MY MAN!

My fave Bolas is probably the most recent:

Nicol Bolas, Dragon God,(Mythic Edition) By Matthew Stewart:



The original for this sold for THIRTY. FIVE. THOUSAND. DOLLARS.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/mtgartmarket/permalink/2404646419765563/
 

Justumhm

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Oct 27, 2017
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Gonna use this opportunity to post the queen, Vraska


by Anna Steinbauer


by Livia Prima
 

Smash Kirby

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I wish they would bring FE Cipher to the States even in the form of a Video game.




Spoiler tag for early FE12 spoilers
 
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Réunion
A newer entry:

Cruel Celebrant (MTG) Artist: Bastien L. Deharme
It's even better with the flavor text: "Whichever side wins, I'm sure the banquet will be superb."

Personally, I really like some of the illustrations by Rebecca Guay, like this promo art for Path to Exile:


And I also love a lot a blue cards, especially because of the contrast between the red and the blue present in some of them, like in this illustration for Remand by Hideaki Takamura:
 
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Twinguistics

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Oct 27, 2017
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No love for Hearthstone cards? Lol.

I must admit, I think the card art in Hearthstone is one of the weaker aspects of the game. It's fine and all, and some of it is nice, but I prefer MTG's style much more.