Magic artist Dan Scott talks about his favorite MTG art pieces

Artist Dan Scott has been making card art for Magic: The Gathering since 2004.  Some of his works stand out more than others for him.

Narrowing his 300-some-odd card arts down to just a few, though, isn't exactly an easy thing for the artist.

"That's always one of the toughest questions that I get," he says.  "You put your effort into every single card and it's hard to really narrow it down to any.  It's like they're all your babies -- you don't want to pick a favorite of your children."

That stated, Scott still chose three to highlight, starting with his work for the card Ponder.

"I really feel, with that piece, I was able to explore a little more of the abstract concepts," Scott comments.


Fathom Mage also sands out to the artist.

"It was the vertical format, which I didn't get a chance to do very much at the time," he explains.  "Sometimes you have a vision in your head of what you're trying to create in your art, and sometimes it just comes together perfectly and you're actually happy with the end result and that was one of those pieces."

And, for a similar reason, Scott really likes the piece he created for the card Archelos, Lagoon Mystic.

"Sometimes you just start drawing and it just naturally comes out exactly how you envisioned it and you don't feel like there's anything you can do different to improve on it," he says.

More of Dan Murayama Scott's artwork, as well as his travel schedule for those whom would like to meet him, can be seen on his website.

Barry White

Barry White is a longtime Magic: The Gathering player, having started in 1994 shortly before the release of 'Fallen Empires.' After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno, he went on to a 15-year journalism career as a writer, reporter, and videographer for three different ABC affiliate newsrooms.