Magic artist Justine Jones talks about her favorite pieces of MTG art

Magic: The Gathering artist Justine Jones singles out her favorite MTG art to date and tells the story behind each one. 

While only making her MTG debut a few years ago with 2019's Kaleidoscope Killers Secret Lair release, Jones has already created artwork for a number of cards including many showcase card art for the collectible card game's two Dungeons & Dragons sets: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms and Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate.

One of those D&D cards stand out to her as one of her favorite that she's done for the game.

"[Xorn] is just my weird, non-sensical child," she comments.  "It's just this completely insane thing that looks like a child made it up."

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Another favorite of hers is her version of an iconic Magic: The Gathering card: Shivan Dragon.  In her iteration, she pays homage to the creature's original artist, Melissa Benson.

"The twinkling stars in the background, the colors, and, also, I didn't play [the game] as a kid-- I only collected the cards because I liked the art," explains Jones.

But Jones' favorite piece of artwork she's created for the game is a different dragon.

"Number one would have to be The Ur-Dragon," she says.  "It's my most popular art, it's one of the most popular Commanders, and it's one of the first pieces of Magic art I ever drew."

You never forget your first.

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.