Magic artist Miranda Meeks talks about her favorite MTG art pieces

Magic: The Gathering artist Miranda Meeks about his the favorite card arts she's done for the game to date.

Since 2019, Miranda Meeks has created artwork for 22 Magic cards (and counting) starting with Moonlit Scavengers in the set Throne of Eldraine and, most recently, with the card Portal Manipulator for the Ravnica: Clue Edition supplemental product.  And, in a catalog that contains cards such as Werewolf Pack Leader, Transcendent Message, and Fracture, there are three that stand out most to her.

The card Indulging Patrician from Magic 2021 is one of those cards.

"That one was really special to me because it was kind of my breakthrough piece," she explains.  "It really helped solidify what I loved doing and painting."

She continues, saying "I love the subject matter.  It really kind of really special to me on a personal level."


Another such card art that means a lot to Meeks is the work she did for the Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty card Gravelighter.

"That one was a really cool experience because I love the subject matter so much," she says.  "I was really excited when I got the assignment.  I got to design her and all the different colors.  It really made me feel that I could let myself go crazy with it."

For Meek's third favorite piece she's done, players would need to look at the The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle Earth set.  In that set, she created card art for two of the set's cards: Night's Whisper and Arwen, Mortal Queen.  And it's that latter card that really calls to the artist.

"I grew up when the [The Lord of the Rings] movies came out and those were really influential to me," she tells.  "She was just an important character to me, personally, and to get that assignment -- to paint her -- it was quite the challenge."

To see more of the art Meeks has done for Magic: The Gathering and elsewhere, as well as support her by purchasing playmats, prints, and more, fans can visit her 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.