I decided to make a #thread reviewing the art of every legendary creature. Getting cards and images from Scryfall #edh
First up! Aboshon, Cephalid Emperor by Christopher Moeller. I love Moeller's dark shadow, textured style. Overall, this is what I'd imagine a high-powered Cephalid to look like.

Kind of wish there was more indication that the setting was under water? 10/10
Acornelia, Fashionable Filcher by Bram Sels

The golden acorns remind me of Willy Wonka's squirrel staff. I love that Acornelia is rocking bright purple eyeshadow and also steampunk accoutrements. Tres chic, 10/10
Adamaro, First to Desire by Paolo Parente

Another very textured piece. Parente conveys the otherworldliness of this spirit with the strange angles and stiffness of the limbs.

We stan a pink background, 10/10
Adeliz the Cinder Wind by Zezhou Chen

I love this take on Ghitu clothing. The perspective is one we don't see a lot but really translates both flying and haste well.

Shoulder pads are definitely in 10/10
Admiral Beckett Brass by Jason Raineville

If you didn't know, Jason's mother Valerie is the model for the Admiral. I love seeing older women represented on cards, and the story behind this one is especially sweet.

I love the color palette mixing Grixis and gold. 10/10
Adriana, Captain of the Guard by Chris Rallis

Is it just me, or are the women of Boros always very badass?

I'm a sucker for low angle perspective and functional armor. The city details in the background are also really cool. 10/10
Adun Oakenshield by Jeff A. Menges

The first legendary creatures in Legends were inspired by R&D's DnD campaigns, and that influence is very clear here. While the style back in the day was less realistic, you can still tell exactly what's going on in this art. Would follow 10/10
Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran by Donato Giancola

Our first Donato. Just. Wow. I highly recommend checking out a high res image of this card to see all the detail and color in this painting. Just beautiful.

10/10 definitely inspired
Akim, the Soaring Wind by Filip Burburan

I love the double set of winds distinguishing Akim from the rest of the birds around them. The avian dinosaur look is so so cool, and the coloration reminds me of pictures of hypothetical dinos in National Geographic.

A good birb, 10/10
Akiri, Line-Slinger by David Gaillet

The rope is such a good way to lead the eye to Akiri. The tension really makes me believe she is suspended in midair. The Kor look and makeup is very striking and looks awesome in foil. 10/10
Akki Lavarunner/Tok-Tok, Volcano Born by Matt Cavotta

My least favorite part of these flip cards is how little space there is for the art. I really enjoy the transition from eager warrior to sage elder.

10/10, would allow anyone to run a Tok-Tok deck
Akroma, Angel of Fury by Daren Bader

I love that this art is done entirely in shades of orange and yellow. It really emphasizes the "color" part of color shifting. My favorite part of her armor is the caps on her wings.

Totally worth looking into the sun, 10/10
Akroma, Angel of Fury by Terese Nielsen

This art, done for From the Vault: Angels, contrasts with the original by incorporating some cool tones in the background. Still see the wing armor though! 10/10
Akroma, Angel of Wrath by Ron Spears

Look closely at Akroma's wings. See how MUSCULAR they are? I definitely believe this white creature has trample and haste, no question. As the card is older, we get a fun illustrative style that we don't see much of today. 10/10
Akroma, Angel of Wrath by Chippy

This version of Akroma was done for the Divine vs Demonic duel deck. Where the original Akroma was colorful, this one definitely is more on the white side, as if Akroma's radiance is blocking out everything else. I want a sword like that 10/10
Akroma, Angel of Wrath by Terese Nielsen

The sister piece to Nielsen's Akroma, Angel of Fury piece, I like that this art shows Akroma at the head of an army. We see some blues in the background of this one too. 10/10
Akuta, Born of Ash by Ben Thompson

Another Kamigawa spirit, this time something that looks like a monstrous caterpillar? Maybe? Thompson does a great job of illustrating Akuta in such a way that the viewer notices something new every time they look at the card. Akuta lifts 10/10
Alela, Artful Provocateur by Grzegorz Rutkowski

I enjoy Alela's outfit here. Definitely the outfit of a fatale who is intent on sowing chaos. The background is wonderful and shows not the scale of Alela's actual size, but her power. 10/10 respect the dragonfly wings
Alesha, Who Smiles at Death by Anastasia Ovchinnikova

I love the story behind Alesha. On top of that though, check out how the flags show the scale of the scene as well as making a wonderful path to Alesha's figure on both sides. 10/10 would follow
Alexander Clamilton by Dmitry Burmak

This is the second UnSanctioned legend I've seen, and it's a great example of Un-set art style, where the colors are bright and saturated and the action is slightly exaggerated. Just you wait 10/10
Alexi, Zephyr Mage by Mark Zug

This card is absurdly powerful if you can untap with her. I like how the magic is kind of misty and cloudy. Her outfit exemplifies the magepunk aesthetic of early Magic art, and I'm a huge fan. 10/10 I want that wristlet.
Alhammarret, High Arbiter by Richard Wright

Al was Jace's first villain, and he certainly looks intimidating. Vryn is a magepunk world, which is shown in his headpiece. I love the contrast between the well-lit staircase and the shadowy figure of Al. Would cower before 10/10
Alhammarret, High Arbiter by Richard Wright

I really enjoy when artists make multiple versions of the same card. Here, instead of seeing Alhammarret as a suplicant in his giant home, you see him ready to go kick some butt. We get more detail on his pipe organ headpiece 10/10
Alirios, Enraptured by Kieran Yanner

Reflections are tricky, and I enjoy that the image in the water definitely looks like it's more likely to beat you up than Alirios is. His outfit is very There's, down to the swirly gilding. Really cool concept, beautiful work 10/10
Ambassador Laquatus by Eric Peterson

The art for this card tells the story of who Ambassador Laquatus is, and what their position is for. We can clearly see the cephalids in the background. Another example of fantastic shoulder pads. 10/10 would lias
Ambassador Laquatus by Jim Murray

This is definitely an example of the variety of art styles among artists, even with the same character. I love all the detail, including how Laquatus's expression says "over it." Beautiful underwater lighting 10/10
Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit by Ryan Yee

For those of you familiar with the lore behind Anafenza, her DTK version is a little tragic. The way she blends into the tree in the background really emphasizes the role of the tree in Abzan culture. 10/10 would respect always
Anafenza, the Foremost by James Ryman

This is the pre-dragons in Tarkir version of Anafenza, and it shows how badass you can be while still being community-minded. You can see elements that carried over the timeline, such as her sword. 10/10 would pet those goats
Anax and Cymede by William Murai

What a lovely couple. I like them a lot, and I'm sure nothing tragic will ever happen. The color palette screams Boros. Their position on a terrace affords a view of the Colossus, which was also a card in Theros! 10/10 would invite to board games
Anax, Hardened by the Forge by Eric Deschamps

Here you can see the nyx that now infuses Anax's body that makes him a demigod. I really enjoy when the card produces tokens and those tokens are also depicted in the art. 10/10 with those thighs I want him on my soccer team
Anax, Hardened by the Forge by Jason A. Engle

What can I say, I'm a sucker for monochromatic art. The constellation in the image reflects how constellations may consist of stars that only vaguely look like the thing they represent. 10/10 I'm seeing red
Angus Mackenzie by Bryon Wackwitz

This is a quintessential COMMANDER. To me, the art matches the ability really well. This guy definitely tells people to chill on a regular basis. The light in the clouds is also just very wonderful. 10/10 would chill with this dude.
Animar, Soul of Elements by Peter Mohrbacher

Seeing Animar in card size does NOT do him justice. He looks really cool at that scale too, don't get me wrong, but a larger print allows the viewer to appreciate the fact that he has whole landscapes on his body. 10/10 nature walk
Anje Falkenrath by Cynthia Sheppard

This art is very unique. It shows movement, but in the very flashy, vampiric way, blinking rather than ambulating. I can hear the sound effects in the horror movie just looking at the art. The staircase hints at a derelict mansion. 10/10 scary
Anowon, the Ruin Sage by Dan Scott

What a contrast to Anje! Anowon exemplifies the culture of Zendikar's vampires, who are less debonair but more deadly than Innistrad vamps. Fun fact, Zendikar vampires are a race, like Kor, not human variants. 10/10 would treasure hunt with
Anthousa, Setessan Hero by Howard Lyon

I wish WOTC had gotten the templating for "make lands into creatures" down when Anthousa was printed, because she's so awesome. Here, you can see her take down two dang minotaurs at once. Very powerful, 10/10 would tell her story
Anthousa, Setessan Hero by Howard Lyon

Here's another example of the same card with two illustrations by the same artist. I like the second perspective, which gives a very heroic portrait of Anthousa to supplement the first, more action-packed scene. 10/10 love her very much
Anya, Merciless Angel by Alisa Lee

Angels don't have to be beings of pure light a la Chippy. Anya here is darker in palette and clothed in shadow, blocking out the sun and any hope for mercy. The background, however, is a traditional light cloudbank, which is lovely. 10/10
Aphemia, the Cacophony by Lucas Graciano

I'm glad we saw a harpy legend from revisiting Theros. Aphemia definitely looks like someone who can cause the dead to rise. Her face looks like a mask from before gold, when they used bone in the underworld instead. 10/10 would jam to
Arahbo, Roar of the World by Jesper Eijsing

Jesper is one of my favorite MTG artists, and I'm so glad he got to do such an iconic card. Arahbo isn't just a lion, they're the embodiment of cat-hood. I love the other cats that blend into the background, and the teal palette. 10/10
Arahbo, Roar of the World by Erica Williams

To me, the cat Secret Lair is the quintessential example of what the releases should be, and this image here is why. I love Erica's style, and the way that Arahbo translates to this cute happy kitty. 10/10 would boop
Arashi, the Sky Asunder by Kev Walker

It's really awesome that Kev managed to translate a giant cloud to the green color identity. Even the lightning comes off as part of Arashi's greenness. Kev is one of Magic's most prolific artists and I'm grateful for that. 10/10
Arasta of the Endless Web by Sam Rowan

I love these really creepy compositions where textures are actually made of their own disparate elements. In green cards, it shows how they can be composites of living things. And THAT HAIR. 10/10 can't stop staring
Arasta of the Endless Web by Jesper Eijsing

I'm very upset that I didn't know that this printing existed. This version is less otherworldly but more monstrous than the Rowan art. I love how her whole body fills the frame and she looks like she's RIGHT BEHIND YOU. 10/10
Arcades Sabboth by Edward Beard, Jr

Arcades here is one of the most swole, well-dressed dragons I have ever seen. While the red tones don't exactly scream "Bant", I love the details on display. He definitely looks like an army commander inspiring fortitude, 10/10
Arcades, the Strategist by Even Amundsen

This art does a great job of reimagining Arcades while also honoring the details that I like from the original. You can see the same long face, for example. Even makes Arcades look majestic and ethereal, which fits a Bant dragon. 10/10
Arcanis the Omnipotent by Justin Sweet

As is appropriate for a creature that can tap to draw three, Arcanis just OOZES power from his pores. Being obscured by his clothes leads me to wonder--is his physical form still there? Or did he lose it somewhere along the way? 10/10
Arcanis the Omnipotent by Ryan Alexander Lee

This is an example where the new art maintains more than just the spirit of the old, and I'm really glad. Arcanis is iconic, and Ryan does a great job of illustrating not only his magical power but his physical power. 10/10
Archangel Avacyn/Avacyn, the Purifier by James Ryman

Because of her black outfit, we speculated that Avacyn would be Orzhov in Shadows. I think that red is much more appropriate to her, and I'm glad she shows that you can't judge based solely on the amount of eyeliner. 10/10
Arcum Daggson by Pete Venters

I only just noticed both the fur lining Arcum's robe and the giant robot that he just disabled. Just goes to show, all art tells a story, you just need to look closely. I like the fall/winter magepunk look. 10/10
Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle by Dimitar Marinski

Three words: boat. for. scale. This art is so subtle but also so in your face. You know Arixmethes is big, but not HOW big. There's a whole dang city on him, that's for sure. Would live there, 10/10
Arjun, the Shifting Flame by William Murai

The color on this art is so wonderful. We have red, we have blue, we have red and blue mixed together to make purple. Arjun himself is a cool Sphinx, and the mane of fire is grade A wonderful. 10/10
Arvad the Cursed by Luis Lasahido

The Dominaria legends are some of my favorites. This pose is wonderful, telling the story of a dude who is moody about being the vampire but still holding onto humanity, indicated by how close he is to the sunny window. 10/10 legendary
Aryel, Knight of Windgrace by Grzegorz Rutkowski

Aryel's armor is so shiny, it's almost white. That, combined with the black padding and her black steed, combine to make a really evocative picture. Knights riding cats is a wonderful trope that I enjoy seeing in Magic 10/10
Ascendant Evincar by Mark Zug

This is Crovax. He's really scary and could probably kill you even without the axe, and probably without one of his arms as well. The unsung hero in this piece is the vulture snacking in the background. 10/10
Ashling the Pilgrim by Wayne Reynolds

I love Ashling. She's my favorite general, and her art is beautiful. Wayne really shows off the passionate side of red, as opposed to the destructive side. I think I need to rebuild this deck... 10/10 inspiring
Ashling, the Extinguisher by Wayne Reynolds

Magic does an awful lot of these transformations, doesn't it? I'm super grateful, because I love them. Between the purple fire and the change to her color scheme, as well as the desolation to the same background, I'm a fan. 10/10
Asmira, Holy Avenger by Rebecca Guay

I JUST recognized the corona around Asmira's head as a reference to old religious art, which is amazing and wonderful. Rebecca Guay is an iconic Magic artist, and this is just an early example of her work. 10/10
Atalya, Samite Master by Rebecca Guay

This is another Guay piece, and it's gorgeous. You can see the change in style from Mirage to Invasion, including a more detailed background. This would make a wonderful cosplay, as her headdress is quite unique. 10/10
Atarka, World Render by Karl Kopinski

Karl Kopinski's textured, shadowy style is very distinct and very fitting for the wild and ravenous Atarka. She's a big girl, and her proportions do a great job of translating that to the art without even needing to see the p/t box. 10/10
Naru Meha, Master Wizard by Matt Stewart (line cut)

First, this is in my collection of cards with books in the art. Second, I love Matt Stewart's art style. There's so much detail in the character and background. We stan diverse body type representation here. 10/10
Atemsis, All-Seeing by Ryan Pancoast

We've seen a surprisingly large amount of spinxes so far in this review, and Atemsis is just as grand as the rest. The eye details on her wings and the heavy use of blue mimic the card name and cost. 10/10 happy to see her
Athreos, God of Passage by Ryan Barger

Athreos, the god of Theros's path to the underworld, looks very godlike with the way his body doesn't have very well-defined borders and blends into the tone of the background. I appreciate the humans for scale. 10/10 would travel with
Athreos, God of Passage by Jason A. Engle

This version of Athreos, recently released as part of a Secret Lair, has similar textures but very different vibes from the original. Where Athreos blended into the underworld, he stands out from the sky. Really beautiful colors 10/10
Athreos, Shroud-Veiled by Igor Kieryluk

Now that Athreos is back in his native underworld, he is back to looking like the sky coalesced into the form of a swole dude without a shirt. I bet this card looks amazing in foil, and appreciate the gold nyx legend frame. 10/10
Atla Palani, Nest Tender by Ekaterina Burmak

Atla's costume, with its bright colors and feathered details, really make her stand out from her more camoflaged charges. I love her armor, and I bet she needs it when looking after baby dinos that are as big as she is. 10/10
Atogatog by Ron Spears

What a wonderful family gathering! Wait, what's for dinner?

Spears includes many classic "-atog"s, such as Psychatog, Chronatog, Auratog, and the OG Atog. I enjoy the pictures that wink at Magic's history like this. 10/10 would call a dentist
Atraxa, Praetors' Voice by Victor Adame Minguez

Atraxa is the representation of all of the "evil" praetors (Urabrask doesn't count). You can see the marks of Phyrexia, from her cracking armor to her absurd amount of spines. Very creepy, 10/10
Atris, Oracle of Half-Truths by Bastien L. Deharme

Atris is a prime example of the UB color identity on Theros. They're a creepy advisor that hints at death by donning the golden mask. I don't think I would trust anything someone walking towards me like that says. 10/10 spooky
Aurelia, the Warleader by Slawomir Maniak

There's a great contrast in this piece between the softness of Aurelia's wings and the hard structure of her armor. Here we see a trend of angels dual-weilding. The sky in the background is damn beautiful 10/10
Aurelia, the Warleader by Paul Scott Canavan

This version of Aurelia, which I hadn't seen before, takes the sky from the original and turns it up to eleven. The armer has evolved to be even more practical, and she still has both of her distinctive swords. 10/10
Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice by Chris Rahn

The light hitting Aurelia's hair and wings producing the same sheen is very cool. We see the same armor as the more recent Warleader art, and the swords carry through. She is shown amongst people to emphasize the mentor mechanic. 10/10
Autumn Willow by Margaret Organ-Kean

This unassuming lady is the physical form of the extremely powerful spirit of the forest in Homelands. I really enjoy the way that Organ-Kean infuses even the shadows in the folds of her blouse with color. 10/10
Avacyn, Angel of Hope by Jason Chan

The original goth angel herself. I remember when this card was spoiled and our jaws collectively hit the floor. Her outfit definitely calls back to her creator, Sorin Markov. Love the classic Innistrad spire in the background 10/10
Avacyn, Angel of Hope by Howard Lyon

This version of Avacyn is very dynamic, smiting an unknown creature in the foreground. Howard Lyon did a couple of awesome angels in SOI, and the style is great. Avacyn is relatively small in the frame but her wings make up for it. 10/10
Avacyn, Guardian Angel by Winona Nelson

Here we see the interstitial Avacyn, between wars. The pink tones are the softest we've seen, and she appears to be standing relatively close to the ground, rather than being aloof in the air. Impressive wingspan 10/10
Axelrod Gunnarson by Scott Kirschner

I looked up Axelrod's creature type and I don't know what I was expecting but it's "Legendary Creature-Giant." The art doesn't scream RB to me, but I love it. It fits the death mechanic well, anyway. 10/10
Ayara, First of Locthwain by Ryan Pancoast

Look at that castle. Look at that crow on the banister. Look at the way she holds that wineglass. Look at the storm in the background. This art is wonderful, and has the classic Pancoast pink/purple palette. 10/10
Ayesha Tanaka by Bryon Wackwitz

I can't tell what is going on with the robot in the background. Is it one that she countered, as would be indicated by her text box? Is it her Droid pal? I can only speculate. 10/10 mysterious
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim by Cynthia Sheppard

This is my favorite piece from BFZ. Between Ayli's awesome cleric outfit and the cool Zendikari landscape, it is the whole package for me. Definitely an interesting card, especially at such a low mana cost. 10/10 I'd join her pilgrimage
Ayula, Queen Among Bears by Jesper Eijsing

I love woods, I love Jesper, I love bears, and I love queens. This card is wonderful. The way the sunlight comes through the trees and splits into a second crown is very, beary cool. 10/10
Ayumi, the Last Visitor by rk post

Ayumi is a fantastic example of art that reflects the power and toughness of the card perfectly. She looks powerful, but also slightly fragile. rk's spindly detailing is a fun take on a Kamigawa spirit. 10/10 walk that way
Azami, Lady of Scrolls by Ittoku

Azami is everyone's favorite bookworm. I just noticed this (thanks hi-res scan!) but she's even wearing little glasses. It's just wonderful. The movement of the scrolls makes me think she's cataloging Sorcerer's Apprentice-style. 10/10
Azor, the Lawbringer by Ryan Pancoast

It's awesome when you can tell the plane the art is setting just by color. That teal accent is very characteristic of Ixalan, though Azor was originally from Ravnica. His armor is a mix of Ixalan and Ravnican, which is a nice touch. 10/10
Azusa, Lost but Seeking by Todd Lockwood

I've been lost before, but I never managed to look this glamorous while I did it. The clouds of green light surrounding her are reminiscent of the piles of mana she can generate. 10/10 too powerful
Azusa, Lost but Seeking by Winona Nelson

This version of Azusa looks much more at peace, more on the seeking end than the lost. The way the tree branches surround her make them look drawn to her, which is appropriate as someone who deals in lands. 10/10 that flower is lovely
Baird, Steward of Argive by Christine Choi

I feel like we haven't gotten a lot of cool-toned arts, especially on white cards. Here, the color conveys a cold climate. This is beautifully detailed, from Baird's outfit to the background. 10/10
Balan, Wandering Knight by Svetlin Velinov

The pinks and blues in the sky bring out the oranges in Balan's fur. I like the detail in the field, where the blades of grass are separated by differences in color rather than by a strong outline. 10/10
Balthor the Stout by Ron Spears

I want to draw attention to the flavor text of this card, because it is alarmingly accurate both in terms of art and abilities. I like to think that he's crowd-surfing while standing up in this scene. 10/10 would party with this dwarf
Balthor, the Defiled by Carl Critchlow

I've never come across a zombie dwarf in any other context, but this seems pretty accurate. You'll notice our friend Balthor the Stout isn't feeling so good (but has a way cooler ability imo) on this card, compared to the last. 10/10
Baral, Chief of Compliance by Wesley Burt

This image reminds me of the light sci-fi/fantasy mash ups I used to read as a kid, probably because of the unnatural blue illumination. This pose and the rooftop setting ring of ninjas, but Baral clearly doesn't need subtlety. 10/10
Barktooth Warbeard by Andi Rusu

I don't know what Barktooth's teeth look like from this card, but I imagine they were the basis for Pulling Teeth. The use of thin black lines for shading and texture make the art look like a woodcut, which is very cool. 10/10
Baron Sengir by Pete Venters

It's hard to say whether the Baron is actually eight feet tall, or that's the Tom Cruise angle of the perspective. Maybe that's how cards are costed by R&D--one mana per foot? I just noticed his breastplate is in the shape of a bat. 10/10 very sneaky
Baron von Count by Jesper Eijsing

I love that Jesper's style is so distinct that even when he is doing "just" a human, I can tell it's his art. In this case, Baron von Count stands out. The exaggerated proportions are very classic supervillain, and he dresses with panache. 10/10
Bladewing the Risen by Kev Walker

It's been kind of difficult to tell what is going on in this card art because I'm always distracted by the GIANT DRAGON SKULL. I love it though. 10/10 decaying dragon.
Bladewing the Risen by Seb McKinnon

I'm a little biased, because I love the OG Bladewing art so much, but I have to admit this version is much more zombie-looking than the dry bones skeleton. 10/10 fiery boi
Blind Seer by Dave Dorman

Who is this guy, and why does he get his own legendary card? Looks kind of boring to me. Changes the color of stuff? Underpowered. I like his outfit though, especially the hat. 10/10
Bontu the Glorified by Chase Stone

I really like the way that the crowd is gathered around Bontu, just clamoring to be sacrificed. This is the kind of strong female character that I'm looking for. Even though the card is black, her outfit is very gold, emphasizing godhood. 10/10
Bontu the Glorified by Daniel Ljunggren

Whatever my feelings are about the frame, the art is really cool. Ljunggren pulled out all the gold stops for this one, to the point where the only things that aren't gold are black instead. Great work 10/10
Borborygmos by Todd Lockwood

I enjoy just how monstrous Borby is here. Not only does he just have one eye, but he has horns, unkempt facial hair, and a 24-pack. I really respect that in a leader. Also digging Lockwood's use of earthy colors 10/10
Borborygmos Enraged by Aleksi Briclot

This is the Darker, Grittier version of Borby. He's still monstrous, but now he's shrouded in shadow as well. This gives the effect of something blotting out the sun to let you know you're in deep trouble and it's great. 10/10
Boris Devilboon by Jesper Myrfors

Boris here looks like I do whenever it drops below 70 degrees. His facial scars show a history of messing with demons and the demons messing back. No wonder he sticks to minor demons now. 10/10 smart
Bosh, Iron Golem by Brom

I can't help but think of the X-Man character when I see Bosh's silhouette. The low saturation in the landscape shows how desolate the Mirrodin landscape is. 10/10 big hunk of not junk.
Bounteous Kirin by Shisizaru

This Kirin looks very cool. There's a variety of textures on the skin that show the mix of creatures that the Kirin is inspired by. There's fur and scales and plates. The way this spirit floats through the air is so graceful and beautiful. 10/10
Brago, King Eternal by Karla Ortiz

Brago really stands out in this picture, as the scenery in the foreground and background are all the same shades of gray. Instead of making it look flat, though, it makes Brago look like he's part of the city, which in essence he is. 10/10
Braids, Cabal Minion by Eric Peterson

Braids looks like a normal person, kind of. One with more eccentric taste in makeup, sure, and great hair but... but what is her expression? Uh...sacrifice something? Me? And you? Well...if you insist. 10/10
Braids, Conjurer Adept by Zoltan Boros and Gabor Szikszai

This Braids looks like she studies for two hours before going to bed at 8:30 weeknights, and then throws a huge kraken into the frat pool on the weekends for a laugh. Aka someone I would love to hang with. 10/10
Breya, Etherium Shaper by Clint Clearley

Breya has taken the idea of self-improvement to an extreme. Clearley uses the pose angle to show off her etherium bodywork more completely than a head-on angle. Love me some thopters 10/10
Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile by Steve Prescott

Brigid looks like she is ready to kick some butt with those arrows. I wonder what's in that bag. The background has some classic Kinsbaile vibes, with the yellow grass and the heavy fluffy clouds. 10/10
Brimaz, King of Oreskos by Peter Mohrbacher

Brimaz has some dope gold accents that I'm pretty sure look amazing in foil. He's got some scars from his years as king, and his beautiful blue outfit stands out well from the lovely gold toned art. 10/10
Brion Stoutarm by Zoltan Boros and Gabor Szikszai

Brion has some next level size estimation technology: goblins for scale. So, he's kind of a medium sized giant? Either way, we respect a giant who holds arm day sacred. Love the golden hour vibes 10/10
Bruna, Light of Alabaster by Winona Nelson

I feel like UW angels are actually pretty uncommon, which is unfortunate because Bruna's art is GORGEOUS. Her leg warmers and arm warmers are so cool, definitely a hot trend this season. 10/10
Gisela, Blade of Goldnight by Jason Chan

The light bursting through the clouds really makes Gisela stand out in a negative space way. Her wingspan is iconic and I can easily imagine a creature being so inspired they deal extra damage. 10/10
Bruna, the Fading Light by Clint Clearly

These horror-ize angels are so unsettling. Her arm is fused to her staff, no sign of arm warmers to be seen anymore, and her wings can't be flight sound with all the holes in them. 10/10 creepy as heck.
Gisela, the Broken Blade by Clint Clearley

It's really unfortunate that Gisela has all those weird tendrils coming out of her because she looks really cool with pink hair. You can see someone that looks like Emrakul in the background. I'm sure nothing untoward is going on 10/10
Brisela, Voice of Nightmares by Clint Clearley

Nope, nuh uh, not going to look at this for another second...

Brokkos, Apex of Forever by Filip Burburan

A newer addition to the legendary canon, Brokkos is a good naturey dino. The purple tone of his body really makes him stand out from the very yellow background. 10/10 would pet.
Brokkos, Apex of Forever by Daniel Warren Johnson

I love these bright colors, and I love the heavy linework. This version is my favorite alternate art for Ikoria, for sure. 10/10
Bio-Quartz Spacegodzilla by Svetlin Velinov

This thic version of Godzilla is appropriate for the monster that just keeps mutating back. Definitely looks like a scary space monster. 10/10
Brothers Yamazaki by Ron Spears

Is including both of these on one post a cop-out? Maybe. But I have over a thousand tweets to write so...

I like the darker shading on these cards, as it gives them a more serious look. Spot the differences! 10/10
Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer by Daarken

I gotta say, this creature is gigantic for a myr. The main body has hints of both blue and red and looks like the frame to a degree, but the green at the core really stands out and gives this creature life. 10/10
Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder by Anthony Palumbo

I like how Bruse and his ox friend have matching moustaches. 10/10
Budoka Gardener/Dokai, Weaver of Life by Kev Walker

This flip card flows really well from one side to another. The tree branch in the middle both separates it and connects it. It's cool to see how the gardener's magic goes from small to engulfing them. 10/10
Budoka Pupil/Ichiga, Who Topples Oaks by Shishizaru

The Pupil basically busts out of his yellow robes when he becomes a spirit, which is fun continuity. He even keeps the fun necklace. 10/10
Bushi Tenderfoot/Kenzo the Hardhearted by Mark Zug

This is another example of fun continuity, where the Tenderfoot's chestpiece is made of the same material as Kenzo's armor. 10/10
Cabal Patriarch by Mark Zug

The proportions of this dude are wild, and I'm here for it. His shoulders are so broad compared to his head, and it makes for a great image of a bad guy with power. 10/10
Callaphe, Beloved of the Sea by Zack Stella

At first, the viewer could be forgiven for thinking Callaphe is a normal seafarer, apart from the nyx peeking out. However, check out the condition of that boat. No way that collection of barnacles is seaworthy without a blessing 10/10
Callaphe, Beloved of the Sea by Jason A. Engle

I really enjoy that the fluttery fabric ribbons on Callaphe's outfit is significant enough to indicate this group of stars is Callaphe. 10/10
Callow Jushi/Jaraku the Interloper by Tsutomu Kawade

Here, we can see the classic carry-through on flip cards. Jushi's hat grew...thorns? And that accessory that I'm sure has a name expanded into a cool weapon. like how cherry blossoms turn to storms. 10/10
Cao Cao, Lord of Wei by Gao Jianzhang

This is the face of a person who would pass up on their combat step just to make an opponent discard two cards. Look at the beard stroking, and how unnecessarily high the flame on that lamp is. Vindictive af 10/10
Cao Ren, Wei Commander by Junko Taguchi

So this is Cao Cao's cousin. This person would come at you on his horse and dare you not to get out of the way, then tell you to get on his horse and run at him. Very daring. 10/10
Captain Lannery Storm by Chris Rallis

I don't know much about Captain Storm, but I do know that she's having the time of her life in this art. I love the contrast of the clear blue sky against the warm tones of her skin, clothes, ship, and even the border of the card. 10/10
Captain Sisay by Ray Lago

The texture of the sky reminds me of when I was walking around NYC during golden hour. That is to say, it's freaking gorgeous. Sisay herself looks awesome and badass, and I'm so glad her art is as cool as her character. 10/10
Captain Sisay by Magali Villeneuve

This is an awesome follow-up to the original Captain Sisay art. After decades of knowing how cool she is, this is the equivalent of giving her a baseball card. We get to get up close and personal, and I'm glad Magali did it. 10/10 crushed it
Cazur, Ruthless Stalker by Daarken

I appreciate this art both as a way to show off Cazur and a way to show a new plane. Those trees are GLOWING. I don't know what kind of weapon that is, but I do know that it doesn't make Cazur here look any more friendly. 10/10
Celestial Kirin by Adam Rex

The Kirin isn't flying so much as it is being propelled through the air. Look at that jetstream. I wouldn't blame any Kamigawans for believing in chemtrails. Love the shades of light yellows and other tones. 10/10
Chainer, Dementia Master by Mark Zug

Something about Chainer's outfit makes him look like a Pokemon trainer to me, which I guess fits with the ability. I think it's the goggles. The barely-there line of his signature chains are scarier than if they were bulky. 10/10 nice tats
Chainer, Nightmare Adept by Steve Prescott

This art is SO. COOL. Do you see the chain? How about the shadowy forms of those scary snakes? Did you see how they were connected? Forget what I said about thin chains, big ol' snake chains are definitely scarier. 10/10
Chandler by Douglas Schuler

Sometimes, I find it difficult to reconcile art with an ability. That's not the case here. Clearly, Ulgrotha's artifact creatures are all clockwork and Chandler disables them by sticking keys into important gears. Nice hat 10/10
Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh/Chandra, Roaring Flame by Eric Deschamps

I find it interesting that there are so many foreground elements in CFOK's art. It definitely makes her look scrappy. CRF, on the other hand, looks like she's made of pure fire. Love the streaming flames 10/10
Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh/Chandra, Roaring Flame by Wayne Reynolds

Reynolds' chunky, illustrative style translates very well to the black-on-black treatment of these promos. I appreciate the way that Chandra's hair is also that metallic red in her planeswalker form. 10/10
Chevill, Bane of Monsters by Yongjae Choi

Am I the only one who is strongly reminded of Clayton from Disney's Tarzan by this art? No matter. Chevill and that giant weapon stand out in the art, so much so that it's almost easy to miss the carnage in the background. Almost. 10/10
Child of Alara by Steve Argyle

I try not to look too hard at this art. It's so detailed and intentional that it goes from, "ha, a baby" to "OH NO A BABY" so fast I get whiplash. Props to Argyle for pulling that off. 10/10
Chisei, Heart of Oceans by Matt Cavotta

Chisei is another fun spirit, where the unearthly elements define them as a Kamigawan. There are coins where a chest could be. They appear to be having a tea party by themselves, with themselves. Literally. 10/10
Cho-Manno, Revolutionary by Greg & Tim Hildebrandt

This is one of those pieces that just screams classic MTG art to me. There's something old-school about it, like it would be on the cover of a fantasy novel that's 700 pages long. The headpiece matches the background 10/10
Cho-Manno, Revolutionary by Steven Belledin

This version of Cho-Manno has seen some things. The head covering is gone, revealing the full extent of that awesome beading, and now instead of fountain water there's a weapon. Great show of things changing as they stay the same 10/10
Chorus of the Conclave by Brian Despain

It is excusable to think that the card is just the one dryad in the center of the frame. However, it's also the two in the background. And the two in the foreground. Maybe you. Colors and poses evoke statues in a garden 10/10
Chromium by Edward Beard Jr.

Chromium appears to have been named intensely literally. Even the breath weapon is shiny chrome. The lighting in the cavern really sets off the skin's texture. 10/10
Chromium, the Mutable by Chase Stone

Chromium's physique has changed, but that characteristic skin certainly hasn't. Stone does a wonderful job of showing off the reflective qualities in light that is a little less dramatic than in the original. 10/10
Chulane, Teller of Tales by Victor Adame Minguez

Pretty much this thread was started so I could talk about cards like this one. Look at all of the details in the art that brings out Chulane's character: his smile, the floating book, the fairy sitting and listening. Cute af 10/10
Circu, Dimit Lobotomist by Cyril Van Der Haegan

The way that most of the art is shrouded in darkness is very Dimir. The tantalizing part is the small details that we CAN see from out of the darkness, hinting at the types of things a lobotomist decorates their office with 10/10
Cloudhoof Kirin by Randy Gallegos

This art combines the three best subjects for painting (clouds, horses, and mythical creatures) into one delightful image. The orange light on the kirin's purple skin is painfully beautiful and well-executed. 10/10
Commander Eesha by Rebecca Guay

I know birds and aven are different, but even so this picture of a bird with the body of a human and wearing fantasy soldier clothes is so fantastical to me above and beyond that. The animals in the background emphasize the flavor text .10/10
Commander Greven il-Vec by Kev Walker

Greven sure is intimidating. 10/10
Cromat by Donato Giancola

This is my favorite worm-like creature in all of Magic. Donato did an amazing job making Cromat look absurd and somewhat realistic (for a fairy worm monster thing) and beautiful all at once. 10/10
Crosis, the Purger by Pete Venters

Pete Venters is another Magic artist with a very distinct style. The stark white reflects on Crisis's scales and the spikey features are very Venters. Love that lightning 10/10
Crosis, the Purger by Chris Rahn

I remember this was one of my first-ever foil cards. It might have even featured in a "trade binder" EDH deck. The combination of the dark features and the beautifully foiled lightning made me feel like this was a very valuable thing. 10/10
Crovax the Cursed by Pete Venters

If you saw Crosis two posts earlier, you probably could have guessed who the artist is. Crovax seriously looks like he is wasting away in this art, while still being seriously threatening. 10/10
Crovax, Ascendant Hero by Pete Venters

I love that Pete also did this version of Crovax, depicting an alternate reality where instead of being cursed, Crovax is redeemed. You can see that for the most part, his armor looks similar to his cursed self. 10/10
Cunning Bandit/Azamuki, Treachery Incarnate by Paolo Parente

We see some more subtle transfer of details between the human two sides on this card. The color of the spirit reflects the colors of his fur cape and gauntlets, and the spikes resemble his swords very literally. 10/10
Daghatar, the Adamant by Zack Stella

The Abzan have a very cool style. The dust and the layered armor are distinctive and tell a great deal about the clan and where they live. Daghatar is wearing dragon scales as well, showing their struggle against the dragons of Tarkir. 10/10
Dakkon Blackblade by Richard Kane-Ferguson

RKF is by far my favorite old-school MTG artists. There is so much detail and linework that adds up to an amazing figure that holds cool Easter eggs when examined closely. The simple background connects Dakkon to the land. 10/10
Dalakos, Crafter of Wonders by Ryan Pancoast

It's awesome to see Dalakos, a legendary inventor, actually at work as we do in this art. It's even cooler that he's building wings. His vibrant coloration stands out against the wood of his workshop. 10/10
Damia, Sage of Stone by Steve Argyle

Revisiting this art explains my current love of warm jewel tones, honestly. Damia is one of my most beloved card arts. Between her seat on that throne, the collection of magical accoutrements, and that LIGHTING, this card is great. 10/10
Danitha Capashen, Paragon by Chris Rallis

Let's talk stained glass for a second. Look at all of it. Stained glass indicates care and some sort of worship. Danitha is not only in a setting with it, but wearing it and wielding it, which connects her to a higher purpose.10/10
Darien, King of Kjeldor by Michael Phillippi

I love a coordinated outfit set, so Darien and his horse twinning is darling to me. The gold embellishment on the armor indicates his high status, and the red detail adds a nice pop of color to an otherwise neutral image. 10/10
Darigaaz, the Igniter by Mark Zug

Darigaaz is a swole dragon. They also look even more feral than other dragons (perhaps due to the green mana) because of the boar-like bristles along the ridge of their spine and onto their tail. I wonder what the red is in the background? 10/10
Darigaaz Reincarnated by Grzegorz Rutkowski

The details of the original Darigaaz are maintained impeccably in this art. Their unique anatomy, which is more humanoid than quadruped, is visible in the way their weight is being carried. You can see a boar-like face as well. 10/10
Daughter of Autumn by Margaret Organ-Kean

I enjoy how genuinely nice Daughter of Autumn looks. She is smiling and appears excited to show you her apple trees. Her outfit reminds me of my favorite art teacher in elementary school. 10/10
Daxos of Meletis by Karla Ortiz

The angle that Daxos is illustrated at is one that makes him seem larger than life and heroic. The foreshortening emphasizes the sword he is wielding, rather than his stature. The characteristic architecture of Meletis is in the background 10/10
Daxos the Returned by Adam Paquette

Daxos has been in the underworld, which is obvious from his golden mask. His posture and movement makes him look like he is clambering out of its depths. The eidolons in the background could represent the tokens he makes. 10/10
Daxos, Blessed by the Sun by Lius Lasahido

Daxos's art continues to tell the story of his first two iterations (which is why they aren't in alphabetical order). The sword is a more magical version of the one he uses in Meletis, and his giant mask is now on his bracer. 10/10
Daxos, Blessed by the Sun by Jason A. Engle

Daxos's accessories remain in place in his constellation form. I like how the brightest star in the group is his very shiny sword. 10/10
Demonlord Belzenlok by Tyler Jacobson

Hoo boy, does this art make me feel like the pits of hell have opened up and yielded someone very, very scary. Just goes to show how badass Liliana is for making a deal with them while planning a double-cross. Swole af too 10/10
Depala, Pilot Exemplar by Greg Opalinski

Something I have never noticed before: look at Depala's dope sleeve tattoos! They, along with the marking (scar?) over her eye, match up well with the patterns of Kaladesh, which are shown in her clothes and that staircase. 10/10
Derevi, Empyrial Tactician by Michael Komarck

Mechanically, Derevi is able to bop in and out of the battlefield at will, and the near miss beams of fire on the card illustrate that. I like that the art does contain the Bant colors, but as light and magic, not clothing. 10/10
Diaochan, Artful Beauty by Miao Aili

I really enjoy the colors on Diaochan's art, which is pastel and largely cool tones, unusual for a red card. I like the contrast between the gentle art and the brutal ability, which exemplifies Portal politics.
Djeru, With Eyes Open by Kieran Yanner

Nice eyeliner. 10/10
Dong Zhou, the Tyrant by Junichi Inoue

This might have been one of the folks in the background of Diaochan's art. The perspective of this portrait gives the impression that Dong Zhou is looming over me, which is something I very much would like to avoid. 10/10
Doran, the Siege Tower by Mark Zug

I love how apparent the brush strokes are on this art. Lorwyn/Shadowmoor block as a whole was an absurd collection of MTG art. The three colors-black, white, and green-blend together to make lovely earthy gold tones. 10/10
Doran, the Siege Tower by Rob Alexander

It's wonderful that an iconic landscape artist illustrated an iconic treefolk. This is Doran in a completely different season than in the original, with vibrant foliage and a vibrant landscape. Doran in the springtime 10/10
Dosan the Falling Leaf by Mark Zug

Dosan has some really awesome half sleeves, and I want to know who the artist was. He sits solidly atop a rock, even in the face of obviously heavy winds. 10/10
Dragonlord Atarka by Karl Kopinski

When I found out that Atarka was a lady dragon, I fell even more in love with her. She's huge and powerful and HUNGRY, and Kopinski does an awesome job of giving her life and texture. 10/10
Dragonlord Dromoka by Eric Deschamps

Dromoka is a tank, covered in spikes and armor. She is rendered excellently by Deschamps, but the thing that catches my eye most is the background. Look at those clouds full of dragons. Look at the texture. 10/10
Dragonlord Kolaghan by Jaime Jones

I had a physical reaction of delight when I saw this art. The fact that the RB breath weapon is lightning is delightful, and Kolaghan looks so damn cool and menacing up on her perch. 10/10
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