Born of the Gods Artist Focus: Willian Murai

Posted in Arcana on January 24, 2014

By Trick Jarrett

Patrick "Trick" Jarrett oversees web content and social media for Magic, and acts as the publisher of DailyMTG.com and Magic content on the web. He's an ardent Commander player and lover of the game he's played since Ice Age.

Today we unveiled the complete Born of the Gods set over on the Card Image Gallery, so go check it out and see what all the set has to offer. Below, I am going to take a look at four pieces done by one artist for the set.

When I asked Bonnie, the graphic artist who helps with DailyMTG, what artist she thought I should do an artist focus on for the Arcana she suggested Willian Murai.

First up, we have his depiction of an enchanted commander of the Akroan army. He stands in front of his army wearing a mantle of white fire and has a spear that burns with the same. I love how the art ties to the mechanics of the card.


Archetype of Courage | Art by Willian Murai

For Divination, he depicts Cymede (Queen of the Akros) in a temple dedicated to Keranos.


Divination | Art by Willian Murai

Here is a male warrior priest of Iraos, who is the god of combat and victory.


Hero of Iroas | Art by Willian Murai

And lastly, he did the art for the Heroes' Podium, which depicts Anax, Cymede, and Anthousa gathered together.


Heroes' Podium | Art by Willian Murai

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