This article originally ran February 1, 2007
Check out the art of two graveyard-manipulation spells—one a spell from Ice Age, the other timeshifted in Planar Chaos.
|Shrouded Lore art by Kev Walker – Forgotten Lore art by Harold McNeill|
Similarly, these two durable rare flyers share an intentionally similar composition:
Molten Firebird art by Christopher Moeller – Ivory Gargoyle art by Quinton Hoover
It’s not just the art of Planar Chaos’s timeshifted cards that look back in time for inspiration. Note how Jim Nelson’s Ana Battlemage has the same kind of barklike skin covering as Matt Cavotta’s Anavolver.
And Jim Nelson looked at an older piece for Muck Drubb, too—this time not for a direct mechanical link at all, but rather a similar composition and mood. Can you see the resemblance to a creature from Magic’s past?