The use of digital technology to produce art has been growing in the illustration industry.  The tight deadlines and consistent quality demanded by commercial illustration has prompted many prominent artists such as Todd Lockwood, Greg Staples, Pete Venters and John Avon to move to digital production of their pieces.

As collectors and fans of Magic original art, this means that much of the new art that is being produced for the game is not available in painting form.  At best there exist original sketches or pencil studies that the artists create before finishing the piece digitally.  Even then, there are many artists that operate 100% digitally, from first sketch to final production.  Any collectors of Magic art will have to settle for Prints or Artist Proofs to be able to display art from these artists.

Below is the list of artists that have been confirmed to operate entirely digitally:

  • Adam Paquette
  • Allen Williams
  • Anthony Jones
  • Brandon Dorman
  • Brandon Kitkouski
  • Brian Despain
  • Cliff Childs
  • Cliff Nielsen
  • Clint Cearley
  • Cole Eastburn
  • Craig Mullins
  • Daarken
  • Dan Scott
  • Daniel Ljunggren
  • Dave Allsop
  • Dave Rapoza
  • Eric Deschamps
  • Eytan Zana
  • Goran Josic
  • Igor Kieryluk
  • Izzy
  • Jaime Jones
  • James Paick
  • Jason A. Engle
  • Jason Chan
  • Johann Bodin
  • Johannes Voss
  • John Donahue
  • Jung Park
  • Kekai Kotaki
  • Kieran Yanner
  • Marc Simonetti
  • Marcelo Vignali
  • Mathias Kollros
  • Michael Komarck
  • Michael Phillippi
  • Mike Bierek
  • Min Yum
  • Peter Mohrbacher
  • Richard Wright
  • Richard Whitters
  • Robh Ruppel
  • Ryan Barger
  • Ryan Yee
  • Sam Burley
  • Seb McKinnon
  • Slawomir Maniak
  • Steve Argyle
  • Tomasz Jedruszek
  • Trevor Claxton
  • Veronique Meignaud
  • Wesley Burt
  • William Murai
  • Yeong Hao Han

Have information an artist that is not on the list?  Let us know in the comments below.