Monday, June 16, 2014

Artist of the Week: Willian Murai

Willian Murai is a new artist for Magic: the Gathering as of the Izzet vs. Golgari Duel Deck released in 2012. His art was for a reprint of an iconic card. This art also shows up again in Conspiracy. The card? Brainstorm!


I personally love this art and think it would be amazing in foil. Sadly the price is too high and I didn't open a foil Brainstorm in my booster box of Conspiracy, but either way, this art is awesome! Of course, this is his only art...

Following Brainstorm, his art showed up on 9 cards in the Return to Ravnica Block. Here they are:

Blustersquall  Boros Elite  Frontline Medic
Master Biomancer  Prime Speaker Zegana  
Scion of Vitu-Ghazi  Fluxcharger  Lavinia of the Tenth

Following his work in the RTR block, we would see two cards before the Theros block (one of which was in yet another duel deck, but also shows up in Theros).

Banisher Priest  Anax and Cymede

Following those cards Will's art showed up on nine cards in Theros block excluding Anax and Cymede.

Battlewise Hoplite  Archetype of Courage  Hero of Iroas
Divination  Heroes' Podium  Banishing Light
Aspect of Gorgon  Dreadbringer Lampads  Nightmarish End

Of course, other than the reprint of Brainstorm, we haven't seen any more of Will's art yet. However, I definitely hope we get to see more because I love his artistic style and how many cards have bright, vibrant colors (the black cards from Journry into Nyx lack a large amount of the vibrant look I'm talking about, but that plays into the style and purpose of that portion of the color pie anyway).

I definitely look forward to M15 to see any more of Will's work. Unfortunately Wizards does not have any wallpaper for Will's art. Hopefully that will change in the future.

You can find Will on his Website. You can find more of Monday Morning MTG on Twitter and now Facebook.

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