Master Transmuter - Illustration by Chippy

Master Transmuter | Illustration by Chippy

Having a wallpaper you like or find particularly beautiful is one of those small upgrades to your life you didn’t know you were missing. There have been countless times where I was rocking the default Windows or Apple wallpaper on a new device only to be blown away when I finally swapped it.

And if you’re like me, you probably like to have wallpapers of your favorite game, movie, or show at the time, and apparently that’s Magic! Today I’m coming at you with a list of some of the most fantastic wallpapers I could find for a variety of devices including desktops, mobile devices, and tablets.

Let’s get started!

Table of Contents

Desktop/Computer Wallpapers

Nine Lives by Paul Scott Canavan

Nine Lives - Illustration by Paul Scott Canavan

Nine Lives | Illustration by Paul Scott Canavan

First on the list for the desktop wallpaper section is the art for Nine Lives. This is a fantastic piece in terms of its depiction of all the different cat beings, and I think the colors chosen for this really bring the art to life.

It gets bonus points for being very high res, meaning you’ll be fine putting this on your 4K monitor.

Master Transmuter by Chippy

Master Transmuter - Illustration by Chippy

Master Transmuter | Illustration by Chippy

Chippy is known for having some incredible cards with fantastic art like Akroma, Angel of Wrath, Orim’s Chant, and Gitaxian Probe. Master Transmuter certainly falls within the category of the best Magic card art of all time, and you should feel honored to have it set as your computer’s wallpaper.

Golos, Tireless Pilgrim by Joseph Meehan

Golos, Tireless Pilgrim - Illustration by Joseph Meehan

Golos, Tireless Pilgrim | Illustration by Joseph Meehan

The art of the once-Commander staple Golos, Tireless Pilgrim features our favorite legendary creature in front of a wonderful landscape waterfall scene. This is one of my all-time favorite Magic card arts, and it makes for a warm and cozy desktop wallpaper.

Promise of Tomorrow by Seb McKinnon

Promise of Tomorrow – Illustration by Seb McKinnon

Promise of Tomorrow | Illustration by Seb McKinnon

Promise of Tomorrow has one of the most beautiful sunset scenes I’ve ever seen, and not just in Magic. The souls, the water, and the wispy clouds all add to this effect, and it comes together quite well.

Chain Lightning by Christopher Moeller

Chain Lightning - Illustration by Christopher Moeller

Chain Lightning | Illustration by Christopher Moeller

Chain Lightning has some of the most vibrant color across Magic’s tens of thousands of cards, and while red isn’t my personal choice as a color, you’ll be more than pleased to have it as your wallpaper if it’s yours.

I also didn’t notice this until viewing the artwork up close, but the actual chain lightning in the scene misses three of the gargoyles.

Gods & Demigods Constellation by Jason A. Engle

Gods & Demigods constellation art by Jason A. Engle

Gods & Demigods constellation art by Jason A. Engle

While most (if not all) other wallpapers featured are artwork from actual cards, this is a combination of the various Theros gods by Jason A. Engle, a relatively famous Magic artist. This one features the entire spectrum of colors and, quite frankly, would be an excellent playmat!

Thassa, Deep Dwelling by Zack Stella

Thassa, Deep-Dwelling - Illustration by Zack Stella

Thassa, Deep-Dwelling | Illustration by Zack Stella

The Theros gods have some of the most gorgeous art, possibly in the entire game of Magic. They’re just so jam-packed with symmetry, references, symbolism, and wonderful colors. I’ve always been a big fan of anything from either Theros blocks, and Thassa, Deep-Dwelling is certainly up there.

Bitterblossom by Jesper Ejsing

Bitterblossom - Illustration by Jesper Ejsing

Bitterblossom | Illustration by Jesper Ejsing

When I first started researching great wallpapers, I knew this Bitterblossom just had to be included. This faerie always has great art, but this version by Jesper Ejsing is most certainly the best. I’m in love with the violet and fuchsia colors and am happy to see such vibrancy on a black card for once.

Soulherder by Seb McKinnon

Soulherder – Illustration by Seb McKinnon

Soulherder | Illustration by Seb McKinnon

Soulherder has one of the most beautiful works of art out of nearly any blue or white card that I can think of. Between the light emitting from the black hole to the orange and white clouds to the dark and empty universe, I can’t figure out what part of this art I like the most.

Lutri, the Spellchaser by Lie Setiawan

Lutri, the Spellchaser - Illustration by Lie Setiawan

Lutri, the Spellchaser | Illustration by Lie Setiawan

While Lutri, the Spellchaser isn’t necessarily my first pick for a companion, it’s my favorite one to use for my desktop wallpaper. I’m a big fan of this card’s art. I love the difference in lighting across the scene, and the electric blue and red really complement each other.

Swamp by Svetlin Velinov

Swamp (Ikoria Lair of Behemoths) - Illustration by Svetlin Velinov

Swamp (Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths) | Illustration by Svetlin Velinov

Most Swamps in Magic are typically dreary, dark, and downright disgusting places to be, but I can’t say the same for this version of Swamp by Svetlin Velinov from Ikoria. It just has so much life and color in it, and I think that’s a much better depiction of our basic land than a pseudo-graveyard covered in gross water.

Sword of Light and Shadow by Chris Rahn

Sword of Light and Shadow - Illustration by Chris Rahn

Sword of Light and Shadow | Illustration by Chris Rahn

The swords of Magic are some of the most iconic and timeless artifacts in the entire game. They carry a certain weight to players that comes from having been destroyed by them in the past.

Sword of Light and Shadow, despite maybe not being the most powerful sword, is certainly one of the more beautiful images. The imagery with the suns and the blades of the sword works perfectly, and it helps give the eyes something to actually focus on.

Destiny Spinner by Livia Prime

Destiny Spinner - Illustration by Livia Prima

Destiny Spinner | Illustration by Livia Prima

The detail on Destiny Spinner by Livia Prima never fails to impress me. I always find myself getting distracted by the little nitty-gritty details and work on her hair, the web, and the nature background behind her.

Exalted Angel by Tyler Jacobson

Exalted Angel - Illustration by Tyler Jacobson

Exalted Angel | Illustration by Tyler Jacobson

I’m always a sucker for predominantly dark art when it comes to wallpapers. They’re easier on the eyes and allow for your eyes’ attention to be drawn more towards what’s important. In Exalted Angel‘s case, the angel and its blades.

Profane Transfusion by Vincent Proce

Profane Transfusion - Illustration by Vincent Proce

Profane Transfusion | Illustration by Vincent Proce

Profane Transfusion by Vincent Proce is certainly one of the darker and more disturbing art pieces in Magic. I really enjoy that, while this art isn’t actually symmetrical, it’s still balanced despite being very clearly in motion. It keeps your attention and has your eyes move across the scene in an almost chaotic motion.

Serra Avatar by Igor Kieryluk

Serra Avatar - Illustration by Igor Kieryluk

Serra Avatar | Illustration by Igor Kieryluk

The angelic art in Magic is always something that impresses me. Despite having hundreds of artists work in the category, each and every card—including Serra Avatar—so perfectly captures the Serra theme well, and this is a great example of that.

Mnemonic Deluge by Chris Rallis

Mnemonic Deluge – Illustration by Chris Rallis

Mnemonic Deluge | Illustration by Chris Rallis

I’m in love with this version of Mnemonic Deluge by Chris Rallis. The intense blue colors and the variety of shades just really appeal to me for some reason, and I think the rain is a big part of that.

Briarhorn by Nils Hamm

Briarhorn - Illustration by Nils Hamm

Briarhorn | Illustration by Nils Hamm

This artwork for Briarhorn has always stuck out to me. It reminds me a lot of Seb McKinnon’s work, and the style in which the antlers were created is both detailed and almost impossible to focus on. It’s dreamy yet extremely detailed.

Sword of War and Peace by Chris Rahn

Sword of War and Peace - Illustration by Chris Rahn

Sword of War and Peace | Illustration by Chris Rahn

Sword of War and Peace is another fantastic piece for a fantastic card. The fiery and glowing blades of the sword contrast well with the horde of undead and war-torn scene behind it. It also has the twin suns like many of the other swords, which I really enjoy.

Pharika, God of Affliction by Peter Mohrbacher

Pharika, God of Affliction - Illustration by Peter Mohrbacher

Pharika, God of Affliction | Illustration by Peter Mohrbacher

For some reason I never noticed how much green and yellow this card has. It looks much browner in person when looking at it in its printed card form, but I actually really like it digitally.

Pharika, God of Affliction is truly a stunning and heavily underrated piece of Magic art, and I think it makes for a great desktop wallpaper.

Nylea’s Intervention by Zezhou Chen

Nylea's Intervention - Illustration by Zezhou Chen

Nylea’s Intervention | Illustration by Zezhou Chen

The artwork for Nylea’s Intervention by Zezhou Chen nearly took my breath away when I first saw it. It’s got such a soft color palette to it, and its very easy on the eyes while still being full of action and motion. Nylea was one of my first Magic cards, so maybe I’m just biased here, but I love this artwork.

Nylea, God of the Hunt by Chris Rahn

Nylea, God of the Hunt - Illustration by Chris Rahn

Nylea, God of the Hunt | Illustration by Chris Rahn

Speaking of Nylea, God of the Hunt, I think this version by Chris Rahn is a perfect rendition of the Theros god. My favorite part of these gods is how they’re never fully grounded in the scene but are always present as a spirit in the background. I think that forces you to really take in the art and the minor details.

Flusterstorm by Erica Yang

Flusterstorm - Illustration by Erica Yang

Flusterstorm | Illustration by Erica Yang

Flusterstorm, aside from being one of my favorite cards, is also my absolute favorite work of Magic art. The greens, blues, and yellows all work so fantastically together here. I could stare at this card’s art all day, and when I finally get my hands on a foil version, I’m sure I will!

Auramancer by Evyn Fong

Auramancer - Illustration by Evyn Fong

Unofficial Auramancer portfolio art by Evyn Fong

While this isn’t an actual card but a part of Evyn Fong’s portfolio, I’m still always taken back by this piece. It’s based off of the actual card Auramancer, and I recently just purchased a print of this. I like it for the same reason I like Flusterstorm, which is the blended yellows and greens that so perfectly work together.

Frost Lynx by Ilse Gort

Frost Lynx - Illustration by Ilse Gort

Frost Lynx | Illustration by Ilse Gort

The art for Frost Lynx by Ilse Gort is quick to catch your eye, and it has plenty of otherwise empty space for your desktop. The bright blue of the lynx contrasts well with the brown and green of the nature scene that it’s in without being overbearing.

Sakashima of a Thousand Faces by Jason A. Engle

Sakashima of a Thousand Faces - Illustration by Jason A. Engle

Sakashima of a Thousand Faces | Illustration by Jason A. Engle

I’ve never paid too close attention to the art for Sakashima of a Thousand Faces, mostly because I was busy trying not to die. But up close this art is stunning.

The beautiful greens and blues come together to create such a peaceful scene, and the shadowy black and brown colors don’t feel out of place here.

Alseid of Life’s Bounty by Magali Villeneuve

Alseid of Life's Bounty - Illustration by Magali Villeneuve

Alseid of Life’s Bounty | Illustration by Magali Villeneuve

I never paid too close attention to this card when it’s been played in my Commander pods, but after further inspection online, I’m in love with it.

I specifically like the use of the blue and purple. I think those two colors go very well with the shade of yellow on the wheat without clashing with the blue sky in the top half of the image.

Ghostblade Eidolon by Ryan Lee

Ghostblade Eidolon - Illustration by Ryan Yee

Ghostblade Eidolon | Illustration by Ryan Lee

Ghostblade Eidolon has some spectacular cosmos art by Ryan Lee. It’s full of warm and cozy browns, reds, and greens that makes for a perfect background.

Winds of Abandon by Noah Bradley

Winds of Abandon - Illustration by Noah Bradley

Winds of Abandon | Illustration by Noah Bradley

Seeing Winds of Abandon in its full art form made me realize that the people depicted are actually giants, and that’s sweet. I love the pink color in this art, because it’s a color we don’t typically see on a lot of Magic cards. It really stands out here.

Growing Ranks by Seb McKinnon

Growing Ranks - Illustration by Seb McKinnon

Growing Ranks | Illustration by Seb McKinnon

Growing Ranks is one of McKinnon’s less gory art pieces, and I really like that. His art can sometimes be a bit much, especially in its full form plastered on your desktop monitor, but I don’t think that’s the case here.

It could be the lack of blood and death, but it could also be the prevalence of green and the type of scene itself.

Avian Oddity by Simon Dominic

Avian Oddity - Illustration by Simon Dominic

Avian Oddity | Illustration by Simon Dominic

I thought this was one of those “be not afraid” biblically-accurate angels at first, but no, it’s just Avian Oddity.

Flamebreak by Trevor Hairsine

Flamebreak - Illustration by Trevor Hairsine

Flamebreak | Illustration by Trevor Hairsine

Here we have another business-friendly wallpaper, which your coworkers will love to see when they come by your cubicle. Flamebreak‘s art is family-friendly, too, which means it’s perfect for computers that share a space with, say, a toddler.

Eternal Witness by Chris Rahn

Eternal Witness - Illustration by Chris Rahn

Eternal Witness | Illustration by Chris Rahn

Eternal Witness is a card that almost every Magic player has played themselves at some point. It’s incredible value, and it’s got some incredible art on just about every version.

This iteration by Chris Rahn is my personal favorite because it doesn’t go too heavy into the color green, and instead uses many yellows and oranges in the primary spaces.

Gaze of Justice by John Avon

Gaze of Justice - Illustration by John Avon

Gaze of Justice | Illustration by John Avon

John Avon has, yet again, blown us away with his art. This time it was Gaze of Justice, which features some fantastic lighting and a beam of holy light coming in through the scene.

Avon is known for great lighting in his works, so even if you don’t necessarily enjoy this one, you have to give him credit.

Chandra, Acolyte of Flame by Anna Steinbauer

Chandra, Acolyte of Flame - Illustration by Anna Steinbauer

Chandra, Acolyte of Flame | Illustration by Anna Steinbauer

Chandra will be featured numerous times today, but I couldn’t resist including Chandra, Acolyte of Flame in this list. This version is just so pretty, the colors and brushstrokes being visible flow together quite well, and it makes the burning flames around her look almost tasty… but her wink is a little weird.

Birthing Pod by Daarken

Birthing Pod - Illustration by Daarken

Birthing Pod | Illustration by Daarken

While this deck gives me flashbacks to my first Modern deck being banned right out from under me, I still enjoy playing Birthing Pod in my Commander decks. And think it makes for an excellent green and brown wallpaper.

Nadir Kraken by Dan Scott

Nadir Kraken - Illustration by Dan Scott

Nadir Kraken | Illustration by Dan Scott

I love aquamarine as a color, and seeing it so beautifully displayed in the water of Nadir Kraken’s full art is really something. It goes wonderfully with the pink and red tentacles and is just a fantastic blue card.

Mizzium Mortars by Noah Bradley

Mizzium Mortars - Illustration by Noah Bradley

Mizzium Mortars | Illustration by Noah Bradley

In contrast to the blues and greens of Nadir Kraken, Mizzium Mortars is filled with gorgeous reds, oranges, and purples. It’s also great direct damage at sorcery speed, so there’s that.

Banishing Light by Will Murai

Banishing Light - Illustration by Willian Murai

Banishing Light | Illustration by Will Murai

Banishing Light, despite not being the most powerful card, is certainly one of the more beautiful pieces to come out of the original Theros block. I never even realized this was a hydra being banished until viewing the work up close, and now I think I like it even more!

Phone/Mobile Wallpapers

Chandra, Flame’s Catalyst by Greg Rutkowski

Chandra, Flame's Catalyst - Illustration by Grzegorz Rutkowski

Chandra, Flame’s Catalyst | Illustration by Greg Rutkowski

First on the list for the mobile section is none other than Chandra, Flames’s Catalyst. It makes for a decent phone wallpaper thanks to the nature of the card’s art. It’s perfect for all you Chandra stans out there, and you may be able to get the entire scene on your screen depending on your phone!

Liliana, Waker of the Dead by Anna Steinbauer

Liliana, Waker of the Dead - Illustration by Magali Villeneuve

Liliana, Waker of the Dead | Illustration by Magali Villeneuve

Any list that has a Chandra card should have a Liliana card on it too, so here’s the art for Liliana, Waker of the Dead. This is actually one of the brighter Liliana pieces in Magic that abstains from the typical rot and skeletal influences that are on just about every other black card ever.

The Binding of the Titans by Adam Paquette

The Binding of the Titans - Illustration by Adam Paquette

The Binding of the Titans | Illustration by Adam Paquette

One of the more vertical examples of Magic art, The Binding of the Titans is practically begging to be your phone’s wallpaper. It’s already the perfect aspect ratio with plenty of space to crop it to your phone’s specific size.

It’s also cool regardless of whether you play Magic or not, which is a plus in my book.

Kiora, the Crashing Wave by Scott M. Fischer

Kiora, the Crashing Wave - Illustration by Scott M. Fischer

Kiora, the Crashing Wave | Illustration by Scott M. Fischer

The art for Magic cards that deal with merfolk or water in general are always so beautiful, and this art for Kiora, the Crashing Wave definitely isn’t an exception. It’s also a high-res image that’s already in an aspect ratio ideal for phones, so it’s in the mobile category for today. And it’ll work pretty well if you have a monitor in a portrait orientation.

Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer by G-Host Lee

Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer - Illustration by G-host Lee

Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer | Illustration by G-Host Lee

Here we have another gorgeous example of Magic art that features predominantly cool colors but with a few splashes of yellow, and that card is Mu Yanling, Sky Dancing. I think this soft color palette is best for a phone wallpaper since it isn’t a dark image that still won’t completely blind you if you check your phone in the middle of the night.

Kaalia of the Vast by Scott M. Fischer

Kaalia of the Vast - Illustration by Scott M. Fischer

Kaalia of the Vast | Illustration by Scott M. Fischer

Up next is an absolutely stunning piece, the art for Kaalia of the Vast by Scott M. Fischer. This has so many vibrant colors that all flow really well together.

I love seeing the individual strokes and contrast. This is quite frankly just gorgeous artwork all around.

Liliana, Waker of the Dead by Magali Villeneuve

Liliana, Waker of the Dead - Illustration by Magali Villeneuve

Liliana, Waker of the Dead | Illustration by Magali Villeneuve

These Liliana phone wallpapers are quickly becoming favorites of mine, and I think I’ll actually end up using this Liliana, Waker of the Dead one. It’s just so naturally well-framed for a phone or mobile device.

As for the art, I’m glad that the purple isn’t overdone in this scene, and there’s still some cool blue and green colors floating around.

Azusa, Lost but Seeking by Winona Nelson

Azusa, Lost but Seeking - Illustration by Winona Nelson

Azusa, Lost but Seeking | Illustration by Winona Nelson

Next up we have good ol’ Azusa, Lost but Seeking in her full art form. But I’ve got to say that seeing her feet and realizing she isn’t some ethereal floating spirit kind of takes away from the card’s theme.

Sword of Light and Shadow by Kev Walker

Sword of Light and Shadow - Illustration by Kev Walker

Sword of Light and Shadow | Illustration by Kev Walker

Here we have another example of Sword of Light and Shadow being absolutely stunning, and this time it’s the version of the card done by Kev Walker. This version, interestingly, does not make the “light” blade of the sword yellow, but instead an almost angelic blue which I really like.

Liliana, Untouched by Death by Terese Nielsen

Liliana, Untouched by Death - Illustration by Terese Nielsen

Liliana, Untouched by Death | Illustration by Terese Nielsen

We have yet another Liliana background, this time the special art for Liliana, Untouched by Death by Terese Nielsen. Lili is one of my favorite walkers, second only to Jace, but I think her artwork and the style she is portrayed in makes for the best prints and wallpapers.

Sword of Body and Mind by Steve Prescott

Sword of Body and Mind - Illustration by Steve Prescott

Sword of Body and Mind | Illustration by Steve Prescott

While the art for Sword of Body and Mind doesn’t have the usual twin suns or symbolic imagery that some of the other ones have, it’s still a top contender. The water looks so delicious for some reason, and the sword overall is so badass I want to buy a sword myself!

Tasha, the Witch Queen by Martina Fackova

Tasha, the Witch Queen - Illustration by Martina Fackova

Tasha, the Witch Queen by Illustration by Martina Fackova

One of the newer artworks we’re looking at today, Tasha, the Witch Queen is freshly printed from Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate. And it’s naturally the perfect aspect ratio for a phone.

History of Benalia by Noah Bradley

History of Benalia - Illustration by Noah Bradley

History of Benalia | Illustration by Noah Bradley

The artwork for the saga cards, especially History of Benalia, are the perfect fit for just about any phone screen. They can be cropped in either direction to fit best and offer some incredible content when it comes to taking your eyes on a vertical path through the story being told.

Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools by Livia Prima

Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools - Illustration by Livia Prima

Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools by Illustration by Livia Prima

Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools, like many other planeswalkers, naturally becomes a great phone wallpaper in his full art form. But Tevesh does suffer from the typical issue of the bottom half of the art being relatively plain since it won’t be used in the card or any special versions. If you’re fine with some tentacles taking up half of the screen (which you probably are if you’re into Tevesh), then this one is for you!

The Mirari Conjecture by James Arnold

The Mirari Conjecture - Illustration by James Arnold

The Mirari Conjecture | Illustration by James Arnold

The Mirari Conjecture by James Arnold is one of my favorite phone wallpapers from Magic. The saga cards consistently produce some of the most fantastic art in the game, telling a visual story from top to bottom, and they by extension make for sweet mobile wallpapers.

Elspeth, Knight-Errant by Igor Kieryluk

Elspeth, Knight-Errant - Illustration by Igor Kieryluk

Elspeth, Knight-Errant | Illustration by Igor Kieryluk

This isn’t a saga card, but like many other planeswalkers before her, Elspeth Knight-Errant makes for a great mobile wallpaper. The art is naturally in a mobile aspect ratio, which means minimal to no cropping will be needing to be done beforehand, which is always a bonus!

Path to Exile by Chris Seaman

Path to Exile - Illustration by Chris Seaman

Path to Exile | Illustration by Chris Seaman

Path to Exile has seen some incredible artwork and special versions in its day, but I think the most beautiful rendition is this one by Chris Seaman. Path’s art usually is predominantly white or with soft colors, and to see such a vibrant version is a breath of fresh air.

Mirari’s Wake by Donato Giancola

Mirari's Wake - Illustration by Donato Giancola

Mirari’s Wake | Illustration by Donato Giancola

Mirari’s Wake has never been short on beautiful artwork, and this new version by Donato Giancola has kept that streak alive. I love the distortion effects on this art and I think it brings the greens and blues to life while not disrupting too much of the scene.

Lightning Bolt by Kekai Kotaki

Lightning Bolt - Illustration by Kekai Kotaki

Lightning Bolt | Illustration by Kekai Kotaki

This promo edition of the classic Lightning Bolt by Kekai Kotaki is probably the most intense one yet. It’s one of the most vibrant and destructive bolts we’ve seen, and its full art version is spectacular in foil.

Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord by Chase Stone

Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord - Illustration by Chase Stone

Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord | Illustration by Chase Stone

If there’s anything I’ve learned from researching and writing this, it’s that planeswalkers make for great phone wallpapers. This time around it’s Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord standing mysteriously in a beam of light in a very classical stone building.

Jace, Mirror Mage by Tyler Jacobson

Jace, Mirror Mage - Illustration by Tyler Jacobson

Jace, Mirror Mage | Illustration by Tyler Jacobson

We’ve gone this far without a Jace wallpaper, and I think that’s a sin, so here we are with Jace, Mirror Mage by Tyler Jacobson. This is yet another phone-friendly wallpaper, but you may have to stretch it a bit to encompass all of both Jaces’ bodies.

Tiamat by Tyler Jacobson

Tiamat - Illustration by Tyler Jacobson

Tiamat | Illustration by Tyler Jacobson

This special edition of Tiamat is certainly my favorite. I loved Forgotten Realms as a collaboration set with D&D, so I may be a little preferential to this card as a wallpaper.

Mu Yanling, Celestial Wind by Yongjae Choi

Mu Yanling, Celestial Wind - Illustration by Yongjae Choi

Mu Yanling, Celestial Wind | Illustration by Yongjae Choi

I didn’t even know this planeswalker version of Mu Yanling, Celestial Wind existed until just now, and I don’t know how that is possible considering the art is so fantastic.

Tablet Wallpapers

Ancestral Vision by John Avon

Ancestral Vision - Illustration by John Avon

Ancestral Vision | Illustration by John Avon

This is some stunning card art by the famous John Avon for Ancestral Vision. This beautiful piece depicts a magical city’s future in three turns that works perfectly for the card’s theme and flavor.

Emrakul, the Promised End by Jami Jones

Emrakul, the Promised End - Illustration by Jaime Jones

Emrakul, the Promised End | Illustration by Jami Jones

This is another piece of card art, this time by Jami Jones, depicting Emrakul, the Promised End. This was obviously cropped for actual cards and printing, but the full version fits perfectly onto your tablet.

Tymaret, Chosen from Death by Chase Stone

Tymaret, Chosen from Death - Illustration by Chase Stone

Tymaret, Chosen from Death | Illustration by Chase Stone

Here we have a landscape piece for your tablet, with this one featuring Tymaret, Chosen from Death. This is specifically fitting for your tablet if you typically use yours in the landscape mode. It’ll obviously still work in portrait but may look a little funny!

Surgical Extraction by Steven Belledin

Surgical Extraction - Illustration by Steven Belledin

Surgical Extraction | Illustration by Steven Belledin

Up next is the art for the card Surgical Extraction, which does pretty much exactly what the card is depicting. While the card art is cropped for printing, it looks absolutely amazing in its full version, and with an aspect ratio that fits well with any standard size tablet.

Dinosaur Cat by Brian Valeza

Dinosaur Cat token - Illustration by Brian Valeza

Dinosaur Cat | Illustration by Brian Valeza

The Dinosaur Cat token is one of the cutest pieces of Magic art I’ve seen in a while, and its full extended version is perfect for your tablet. It’s one of the more family-friendly art pieces, especially when compared to Surgical Extraction, which makes it a sweet choice.

Inverter of Truth by Chase Stone

Inverter of Truth - Illustration by Chase Stone

Inverter of Truth | Illustration by Chase Stone

Inverter of Truth is one of the more abstract art pieces I’ve covered, which makes it very easy on the eyes along with the color palette. Sometimes a bright and action-packed piece of art is cool and interesting, but it can be an eye sore or too overwhelming for a simple wallpaper. This piece is a nice example of the opposite side of the spectrum, if that’s what you’re into.

Brisela, Voice of Nightmares by Clint Cearley

Brisela, Voice of Nightmares - Illustration by Clint Cearley

Brisela, Voice of Nightmares | Illustration by Clint Cearley

One of the more visually terrifying wallpapers we’re looking at today, Brisela, Voice of Nightmares is another piece of Magic art that ended up being the perfect aspect ratio for your tablet. It’s also a very symmetrical scene, which makes it easier on the eyes, despite the gory contents.

I think it would actually be pretty funny to have this kind of wallpaper and then, say, a Candy Crush notification layered on top.

Damnation by Seb McKinnon

Damnation - Illustration by Seb McKinnon

Damnation | Illustration by Seb McKinnon

This one is, without a doubt, the most horrifying wallpaper art we’ve looked at so far. This special version of Damnation by Seb McKinnon is downright terrifying and super disturbing. So if you’re looking for that to go along with your iPad, then be my guest. At the very least, kids won’t be asking to use your tablet to play games, maybe.

Ketria Triome by Robbie Trevino

Ketria Triome - Illustration by Robbie Trevino

Ketria Triome | Illustration by Robbie Trevino

This version of art for Ketria Triome has one of the calmer art styles across Magic’s vast array of illustrations. I love how almost animated it looks, and I think that adds a lot to the water and mountains in the scene.

Exploration by Mark Poole

Exploration - Illustration by Mark Poole

Exploration | Illustration by Mark Poole

Mark Poole is one of (if not the most) famous Magic artists in the entire game. His work consistently surpasses expectations, and this Exploration art is a prime example of that.

It’s got color, it’s got scale, and it’s got wonderful nature scenes. It’s the perfect green card.

Eldrazi Devastator by Joseph Meehan

Eldrazi Devastator - Illustration by Joseph Meehan

Eldrazi Devastator | Illustration by Joseph Meehan

Eldrazi Devastator is one of my favorite Eldrazi cards because it doesn’t try to make the Eldrazi look incredibly gross or without color. Just because Eldrazi are colorless creatures doesn’t mean they need to be in grayscale.

Brokkos, Apex of Forever by Daniel Warren Johnson

Brokkos, Apex of Forever - Illustration by Daniel Warren Johnson

Brokkos, Apex of Forever | Illustration by Daniel Warren Johnson

I love the art style used for Brokkos, Apex of Forever. It reminds me a lot of comic books my family had when I was younger, and it makes the reds, yellows, and greens in the art really stick out amongst the otherwise dark scene.

Blue Sun’s Zenith by Dominik Mayer

Blue Sun's Zenith (Mystical Archive) - Illustration by Dominik Mayer

Blue Sun’s Zenith (Mystical Archive) | Illustration by Dominik Mayer

The Strixhaven Mystical Archive versions of cards are always my favorites for the cards that were lucky enough to get one. This version of Blue Sun’s Zenith in particular is quite good. The electric blue contrasts so perfectly with the yellow and adds almost a space-y look to it, which I really love.

Wrap Up

Errant, Street Artist - Illustration by Justine Cruz

Errant, Street Artist | Illustration by Justine Cruz

Wow, what a list! I really enjoyed putting this together for you today, and I hope you enjoyed browsing through some of the most wallpaper-worthy art I could find. Magic is certainly a beautiful game, and we have the thousands of hardworking and talented artists to thank for that.

What did you think of the list? Any beautiful wallpaper or card arts that you think deserve some extra recognition? Let me know down in the comments or over in the official Draftsim Discord.

Until next time, stay safe and stay healthy!

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