Hello there and welcome to the return of the best card art thread!
The goal of this thread is for the community to vote for card artwork eventually deciding by majority on the best artwork from a particular category.
Please be reminded that you need to pay attention to the current set and color/type. Failure to conform to these requirements and posting cards that don't match the categories are subject to infractions. You have been warned.
So lets get things started off with a short list of some rules you should all attempt to adhere by when voting for art in this thread.
Cards are voted on one set at a time, one color at a time. Please be sure that you pay attention to what color and set we are on by reading the title of the thread, or by finding the last post by me.
Please only vote for one card per color. If you really have the need to mention more than one card that you feel is good, please just give it an Honorable Mention (HM). If you vote for more than one card, neither will be counted.
If you wish to change your vote, please do so before voting is closed and the results are polled.
When voting for "Best of Set" we will be voting on the best art from the winners of each color within that set. The list of the winners will be in my latest post of that round, as well as on the list on the first page.
You can vote for a card for whatever aesthetic reason you want, but please, try to avoid any personal biases (for example: voting for a card because the card itself is good, or Voting for a card because it's the staple to your favorite deck. This is the best art thread, not the "best of these cards" thread)
Please use the link I post at the beginning of each new voting session to view the cards being voted on, this will clear up any confusion when voting on oddities such as Artifact creatures when there is colored artifacts and colored artifact creatures.
I'm changing my vote. As someone who likes to draw, some of the things that reappear in my art are ladies, weird fetal creatures, and things floating above people's hands. On the plane of Mirrodin, I quite enjoy the Auriok and the Myr. So needless to say, Myrsmith lit me on fire. HM to the two Angels.
Also, after running these two threads for almost three years, I officially pass the torch to Vermy.
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