Commander Artist Spotlight – Mark Tedin by Christopher Cooper

Commander Artist Spotlight – Mark Tedin by Christopher Cooper

A while ago, Mark Rosewater wrote about the three player demographics of Timmy, Johnny and Spike. A little while later he also explained who Melvin and Vorthos are. Often in Magic we get caught up in the Melvin-ness and Spike-yness of the cards so much, that we can ignore the way the cards look and feel, the art of them, as well as some of older, kookier mechanics and strategies.

Which is why today I’ve designed one of my trusty, heavily themed Commander decks with a strong identity. (Though not necessarily a strong playstyle. This deck, however, is able to include some of the most powerful effects possible in the format, albeit alongside some less powerful choices.) My choice today involved picking an artist and only including cards from that artist in the deck. Now, obviously there are only a handful of artists we can do this with, as only few have actually done the art for more than sixty cards, let alone narrowing it down to a few colours plus lands.

Nevertheless, it is possible. Just. So without any more ado I’ll leave you to enjoy the artwork of the great Mark Tedin. Thanks for reading.

Abyssal Gatekeeper
Aladdin’s Lamp
Angel of Mercy
Cage of Hands
Celestial Ancient
Chimeric Idol
City of Brass
Corpse Harvester
Curse Artifact
Cyclopean Giant
Deathcurse Ogre
Deep Spawn
Dismantling Blow
Doubling Cube
Draining Whelk
Eater of Days
Eldrazi Monument
Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder
Feldon’s Cane
Flying Carpet
Force Void
Genesis Chamber
Grim Tutor
Grixis Illusionist
Guul Draz Specter
13 Island
Isleback Spawn
Jayemdae Tome
Kami of Ancient Law
Lord of the Pit
Mana Crypt
Mana Drain
Mana Matrix
Mana Vault

Memory Lapse
Mind Control
Mind Ravel
Mindstab Thrull
Minion Reflector
Myr Matrix
Nevinyrral’s Disk
No Mercy
Phyrexian Rager
Planar Portal
Polar Kraken
Predator, Flagship
Psychic Possession
Ring of Gix
Shelldock Isle
Sol Ring
Steam Catapult
13 Swamp
Temple Bell
Terashi’s Grasp
Urza’s Factory
Vengeful Dreams

Here is the whole deck with original art works of Mark Tedin:


Ertai, the CorruptedAbominationAbyssal GatekeeperAladdin's LampAngel of MercyBraingeyserCage of HandsCelestial AncientChimeric IdolCity of BrassCorpse HarvesterCurse ArtifactCyclopean GiantDeathcurse OgreDeep SpawnDismantling BlowDoubling CubeDraining WhelkEater of DaysEldrazi MonumentEndrek Sahr, Master BreederFeldon's CaneFlying CarpetForce VoidGallantryGenesis ChamberGlaciersGrim tutorGrixis IllusionistGuiltfeederGuul Draz SpecterHomaridIslandIsleback SpawnJayemdae TomeKami of Ancient LawLord of the PitMana CryptMana DrainMana MatrixMana VaultMemory LapseMind ControlMind RavelMindstabMindstab ThrullMinion ReflectorMyr MatrixNevinyrral's DiskNo MercyPhyrexian Rager#PlainsPlanar PortalPolar KrakenPonderPredator, FlagshipPsychic PossessionRing of GixShelldock IsleSol RingSteam CatapultSwampTelepathyTemple BellTerashi's GraspTimetwisterTortureUrza's FactoryVengeful Dreams

Community Question: Which artist, absent from the last few MTG sets, do you miss the most?

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