Magic artist Victor Adame Minguez talks about his favorite MTG art pieces

Artist Victor Adame Minguez has been creating artwork for Magic: The Gathering since his debut in the game with the 2015 set, Battle for Zendikar.

Since that time, he has done artwork for more than 165 cards, including promos and cards in Magic's Secret Lair line.

Out of all of those, there are a few that stand out more than the rest for the artist.

"I've been working for ten years at Magic and one of my favorite pieces has been Atraxa," Minguez states.  "It's one of the first ones that got me started in a trend of crazy cards."

The artist sees the work he did for Atraxa, Praetors' Voice as a signpost of sorts that marks an evolution in his artwork.

"You can mark my progress seeing before Atraxa and after Atraxa," he says.


Aside from Atraxa, another card that stands out as especially meaningful for Minguez is the artwork he did for Lord of the Undead, which features a vampire riding a motorcycle with Mad Max-inspired theming, and the sci-fi-themed Knight of the White Orchid -- both of which were for his Secret Lair release.

"[It] was a huge milestone for me and a great opportunity to just, like, flex those creative muscles that you don't get to often," he says.  "Those were special because of that, so I'm really grateful I got that opportunity of the Secret Lair."

Most recently, Minguez illustrated one card in the Murders of Markov Manor set (Aurelia's Vindicator) as well as seven in the set before it, The Lost Caverns of Ixalan, including the cards Abuelo, Ancestral Echo, The Ancient One, and Resplendent Angel.

Barry White

Barry White is a longtime Magic: The Gathering player, having started in 1994 shortly before the release of 'Fallen Empires.' After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno, he went on to a 15-year journalism career as a writer, reporter, and videographer for three different ABC affiliate newsrooms.