21 of 25
There's a ton going on in this picture, but everything coalesces well. The dragon looks well-textured and the background is rife with elements. Everything about this feels powerful, right down to the dragon's posture and coloring.
22 of 25
I love that this card uses the sky and ground in such perfect unison. The subject is indeed massive, but his closeness doesn't take away from the art. Everything in this feels well-proportioned, and perhaps just as impressive is the superb shading.
23 of 25
Astral Communion is such a bad Hearthstone card, but features card art that matches its terrible efficacy. There's an amazing use of negative space at play here, and it looks like a tried-and-true painting that was retouched for use on a digital platform. It's a beautiful work of art, and placing it in third made me hurt a little.
24 of 25
Falling just short of nirvana, Darnassus Aspirant's full art is a far cry from her in-game caricature. There's a beautiful depth-of-field effect applied to portions of the scene, and the Aspirant is excruciatingly detailed. The look in both her and the saber cat's eyes make me wonder what sort of opponent just emerged from the gates at the Grand Tournament. Will they win? I'll never know, and that's a true sadness.
25 of 25
The Ancient of Lore in the Hearthstone card window is a mistake compared to its full-art brethren. It cuts off nearly 80 percent of the actual image, including some of the best parts. There's depth-of-field at play here, as well as exceptional detail, stellar shading and elegant simplicity. Looking closely at the image yields even more fruit: there are birds nesting around the Ancient's branches and bugs flying around its lanterns. This is a true testament to the beauty of Hearthstone's card art.
Ancient of Lore