I just found out that my favorite fantasy artist had passed away in 2013. Quinton Hoover, the Oklahoma based artist, had done the artwork for some of the most iconic cards from early in the history of Magic: The Gathering. I knew him best from his artwork in the White Wolf CCG, Rage. Although his pieces are remarkable on their own, his use of color and contrast, amazing shading, and eye-catching backgrounds made his work perfect for the medium. Compared to some of the work on the other cards, I always though Quinton's (and Rebecca Guay's) style was more refined when put to comparison against the images concocted by their fellow artists.
Immortality is the genius to move others long after you yourself have stopped moving. -Frank Rooney
Thank you for your genius, Quinton. You've inspired people who never had the chance to tell you.