Seb McKinnon's Magic: The Gathering Soulherder Art Has Become A Meme With New Versions From Fans

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By Jake Vyper | More Articles MTG Writer/Streamer
September 25, 2019  11:55 AM


Seb McKinnon is one of the best Magic: The Gathering artists, and his recent artworks he did for Wizards of the Coast's trading card game look amazing. Now, McKinnon's art for "Soulherder", which the Canadian artist illustrated for the Modern Horizons set, is becoming a meme on Reddit and Twitter as Magic fans are creating their own versions of the fantastic artwork. 

Here's the original card just in case you haven't seen it: 

One Redditor created a charcoal version of Soulherder and another showed an image of a bloodspray in the form of the blue/white spirit creature. There's also a stickman version and someone made themselves become somwhat like the Soulherder itself. Others have created sillier versions of the meme-ified MTG art. Check out what fans posted on Reddit: 

I drew a charcoal version of Seb Mckinnon’s Soul Herder. from r/magicTCG
Got a really bad papercut on my thumb and it sprayed blood on my papers. Kinda looks like Seb Mckinnon's Soul Herder! from r/magicthecirclejerking
I became Seb Mckinnon's Soul Herder from r/magicthecirclejerking
Souphoarder by Chef Boyardee from r/magicthecirclejerking
I Deep Fried Seb-daddy's Soulberger from r/magicthecirclejerking
Here's my take on Seb McKinnon's Soulherder. Please don't be too hard on me, I don't have a GF to draw for me. from r/magicthecirclejerking
My feed is a meme of itself sometimes from r/magicthecirclejerking
My Soulherder Alter, I do commissions btw ;) from r/magicthecirclejerking
h0ly sHIt from r/magicthecirclejerking

On Twitter, someone illustrated Soulherder using Microsoft Excel and it looks pretty abstract. 

Now I'm wondering if Seb McKinnon has seen these ridiculous pieces. The legendary artist recently illustrated art for the new fairy tale-themed set Throne of Eldraine, including the wonderful promotional art and the art for the Showcase version of "Order of Midnight". 


Throne of Eldraine, the 82nd Magic expansion, is set to release on October 4. Prerelease events will take place on September 27 to 29. It wil be released on Magic Arena on September 26, and will have a Limited (Sealed) event to kick off its launch. 

Watch our Throne of Eldraine Early Access event video below: 

Related: 17 Most Expensive Magic: The Gathering Cards From Throne of Eldraine

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