The most prolific Magic artist of all time is Kev Walker, with 429 paintings since 1996.
How does that look over time?
The charts below reveal patterns of artistic contribution for Magic’s top artists. Card sets are ordered horizontally over time, with card volume shown by height. Hover over a chart to compare sets across artists.
Data notes — Card counts include reprints. Sets are only core sets and expansions, not special sets like Portal and Unglued. Here’s the source data.
Sometimes you want to draw an area proportional venn diagram, where the overlap between two circles accurately represents the overlap between two sets.
To do so, you need to know how far apart the circles should be. It turns out this distance doesn’t have a closed form solution, but you can define a function from distance → overlap and find it via bisection search.