Fridays at the Mathom-House: Magali Villeneuve

The Mathom-house it was called; for anything that Hobbits had no immediate use for, but were unwilling to throw away, they called a ‘mathom’.
–The Fellowship of the Ring; Prologue 

Friday is here and superb Middle-Earth art has arrived! Today we'll be showcasing the Lord of the Rings artwork of Magali Villeneuve. All of the art on display today comes from the new Lord of the Rings Card Game by Fantasy Flight Games. And if you're interested in seeing more of Magali's work once you've looked through what we have here, head on over to her blog to see a bunch of other amazing artwork.

There's a ton of pictures here, so I'm not gonna comment on each and everyone. Instead, I'll just give a brief overview of why I like this artist so much. First and foremost, Magali has real talent . . . her art looks good enough to be included in a Tolkien book, which you don't see often these days. Second, Magali's artwork is filled with detail, which is what first caught my eye. Just look at Bifur, below. There's scrollwork on his hood, breath misting in the air, and his axe looks good enough to have come straight from the armories of the Lonely Mountain.

All in all, these images are good stuff. Enjoy!

Bifur of Erebor

Aragorn among the Rohirrim


Dwarf Warrior

Eleanor of Gondor

Son of Elrond




Lord and Lady of the Galadrim


Legolas Greenleaf

Silvan Elf 1

Silvan Elf 2

Dwarf Miner


  1. Wow! The picture of Erestor was erresting (sorry 4 dumb pun) to say the least! All very realistic looking (considering the card game format).

    1. She does do a good job. There's a brand new one of Elrond's son Elrohir that's fantastic:

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  3. why is legolas raiven?

    1. Yes, i was waiting for his portrait and that happens.
      for all the rest, nice job! erestor, rrrrrrrrrrrr