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MtG artists: Magali Villeneuve

Magali Villeneuve’s art first appeared on a Magic card in 2013. Since then, her art has become a favourite of many players. If she has a speciality, it is in the depiction of strong female characters. However this is not the beginning and end of her work for the game. Larger images of her art are preferable, but hard to find. It’s worth the hunt though as more details can be revealed in the larger versions.

Here are five of my favourites:

Linvala, the Preserver


This is the single largest image I was able to find, and I’d recommend looking at the full size version of this fantastic art.

Painter’s Servant


This artifact was illustrated for the Kaladesh Inventions masterpiece series.  It’s a card any player would be delighted to open.

Thalia, Heretic Cathar


This character from Innistrad is always getting into strife. In this art Thalia has reluctantly turned against her former master Avacyn, in order to protect the people of Innistrad from the mad angel’s wrath.

Titania, Protector of Argoth


This art uses a very green palette to depict the protector of the deep forests with some small splashes of red to provide contrast.

Scrapper Champion


Their Aether Revolt set follows the story of Kaladesh in the grip of civic strife. Many former inventors have by need become fighters, as shown in this art.


See all magic cards illustrated by Magali Villeneuve here.

One comment on “MtG artists: Magali Villeneuve

  1. spalanz
    May 22, 2017

    I love Magali, and always tend to include cards with her art wherever I can in a deck – even if the card isn’t particularly great. It’s my dream to have an all-Magali illustrated deck, though I’ve not done enough research to see if it would be viable!

    She’s done a lot for Fantasy Flight over the years, including a lot in the Lord of the Rings LCG, and my elves deck for that game is predominantly Magali. Such beautiful stuff!!

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