There’s so much spectacular Tolkien art out there it’s hard to know where to start looking. That said, of the ones I’ve found, these artists are my favourites.
Many of Edarlein’s paintings and drawings are very good; some are excellent. Her rendition of “Aegnor to the Last Battle” is my favourite of hers. (“Melkor and Hurin” was such a close runner-up.) Find her on DeviantArt.
#4: Magali Villeneuve
As always, it’s very hard to pick a favourite of Magali Villeneuve’s Tolkien art. This painting of Beregond had to win though. I mean, it’s Beregond. Ms Villeneuve’s website is magali-villeneuve.blogspot.ca.
#3: Ted Nasmith
Ted Nasmith is so good that an online friend of mine and I spent a couple days just exchanging links to his work. 🙂 “The Sun Unveiled”, pictured here, is the first of his paintings that I ever saw. Mr Nasmith’s website is tednasmith.com.
#2: Jenny Dolfen
I love “The Drawing of the Sword” because of the vibrant colours, and also because (like many of Dolfen’s paintings) it has a vivid sense of action. More of Ms Dolfen’s art can be found on her website goldseven.de.
#1: Elena Kukanova