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Old 05-01-2001, 03:14 PM   #1
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<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial" SIZE=2>Why did you chose that particular artist?What is your favorite picture?My fav is Inger Edelfedlt because her pictures are practiacally alive.I also like Lee.
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<FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial" SIZE=2>Results (total votes = 15):<table bgcolor=#FFFFFF border=0 cellpadding=3 cellspacing=0 width="75%"> <tbody> <tr><td bgcolor="#000000" colspan=3 height=1></tr><TR BGCOLOR=#E0E0E0><TD NOWRAP> <FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial" SIZE=2>Michal Herring&nbsp</td> <td height><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial" SIZE=2>1&nbsp;/&nbsp;6.7%&nbsp</td><td><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/bar.gif width=20 height=10 hspace=3>&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td bgcolor="#000000" colspan=3 height=1></tr><TR BGCOLOR=#E0E0E0><TD NOWRAP> <FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial" SIZE=2>Inger Edelfedlt&nbsp</td> <td height><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial" SIZE=2>2&nbsp;/&nbsp;13.3%&nbsp</td><td><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/bar.gif width=40 height=10 hspace=3>&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td bgcolor="#000000" colspan=3 height=1></tr><TR BGCOLOR=#E0E0E0><TD NOWRAP> <FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial" SIZE=2>Alan Lee&nbsp</td> <td height><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial" SIZE=2>3&nbsp;/&nbsp;20.0%&nbsp</td><td><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/bar.gif width=60 height=10 hspace=3>&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td bgcolor="#000000" colspan=3 height=1></tr><TR BGCOLOR=#E0E0E0><TD NOWRAP> <FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial" SIZE=2>John Howe&nbsp</td> <td height><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial" SIZE=2>5&nbsp;/&nbsp;33.3%&nbsp</td><td><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/bar.gif width=100 height=10 hspace=3>&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td bgcolor="#000000" colspan=3 height=1></tr><TR BGCOLOR=#E0E0E0><TD NOWRAP> <FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial" SIZE=2>Ted Nasmith&nbsp</td> <td height><FONT FACE="Verdana,Arial" SIZE=2>4&nbsp;/&nbsp;26.7%&nbsp</td><td><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/bar.gif width=80 height=10 hspace=3>&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td bgcolor="#000000" colspan=3 height=1></tr></tbody> </table>

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Old 05-03-2001, 08:26 AM   #2
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Re: Who's artistic talents do you like

It varies. I guess the first Tolkien art I saw, aside from Tolkien's own illustrations in the Hobbit, were the Brothers Hildebrant. Those stayed in my head.
Then, Rowena's illustration of Beren and Luthien blew me away. I guess I was the right age.
Years and years later, I encountered Alan Lee, John Howe and Ted Naismith.
Alan for his subtlety and John for his power (especially for the great painting of Gandalf crossing a green field in the rain.) You have to track down the John Howe poster collection. You need to see them in a larger size to appreciate them.
Ted Naismith for his use of color. His shot of Tuor discovering Gondolin, the one of Turin and Glaurung at the Gates of Nargothrond, aaaagh! Too many great ones.

So, right now, I would have to say Naismith and Howe.


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Old 05-03-2001, 10:14 AM   #3
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I voted for John Howe (he's great), but I'm also rather fond of myself.

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Re: Who's artistic talents do you like

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John Howe - although Ted Nasmith does some good stuff as well...he makes it seem like you're there.

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Hmmmm

Looks like this place is'nt booming with posts.No Lee huh?I really like his Luthien Tinuviel-It's on the gallery here but it's under the title of Arwen or something like that-it's sooooo beautifull,but Edelfedlt's &quot;Dead Marshes&quot;is really good too,she captures facial expressions really well.Have you seen her Legolas?Whooooaaaaaa that is a nice picture,I love the bow.Why is he looking so ticked off?
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Ps.I like Nasmith too,it's just that....well have you ever seen his Sam fighting Shelob?I dont like that picture,it's too heavy so to speak,I love Howe's Sam and Shelob,now that is one good picture.

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Old 05-05-2001, 07:20 PM   #6
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I know the Legolas painting you mean. That is one mad elf !!

I love Naismith's Oliphaunt! Its a shame it has arrows in it.

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Oh yeah

Have you ever seen the one by Edelfedlt where Aragorn is coming out of the paths of the dead?Now that is a cool picture,or what about Lee's &quot;night at wood hall&quot;wow.
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Old 05-08-2001, 12:34 PM   #8
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I found &quot;The Stone of Erech&quot; (the one by Edelfedlt where Aragorn is coming out of the paths of the dead). Very nice. But I could not find Alan Lee's &quot;Night at wood hall&quot;. Not on Rolozo at least.


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Try http://www.barrowdowns.com/Pictures....Identifier=leeHere</a>.

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Old 05-08-2001, 12:56 PM   #10
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Re: Oh yeah

Thanks,oh Barow-Wight!

I like that one. The bottom half is quite warm and inviting, but the top half, since it loaded first, kind of threw me.

All I saw at first were what apeared to be inhuman arms reaching out to each other. Rather creepy. <img src=eek.gif ALT=":eek">
As the full painting was revealed, the feeling changed to that of the forest protecting and taking care of its children. The elves were definitely part of the forest, and not at odds with it. Much more sublime.

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I've always been a fan of Alan Lee (I really should start saving up for a copy of the illustrated LotR, hey?), and (duh) Tolkien himself. Don't just look at the boring ol' line illustrations in your old copy of the Hobbit, go out and get a book of Tolkien artwork (eg: JRR Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator by Hammond and Scull). <img src=smile.gif ALT="">

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Hey Z you want a good art book....

look for &quot;Tolkien's world&quot;,now that is an awsome book.On one side it has a picture by a certain artist like Tony Galudi or Ted Nasmith then on the other side it has a couple of paraghraphs explaining what was going on in the picture or a poem,and it was'nt just LOTR it had a picture of the Smith of Wotton Major,and some Sil.
There's this one picture where Turin meets Ulmo by John Garland and I must say that it was a &quot;colorfull picture&quot;,I liked it but if you want a good Turin Meets Ulmo picture look at John Howe's &quot;Turin Meets Ulmo&quot;.That is an awsome picture!<img src=eek.gif ALT=":eek"> A real eye opener.
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Old 05-24-2001, 11:19 PM   #13
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Re: Hey Z you want a good art book....

I am very suprised that none of you chose Micheal Herring. It doesnt seem that many people bought the Ballantine Books version of The Hobbit and LOTR, but he did VERY nice cover art for all four books, and I cant imagine the characters looking any other way than he drew them.

It was very nice. I hadnt looked at the cover of The Fellowship of The Ring when I had been reading The Hobbit. And when I read The Hobbit I got a very good mental picture of Gandalf. Then, when I go to read The Fellowship, the picture of Gandalf on the cover looks EXACTLY like I had pictured him in my mind. Has anyone seen the pictures I am talking about?

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Old 06-01-2001, 09:09 AM   #14
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Hey Gandalf if you want a good Michal Herring picture go on the Gallery here and look for &quot;The Ruins of Isengard&quot; Now that is a good picture but I dont think it's by Michal Herring oops <img src=ohwell.gif ALT=":/"> I'll have to re check that.
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Re: Who's artistic talents do you like

Howe's paintings are way too medieval for my views on Middle-Earth (yet the 2nd best Tolkien artist IMHO). Edelfelt's images are nice and beautiful, but certainly lack something. Nasmith's visions are just all too wrong.

I think Lee's the best Tolkien artist I know. His etherean and frail images are absolutely beautiful portrayts of Middle-Earth as well as a great source for inspiration for the books.

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