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!!- VANDERSTELT LICENSED FOTR LITHOGRAPHS - !! See the pic here

dutchart
The Shire


Oct 24 2007, 9:39pm

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Hi everybody.
I am not an experienced blogger or forum-guy, so I hope it was not inappropriate to post this here in this section : ) .
As some of you may know, I aquired the license from New Line Cinema to create Limited Edition lithographs based on the trilogy, and right now, I've been given the go-ahead from NL to show the final image. This original painting will serve as the basis for these upcoming FOTR lithos. This first run of three should be on sale through my website on or before Christmas. I have more info over at my website : www.vandersteltstudio.com Take a peek!




Jerry Vanderstelt
www.vandersteltstudio.com


"A noble death is a treasure that no one is too poor to buy" - C.S. Lewis


Patty
Immortal


Oct 24 2007, 9:57pm

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absolutely gorgeous! [In reply to] Can't Post

I had to smile at your use of the Two Towers music for your video, though! Um, I didn't see a price anywhere on your site???

For Gondor!


dutchart
The Shire


Oct 24 2007, 10:15pm

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Hi, and thank you for your nice comments!
As far as the music to that first "teaser", although the music was from TTT, it seemed to fit what I was trying to convey emotionally with the imagery. ( You'll notice I went back to FOTR music for teaser two ; ) )
I will lay out a full explaination of things on my website once these lithos are up for sale. You asked about price, so I'll forward a note I sent to a newsletter group recently :



I have the artwork in the approval process, and plan to have a magazine ad running just after Christmas for the first installment of this LOTR litho series.
Before the magazine ad, I hope to have these lithographs ready on my Ebay store for purchase.
One bit of news: These lithographs will both be sized at 24 x 30 inches, limited with two Editions available: "Standard Edition", and "Collector's Edition".
What's the difference? The Standard Editions will be limited to 2000 units and will be hand-signed and numbered by me. Price: $95
The Collector's Editions will be limited to 2000 units and will be hand-signed and numbered by me along with a unique REMARQUE on each.These remarques will be hand-drawn on each litho, and will consist of various characters or scenery from that particular film. Price: $150
Both Editions will receive "white-glove" handling and packaging to assure the utmost care and handling of each litho. Along with 100 pound paper, both Editions will be utilizing "100 year" Archival inks, along with an aqueous coating as a sealer, printed on 120 line screen.
When all three litho runs ( FOTR, TTT, AND ROTK ) are done, then I will be offering a very limited number of "matching number sets" of very low numbers such as # 1 - # 20 . These are for the "Super Collectors" out there that really have to have that low number litho with matching #'s from FOTR , TTT, and ROTK .These highly-collectible pieces will be offered as bid-only items on my Ebay listings.

Thanks !

Jerry

Jerry Vanderstelt
www.vandersteltstudio.com


"A noble death is a treasure that no one is too poor to buy" - C.S. Lewis


deej
Tol Eressea


Oct 25 2007, 12:43am

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That is so beautiful! Thanks for posting the information.

Sincerely, deej - The Artist Formerly Known as djdeathskiss


Mar
Gondor


Oct 25 2007, 1:02am

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That was exciting to see and hear.
Please keep us posted with updates.

I, for one, will optimistically embrace the idea that I may be able to purchase one....

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flight852
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Oct 25 2007, 1:06am

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That print is amazing. I really hope I am able to buy one. I can't wait to see TTT and the ROTK litho already. Beautiful job.

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dutchart
The Shire


Oct 25 2007, 1:07am

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Thanks!

For fun, here are a couple of details pics.... these images are almost 100% to scale of the original painting. Take a look : )

Oops! I was trying to post the actual image without having to click on it.. didn't seem to work. Oh well. Click away!

Jerry Vanderstelt
www.vandersteltstudio.com


"A noble death is a treasure that no one is too poor to buy" - C.S. Lewis

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Shadowfaxfan
Rivendell


Oct 25 2007, 2:09am

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Well, I just picked my eyes back up off of the floor [In reply to] Can't Post

as they were rolling around down there after they popped out of my head from my first glance at your painting. Your paintings remind me of Leslie Harrison's horses, you both paint so true to life it takes a minute to distinguish it from a photo, oh, and then there is Daniel Reeve's "Onions and Knife". In my opinion art doesn't get any better than this, thank you for posting such a treat.

I noticed in your bio that you mentioned the "Areoflash" acrylics, are the higher quality paints easier to work with and blend or do they just have a better quality lifeage? I was also wondering if you went to art school or are self taught and if so where did you learn about the quality of paints? I have not had much luck in Barnes and Noble finding a book on materials, they all want to teach drawing! I could ask a million questions.

My version of heaven would be to ride a horse through a different landscape the first half of each day and to roam great halls full of art the second half of each day.
Best wishes, Karen


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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Oct 25 2007, 3:35am

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Wow, that's got everything but the kitchen sink! [In reply to] Can't Post

All the characters and iconic images I mean. It's beautiful! Video is too big for my computer screen though.

I hope you licensed the music too?


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Oct 25 2007, 9:05am

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Geez! This is staggering... [In reply to] Can't Post

I remember when you stopped by not long ago and shared with us. I'm SO excited... this is absolutely beautiful!

I wish there was a pre-order option, because I'd definitely put my name on your list!!

I'm fascinated with the image representing each character. Your choices are so iconic and some of the best I've seen. I'm especially caught by your choice for Arwen. Most representative pics are of her strength and defiance after the Ford, etc. Yours shows the burden of her choice and her sadness. She's stunning.

I like your choice for Frodo, too. Sauron is more predominant than usually seen.

This is gorgeous, sir. Thank you so much for bringing another emotion and stunning piece of the story to life for us. I hope there's enough of these to go around :)


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dutchart
The Shire


Oct 25 2007, 9:37am

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Thank you Karen; very kind.

Yes, the Aeroflash paints are better all around as far as workability, blending ,etc.
You asked about art school, and I wish I could have, but I've actually had no "formal" training, but I always try to glean as much from other artists as possible. I believe dick blick art supplies sells the Aeroflash paints if you want to try it out : )

Jerry Vanderstelt
www.vandersteltstudio.com


"A noble death is a treasure that no one is too poor to buy" - C.S. Lewis


dutchart
The Shire


Oct 25 2007, 9:41am

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Hi Smea-girl- Thanks!

Jerry Vanderstelt
www.vandersteltstudio.com


"A noble death is a treasure that no one is too poor to buy" - C.S. Lewis


dutchart
The Shire


Oct 25 2007, 9:46am

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Hi "gramma", thank you for sharing your thoughts about this; it's encouraging to see you pick up on the mood I was attempting in this painting!

Jerry Vanderstelt
www.vandersteltstudio.com


"A noble death is a treasure that no one is too poor to buy" - C.S. Lewis


FantasyFan
Rohan


Oct 25 2007, 11:32am

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There's a tremendous amount of detail here, and the huge amount of work you've put into this shows. I especially like the curled up sides. And an interesting choice to use cirth runes with the ringspell on the top and bottom borders. Normally you don't see that in Cirth runes, but rather in the Tengwar lettering like on the ring.


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dutchart
The Shire


Oct 25 2007, 9:55pm

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Runes! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hello, and thanks a lot : )

I'm no expert, but according to FOTR, I believe the runes above and below the map are Faenorian runes, the same runes that Gandalf used to label his fireworks, and the same rune he used on Weathertop as a sign to Aragorn. I happen to have a translation for the runes; and I actually created a message on the top and bottom of the map. Can anyone guess what it says? I've always wanted to see how long it took a real Tolkien follower to pick up on this.

Jerry Vanderstelt
www.vandersteltstudio.com


"A noble death is a treasure that no one is too poor to buy" - C.S. Lewis


Elven
Valinor


Oct 26 2007, 1:59am

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Beautiful! Stunning! Wonderful!
Im in awe!

Thankyou for the link also.
WOW!!


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dernwyn
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Oct 26 2007, 3:01am

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No guessing needed to translate those runes! [In reply to] Can't Post

They look most familiar! Smile

With the hidden cirth in parenthesis, along the top it reads:
ONE RING TO RULE TH(EM A)LL ONE (R)ING TO FIND THEM ONE

and along the bottom:
(RIN)G TO BRING THEM (ALL AND IN THE) DARKNESS BIND THEM

That does add a nice touch! And I especially like how Gimli's axe is raised towards striking at the Ring and Legolas' arrow is aimed toward it, while Sauron's hand reaches out for it, and Saruman is contained within the Dark Lord's outline - and the Balrog bursts out of Moria. Excellent work!


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dutchart
The Shire


Oct 27 2007, 3:29pm

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Hi again.

I enjoy being able to now give out some fun details of this piece, so here's another one. On a side note, I went to my pressman Thursday and should be seeing a first proof by Monday. The press guys know I'm real fussy about color accuracy, but hey, this is Lord of the Rings!



Jerry

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www.vandersteltstudio.com


"A noble death is a treasure that no one is too poor to buy" - C.S. Lewis


dernwyn
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Oct 30 2007, 1:43pm

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Love it! [In reply to] Can't Post

Those details impress how the Balrog is like a lava-creature: the fire underneath the darkened and "cooler" outer layer. Perfect!


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"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
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dutchart
The Shire


Oct 30 2007, 2:44pm

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Yes, Mr. Balrog... He was my biggest concern, actually. When it came to painting the fire / mane, there was a real danger of making or breaking this painting based on the success or failure of getting the fire coloring correct, not to mention the hot cracking lava effect you mentioned. I was amazed how much grey / greens I had to add to the yellow flames to get the color combination I wanted.

Jerry Vanderstelt
www.vandersteltstudio.com


"A noble death is a treasure that no one is too poor to buy" - C.S. Lewis


Patty
Immortal


Oct 30 2007, 3:46pm

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Oh, great... [In reply to] Can't Post

with this close-up I can tell better that the Balrog is holding that whip. I couldn't see his hand at first, although I knew it must be he that was holding it.

For Gondor!


dutchart
The Shire


Nov 16 2007, 4:32am

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Hi everyone.

I wrote my little newsletter group the news that I plan to release the FOTR lithograph ( both Standard and Collectors Editions ) on Dec. 1 if all goes well. The lithos themselves are all ready to go, I just have to make some preparations of my own before this date :)
If anyone wishes to purchase a litho, you will simply go to my website and follow the appropriate buttons that will ink you directly into my Ebay store. Each litho will be shipped inside a clear blueprint bag, which goes inside a very heavy duty 4 inch shipping tube made by Yazoo Mills;The best tube in the industry. Soft tissue paper on each side of the tube will keep the lithos from moving during transit. I want each litho to arrive safely and this is the best way to do it!
Talk soon,

Jerry

Jerry Vanderstelt
www.vandersteltstudio.com


"A noble death is a treasure that no one is too poor to buy" - C.S. Lewis


dutchart
The Shire


Nov 17 2007, 5:10pm

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I just made it known to my newsletter group that I plan to move the release date to Wednesday, Nov. 21 sometime in the afternoon. I hope this works for everyone. Thanks again!
I thought this will work better for most everyone. I hope it does!

Jerry

Jerry Vanderstelt
www.vandersteltstudio.com


"A noble death is a treasure that no one is too poor to buy" - C.S. Lewis


dutchart
The Shire


Nov 21 2007, 2:52am

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Hi everyone. Tommorrow morning the lithos will be up and running. The Standard Editions will be listed in quantities of around 200 at a time. This does not mean that's all I have left, it just makes things more managable for me.

An important note about the remarques that I will have in my listing: The Collector Editions are limited to 2000, but they take time to create, because each and every remarque is HAND-DRAWN. Because of this,I will list them in my store in small quantites at a time. As I am able to create more, I will then re-list additional available quantites, and continue signing and numbering in order from lowest on.
As mentioned elsewhere, the earlier you buy the lower the number you will get : ) I will always begin numbering from where I left off. In the event these remarqued editions near the available limit of 2000, I will be sure to inform prospective buyers when the last listing is posted.

I hope this helps explain what my intentions are. Thanks everyone!

Jerry

PS- look for some news on the main page about the lithos -should be pretty soon!

Jerry Vanderstelt
www.vandersteltstudio.com


"A noble death is a treasure that no one is too poor to buy" - C.S. Lewis

 
 

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