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Tolkien Illustrated: Fan Art III--Movie-Based Fan Art

Sandicomm
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Mar 1 2007, 3:54am


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When the idea of talking about Tolkien-related art first came up in the Reading Room, I remember thinking, "Wow, a lot of fan art is just based on the movies!" I spoke with my sister about this, and she said, in affect, that this just shows the staying power of the movies--the casting was so "perfect" that no one can imagine the characters looking or acting differently. This is similar to what Curious has said in the "Elements of Tolkien Fan Art" thread:

"One more comment. In browsing the fan art this week, I've noticed that fan art is now influenced by the movies, and portraits most of all. Perhaps that is a tribute to the way the actors captured Tolkien's characters, perhaps a case of the movie filling a void since Tolkien did not give us detailed descriptions, or perhaps simply a testiment to the power of successful movies to imprint images on our minds. And as a practical manner, I'm sure it is easier to draw a portrait when there is a model readily available to anyone with access to the internet. I've seen some excellent portraits of the actors in character, but I've also seem some imaginative drawings that have nothing to do with the movie. Some of my favorites are from people who may not have great artistic technique, but do have active imaginations."

However, I do believe that movie-based fan art has value (even though it was very frustrating to comb through Rolozo and find page after page after page of movie fan art, when all you needed was some anime-style fan art! Grr!) Our very own Ainu Laire and Daughter of Nienna have made drawings directly inspired by the movies. Anyone giving these wonderful drawings a quick glance would think that Laire and DoN (if I may call you that) simply copied photographs and movie stills. This is hardly the case--the two have put their own emotions and individuality in these pieces.

Here are a few more paintings directly inspired from the movies. I think that we can all agree that even though the composition or sitter is clearly taken from a still or photo, the artist has put his or her own stamp on it.

Adam McDaniel

Chris Hoffman


Soni Alcorn-Hender

Tamara Johnston

Ivyetta Grubb

I wanted to save Ebe Kastein for the last day, which will spotlight artists with truly unique styles (and Ms. Kastein is definitely awesome ridic, AKA amazing), but her Arwen is suspiciously movie-like. One more interesting thing about Ms. Kastein's work: even though most of her characters are modeled off of the movie actors, her clothing designs are entirely original. In the last thread, Drogo noticed that many artists dress the characters the way Ms. Dawson did. I just wanted to prove him wrong. Wink

Comments? Thoughts?



(This post was edited by Sandicomm on Mar 1 2007, 3:58am)

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Tolkien Illustrated: Fan Art III--Movie-Based Fan Art Sandicomm Send a private message to Sandicomm Mar 1 2007, 3:54am
    "Tolkien" fan art, or "Jackson" fan art? a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Mar 1 2007, 11:35am
        Very well said squire Send a private message to squire Mar 1 2007, 12:05pm
        Good distinction drogo Send a private message to drogo Mar 1 2007, 12:20pm
        I agree Beren IV Send a private message to Beren IV Mar 2 2007, 6:17am
            I must confess Sandicomm Send a private message to Sandicomm Mar 2 2007, 3:49pm
                Yes- Beren IV Send a private message to Beren IV Mar 3 2007, 2:24am
        I understand what you're saying White Gull Send a private message to White Gull Mar 2 2007, 2:24pm
            I had teh same reaction to the film characters Daughter of Nienna Send a private message to Daughter of Nienna Mar 2 2007, 8:32pm
                Ouch! Aerin Send a private message to Aerin Mar 3 2007, 5:44am
                    I'm sorry Daughter of Nienna Send a private message to Daughter of Nienna Mar 3 2007, 6:16am
                        Well, I love the portrayal of Elrond Aerin Send a private message to Aerin Mar 4 2007, 2:13am
                            And here's a bonus — Aerin Send a private message to Aerin Mar 4 2007, 2:18am
                            Thank you for your wonderful rendition of the scene Daughter of Nienna Send a private message to Daughter of Nienna Mar 4 2007, 3:59am
                                I don't think there's any conflict Aerin Send a private message to Aerin Mar 4 2007, 6:40am
                                    Supposedly Beren IV Send a private message to Beren IV Mar 5 2007, 1:16am
                            The Matrix Owlyross Send a private message to Owlyross Mar 5 2007, 10:37am
                                When I saw the Matrix Aerin Send a private message to Aerin Mar 8 2007, 10:56pm
            Agreeing with WG Sandicomm Send a private message to Sandicomm Mar 2 2007, 11:19pm
            I'm not quibbling with Jackson's choices per se a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Mar 3 2007, 12:01am
                I am trying to imagine an anime Puddleglum... better stop there! :) / drogo Send a private message to drogo Mar 3 2007, 2:22am
                    *chokes on tea* White Gull Send a private message to White Gull Mar 3 2007, 5:43pm
    The lines are blurred FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 1 2007, 1:46pm
        I agree with what you said about the hobbits! White Gull Send a private message to White Gull Mar 2 2007, 2:29pm
    Curious doesn't know what he is talking about. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 1 2007, 7:36pm
        Are we looking at the same image? Reera the Red Send a private message to Reera the Red Mar 1 2007, 9:57pm
            I bow to your superior knowledge. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 1 2007, 10:41pm
                Compare... Reera the Red Send a private message to Reera the Red Mar 1 2007, 10:56pm
                    Similar pose and dress, but different faces. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 1 2007, 11:08pm
                        Really? I find her recognizable. Reera the Red Send a private message to Reera the Red Mar 1 2007, 11:37pm
                            More Ebe... Sandicomm Send a private message to Sandicomm Mar 2 2007, 2:23am
                            The lips are not big enough. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 2 2007, 3:32pm
                                She's not White Gull Send a private message to White Gull Mar 2 2007, 7:31pm
                                LOL! Aerin Send a private message to Aerin Mar 3 2007, 5:41am
        I would say rather Atlas Send a private message to Atlas Mar 2 2007, 9:26am
        I prefer the characters with lots of “character” Daughter of Nienna Send a private message to Daughter of Nienna Mar 2 2007, 10:29am
            Bilbo and Gandalf are attractive, though. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 2 2007, 1:20pm
                Théoden Daughter of Nienna Send a private message to Daughter of Nienna Mar 2 2007, 8:10pm
        I had to post this one by Goldie White Gull Send a private message to White Gull Mar 3 2007, 11:33pm
    Make the movies more like the book? Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Mar 1 2007, 8:42pm
    screen shots as ready-made models Daughter of Nienna Send a private message to Daughter of Nienna Mar 2 2007, 11:09am
    Every artist has their own reason Ainu Laire Send a private message to Ainu Laire Mar 2 2007, 10:43pm
        Years ago Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Mar 3 2007, 12:35am
        I am glad you popped in Daughter of Nienna Send a private message to Daughter of Nienna Mar 5 2007, 10:35am
    links to a good film artist Daughter of Nienna Send a private message to Daughter of Nienna Mar 3 2007, 9:50pm
    different Goldie Took Send a private message to Goldie Took Mar 5 2007, 11:15pm

 
 
 

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