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taking my mind off spoilers

book Gandalf
Rohan


Dec 6 2013, 4:23am

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ok, look at the little goblin between the great goblins legs, remind you of anything?

pj must have been influenced by that little dude, only just nticed this one

http://alan-lee.narod.ru/...es/lee-hobbit_07.jpg



and this painting, glorious! id kill for the films to be this evocative!

http://alan-lee.narod.ru/...es/lee-hobbit_10.jpg

This is a serious journey, not a hobbit walking-party.

(This post was edited by book Gandalf on Dec 6 2013, 4:24am)


Rembrethil
Tol Eressea


Dec 6 2013, 4:54am

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I love Lee and Howe!! [In reply to] Can't Post

They are the foremost and best artists to bring Middle-Earth to life. Naismith is getting my attention too, and Reeves just does wonderful art with illumination!!

Call me Rem, and remember, not all who ramble are lost...Uh...where was I?


Bombadil
Half-elven


Dec 6 2013, 5:05am

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Bomby has been an Illustrator for 45 years... [In reply to] Can't Post

YET never attempted any artwork on Tolkien
since I felt to Hilibrant brothers
got it right in the 1970's
& 1980's

John & Alan are sooo
close to my imagination,
Bomby won't even WANT
to try to compete with them.


Fili
Lorien


Dec 6 2013, 5:09am

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What's missing in the Great Goblin picture? [In reply to] Can't Post

The poo bucket. Gotta have the poo bucket.

And is the little goblin supposed to be the zipline stenographer goblin? If so, Lee forgot his poo bucket too!

“So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.”


Nevrast
Bree

Dec 6 2013, 5:34am

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Oh how I wish the warg scene looked like that... [In reply to] Can't Post

These really are so evocative. I wish the movies had this tone.

I find that Alan Lee's hobbit illustrations capture what I feel when I read it quite well, though are a little more serious than what's on the page, perhaps.

I feel like what Lee evokes here and how the Hobbit presents in my mind is a fantasy but set in reality.

What the film presents however is fantasy set in a fantasy.

What I find so interesting about the book is how it takes such a grounded experience with Bilbo in the Shire and moves it into this fantastical world with things Bilbo couldn't imagine, but that still exists within that same world. AUJ at least made everything seem unreal and nothing felt grounded.

This warg image is so delightful to me because I really feel like it's real, despite the fact that it is very clearly a painting. I transports me to there. The film version transports me to there in some way and even though it is more detailed and "realistic" it doesn't transport my emotions there.


Bombadil
Half-elven


Dec 6 2013, 5:46am

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Well, you must remember that PJ [In reply to] Can't Post

wanted LOTR to look
like ALL of it
COULD
have really
happened
7,000 years ago.

That is why Bomby
is so Happy
GDT?
Didn't
make
The Hobbit.


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Dec 6 2013, 5:48am

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I really like how you said that [In reply to] Can't Post


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I feel like what Lee evokes here and how the Hobbit presents in my mind is a fantasy but set in reality.


I'll have to think about that next time I look through Lee's illustrations in LotR or the Hobbit.


..The land of long-forgotten name:
......no man may ever anchor near;
..No steering star his hope may aim,
......for nether Night its marches drear,
..And waters wide no sail may tame,
......with shores encircled dark and sheer.

..O! Haven where my heart would be!
......the waves beat upon thy bar
..For ever echo endlessly,
......when longing leads thy thought afar

 
 

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