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Illustrations for a Chinese Lord of the Rings in Stunning "Glass Painting Style"

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Feb 17 2015, 9:02pm

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Illustrations for a Chinese Lord of the Rings in Stunning "Glass Painting Style" Can't Post

Ringer kiwifan sent us this report of these beautiful illustrations for a Chinese version of the Lord of the Rings, they've been done in a gorgeous "glass painting style".

These beautiful book covers are drawn by artist Jian Guo and are part of a competition held by the publisher of the new Chinese text as possible covers for the new books, the lovely, monochromatic illustrations draw on many of the design elements of Tolkien's original paintings for the trilogy's covers, elaborating on the iconic ring and towers with intricate Asian lines and flourishes. You can see The Fellowship of the Ring in green, The Two Towers in red, and The Return of the King in blue.


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(This post was edited by dernwyn on Feb 18 2015, 2:32am)


Feb 18 2015, 10:27am

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Beautiful! [In reply to] Can't Post

I love how each cover follows the colour theme of the dvd covers.

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Feb 18 2015, 11:15am

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Lovely work - stylish and classic. [In reply to] Can't Post



Feb 18 2015, 2:14pm

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Gorgeous Covers. [In reply to] Can't Post

Those are really lovely.

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Feb 18 2015, 3:10pm

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For more... [In reply to] Can't Post

... check out his DeviantArt page.


Feb 18 2015, 5:19pm

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bibliographic info? [In reply to] Can't Post

Does anyone know if these are new editions of the existing Mainland translation (Yilin Press, 2001), or a whole new translation?

Grey Havens

Feb 18 2015, 6:08pm

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Nice [In reply to] Can't Post

And to repeat that... nice!

I like!

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Feb 18 2015, 6:19pm

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Wow, thanks, BF! [In reply to] Can't Post

I didn't realize these covers were done by breathing2004. I just spent a couple awed hours last week going through those Tolkien-inspired DeviantArt pages of his Heart!

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Feb 18 2015, 6:23pm

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Thanks for the link BF [In reply to] Can't Post

These covers are beautiful. And I love the 'Gondolin' triptych on his page.


Feb 18 2015, 6:24pm

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Great catch, Kiwifan! // [In reply to] Can't Post



Feb 18 2015, 11:15pm

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Very nice! // [In reply to] Can't Post


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Feb 19 2015, 2:22am

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i've loved his work for a long, long time [In reply to] Can't Post

i've loved his work for a long, long time, and have shared links to it here.

love his work!!!

cheers --


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the scene, as i understand it, is exceptionally well-written. fili (in sort of a callback to the scene with the eagles), calls out "thorRIIIIIIN!!!" just as he sees the pale orc veer in for the kill. he picks up the severed arm of an orc which is lying on the ground, swings it up in desperation, effectively blocking the pale orc's blow. and thus, forever after, fili is known as "fili orc-enshield."

this earns him deep respect from his hard-to-please uncle. as well as a hug. kili wipes his boots on the pale orc's glory box. -- maciliel telpemairo

(This post was edited by Maciliel on Feb 19 2015, 2:24am)

Tol Eressea

Feb 22 2015, 2:18am

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I want these as posters. [In reply to] Can't Post


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Feb 22 2015, 6:16pm

Post #14 of 14 (3816 views)
*jaw drop* [In reply to] Can't Post

These are stunning. I would love to own these.

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