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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
Who's your favorite Tolkien artist?
Poll: Who's your favorite Tolkien artist?
John Howe
Alan Lee
Ted Nasmith
Other (please specify)
View Results (26 votes)
 

ange1e4e5
Rohan

Nov 1 2016, 2:02am

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Who's your favorite Tolkien artist? Can't Post

 


ange1e4e5
Rohan

Nov 1 2016, 2:14am

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I grew up with the illustrations of Alan Lee, as well as his work for Black Ships Before Troy. [In reply to] Can't Post

I also have a liking for the character drawings of Jenny Dolfen.


Ingwion
Lorien


Nov 1 2016, 11:15am

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I think I have to go with Alan Lee [In reply to] Can't Post

But it was a close call between him and John Howe


OldestDaughter
Rohan


Nov 1 2016, 12:21pm

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Alan Lee, [In reply to] Can't Post

but I love John Howe's and Ted Nasmith's works as well. But I also love seeing other artwork posted on the Tolkiengateway website!


Meneldor
Valinor


Nov 1 2016, 12:56pm

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I voted Nasmith for his landscapes and architecture. [In reply to] Can't Post

HIs characters are hit or miss, some of their poses look unnatural. I'm willing to overlook that because of his sublime landscapes and glorious architecture.


Darkstone
Immortal


Nov 1 2016, 4:23pm

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Tolkien [In reply to] Can't Post

Wish he'd done more.


(This post was edited by Darkstone on Nov 1 2016, 4:24pm)


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 1 2016, 4:29pm

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What? The Brothers Hildebrandt aren't on the list? Or Ezpeleta? [In reply to] Can't Post

Angelic


Darkstone
Immortal


Nov 1 2016, 4:40pm

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Did someone mention... [In reply to] Can't Post

...Ezpeleta?



As for The Brothers Hildebrandt, for the longest time it seemed their calendars were the only vision of Middle-earth....


dormouse
Half-elven


Nov 1 2016, 4:43pm

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Tough call.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Had to be Alan Lee in the end, because I've loved his illustrations for so long and was thrilled to bits when I saw the centenary Tolkien - an Alan Lee Tolkien was something I'd dreamed of. I din't know John Howe's work then: now I do, I love it pretty much the same. I'd love to see a Silmarillion illustrated by them both.

Ted Nasmith is good and I do love some of his landcapes. But I'm not keen on a lot of his figure drawing and I think sometimes he's too precise - Alan Lee knows when to leave things misty and mysterious - at leat, that's just my take on it!


malickfan
Gondor


Nov 1 2016, 5:53pm

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Ted Nasmith [In reply to] Can't Post

I admire Alan Lee and Jenny Dolfen's artwork as well.


OldestDaughter
Rohan


Nov 1 2016, 7:00pm

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I love the Brothers Hildebrandt! [In reply to] Can't Post

I totally forgot about them, but I love their artwork!


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 1 2016, 11:28pm

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Stop that! [In reply to] Can't Post

You deserve five lashes with a wet....whatever those ropy things are; Doberman tails, elf hair, random water snakes.....for posting that.

Ezpeleta's main crime in my book is begging too many questions beginning with the phrase "What is that...." that I really don't want to know the answer to.


Starling
Half-elven


Nov 2 2016, 5:18am

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Yes exactly [In reply to] Can't Post

I can never unsee those strange, stunted, green-meshed legs. Shocked


Annael
Immortal


Nov 2 2016, 2:49pm

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Catherine Karina Chmiel [In reply to] Can't Post

because she draws the characters close to how I would draw them, if only I could, and she imagines their stories beyond what Tolkien wrote about (the Boromir-Faramir childhood drawings are wonderful).

http://kasiopea.art.pl/en/home

Lee is too colorless for me and the Hildebrants are too twee. Of the choices you gave, I'd go with Nasmith - his scenes are so gorgeous. But if another animated movie happened, I'd want him to do the matte backgrounds and Chmiel the characters.


(This post was edited by Annael on Nov 2 2016, 2:51pm)


Gianna
Rohan


Nov 2 2016, 7:02pm

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Elena Kukanova [In reply to] Can't Post

with Jenny Dolfen close behind. Their work is vivid.


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Nov 3 2016, 2:55am

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I've been a Hildebrandts fan since 1976 [In reply to] Can't Post

despite their obvious faults.

A local restaurant here named Avogadro's Number had copies of their paintings on their walls (now mostly painted over with other scenes). There used to be a life-sized Goldberry, alas gone now, but there are still a few images on the outside of the building:  photo Photo005.jpg


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 3 2016, 11:35am

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I did like their depiction of Galadriel. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


OldestDaughter
Rohan


Nov 3 2016, 12:13pm

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I love their Goldberry! [In reply to] Can't Post

She was so pretty.


I also love their depiction of the Houses of Healing. It was very beautiful.


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Nov 3 2016, 8:22pm

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Ooh, those are lovely! [In reply to] Can't Post

I hadn't seen them before. Thanks!


Annael
Immortal


Nov 4 2016, 12:49am

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thanks for telling us about them. [In reply to] Can't Post

Elena's work is similar to Catherine Chmiel's.

 
 

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