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The final image

linkin-artelf
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Mar 5 2007, 5:27am


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stands out as being quite a departure from Tolkien's other works. As Daughter of Nienna says it is very graphic, reminds me of a woodblock print. I like it very much, the colors, lines, stylization and light are all appealing and well done. This would appear the end of the barrel journey as the sun is just rising, peeking out from the lower left sky.
The first image seemed to be heading in the direction of the later work. It's not as well done, though. The lines of the water are poorly done and the foreground tree just looks wrong, neither realistic nor stylized. The center drawing is interesting in how it shows how he worked through his design to his final work.

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**JRRT: Artist & Illustrator. The Hobbit, Part II Escape by Barrel** squire Send a private message to squire Feb 22 2007, 5:25am
    Very fine trees. Penthe Send a private message to Penthe Feb 22 2007, 9:07am
        Indeed drogo Send a private message to drogo Feb 23 2007, 12:46am
    The huts should be in deep, deep shadow. And the sun should be blinding. Curious Send a private message to Curious Feb 22 2007, 1:49pm
    The last one, #124, Bilbo Comes to the Huts of the Raft Elves, GaladrielTX Send a private message to GaladrielTX Feb 22 2007, 1:52pm
    I don't know about realism. Morwen Send a private message to Morwen Feb 22 2007, 4:55pm
        sun on water a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Feb 22 2007, 7:16pm
            More like oil on water to me. Are we sure those elves Curious Send a private message to Curious Feb 22 2007, 8:38pm
    key word is "decorative" Daughter of Nienna Send a private message to Daughter of Nienna Feb 22 2007, 9:40pm
    Still too steep Beren IV Send a private message to Beren IV Feb 23 2007, 5:08am
    The final picture "feels soft". dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 24 2007, 4:54am
    The final image linkin-artelf Send a private message to linkin-artelf Mar 5 2007, 5:27am

 
 
 

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