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Middle-Earth artists

Post by Falenthal » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:42 am

Good morning, kids.
Take out your Erebor books on page 71 and tell me: What kind of dragon is this AWESOME AND AMAZING ONE??!!

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by Donato Giancola.

Turin defiant and spell-bound by the gaze of Glaurung the dragon.
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18" x 24"
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Post by Otaku-sempai » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:36 pm

Falenthal wrote:Good morning, kids.
Take out your Erebor books on page 71 and tell me: What kind of dragon is this AWESOME AND AMAZING ONE??!!
That is one long wyrm! Glaurung was the first of the Urulóki (Quenya: 'hot-serpent'). Under the descriptions provided in the Erebor supplement Glaurung, the Father of Dragons, would be classified as a wingless Fire-drake.
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Re: Middle-Earth artists

Post by Rich H » Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:52 am

Lovely piece of art. Thanks for sharing!
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Post by Falenthal » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:20 am

Reading an interview to Donato Giancola about his work with Middle-earth (you know who Donato Giancola is, right? RIGHT??!!??), mentioned a school of painters that blew my mind. The Hudson River School (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_River_School) were american landscapers, very much influenced by the romanticism.

The way they portrait huge landscapes, with vivid lights and colours, and small, tiny people in there, made me think of how well they would have fit in Middle-earth.

Some examples below:

Imagine Lake Cuiviénen...
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...or an alternate cover for Ruins of the North, with Carn Dûm in the background.
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Re: Middle-Earth artists

Post by Majestic » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:34 pm

Those are impressive!!! :)
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Re: Middle-Earth artists

Post by thorr-kan » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:45 am

Majestic wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:34 pm
Those are impressive!!! :)
The Minneapolis Institute of Art had a visiting exhibition of these guys about 10 years ago. Not only are the painting amazing (digital doesn't do them credit), they are *huge*. Some of them were 10' or more across and/or tall.

Good times, good times.

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Post by Falenthal » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:02 am

thorr-kan wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:45 am
Not only are the painting amazing (digital doesn't do them credit), they are *huge*. Some of them were 10' or more across and/or tall.
Wow. I can't even begin to imagine those pictures in real life, but also in this size. Overwhelming, I'm sure.

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