Monday, December 22, 2003

The Look of Middle-Earth

While I was in college, a single-volume hardcover edition of Lord of the Rings came out that featured gorgeous paintings by fantasy artist Alan Lee, who later went on to be a major contributor to Peter Jackson's design team (if not the major contributor). A major pleasure of seeing the films was seeing those Alan Lee paintings brought to cinematic life. Here is a gallery of Lee's Tolkien-related art. (Personally, I think his Treebeard looks more like the Orc who wanted to cut off Merry and Pippin's legs for dinner than anything else, but that's just me.)

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