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Welcome to the blog and this collection of original artwork inspired by The Lord of the Rings and J.R.R Tolkien's wider mythology of Middle-earth. Aside from the influence of the source writing of Tolkien influence is also drawn from Director Peter Jackson's film trilogy (2001-2003) and the highly regarded Tolkien illustrators Alan Lee and John Howe. The magnificent musical score written for the film trilogy by Howard Shore also holds a significant influence upon the atmospheric and evocative quality of the works in this collection. From Mordor to the Misty Mountains combines landscape, miniature-scale and composite photography to depict locations, dramatic scenes and characters from the enduringly popular stories.

Contact: johncockshaw@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: This blog showcases Artwork (completed and in progress) and related exhibition news. There is NO option to purchase Art through this site at this time. Please visit from time to time as this may well change soon.

Copyright of all images belongs to John A Cockshaw


Current works in progress

The following images are in progress and should be completed over the coming days and weeks, but I thought it would be interesting to post their draft stages to get a sense of how some new work is coming along...

The ruins of Osgiliath
(fine tuning to be done and smoothing of atmospheric layers)

In the Golden Hall 
(an early draft stage showing an encounter between Eowyn and Grima Wormtongue, with further detail to the Hall interior and a depiction of King Theoden to be added)

Through Fire and Water (Foundations of stone)
(The vertiginous fall of the Balrog through the subterranean caverns of Moria following the fight with Gabdalf on the bridge of Khazad-Dum)

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