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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.

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26.4.14

Studies of the realm of Gondor #2

The Building of Minas Tirith

(combined full and miniature-scale photographic elements)



Before not too long I hope to drop in with a post about Hobbit Con 2 that took place over Easter weekend in Bonn, Germany and the fantastic opportunity I had to have some artwork featured in the event, but in the meantime the focus falls again on Gondor...

A sense of before and after...

Ruined arch and tower Osgiliath-inspired pencil study


This pencil study was produced to accompany The ruins of Osgiliath (the monochrome version of which is included below) and was based on an even quicker sketch with accompanying photographs taken at Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland.  The site was extremely reminiscent of Osgiliath and from this small focus on the tower of the sketch sprung the idea for the remaining elements of the composition.  Many additional photographic expeditions were required before all the sources for the remaining elements were found - but this is truly the most exciting aspect of working in this way.

The ruins of Osgiliath monochrome variation




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