Tolkien Art


#1

Art made by Tolkien himself or by other artists depicting locations in Middle-earth. Extra points if they look different to the films.

A few to start the thread off:

Helm’s Deep


Lake-town


The Forsaken Inn


Rivendell


Dale


Galadriel’s flet


#2

Sketch I did of Rivendell and Arwen on a whiteboard


#3

A concept of Forlond’s palace drawn by @wheellee


#5


My version of Tolkien’s Rivendell (Painting & Sketch)


#6

Elven bell-tower design (perhaps for Rivendell/village in forlond?)


The paper was ruined so I can’t really continue it past that unfortunately.


#7

It’s currently 3:00am as I am posting, haven’t gotten any sleep but I decided to make a digital painting. Was listening to the audio-book for Fellowship when I started working on it, and I think it shows. It’s 128x128 originally because I was working on cobble textures but decided to use the textures in this painting.


#8

Lots of cool stuff in here


#9

Laketown by the books. Some of you may have seen this before but I thought I’d put a painting I worked on here.


#10

Painting of Gollum i recently made.


#11

And he descended upon Arda in power and majesty greater than any other of the Valar, as a mountain that wades in the sea and has its head above the clouds and is clad in ice and crowned with smoke and fire; and the light of the eyes of Melkor was like a flame that withers with heat and pierces with a deadly cold.


#12

Don’t know if this counts, but this guy went around NZ getting people to dress up as Gandalf for his pictures.


#13

“Faramir at Osgiliath”


#14

Have any of you read this book?

I think it’s a fantastic resource. It’s helped me a lot in my projects.


#15

Well it’s innacurate I hear - that’s why we aren’t building the Orocani mountains or some other things in the east or south based on the AoME


#16

Yeah, shame Tolkien didnt make a map of the entire world.


#17

Right; there are some interesting diagrams concerning climate, vegetation, landforms etc. that might help the people in charge of worldpainting, though.


#18

Yea well there are some small mistakes, but they got covered in the revised edition. It’s really useful as a reader’s companion too.


#19


#20

Rivendell by Ted Nasmith