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CHRONICLES of an illustrator

CHRONICLES of an illustrator
Dragon's Curse Initial sketch for the I.C.E. card, a sketch I was very happy with. Unfortunately, it was turned down. The editor requested the moment before Turin falls on his sword (and to make sure the dragon looked "dead" enough.) So, I resolutely went on to do a second sketch. It was turned down too... So I did another, more or less what I ended up doing in colour. View

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Essay: Concerns of the White Council – Part 1 Concerns of the White Council By Ori’s Quill This essay is an analysis of the concerns of the White Council that is featured in An Unexpected Journey. It is one of a three part trilogy that shows the evolution of the Necromancer’s rise to power, and in the future essays explains the connection between Thorin’s ancestors and the One Ring. It is also an attempt to reconcile the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien and An Unexpected Journey, but also to point out the discrepancies. There are a few small “spoilers” that will not be labeled. The Two Towers - A J. R. R. Tolkien Museum Trail Mount Doom by Alan Chapman The Two Towers is the second filmic instalment of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy book trilogy, The Lord of the Rings.

How do we say (…) in Quenya? There are some unchangeable truths about Quenya: it’s Tolkien’s masterpiece, it’s superbly well-done, it’s beautiful and it’s limited! Due to its vocabulary limitation, I announce here the beginning of my compilation of the NEW QUETTAPARMAR. Am I going to create words out of the thin air? No, no way! That’s not the goal, not the point. Tolkien computer games J.R.R. Tolkien worked for an entire lifetime in creating his amazing fantasy world, Middle-earth. This world of elves, dwarves, hobbits and other creatures became the setting for his bestselling novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Michał Dziekan Illustration Illustrator and character designer Michal Dziekan was born and raised in small town in south-western Poland. He moved to city Wroclaw where he attended Architecture on University of Technology. After three years he left school and moved to Warsaw to work in post production studio Platige Image as a concept artist and matte painter. He stayed in Platige Image from 2007 to 2011, where working on animated commercials and films he got opportunity to gain experience in such fields as vfx compositing, motion graphics animation, animation direction and directing. During that time he was developing as an illustrator and character designer. At the beginning of 2011 he moved to the creative studio Ars Thanea but half year later he decided to star working as a freelancer.

The World of Tolkien's Hobbit Since its first publication in 1937, J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” has been adapted into a 1970s cartoon, a Russian animated short and fan-fiction musicals and parodies. But no adaptation may more closely resemble Bilbo Baggins’ greatest adventure as Peter Jackson’s film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which premieres in U.S. theaters Friday. Jackson’s cinematic vision couldn’t have been conceived without the imagination of Tolkien, whose creation of intricate languages and dynamic characters are immortalized in the inimitable world of Middle Earth. The Tolkien Professor The Tolkien Professor at a Washington College graduation ceremony. Originally from southern New Hampshire, Corey Olsen, the Tolkien Professor, currently teaches in the English Department at Washington College, a delightful little liberal-arts college in Chestertown, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. There he lectures in Chaucer, Arthurian literature, courtly love, the Bible, Greco-Roman mythology, and a full-semester course on the works of Tolkien. In 2007, Professor Olsen was honored with the Alumni Association’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, the most prestigious teaching award given to a faculty member at Washington College.

JRR Tolkien letter reveals poor sales of The Hobbit 16 October 2012Last updated at 10:45 ET Tolkien spent much of his time at Leeds translating Old Icelandic texts A letter from JRR Tolkien to Swallows and Amazons writer Arthur Ransome has revealed the author's concerns about sales of The Hobbit. Tolkien said he would send a revised edition to Ransome "if there is a reprint", adding "sales are not very great". The letter forms part of a collection of Tolkien's writing held at the University of Leeds - where he taught.

Studies on the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien Despite not knowing much about the topic, I have sometimes ventured to write about Tolkien's invented languages and writing systems. A shorter collection of similar writings in Finnish can be found at Kirjoituksia Tolkienin kielistä ja kirjoitusjärjestelmistä. Contents Also available is an English summary for an incomplete Finnish document I once started writing: Writing Finnish in Tengwar. Translations To my continuing amazement, some people have translated my writings into other languages.

University of Wisconsin Tolkien Society University of Wisconsin Tolkien Society Welcome to the web page of the University of Wisconsin Tolkien and Fantasy Society! Last modified: April 24, 2014 Tolkien: Man Behind the Myth O n January 3, 2003, J. R. R. Tolkien would have celebrated his eleventy-first birthday, a most momentous occasion, the same birthday on which Bilbo departed the Shire for Rivendell. What would this venerable Oxford don have thought about his position in Western culture at the age of 111, almost a half-century after he initially published his trilogy? J.R.R. Tolkien and the OED By Peter Gilliver, OED Amid all the publicity surrounding this year’s release of the film of J. R. 'Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit': A Reminder To Tolkien Fans Of Their First Love Seventy-five years ago, J.R.R Tolkien wrote a book for his children called The Hobbit. It isn't just a landmark piece of fantasy literature; it's a movement — a work that's inspired everyone from director Peter Jackson to the band Led Zeppelin to Leonard Nimoy (who recorded his own homage to the book in the late 1960s — "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins"). Yet though it's widely celebrated, The Hobbit's always kind of existed in the shadow of Tolkien's other great work, The Lord of the Rings. Corey Olsen, self-described "Tolkien professor," tells Guy Raz, host of weekends on All Things Considered, that Tolkien fans tend to fall in love with The Hobbit as children, then move on to The Lord of the Rings and never come back. That's a great shame, Olsen says, so he's written his own book, Exploring J.R.R.

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