The writings of J.R.R. Tolkien have inspired a lot of people over the years in many different ways. Perhaps the biggest impact would simply be the amount of fantasy writing that has been produced as a result of The Lord Of The Rings. But there's also been a lot of artwork produced inspired by his creation of Middle-Earth.
Here I'm picking out ten really gorgeous, but very different pieces of Middle-Earth inspired art for you to enjoy. All of this art is available to look at on Deviantart and I would strongly encourage you to go and browse the rest of the artists work. It will be rewarding.
Okay this is kind of fabulous. One of the most highly regarded adventure modules for the original Advanced Dungeons and Dragons ( #AD&D ) was Ravenloft by Laury and Tracy Hickman. It was well beyond the norm (at the time) when it came to atmosphere and storytelling. Well Jason Thompson has procuded an illustrated walkthrough of that module (and several others) which is available as a poster. The 18" x 36" print is absolutely packed with humorous details like those in the detail section posted above. Source: Ravenloft Walkthrough Map Print #DungeonsAndDragons #Ravenloft #RPG #TracyHickman #Dungeons&Dragons
So here's some really cool artwork by artist JP Valderrama which he calls Locked In. On the surface it looks as though Boba Fett has this Predator in his sights. But then you remember that Boba Fett can't shoot much better than a StormTrooper and is in fact the worst bounty hunter in the entire […]
Perhaps one of the longest running rivalries in Marvel Comics… in superhero comics as a whole, is The Incredible Hulk vs. The Thing. Going all the way back to Fantastic Four #12 and perhaps more significantly their full on battle in Fantastic Four #25. Hulk is clearly the stronger of the two (by a log way) […]
Not only is this a really beautiful painting by Joe Gilronan but there's so much going on that you have to take your time and let your eyes sweep gently over it. Obviously starting in the Shire at Bag End, the painting takes us on a tour of western Middle-Earth stopping by Rivendell, Gondor, The […]
Darth Talon for those who don't track all the details of the assorted books and comics is a Lethan Twi'lek who became a Sith Lady as part of Darth Krayt's One Sith (so says Wookiepedia). This all happens 100 or so years after the fall of the Emperor so you can safely assume it's not canon […]