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LOTR Arts

Postby Hadiya » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:02 pm

After many years of collecting, I have created LOTR Arts, a site inspired by The Lord of the Rings, to showcase my collection of books, sketches, sketch storyboards, replicas and self-authored books.

This website launched on 3 January 2017 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien's birthday:

http://www.lotrarts.com

Although I am a member of the Scoundrel Art Community Forums, where the site was formally launched, I have been encouraged to post this announcement also on The One Ring, where I understand there are many passionate and dedicated Tolkien fans and collectors.

Enjoy!

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Re: LOTR Arts

Postby Hadiya » Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:37 pm

Thank you to all who have visited LOTR Arts, and those who have sent messages and kind words about the site.

I am very pleased to announce that Instalment 1 of The Two Towers sketch storyboard (that is, the collation of script, sketches and screen caps of Chapters 1 to 15), has been uploaded at:

http://www.lotrarts.com

Instalment 2, Chapters 16 to 31, will be uploaded on 26 February.

I hope this storyboard recreates some of the excitement and imagery of the epic book and film.

Also, newly posted Article (2), provides a fascinating interview with artist, Soni Alcorn-Hender (BohemianWeasel).
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Re: LOTR Arts

Postby Hadiya » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:56 pm

A quick update on the latest development on Image.

Instalment 2 of The Two Towers sketch storyboard (that is, the collation of script, sketches and screen caps of Chapters 16 to 31), has been uploaded at:

http://www.lotrarts.com/cards/storyboard-tt.

We have improved the navigation between the storyboard chapters and a further enhancement will occur in March.
I hope seeing the completion of this Two Towers storyboard brings back wonderful memories of the film.


Coming up in March:
• article (3), provides an intriguing insight into collecting replicas – this will be the first of a series of articles on replica collecting
• upload of a set of recently acquired sketches
• the ‘release’ of The Return of the King storyboard.

I hope you will visit:

http://www.lotrarts.com

and provide suggestions for site enhancements and future articles.
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Re: LOTR Arts

Postby Hadiya » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:23 am

Another quick update on the latest developments on Image.

In order to provide all the sketch images for the storyboards, where an official Topps sketch was not available, personal sketch cards (PSC) were commissioned from a number of remarkable artists. Three artists undertook to complete the majority of these sketches: Javier Gonzalez from Blackhilt Studios and the dynamic duo of Jason Potratz and Jack Hai. Many of their amazing creations have already been featured in the sketch collection when the site was released in January, however, a number of their PSC were received after this.

This March update showcases eleven of Javier’s PSC. All are poignant and dramatic scenic depictions, three of which are spectacular uncut two-card panels of multi-character scenes, these can be viewed (and expanded for a detailed view of the artistry) at:
LOTR Arts new art.

In addition, the chapter navigation for the storyboards has been further enhanced (with the chapter numbers transferring as you scroll from the top to the end of each chapter). These storyboards can be viewed at:
LOTR Arts FOTR storyboard
LOTR Arts TT storyboard.

Planned for 26 March: instalment 1 of The Return of the King sketch storyboard.
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Re: LOTR Arts

Postby Hadiya » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:40 pm

March 25 is the Tolkien Society’s international Tolkien Reading Day http://www.tolkiensociety.org/.

To help celebrate this event Image is releasing instalment 1 of The Return of the King sketch storyboard at:

http://www.lotrarts.com/cards/storyboard-rotk.


March has seen many exciting developments on the site and there are lots more to come in April:

• article (4) on the inspiration of The Lord of the Rings on art by the masterful artist Keven Reinke and featuring his artwork

• showcasing some recent PCSs from Jason Potratz and Jack Hai

• instalment 2 of The Return of the King sketch storyboard

• adding more elements of Howard Shore’s entrancing LOTR musical themes

• configuring the site for tablets and mobiles.


I hope you have an opportunity to visit and enjoy Image.
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