Silmarillion Project, Dresden Codak

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Silmarillion Project, Dresden Codak

Postby wilko185 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:34 pm

http://silmarillionproject.tumblr.com/

Aaron Diaz wrote:It’s a side project I do in my free time to create a painted illustration to accompany every chapter in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Silmarillion, as well as provide supplementary illustrations to round out the characters and world in general. My motivation is to create a Middle-Earth visually unique from the style of the Peter Jackson films. I like the movies, but I miss the days when there was more diversity and interpretation to Tolkien illustrations.

A second motivation is to provide a greater representation of women and people of color in the narratives.[...]

Won't be to everyone's taste, but I think the anime look can work quite well for the Valar and elves.
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Re: Silmarillion Project, Dresden Codak

Postby siddharth » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:56 pm

This does offers a fresh new stylistic interpretation of Tolkien. I can see it will totally not work for anime-haters.

Personally, I love the paintings.
Not so much the sketches though. The Elves look good (except for the pointy ears) but I don't like the Valar.
I like the Annatar here. But Morgoth not. Looks like a dumb brute than anything. :D

My favorite of the whole lot is the meeting of Thingol and Melian. Brilliant.
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