Anke Eissmann

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Postby Aliana » Sat Apr 12, 2003 12:25 pm

I've been noticing a lot of her pictures in the Gallery, and I must say I really like them. They are really nicely executed paintings, very colorful and detailed. She is not as famous as a lot of other Tolkien artists (Lee, Howe, Nasmith, etc), but really seems to have an impressive body of work. <BR><BR>She seems to depict a lot of the smaller, "quieter" moments from the books rather than "wide shots" or grandiose battle scenes, and I appreciate that. I feel her work captures the subtle emotional content of the novels very well.<BR><BR><a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/gallery_results.cfm?Author=Eissmann' target=_blank>Full gallery listings for Anke Eissmann</a><BR><BR><a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/docs/883.html' target=_blank>"Visions of Middle-Earth</a> (an article about the artist)<BR><BR><a href='http://anke.edoras-art.de/' target=_blank>Anke's website</a><BR><BR>(Also, she seems to have a teeny Faramir fixation-- not a bad thing at all!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>)
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Postby gladrieltook » Sat Apr 12, 2003 6:43 pm

I've spoken to her (via thread) and RPed with her many times. She's very skilled as an artist and writer.
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Postby Giliath » Sat Apr 12, 2003 8:08 pm

I really do admire her work. It's quite wonderful and truley captures the emotional depth in many of the scenes she depicts. I spent hours trying to figure out why I was so captivated by this one: <a target=new href="http://img-fan.theonering.net/rolozo/images/eiszmann/Eowyn_and_Faramir.jpg">http://img-fan.theonering.net/rolozo/images/eiszmann/Eowyn_and_Faramir.jpg</a> I suppose it's something in Eowyn's eyes. She doesn't get the same credit as Howe or Lee, but she certainly deserves it. <BR><BR><i>Also, she seems to have a teeny Faramir fixation-- not a bad thing at all</i><BR>Of course it's not a bad thing. Plus practice makes perfect. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby *Haldirs-Wife* » Sat Apr 12, 2003 10:49 pm

I really like most of Anke Eissmann's work,i like the link u gave us gil, i have seen a couple of Eowyn/Faramir ones never that one b4, thats my new fav of Eissmann, eowyn looks great.<BR><BR>have to say i like this one alot - <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/gallery_item.cfm?ID=7409">http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/gallery_item.cfm?ID=7409</a>
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Postby Kaimelar » Sun Apr 13, 2003 12:56 am

Oh my goodness do I love her work! Everything she does is just fantastic. I love her use of color. <BR><BR>In forcing myself to pick a favorite I boiled it down to <i>just</i> two (which was very hard to do)...<BR><BR><a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/gallery_item.cfm?ID=2342">Beren't Trial</a><BR><BR><a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/gallery_item.cfm?ID=1558">Luthien prepares her escape from Hirilorn</a><BR><BR><BR><BR>
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Postby NienorNiniel » Sun Apr 13, 2003 1:46 am

Thank you!<BR><BR>I won't say anything about favourites, but I really like these:<BR><BR><a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/gallery_item.cfm?ID=7264' target=_blank>http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/gallery_item.cfm?ID=7264</a><BR><BR><a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/gallery_item.cfm?ID=1008' target=_blank>http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/gallery_item.cfm?ID=1008</a><BR><BR><a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/gallery_item.cfm?ID=977' target=_blank>http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/gallery_item.cfm?ID=977</a><BR><BR><a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/gallery_item.cfm?ID=978' target=_blank>http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/gallery_item.cfm?ID=978</a><BR><BR><a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/gallery_item.cfm?ID=979' target=_blank>http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/gallery_item.cfm?ID=979</a><BR><BR>Anke's Túrin pictures are really fantastic. Along with all the others... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Howe, Nasmith and Lee go home! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby tee_tookins » Sun Apr 13, 2003 5:58 pm

i found this site, and it reminded me of this post... so this might be of help to u. <BR><BR><a target=new href="http://tolkien.com.pl/gallery/">http://tolkien.com.pl/gallery/</a><BR><BR>its got quite a few of anke's stuff. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Nár » Mon Apr 14, 2003 5:29 am

She's indeed incredibly talented. I love her pictures.
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Postby ElvenArcher » Tue Apr 15, 2003 7:15 am

tee,<BR><BR>I've edited your post to put in a link. You can make a link as you post just by clicking the little "paper clip" icon right above the post window. It will automatically put the link in your post.<BR><BR>Hope this helps!<BR><BR>I've not really frequented "Art" before on TORC, but what a nice forum this is! I think I'll stop by here more!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>
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Postby Scattergold » Thu Apr 17, 2003 12:03 pm

I agree she is incredibly talented.... its unbelievable that she is not yet published....<BR><BR>She is also modest to boot, rare trait in someone so skilled.
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Postby Wandering_Wood_Elf » Fri Apr 18, 2003 6:41 pm

I love her works, especially her lay of leithian pictures and Faramir. Beautiful.
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Postby Canamarth » Tue Apr 22, 2003 3:26 am

I wonder if she's seen this... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>Some of her paintings were sort of published on a CD-Rom in Germany. But other than that, Harper Collins and Co. seem to be blind still. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Ornendil » Tue Apr 22, 2003 1:06 pm

She's an awesome artist. Her paintings are such an inspration.
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Postby tee_tookins » Tue Apr 22, 2003 7:52 pm

aw thanks, *for the link thing.. * im usually doing like 5 things as well as torc.... so yeah.. but i thought that link would help. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><==============()xxxxo Sting Jr<BR>propterty of: The Secret Knight of Dorkdom<BR>protector of The Shire. <BR><BR>RATE MY NEW STUFF!!!<BR><BR>Wraith : http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/ga ... fm?id=7417<BR>Wraith2 : http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/ga ... fm?id=7416<BR>Sam : http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/ga ... fm?id=7415<BR>Eowyn : http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/ga ... fm?id=7414<BR>Arwen : http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/ga ... fm?id=7413
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Postby Khorazir » Wed Apr 23, 2003 4:27 am

Nice thread, this <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Thanks a lot for your comments on my artwork, folks. As for publications ... well, Canamarth is right, it's really hard getting stuff published. HarperCollins Publishers seem to be extremely reluctant to accept Tolkien-artwork from new artists, which is a real pity. They appear to hold the opinion that Lee, Nasmith and Howe are all they need, and moreover all people want. But I'm planning on contacting them again some time soon. Perhaps they have changed their mind.<BR><BR>As for the Faramir-fixation ... well, I would be lying by claiming that I don't like the character, as certain threads down in the Prancing Pony (and the artwork, of course) show. But after what PJ and his screenwriters have done to the character I felt that there was need of presenting some alternative to the ... thing which in the movie passed as Faramir <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Luthien79 » Wed Apr 23, 2003 7:42 am

I'm worried about Harper Collins too. They seem to forget that, as bad as this sounds, their current artists aren't going to be around forever. It is in their own interest to find new talent.<BR><BR>Still, the likes of Alan Lee, Howe and Nasmith have nearly interpreted all the scenes there are between them. There aren't that many areas left really. I have seen several interpretations of the same scene same by the same artist, especially Nasmith. As much as I admire the three of them, there is still need for new stuff to come into publication.<BR>People will want to start seeing new versions of those scenes. Harper Collins will have to realise that.<BR>
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Postby tee_tookins » Wed Apr 23, 2003 7:25 pm

anke ur an awesome artist...<BR><BR>i know someone HC could get...*cough* he lives in my house...raised me....aka...my dad... Im not just sayin that because im his daughter too... <BR><BR><==============()xxxxo Sting Jr<BR>propterty of: The Secret Knight of Dorkdom<BR>protector of The Shire. <BR><BR>RATE MY NEW STUFF!!!<BR><BR>Wraith : http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/ga ... fm?id=7417<BR>Wraith2 : http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/ga ... fm?id=7416<BR>Sam : http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/ga ... fm?id=7415<BR>Eowyn : http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/ga ... fm?id=7414<BR>Arwen : http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/ga ... fm?id=7413
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Postby Canamarth » Thu Apr 24, 2003 5:27 am

Oh, I'm really grateful, that you're setting the Faramir picture right for me, Khorazîr. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>You know what they put into the RingCon DVD? A Decipher Card with What-Passes-As-Faramir. *shudders* Had to look at my wall immediately afterwards to set things right again. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Khorazir » Thu Apr 24, 2003 5:31 am

Ugh, I didn't know they are that evil, Canamarth.
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Postby Aliana » Thu May 29, 2003 9:11 pm

This is pretty cool... When I posted, I didn't know the artist was actually on the boards. Though it <i>would</i> make sense.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Anyway, keep up the great work, Anke. It's really fantastic and deserves loads more recognition.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Giliath » Fri May 30, 2003 12:32 pm

Lovely to meet you Khorazir. I had heard you were on the boards, but I don't think I've ever actually seen you before. I've admired your work for some time and I always get a little leap of joy when I see I new piece. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Khorazir » Sat May 31, 2003 2:32 am

That's great to hear, Giliath <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Yeah, I've been around on TORC for a while now, mostly in the Prancing Pony.
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Postby Giliath » Sat May 31, 2003 12:34 pm

Which explains why I probibly haven't seen you around since I don't usually go to the Pony. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Canamarth » Tue Jun 03, 2003 5:39 am

It's only very rarely that I can drag Khorazîr out of the Pony. She must be really fond of the beer there or something... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR>Any new pictures in the making?
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Postby Khorazir » Tue Jun 03, 2003 5:55 am

More the nice company than the beer, I reckon <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> And the haradaic meals and stuff.<BR><BR>As for new pics, well, I've just finished the one with Tuor and Ulmo, and there are several scenes from that story waiting for a treatment in watercolour. And after having watched the matrix, the thought of drawing a certain character in a long tunic is rather appealing <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Well, we'll see. First I have to get my uni-stuff done.
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Postby Canamarth » Thu Jun 05, 2003 5:08 am

Is the Tuor/Ulmo picture online already?
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Postby Giliath » Thu Jun 05, 2003 1:58 pm

It was the featured art a little while ago on the front page Canamarth. <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/gallery_item.cfm?ID=7840">http://www.tolkienonline.com/gallery/gallery_item.cfm?ID=7840</a>
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Postby Khorazir » Fri Jun 06, 2003 3:23 am

Thanks for posting the link, Giliath <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Canamarth » Fri Jun 06, 2003 4:41 am

Thanks a lot. <BR>Don't you think Ulmo looks kinda fishy? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0>
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Postby Lady_of_Rohan » Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:11 pm

Hey Khorazir, don't you have an extensive online gallery somewhere? I thought you did, at Elfwood, but I can't seem to find it.<BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Do you have one, or am I just imagining things again?
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