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Old 02-01-2016, 01:22 AM
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LOTR artworks - 1980s

Greetingz,
In the late 1970s and the early 1980s I joined with others in a wondrous love for the JRR Tolkien epics.
This was before digital images so my records from those days are dodgy analogue quality.
Anyway, I was a tester for a printer and I punished synthetic paper mercilessly by doing LOTR interpretations.
Here are two images from those days:





Impositioned for a magazine publication late May 2016
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Beautiful work.
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Re: LOTR artworks - 1980s

These are amazing works. The style link the pieces together. There's a dark hint and very polished execution.
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Oh yeah, you captured the feel and look of the the book incredibly well. I share that love for LOTR. It is wonderfully descriptive for the reader, and especially so for an artist! Gosh, really fine and expressive work. You caught the look before it ever made it to the films we know today. A tribute to fine writing/storytelling by Tolkien and your creative hand. Thanks for sharing!
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Such rich quality! The intricate depth is so complimentary to Tolkien's writing style!
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Hello everyone,
Great to see visitors' LOTR comments. The legends and stories really did belong to us in the 1970s.
To cheer them along I'm posting two small pictures of woeful quality.
It's the best I can do because no better exist.


Gollum agonising below the stairs to Cirith Ungol, circa 1982 - 83
Black enamel oil paint on synthetic three phase sheets...


Saruman with the Palantir of the Pinnacle of Orthanc, circa 1982 - 83
Black enamel and umber on synthetic sheets...

I hope I've spelled everything right. Quoting off the top of my head...
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Your drawings are amazing, you've really captured the feel for the LOTR mythology.
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Thanks for your comment DarkFlights
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Wow, Pieter, your style and execution produce so much drama and excitement in these works. I am still with you and popping in daily but have visitors from South Africa and it has been a runaround. They left yesterday so back to the studio to have some fun with modules 2 and 3.
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Very Cool works indeed!!
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Re: LOTR artworks - 1980s

I likes these very much.
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awesome! amazing! inspiring!
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Re: LOTR artworks - 1980s

Hello LOTR fans,

I scanned a couple more.
These are from the early 1980s.
Analogue poor quality. Sorry about that.


Luthien Tinuviel dancing charms.


Radagast the Brown.
I made a play on a picture I found in National Geo.
Also toyed with gold leaf effects. Just for fun.

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