The Lord of the Rings: The Art of the Fellowship of the

The Lord of the Rings: The Art of the Fellowship of the Ring More pictures at parkablogs.com The Art of The Fellowship of the Ring is one of the three art books for The Lord of the Rings The other two being The Art of the Two Towers and The Art of the Return of the King Also available in one condensed edition of these three art books is The Art of the Lord of the Rings.The review you read here will be roughly the same as the ones for other books.The three volume collects over 500 images each, consisting pencils sketches, paintings and sculptures T More pictures at parkablogs.com The Art of The Fellowship of the Ring is one of the three art books for The Lord of the Rings The other two being The Art of the Two Towers and The Art of the Return of the King Also available in one condensed edition of these three art books is The Art of the Lord of the Rings.The review you read here will be roughly the same as the ones for other books.The three volume collects over 500 images each, consisting pencils sketches, paintings and sculptures These are the art from conceptual to execution stage The principal designers are Alan Lee, Paul Lasaine, John Howe, Grant Major, Richard Taylor head of Weta Workshop and Nigila Dickson among other talented artists A full list of credits is provided.The books focus on the set and environment designs of the various Middle earth locations, including character and creature designs from the region While there are also weapon designs, you should turn to The Lord of the Rings Weapons and Warfare forcomprehensive coverage.The commentary and depth of the books are great There are captions for every sketch and illustration provided, both from the artists and Gary Russell These includes the various iterations from the discarded to the final designs used in the movies The artists talk about the English and European influence on their sets and architecture, compositing photos and matte painting, techniques used to create the rich and seemingly authentic world, costume designs and other elements of the film.The books provide a great insight into the amount of art and details required to produce a movie three actually of such massive scale What you don t see in this book is talk on the production aspect, which is left to The Making of the Movie Trilogy and The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide.The Art of the Lord of the Rings art book series is a great resource for fans as well as fantasy artists With complete and unrestricted access to artowrk created over a five year period, this authoritative and insightful book illustrates the creative development of The Fellowship of the Ring This official publication containsexclusive images, from the earliest pencil sketches and conceptual drawings to magnificant full color paintings that shaped the look of the film All the principal locations, costumes, armor and creatures are covered in stunning detail, including concepts, storyboards and images that did not make it into the final filmAs well as a wealth of sketches, paintings and digital images, The Art of The Fellowship of the Ring contains photographs showing how the creative process was realized and a number of stills from the film Contributors include Alan Lee and John Howe, the two artists who inspired Peter Jackson s vision of Middle earth and who worked with him to bring his trilogy to the big screen They and a dozen other designers who created all of these diverse elements explain how they contributed to the development of the film, giving a fascinating insight into how Middle earth was brought to lifeWith text compiled from exclusive interviews with director Peter Jackson, special effects supervisor Richard Taylor, designers Grant Major, Ngila Dickson, Paul Lasaine and others, this unique book celebrates the pivotal contribution made by a handful of people which help turn the first Lord of the Rings movie into an award winning global success This is obviously the first of the trilogy I will be writing them up one after another since I was lucky enough to pick them up as a set Now at the time of the films release which I guess was repeated with the release of the subsequent two sequels there was so much material released about the film, the story even about Tolkien himself it seemed you could not look through the front door of a book shop without seeing something about Lord of the Rings.However now after a number of years inclu This is obviously the first of the trilogy I will be writing them up one after another since I was lucky enough to pick them up as a set Now at the time of the films release which I guess was repeated with the release of the subsequent two sequels there was so much material released about the film, the story even about Tolkien himself it seemed you could not look through the front door of a book shop without seeing something about Lord of the Rings.However now after a number of years including the release of the Hobbit attention has moved on elsewhere and the draw of the books has diminished, at least it has for those who are not diehard fans or people who appreciate a good book.So the books are about the art of the films from concept to final design with the odd production shot thrown in for good measure There is a treasure trove of art here which as I have stated on many occasion, without the presence of a book like this probably would never see the light of day Which to me in criminal considering the hours talented people have put in to their production.So for me this book spans the gap from the visual delights of the film to the classic art of the book, both from its cover and the art it has inspired over the years You see for me the film imagery made the story its own and yet there seems to be such familiarity in every scene and this book captures that essence So like many a book of this type it appeals to the fan of the film as well as those who know and love the story that gave it life This book is one of those titles you could go to time after time and find something new every time If you had the power of the most powerful ring that could save your life would use it, even if it could kill you Lord Of The Rings is a great series especially fellowship of the ring Fellowship Of The Ring is mainly about trying to destroy the ring that created all Frodo, Sam, Gandalf, and so many other main characters, set off on a adventure to get rid of the one ring that controls all A man by the name of Sauron put a majority of his power into this one ring But Gandalf is afraid that t If you had the power of the most powerful ring that could save your life would use it, even if it could kill you Lord Of The Rings is a great series especially fellowship of the ring Fellowship Of The Ring is mainly about trying to destroy the ring that created all Frodo, Sam, Gandalf, and so many other main characters, set off on a adventure to get rid of the one ring that controls all A man by the name of Sauron put a majority of his power into this one ring But Gandalf is afraid that the ring is going back to the dark lord a.k.a Sauron After Frodo leaves the shire home to the hobbits he is pursued by 9 dark horsemen or Ringwraiths After they discover this the head to the old forest and quickly become lost without the guidance of Gandalf the grey since he went on an urgent mission to the south Luckily they run into a man named Tom which leads them out of the forest over several nights After they the forest they meet this majestic man named strider Frodo doesn t know strider and he wants to take them off the beaten path after hearing stories of the ringwraiths Frodo was not so foolish until the the innkeeper gave them an important letter, that was left by Gandalf many months ago that convinced Frodo to leave Strider becomes a epic ranger in the story and saves Frodo, Sam, and two others many times After this they go to an elvish council and decide as a group what to do with the ring Frodo leaves the Elvish city and sets outward toward Mordor The personal connection to this book was the balance between good and evil I say this because the ring is the most beautiful ring and always stays shiny but put it on and you slowly become a different person I thought this book did live up to its promise because it s a great start so far of the trilogy and don t see it slowing down The book does have really boring parts but those building parts build into amazing scenes so the long read is worth the wait This was a great book and I will finish the rest of the series This book is a good read for any fiction lover, the book is completely different to what is out there today The book is an easy read at only 398 pages and time flies by while reading it IF you want a good read READ THIS BOOK This was my favorite book of all time Gandalf is amazing, You sall not past Vs the balrog of moria Found on sale for 1.50 in a charity shop by my wife and son and bought as a surprise for me, it s likely an indication of how good the book is that my son has now nicked it off me Kindly, he let me keep it long enough to actually read and enjoy it.Obviously, the vast majority of the book is taken up with sketches, designs and production photographs but the accompanying captions are fascinating After years of seeing people banging on about the amazing landscapes in New Zealand, it s interestin Found on sale for 1.50 in a charity shop by my wife and son and bought as a surprise for me, it s likely an indication of how good the book is that my son has now nicked it off me Kindly, he let me keep it long enough to actually read and enjoy it.Obviously, the vast majority of the book is taken up with sketches, designs and production photographs but the accompanying captions are fascinating After years of seeing people banging on about the amazing landscapes in New Zealand, it s interesting to see just how many of those tourism driving wide shots are based on composite shots and matte paintings You re a fraud, New Zealand tourist industry Around half of the book is devoted to the film s locations and set design but to me, the most interesting are the character sketches and the maquettes for the orcs, trolls, Uruk Hai and the Balrog I might even get to re read it sometime, assuming it ever emerges from the Mordorian chaos of my son s bedroom I am almost through the book 4 chapters left The only thing that I despise and adore about J.R.R Tolkien is his love of description and the language he uses The book draws on with no need for certain description and needs of description, but the language draws you in and hooks you to the setting, characters, and theme.Though it may also be because I saw the movie before actually diving into the literary world of the hobbits, I enjoy the creativity that rushes from the pages like waves pun heh I am almost through the book 4 chapters left The only thing that I despise and adore about J.R.R Tolkien is his love of description and the language he uses The book draws on with no need for certain description and needs of description, but the language draws you in and hooks you to the setting, characters, and theme.Though it may also be because I saw the movie before actually diving into the literary world of the hobbits, I enjoy the creativity that rushes from the pages like waves pun hehehe I am excited to get through the first and continue on with the rest I have read The Hobbit prequel and loved it and will probably love this one as well 4.5 5 starsBrief remarks Pretty cool, overall I have read the LOTR Trilogy how pathetic is THAT Lame 4.5 5 starsBrief remarks Pretty cool, overall I have read the LOTR Trilogy the Hobbit AT LEAST once year for over 15 yearsit was a neat chance reading this part with the film based art included I think I ll look for the rest of the set check them out as well.My only complaint is I could only find it in a real book at the time versus ebook I find myself no longer good at actually picking up a true book turning pages how pathetic is THAT Lame I am currently reading lord of the rings fellowship of the ring this is a really good book I think the author did a really good book surprisingly he wrote this before the hobbit I think the author did a really good job of telling the landscape and characters I am now moving on to the second book I gave this book 5 stars I recommend this book to any one who likes fantasy happy reading


About the Author: Gary Russell

Gary Russell is one of the script editing team for Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, and the author of many novels and reference books in the Doctor Who range A former editor of Doctor Who Magazine, he also was the producer of Doctor Who audio dramas for Big Finish Productions for eight years He was also an actor and is best known for his role as Dick in the 1978 television series of The Famous Five He lives in Cardiff.


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