Friday, December 19, 2014

Paintings: Hobbit Illumination

This series of beautifully illuminated bookplates by Soni Alcorn-Hender is utterly brilliant. I was heart-broken when there weren't prints for sale.

Better yet, scroll down to the bottom for a little insight into the backstory of Thranduil compiled from the series' appendices that may shed some light on his motives.  If you've seen the movies but never read the books, they may help you understand what's up with the Elven King.
"Hobbit 'Illuminations': using European medieval illuminations and bookplates as an inspiration, this was an experiment to create illustrations that might look like they came from the books of Middle-earth itself.

16 x 24 cms, very mixed media on heavyweight, coldpress watercolour paper. Finished in oil paints."

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