So this is way late but that's okay because the artist I want to share with you today is super amazing. Not only did he write the Lord of the Rings trilogy he also created a whole other world, language and culture in his novels. Along with his brilliance and creativity in the written word he also had a talent for painting and illustrating. He would create amazing images to accompany his book as well as just painting and sketching as a pass time. There is a wonderful compilation of many of his works called J.R.R. Tolkien Artist and Illustrator By Wane G. Hammond and Christina Scull. I would highly suggest going to a bookstore and pouring over this book, as it is very inspirational. My mother received it for Christmas and after I looked over it on Christmas day I sat down and did a J.R.R. Tolkien inspired drawing with crayons and a piece of scrap of paper. He was such a gifted and driven man and I am so thankful he left behind such an amazing legacy through his art.
And how cool is it that his art was put on stamps?photos all found through google search.
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