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Scribed in his classic novels along with notes on their importance to the worl. This is a wonderful book Very similar in format and size of the Alan Lee s Lord of the Rings SketchbookThe illustrations and sketches are wonderful as you would expect from any drawing made by John HoweThe only bad thing about this book is that I wish this book cuold be bigger so it could have bigger drawings to be able to see all the details of John Howe s great artwork Althoug the majority of illustrations are pencil drawings the print of some colored ones are too dark and too small Anyway I would recomend this book to any John Howe admirer or Lord of the rings fan

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 A Middle-earth Traveler: Sketches from Bag End to Mordor

A Middle earth Traveler is an illustrated guide to JRR Tolkiens most famous cr. John Howe s work depicting JRR Tolkien s Middle earth is instantly recognizable not only because he worked beside Peter Jackson in bringing The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to film but also for the beauty and drama of his art A Middle earth Traveler is described as a walking tour of Tolkien s world and indeed it does resemble the sketchbook of an artistic wanderer who delights in capturing uick images of the landscapes and people he observes Some of the sketches later evolve into finished paintings but many remain in their original rough but very beautiful statesThe book is divided into many chapters primarily dealing with landscapes and peoples from the Third Age of Middle earth with occasional glances back at earlier days in Valinor Beleriand and Numenor I enjoyed Howe s landscapes which are usually rendered in muted tones evocative of morning mists I also liked his detailed architectural drawings from hobbit holes to elven flets to massive stone fortifications in Gondor and Mordor His depictions of hobbits men dwarves elves and orcs are admirable as well While it is true that no one artist can completely satisfy every reader of works as complex and beautiful as those of JRR Tolkien John Howe along with Alan Lee Ted Nasmith and a very few others at work today come closest to creating an artistic vision which matches the literary vision of Tolkien himself

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Eation with lavish art showing the many locations and characters the author de. I love John Howe s work but this book has two serious problems First it s riddled with typos and misspellings which I could look past but the second poor print uality I can t The color images are so dark they are almost as clear as viewing the Mona Lisa placed at the bottom of a vat of molasses while wearing welding goggles The pencil drawings that make up most of the art are the opposite They are very light and almost uniform in their grey color this losing a lot of shadow and contrast This makes the detail difficult to discern Maybe I got a bad run Haven t had a chance to reference another copy so don t know


12 thoughts on “ A Middle-earth Traveler: Sketches from Bag End to Mordor

  1. says:

    I knew this book should be great but it's AMAZING!! I have already sketchbook by Alan Lee, which is great, but this one I like even. It contains not only in pencil sketches but paintings also. Lot's of inspiration for an artist or a fan of fantasy.

  2. says:

    John Howe's work depicting J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle earth is instantly recognizable, not only because he worked beside Peter Jackson in bringing The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to film, but also for the beauty and dram

  3. says:

    With solid footnotes even the most casual follower of Tolkien's world will glean what these drawings and designs are all about. John Howe is such a masterful artist and illustrator that everything from sketches to full painting reveal his passion to create images to haunt, invite and thrill readers into the worlds hewn to such clarity of purpose that it's hard to resist falling into them from time to time.
    This is worthy of ANY

  4. says:

    I love John Howe's work but this book has two serious problems. First, it's riddled with typos and misspellings which I could look past but the second, poor print quality, I can't. The color images are so dark they are almost as clear as viewi

  5. says:

    Placed other books for size comparison. Gave a few examples of the images inside the book, in general it is a satisfying book to read / look at and imo it is a good addition to your library even for only displaying.

  6. says:

    If you're a fan of middle earth art, this is worth adding to your collection. John writes like an academic and takes the reader to all sorts of places they might not be familiar with if their only experience is with the movies that he worked on. He is very talented with his pencils. My only complaint might be that some of the paintings (i.e. not drawings) are quite dark and difficult to see in anything less than a very well lit room I'd hav

  7. says:

    This is a wonderful book. Very similar in format and size of the Alan Lee's Lord of the Rings Sketchbook.
    The illustrations and sketches are wonderful as you would expect from any drawing made by John Howe.
    The only bad thing about this book is that I wish this book cuold be bigger, so it could have bigger drawings to be able to see all the details of John Howe's great artwork. Althoug the majority of

  8. says:

    The sketches in this book are absolutely amazing!! It’s a must have for any Lord of the Rings fan. It is full of detailed

  9. says:

    Absolutely stunning art book!
    If you have watched the LOTR and Hobbit trilogies, many of the drawings contained in this book will look familiar.
    It contains mainly pencil sketches, but also a few colour spreads as well.
    This book is the perfect companion to the Lord of the Rings by Alan Lee.
    I am now waiting impatiently for the

  10. says:

    What a beautiful book! Presented as a walking tour book, John Howe's stunning pencil drawings and paintings fill every page. You can

  11. says:

    This is a must buy for all Tolkien fans, or those who enjoy browsing good fantasy illustrations. In fact don’t just buy one, buy two

    Looking at some of those illustrations I just wish I knew how John painted grass so well.

  12. says:

    Way too many places in the text was questionable or downright wrong, especially any description relating to cartography or names. I get annoyed that what could been a very good book is tarnished by sheer incompetence in the