The official Tolkien calendar, this year containing 12 of the finest watercolours by Alan Lee, selected from ‘The Children of Hurin’ by J.R.R. Tolkien and other works illustrated by Alan, and accompanied by numerous pencil sketches, many unique to this calendar.
The Tolkien calendar has become an established publishing event, eagerly looked forward to by Tolkien fans the world over. This year's is more sumptuous than ever, and is not only illustrated by the acclaimed and Oscar-winning Tolkien artist, it has been designed by him, too, with the same care and attention to detail that has seen his work embraced by the Tolkien Estate, Peter Jackson and discerning fans around the world. The content itself is particularly special, as it is inspired by a Tolkien work that is seeing print in its complete form for the very first time.
To accompany each watercolour painting from ‘The Children of Hurin’, the newly published epic tale of adventure by J.R.R. Tolkien, every month features complementary pencil drawings selected by Alan and there are also brand new sketches produced exclusively for this calendar.
Alan Lee has depicted famous scenes including Gollum and Bilbo, Rivendell and Smaug the Dragon in his celebrated illustrated editions of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’, but with these brand new paintings and drawings he will take the reader deeper into the enchanting world of Middle-earth than ever before.
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‘Alan Lee’s artwork has a beauty and lyricism about it. His art captured what I hoped to capture with the films.’
Alan Lee is the creator of the highly successful illustrated edition of The Lord of the Rings, and winner of the 1994 Kate Greenaway Medal for Children’s Book Illustration. He won an Oscar for his work on Peter Jackson’s Return of the King. His most recent work, The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook, is a sumptuous portfolio collection of conceptual designs produced for both Tolkien’s books and Peter Jackson’s movies, together with many new sketches drawn specially for this book.
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