The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Sketchbooks. Special Edition, 28 Nov 2019.
Presenting two richly illustrated books in one elegant slipcase, this deluxe, limited edition boxed set celebrates in words and pictures the beautiful work that award-winning artist Alan Lee has created for J. Tolkiens The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Sumptuously bound in full cloth, with a miniature colour image embossed into the front board, each large-format volume overflows with hundreds of delicate pencil drawings and conceptual sketches, and dozens of haunting watercolour paintings, including many brand-new Hobbit paintings and drawings that take us deeper into the magical world of Bilbo Baggins. This very special set unlocks the secret of how Alan creates his own Middle-earth magic and provides a fascinating insight into the imagination of the man who breathed new life into Tolkiens vision. It is limited to a worldwide printing of just 3,000 numbered copies and each copy of The Hobbit Sketchbook has been personally signed by the artist.
Alan Lees artwork has a beauty and lyricism about it. His art captured what I hoped to capture with the films. Praise for the Great Tales trilogy: [The Children of Húrin is] the darkest of all Tolkiens tales.
Alan Lees illustrations complement the writing splendidly. Critical moments are caught [in Beren and Lúthien], as in The Children of Húrin , by Alan Lees nine outstanding colour plates. Alan Lee was born in Middlesex in 1947. His illustrated books include Faeries (with Brian Froud), Castles and Merlin Dreams, and the three Great Tales of Middle-earth: The Children of Húrin, Beren and Lúthien, and The Fall of Gondolin.
He has worked on such prestigious films as Erik the Viking (Terry Gilliam), Legend (Ridley Scott), and the acclaimed NBC miniseries Merlin. He is best known, however, for his work on the books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and now the film versions. The item "Alan Lee The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Sketchbooks Deluxe Box Set" is in sale since Sunday, August 4, 2019.