Originally posted by Ithrynluin
Yeah, Frazetta seems to be catering to those who like Tolkien as well as Playboy illustrated.
Well, I think the answer is obvious. Middle-Earth has a severe lack of pants:Kidding aside, on the 2nd pix. How the hell did Eowyn remember to put armour but forget to get an underpants?
The 1st picture is by John Howe - titled: The Killing of the Trees, Morgoth's Ring by C. Tolkien, HarperCollins 1994I don't know who the artist is, but I've always really liked the cover illustrations from the paperback edition of the "History of Middle Earth" books:
The Hammer, Grond, was not Morgoth's only weapon in the books.Nice pictures, but for accuracy's sake, Morgoth needs to be carrying a Hammer, Grond, not a sword - aren't artists supposed to pay attention to detail?
Also, from "Morgoth's Ring":Thus was it that unmarked Melko and the Spider of Night reached the roots of Laurelin, and Melko summoning all his godlike might thrust a sword into its beauteous stock, and the fiery radiance that spouted forth assuredly had consumed him even as it did his sword, had not Gloomweaver cast herself down and lapped it thirstily, plying even her lips to the wound in the tree's bark and sucking away its life and strength.
Then Melkor sprang up, and with his black spear he smote each Tree to its core, a little above the roots, and their sap poured forth, as it were their blood, and was spilled upon the ground.
Thank you.The 1st picture is by John Howe - titled: The Killing of the Trees, Morgoth's Ring by C. Tolkien, HarperCollins 1994
The 2nd picture is also by John Howe - titled: Nienor and Glaurung, The War of the Jewels by C. Tolkien, HarperCollins 1995
Mate, you and I are on the exact same page here...For me, John Howe is rather hit and miss. For example, I like the painting of Morgoth, but Glaurung looks awful to me in that second one, it's more a giant salamander than a dragon.