• Smaug Awakes

    Smaug Awakes Book shot of the pop-up. I've only really put these three pictures up because I had them on file. I will attempt to scan elements - pop-ups are always strange to do because you do so many spare parts - and post them too.

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    Smaug Awakes
  • The Foundations of Barad-dûr (1)

    This is a portion of a huge drawing several yards wide, covering several sheets of paper. The temptation is to just keep going and going - until you're reminded it's perhaps time to work on something else... The Art of the Lord of the Rings Gary Russel HarperCollinsPublishers 2004

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    The Foundations of Barad-dûr (1)
  • The Wandering Fire

    The Wandering Fire Dimensions: 61.9 x 41.8 cm This is the second cover in the Fionavar Tapestry trilogy and the one I prefer. Depicting water is a constant challenge, and very rarely a satisfying one. Every time we are near the sea, I long for cliffs, rain and storms. The Fionavar Tapestry Vol II: The Wandering Fire The Fionavar Tapestry Volume 2: The Wandering Fire - Poland The Ad...

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    The Wandering Fire
  • Dyadd

    Dyadd 1992 Dyadd was the title I was given when the commission arrived, and seems much more original than The Sword and the Lion, title the book was eventually published under. The brief outline was something about marching armies, beseiged cities and was set in Roman times. I think.

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    Dyadd
  • Volcanic Dragons

    A Diversity of Dragons by Anne MacCaffrey and Richard Woods Simon and Shuster 1997 Image done as a filler, basically, to be used with the index, hence all the flat colour. But, certainly a good excuse to indulge. Dragons have such evident tectonic and volcanic aspects, that the idea of a region something like Iceland wirh an entirely draconic landscape was really appealing. Pictures like...

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    Volcanic Dragons
  • Minas Morgul statues

    Minas Morgul statues The two statues that grace the welcoming entry to Minas Morgul. When I win the lottery (perhaps I should play first) I will get these things sculpted as gateposts, just to let travelling salesmen know it'd probably be wiser to ring at the next house... The Art of the Lord of the Rings Gary Russel HarperCollinsPublishers 2004

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    Minas Morgul statues
  • Endpapers

    Endpapers THE QUEST FOR FIRE (La Guerre du Feu) by J.-H. Rosny Ainé, Editions GallimardThe Quest for Fire is a wonderful epic, totally Victorian in treatment, practically high fantasy, so far is it removed from current anthropological knowledge.It was enormous fun, though - mimimalist costume, lots of landscapes and big predators, no golf courses or kitchenettes. An illustrator's dream.

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    Endpapers
  • The Black Knight

    The Black Knight

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    The Black Knight
  • The Summer Tree

    The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay, Grafton Books, June 1992 The Fionavar Tapestry Vol I: The Summer Tree The Fionavar Tapestry Book 1: The Summer Tree - Greece

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    The Summer Tree
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - sketch

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - sketch Originally, I had wished to plant the Green Knight in the middle of a thick grove of trees. The editor's comments can be guessed at by the note on the left: Scrap steed. Ditch trees So I did.

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    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - sketch
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