Maybe Tolkien would be so happy…

…with all the devotion and effort some fans show towards his work. I was thinking about it, you know. It’s not a brand new thought, (what Tolkien would think if he were alive?) but lately this question stuck with me and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I started thinking for instance, how I myself would feel seeing what people think about my personal accomplishments and work. That must be really satisfying and it’s a pity Tolkien didn’t see more, a pity he died…as all humans do.

So, I’d like to share the example below! So great! A fan made those 3-D renderings of the elven heraldic. Really Cool! What do you think? Wouldn’t Tolkien be happy?

(Material extracted from: http://smallpax.blogspot.com/2009/08/tolkien-stuff.html)

Tolkien Stuff

I’ve been doing Tolkien related stuff for a long time, up to something I finished just this week past. I’ve already posted a pencil drawing and a computer vector graphic of Eowyn from “Lord of the Rings,” and a small interpretation of Ulmo the Valar from “The Silmarillion” cut out of heavy watercolor paper. These I am posting now are all cut out of paper and painted, gouache or acrylic.Tolkien designed in colored pencil heraldic devices for elven characters from “The Silmarillion.” I’ve rendered some of them in 3d relief.
These are about six inches across and are, top left to bottom right, two of Idril Celebrimdor, Melian the Maiar and Luthien Tinuviel.
This is a deeper cut-out rendering of a drawing from “The Hobbit.” The black and white is Tolkien’s version.
For this I took the trees from another “The Hobbit” illustration and used it for an image of the arrival of Earendil at Elvenhome.
I did some very small items from his heraldic devices that I am not so much proud of as am very fond of. I’m really just the atelier. (But then so are we all who are aware of God) These are another Idril Celebrimdor (he did a lot for her.), the floral rosette; and Elwe Singollo, Thingol.
I’ve done iconic personifications of “Silmarillion” Valar. These are Manwe of the Winds; Varda, the Star Kindler (the mouth is NOT successful); Uinen of the Sea, which I think works well; and Yavanna, which I’m most happy with. Manwe and Varda are under 3 inches, Uinen is 4 inches and Yavanna, giver of fruition, is 5 inches.
Originally posted by Tommy from RI in 08/08/09
So…what do you think? Sure, there are other examples of Tolkien fans who made a LOT (movies, books, sites, studies) but this one called my attention as it was done for pleasure. Just to do it. Not to sell, not to profit. That I admire. And what counts more to me is the skill involved, which I have NONE!

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