Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Ukrainian Icon Style Lord Of The Rings

Here. Suggesting a time when the story was illustrated by Orthodox religions. Note: contains creepy-as-hell Shelob five pages down.

Most of the scenes are instantly recognisable, others take a moment (the Council of Elrond would look much like any group of people sitting around a table without the names attached) but many of them give it a timeless feel, suggesting a story told for centuries that has passed into legend, as it surely would in the Fourth Age of Middle-Earth.

And it has me thinking about a fantasy setting where stories of equal renown are told and retold, distorted by time, and the shadow that threatened the land is long gone... or is it? And still they inspire, and perhaps contain a truth that could save all.

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