Alan Lee is a British artist best known for illustrating the 1991 edition of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Alan Lee's paintings are evocative and imaginative. Rather than just painting the action Alan Lee's paintings of Middle-Earth fill out the environment around the words of JRR Tolkien. Alan Lee was chosen to be the main concept artist for the Lord of the Rings movies ( see the official LotR movie site ) and worked with artist John Howe on the design work..
Here are some pictures by Alan Lee with appropriate links grouped according to the book they illustrate:-
Art from The Lord of the Rings - Fellowship of the Ring - Frodo & Gandalf
Art from The Lord of the Rings -The Two Towers - Battle of Hornburg
Art from The Lord of the Rings -The Return of the King - Battle of Pelennor Fields
Art from The Hobbit - Smaug
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