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Hannah Christenson

Hannah Christenson is an American illustrator currently living in China. Much of her work is inspired by fantasy, history, and mythology, and contains a strong narrative quality. Each illustration has such exquisite mark-making and a dramatic sense of movement. The splashes of vibrant color and diagonal compositions add striking contrast within her body of work.






To see more of Christenson’s work, stop by her website, tumblr, and blog.

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Frank Frazetta’s Tolkien Illustrations

In celebration of this weekend’s premier of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I want to share some of my favorite J.R.R. Tolkien-inspired illustrations by the late fantasy and sci-fi artist Frank Frazetta. Each illustration has such a great sense of movement, tension, and composition. Enjoy!
For a better view of Frazetta’s line detail, click on each image to enlarge.





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Dale Comte

Dale Comte is an emerging digital artist from Chengdu, China. Another Tolkien fan brought his piece Once Upon a Time in Hobbiton to my attention a few days ago, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since then. His attention to detail, strong diagonal compositions, use of atmospheric perspective, and vibrant application of color truly set his digital paintings apart from the rest.
Click each image to view a larger version from Comte’s DeviantART page.





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