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Pretty...I'd love to read the book if it was completely like this.  Benjamin Harff - Illuminated Silmarillion

Benjamin Harff, upcoming Tolkien illustrator and creator of the Edel-Silmarillion

Voronwë was the captain of the last, and the greatest, ship that for seven years journeyed across Belegaer, seeking a path into the West.  Still, the Doom of the Valar worked against them, and the West was still shut. In despair they turned back, but when already within the sight of Mortal Lands, their ship was caught in a great storm and drowned.

Voronwë was the captain of the last, and the greatest, ship that for seven years journeyed across Belegaer, seeking a path into the West. Still, the Doom of the Valar worked against them, and the West was still shut. In despair they turned back, but when already within the sight of Mortal Lands, their ship was caught in a great storm and drowned.

Illuminated 1400's Bible manuscript

From papyrus to parchment to paper, we look at illuminated manuscripts, books of hours and decorated books through the ages.

Bilbo Comes to the Huts of the Raft-elves:  J.R.R. Tolkien

Bilbo Comes to the Huts of the Raft-elves

Food, cheer, and song.

If most of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold it would be a merrier world. tolkien<<<< so so so true

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Thorin is nearsighted. Every so often Peter Jackson makes me so happy that I forgive him for Tauriel.

Here is a great example of what illuminated text looks like, the design looks very detailed, each little pattern is so accurate. What i like about the illuminated text is the blue outline which makes the S bold and really standout.

Title page of hand-illuminated & illustrated copy of "The Silmarillion" (author J. Tolkien), by artist Benjamin Harff. This spectacular work for the entire hand-bound book took Harff a year.

Realistic names for The  Silmarillion. "This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things"

Realistic names for The Silmarillion. "Elves Behaving Badly" that amuses me greatly because so true! In LotR the Elves are basically all things wise but not so in the Silmarillion

Eowyn - John Howe (I always thought this would also be a great representation of Orual in C. S. Lewis' "Till We Have Faces")

The Art of Alan Lee and John Howe - anduin-river: Theoden, Eowyn, and Eomer by.

Tolkien's The Hobbit, the dwarves' song. Handwritten in a "Hobbit script" I devised myself, based on the script Bilbo use to write the Red Book of Westmarch in the film trilogy LOTR. Written on size paper that has been artificially aged.

Parchment and Pixel: Illuminated manuscript, Book of Hours in Dutch, Two souls kneel in prayer in purgatory, Walters Manuscript W.188, fol. 175r

Illuminated manuscript, Book of Hours in Dutch, Two souls kneel in prayer in purgatory, Walters Manuscript fol. originally uploaded by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts.

This double-page illuminated frontispiece from Walters manuscript W.559 is comprised of two rectangles surrounded by a trefoil border in grisaille. The inner border is gold strapwork with blue squares. The central area is an intricate design of geometric forms and arabesques in blue, black, gold, and green.  Date	1323  AD (723  AH)  Medium	ink and pigments on dark cream laid Persian paper

yama-bato: “ Illuminated Manuscript, The left side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece, Walters Art Museum Ms. The incipit page from an illuminated codex of the Koran (Qur’an) with.

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