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Birthday Bagginses

Happy Birthday Bagginses 2017, with jan-u-wine’s ‘A Birth Day for Heroes’, art by J. R. R. Tolkien.

Posted on 2017.09.22 at 09:40


mechtild at 2017-09-23 00:48 (UTC) (Link)
"I think Tolkien would have made an excellent children's book illustrator as the eyes and imagination are drawn straight into the simple shapes and flowing lives and given freedom to wander."

Which is just what Tolkien does with his fiction writing--giving just enough detail to make it live, vividly, but never too much, always leaving space for the reader's "imagination to wander". I think Alan Lee said he tried to do what you describe in his own illustrating--always leaving visual space for the viewer's imagination to go further than what he has made explicit in the drawing or painting, extending and enriching their experience of the piece.

Aliensouldream, your comments--and not just about illustration--make me think but also expand my heart. Thank you. :)

Edited at 2017-09-23 12:48 am (UTC)
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