Can you point me the way to any good really weird Tolkien art. Silmarillion, LOTR, something where the ??? is really strong, but in a good way.
Hm, idk if I have GREAT recs for this, or nothing you’re not likely to have already seen. @tolrone does some cool/weird/shapesy stuff as well as more standard painterly portraiture, @melkomelko just has some really charming b&w + fashion + alive but flatlining elves, @albuum does a lot of neat background noldor/elves interacting with mundane environments in ways I don’t often see, also I always get the impression that they’re pushing themselves re: anatomy and movement and composition! … uhhh, go to @croclock for dynamic poses, symbolic creepiness, and neglected characters, @eehn is of course king of simplified lighting and hot off-kilter palettes and shapes, i LOVE @chechula and @s-u-w-i’s lines and character design and …cross-hatching? just plain hatching-hatching? whatever, you know, liney shading, fuck off. @turndecassette hasn’t drawn THAT much silm stuff but all of it is literally my favorite silm art that has ever been drawn, and also, it’s kinda odd. I mean clean and classically beautiful and also, “This adventure takes place on the moon, and under the sea. The moon is under the sea.”