[Middle Earth] Frank Frazetta's Middle Earth

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[Middle Earth] Frank Frazetta's Middle Earth

Post by Havard » Sat May 19, 2012 9:30 pm

Frank Frazetta's take at illustrating the Lord of the Rings:

http://io9.com/5911710/frank-frazettas- ... ddle-earth

How would this have made for a different RPG setting? :)


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Re: [Middle Earth] Frank Frazetta's Middle Earth

Post by Sturm » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:12 am

Saw this just now due to Falconer's post in the forum request thread.
Very interesting link!

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Re: [Middle Earth] Frank Frazetta's Middle Earth

Post by Yaztromo » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:08 am

Frank Frazetta is a great artist!
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Re: [Middle Earth] Frank Frazetta's Middle Earth

Post by night_druid » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:30 am

I note a distinct lack of pants in Frank's Middle Earth...;)
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Re: [Middle Earth] Frank Frazetta's Middle Earth

Post by Yaztromo » Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:25 pm

That's a feature (not) present in most of his works...
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Re: [Middle Earth] Frank Frazetta's Middle Earth

Post by rabindranath72 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:48 am

I am a bit ambivalent when it comes to Frazetta's art. On the one hand, it's always astounding, on the other, the fidelity to the source material is questionable at best, which somewhat sours the experience for me. For example, in an interview he said he had never read any Conan yarns (and I can clearly see it when looking at some of his pieces).
In this case, from Eowyn's drawing it's clear he is not following what Tolkien wrote; how can anyone look at her and NOT notice she is a woman is beyond me :shock:

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Re: [Middle Earth] Frank Frazetta's Middle Earth

Post by night_druid » Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:26 am

rabindranath72 wrote:In this case, from Eowyn's drawing it's clear he is not following what Tolkien wrote; how can anyone look at her and NOT notice she is a woman is beyond me :shock:
Maybe it says more about the men of Rohan... ;)
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Re: [Middle Earth] Frank Frazetta's Middle Earth

Post by Yaztromo » Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:41 am

Nevertheless, he created the visual experience of many major franchises, going straight to popular immagination.
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Re: [Middle Earth] Frank Frazetta's Middle Earth

Post by rabindranath72 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:00 pm

night_druid wrote:
rabindranath72 wrote:In this case, from Eowyn's drawing it's clear he is not following what Tolkien wrote; how can anyone look at her and NOT notice she is a woman is beyond me :shock:
Maybe it says more about the men of Rohan... ;)
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Re: [Middle Earth] Frank Frazetta's Middle Earth

Post by Big Mac » Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:06 am

rabindranath72 wrote:
night_druid wrote:
rabindranath72 wrote:In this case, from Eowyn's drawing it's clear he is not following what Tolkien wrote; how can anyone look at her and NOT notice she is a woman is beyond me :shock:
Maybe it says more about the men of Rohan... ;)
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