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The Hobbit Sketchbook by Alan Lee

The Hobbit Sketchbook by Alan Lee

Jul 26 (edited)

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Hardcover released on the 14th November 2019

This richly illustrated book celebrates in words and pictures the beautiful work that award-winning artist Alan Lee produced for J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, and includes dozens of brand-new paintings and pencil drawings exploring the world of Bilbo Baggins.

Since The Hobbit was first published in 1937, generations of readers have fallen under its spell. That magic was reignited sixty years later, when Alan Lee was commissioned to produce a special illustrated edition, and his delicate pencil drawings and beautiful watercolour paintings have become for many the definitive vision of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

In this sumptuous, large-format hardback Alan Lee reveals in pictures and in words how he created these images, which would prove so powerful, matching perfectly with Tolkien’s own vision, that they would eventually define the look of Peter Jackson’s film adaptations and earn Alan a coveted Academy Award.

The Hobbit Sketchbook is filled with more than 100 of his sketches and early conceptual pieces that reveal how the project progressed from idea to finished art. It also contains a wealth of brand-new full-colour paintings and sketches drawn specially for this book, which unlock the secrets of how Alan creates his own magic and provide a fascinating insight into the imagination of the man who breathed new life into Tolkien’s vision.


Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/2YusqEN

Updated:

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HarperCollins have also announced the following

THE HOBBIT & THE LORD OF THE RINGS SKETCHBOOKS DELUXE SPECIAL EDITION

Presenting two richly illustrated books in one elegant slipcase, this deluxe, limited edition boxed set celebrates in words and pictures the beautiful work that award-winning artist Alan Lee has created for J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Sumptuously bound in full cloth, with a miniature colour image embossed into the front board, each large-format volume overflows with hundreds of delicate pencil drawings and conceptual sketches, and dozens of haunting watercolour paintings, including many brand-new Hobbit paintings and drawings that take us deeper into the magical world of Bilbo Baggins.

This very special set unlocks the secret of how Alan creates his own Middle-earth magic and provides a fascinating insight into the imagination of the man who breathed new life into Tolkien’s vision. It is limited to a worldwide printing of just 3,000 numbered copies and each copy of The Hobbit Sketchbook has been personally signed by the artist.


Looks like only The Hobbit Sketchbook is signed and 3000 copies is a big print run.

Amazon UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hobbit-Lord-R ... =8-2&tag=tolkcollsguid-21
Aug 5
Looks lovely. I can see they’re kicking away from the typical movie-style fonts.

Does anyone know if Alan Lee is involved in the new Amazon Middle-earth series? John Howe certainly is. Any opportunity to see more of their art is always welcome (Numenor)
Aug 6
Hopefully for collectors they do an unsigned copy to make it more rare...
Aug 6
Poor Alan. He must be sick of signing his own name.
Aug 6
Although, to be fair, it's probably some HC stooge signing all these, just like those CT signed copies...
Aug 6

Khamûl wrote:
Although, to be fair, it's probably some HC stooge signing all these, just like those CT signed copies...


We need a sarcasm indicator, else future eBay sellers are going to be very misinformed...
Sep 13
due to the price of the boxed set, and the fact I already own The Lord of the Rings one, the standard will do me just nicely. It'll be a freak occurance that I'd get the boxed set.
Sep 20
(edited)
Alan Lee is signing copies at Waterstones in the UK, dates in the link.

https://www.waterstones.com/events/search/author/332510

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Sep 21
No copy shall remain unsigned!
Sep 21
I fail to see why that's bad, or an issue. Many like signed books.
Sep 21

insurrbution wrote:
I fail to see why that's bad, or an issue. Many like signed books.


I'm going to the signing in London, to meet Alan Lee again, and to get him to sign this book. I have met Alan Lee a lot, and he is very happy to sign books with his illustrations in them.

It is not bad, or an issue that he does this, but it means that his signature adds no value to a book. I take an unsigned book with a value, ask Alan Lee to sign it, and its value is exactly the same after he has signed it.
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