The Scrolls of Middle-earth : VII. Special Thanks to the Professional Artists
Reading the Epic Tales in Original Form
VII. Special Thanks to the Professional Artists.
The "wow" characteristic for me is the combination of the professional art, the story, and the physical scroll form. The scrolls would be less "quewel" without the wonderful work of the professional artists.
I honor the copyright laws by making these scrolls from published works I have purchased and only use the scrolls for private, family consumption. I do not sell or otherwise make any money from them. They are an investment of time and joy. I only give them to family members for holidays, or in the case of my wife's cousin, as a loan of educational learning tools.
Please buy the artwork so the professional artists can make a living and create more paintings. I will never come close to making the images they envision. Without the eye-popping art these scrolls would be just a fancy wish still collecting dust in my imagination. Honor the artists by purchasing their works. Then, they can devote more time to making portraits of Middle-Earth to inspire the rest of us.