Thanks for responding guys, it's great to hear other poeples views on him, Allen Lee is also a briiliant artist, you should check out the illustrations in a book I have read composed of all the other smaller tales of Tolkiens, called Tales from a perilous Realm
, you probs know the one I'm talking about, the one with the Adventures of Tom Bombadil
, released quite recently as a compilation of books. The illustrations are by Allan Lee and they are also really amazing in terms of a quality and time spent producing them.
You guys might have heard of Chris Riddell? He has been involved with comment and debate in the Guardian/The Observer Magazine, he produces artwork of different style but it his stuff is also of amazing quality. He has co-written the Edge Chronicles book series for children and the illustrations in the books are truelly brilliant. You should check his stuff out on the Guardian/Observer website. http://browse.guardian.co.uk/search?sea ... ian=Search