1992: Illustrated anniversary edition of The Lord of the Rings. His paintings in this version were the basis for his work in the films.
Did You Know?
To draw a tree, to pay such close attention to every aspect of a tree, is an act of reverence not only toward the tree, and toward the earth itself, but also our human connection to it. This is one of the magical things about drawing -- it gives us almost visionary moments of connectedness.
Widely recognized as one of the most popular and prolific fantasy artists in the world.