Received the Carnegie Medal for his illustrated edition of The Iliad.
Widely recognized as one of the most popular and prolific fantasy artists in the world.
Nearly all of the miniatures for the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy were based painstakingly on his sketches. In fact, he was so impressed with the details in the "bigatures" that he often came by the Production studios and worked on them himself.
(1998-2001) Working in New Zealand on the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Personal Quotes (1)
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.