the cover design for chinese version <way of kings> volume I (writer：Brandon Sanderson) and now in published by Chongqin University Publishing.but the design of the title has changed.but i like mine much~
This was one of the first concepts I made getting Mines of Moria off the ground.
I don't have as much experience doing environments as I do characters so I learned a lot from doing these early projections of key areas. I actually intended this doorway and the bridge inside this natural cave to be a unique POI, like a special place devoted to all the past Dwarven kings with all their portraits carved into stone. Dwarves had a huge respect for the natural formation of stonework, so art like buddhist relief sculptures were a big influence on this idea.
They liked the motif so much they just spammed it everywhere so all the doors in Moria have a dwarf head above it. It's kinda creepy, but I guess that's the point.
Another rare environment piece of mine, done for Caras Galadon. This was my interpretation of Galadriel's courtroom from the exterior, which was described as a giant mallorn tree in the middle of a clearing supporting many flets, reachable only by ladder.
Utulië'n aurë! Auta i lómë! Aurë entuluva! "The night is passing! The day has come! Day will come again!"
(Elvish battle cry in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad. Before the battle, Fingon cried out ‘Auta i lómë!’, to which the warriors responded ‘Utulië’n aurë!’. When Turgon made his retreat, the Men under Húrin’s command held the rearguard. Turgon’s last sight of Húrin was of the Man surrounded by a pile of dead orcs shouting ‘Aurë entuluva!’)
This is a hand-painted t-shirt, as a contest price for whose picture placed 1st in the "Between the lines" contest of , and . The credit for the idea goes to *LadyElleth. Only the sword is my idea, and the elf in the design is supposed to be Fingon. The tengwar transcription of the quote was also provided by her.