Tolkien: An Accidental Tourist in His Own World
By Cliff Broadway
"Hobbit" illustration 04 by Andrei-Pervukhin (https://www.deviantart.com/andrei-pervukhin)
Forewordby techgnotic (https://www.deviantart.com/techgnotic)
Please welcome J.R.R. Tolkien expert and TheOneRing.net producer/writer Cliff Broadway (aka theoneringnet (https://www.deviantart.com/theoneringnet)) as he shares his take on the man behind the beloved series of books. Cliff helped build The One Ring.net, a fan-based site created and run by volunteers from around the world and the largest web portal for a single fandom, after working for Sir Ian McKellen(Gandalf) on his website. He has been traveling to New Zealand to cover both the original Lord Of The Rings trilo
by techgnotic (https://www.deviantart.com/techgnotic)
Most denizens of the West think of New Zealand as a little known outpost of civilization somewhere beyond Australia at the ends of the Earth.
Could any land be any farther from the European motherland, birthplace of the Renaissance that is the Genesis-point of the visual arts narrative we continue expanding and evolving today? And yet this remote country of islands in the Pacific has suddenly become a cinematic storytelling powerhouse, a film-friendly factory for the creation of some of the most important touchstone mass entertainment experiences to influence our popular culture in recent years.
Foreword by techgnotic (https://www.deviantart.com/techgnotic)
Christopher Behrens, the 7-year deviantART member contributing this wonderful history of watercolors to depthRADIUS (https://www.deviantart.com/depthradius), along with curating artists and interviews, is a modern renaissance man held in high regard by fans of his unique artistic vision. He is an independent filmmaker, author, and a masterful watercolorist in his own right. His gallery of works can be perused here.
Watercolor by ctbehrens (https://www.deviantart.com/ctbehrens)
he history of painting begins with watercolor as it is the oldest painting medium. Ground pigments have been unearthed in Africa dating as far back as 60,000 B.C., a