Jian Guo, a Chinese artist known as Breathing2004 on DeviantArt, almost literally took my breath away when I first saw these images. Wonderful, haunting, fun and endlessly explorable, these stained-glass visions of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic classic scence from Lord of the Rings are simply wonderful.
More of Jian Guo’s art, including some equally wonderful, though stylistically different, artwork of World of Warcraft, can be found on his DeviantArt page. Somebody’s got to snap this guy up to do some cover art.
So, how cute is this? Not that I have a kid, but this would totally be hanging on the wall of his/her nursery if I did!
Cover Art for “Gods of Risk” by James S.A. Corey
As tension between Mars and Earth mounts, and terrorism plagues the Martian city of Londres Nova, sixteen-year-old David Draper is fighting his own lonely war. A gifted chemist vying for a place at the university, David leads a secret life as a manufacturer for a ruthless drug dealer. When his friend Leelee goes missing, leaving signs of the dealer’s involvement, David takes it upon himself to save her. But first he must shake his aunt Bobbie Draper, an ex-marine who has been set adrift in her own life after a mysterious series of events nobody is talking about. Set in the hard-scrabble solar system of Leviathan Wakes and Caliban’s War, Chemistry deepens James S. A. Corey’s acclaimed Expanse series.
Let’s just cut to the chase here: it’s a new James S.A. Corey novella; it’s probably gonna be awesome. Seems like a no brainer, to me.
Because I’m currently nearing the end of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and also recently completed The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for the nth time, I’ve got Zelda on my mind. So, a gallery of some of my favourite Zelda-inspired fan art:
Where able, I’ve sourced the original artist. What are your favourite pieces of The Legend of Zelda fan art?
Another day, another piece of Terry Brooks cover art. Even I’m starting to get tired of posting it! Not much to say; fits in well with the other volumes in the trilogy, Wards of Faerie (REVIEW) and Bloodfire Quest.