Breathtaking <em>Lord of the Rings</em>  by Jian Guo

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.

  • Paul Weimer (@princejvstin) September 14, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Okay, that’s different! Very stylized

  • Dark Matter Fanzine September 14, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I’d love to, but Dark Matter is a fanzine in the broke can’t-offer-cash-for-contributions sense of the word ‘fanzine’. *sigh*

    I’d love to see his artwork as windows, or at least see it as high-quality prints.

  • Bibliotropic September 16, 2012 at 2:50 am

    I love stained glass stuff like that.

    Of course, the craft-geek in me wants to take those designs and do them in embroidery, too! XD

  • Hilary Treat September 17, 2012 at 7:55 am


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