Whereas Amazon’s large Lord of the Rings present in all probability wasn’t the success anybody concerned in bankrolling or selling it might need been hoping for, there was nonetheless some great things there, and one of many large issues that I wished to deal with for this put up was the work that went into designing its world.
Whereas we’ve seen Center Earth a bunch of instances on the display screen, from 70s cartoons to Peter Jackson’s six movies, there have been a bunch of locations on this prequel sequence that we’d solely ever heard of. From the island kingdom of Numenor to the Southlands to the Harfoot’s travelling village, the staff of artists—headed by Rick Heinrichs and Ramsey Avery—engaged on Rings of Energy had been tasked with taking a world we thought we knew and displaying us, nicely, you haven’t seen all of it, or at the least not when it was this previous.
On this slideshow you’ll discover a choice of works from a number of the artists accountable for this, primarily those working in 2D on stuff like ideas and setting design. There are hyperlinks to every artist’s portfolios of their names, displayed on the high of every slide.