Numenorean design motifs

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Re: Numenorean design motifs

Postby Iodo » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:44 pm

Inspiration from an unlikely source

I was researching Victorian and Edwardian metal engraving, specifically on guns, for a steampunk costume I've been working on and here's the page of sketches I ended up with after studying a lot of pictures on google:

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And I still can't get over how similar some of the patterning is to the designs on this thread, I have no idea if this was one of Tolkien's inspirations or if it's just pure coincidence :?:

Food for thought anyway :mrgreen:
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Re: Numenorean design motifs

Postby caedmon » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:27 pm

Iodo wrote:Inspiration from an unlikely source

I was researching Victorian and Edwardian metal engraving, specifically on guns, for a steampunk costume I've been working on and here's the page of sketches I ended up with after studying a lot of pictures on google:


And I still can't get over how similar some of the patterning is to the designs on this thread, I have no idea if this was one of Tolkien's inspirations or if it's just pure coincidence :?:

Food for thought anyway :mrgreen:



Oh, yes. The Professor was VERY influenced by the illustration and craft design of his childhood. You should compare his work to the illustrator Kay Nielson. I had a big op

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Re: Numenorean design motifs

Postby Iodo » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:48 pm

caedmon wrote:Oh, yes. The Professor was VERY influenced by the illustration and craft design of his childhood. You should compare his work to the illustrator Kay Nielson. I had a big op

Wow, up until now I hadn't heard of Kay Nielsen, his art is so similar to Tolkien's, very cool :P
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Re: Numenorean design motifs

Postby Darnokthemage » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:05 pm

I have to protest! The third drawing is actually made by John Bauer, One of SWEDENS (NOT DENMARKS! >:() finest artist, here are some more works of his.

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Re: Numenorean design motifs

Postby Iodo » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:19 am

I don't stand a chance of noticing such things :mrgreen:
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Re: Numenorean design motifs

Postby Elleth » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:14 am

Well this is cool -

looking through Cedarlore's back catalog, I saw a reference to this thing he made some time back using some of the Professor's doodle-patterns:

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BNKt2vIFq-Q/

I have loved that flower-in-a-wedge pattern of his for ages. How cool to see it in use!

... and it seems it would pair quite nicely with caedmon's girdle-pouch. :mrgreen:
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