Illustrative map maker Dan Bell of North West England has created Tolkien-style maps of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
An ordinary guy from the Lake District began drawing maps last fall!
“He grew ever higher in the Lord’s favour; and he learned great sorcery, and knew much of the mind of Sauron; and he was more cruel than any orc.” ~ J.R.R.Tolkien
“The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it. White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.” ~ Gandalf
“A wandering Elf, a thrall escaped, whom Beleg met and comforted,’ said Gwindor. ‘Yet once I was Gwindor son of Guilin, a lord of Nargothrond, until I went to the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, and was enslaved in Angband.'” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien
“The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.” ~ J.R.R Tolkien
“There he took up again his great Ring in Barad-dur, and dwelt there, dark and silent, until he wrought himself a new guise” ~ J.R.R.Tolkien
A look at scenes that were film, but take out of the final cut of the movie.