This study of Legolas, "Elven Archer", is one of the great Lord of the Rings-based works that John Alvin created.
At one point, John decided to go back and do character studies of those who inspired from the world of movies, including this Legolas. He made a list of his favorite characters from the history of film and literature and proceeded to put together an artistic collection of images.
Then he got the license to create art for Lord of the Rings...art imitates life and life notices!
The new book The Art of John Alvin by his wife Andrea Alvin released by Titan Books is, we hope, the first of several books that will show his importance to the history of film.
ABOUT JOHN ALVIN:
"Creating the promise of a great experience" is how John Alvin described his role as the preeminent designer and illustrator of cinema art in the entertainment industry. In a business where you are only as good as your last job, Alvin was diverse enough in style and creative invention to be one of the ultimate go-to artist for movie posters in Hollywood for over two decades. He designed and illustrated some of the world's most widely recognizable movie art. From E.T. to Blade Runner, to Blazing Saddles and The Lion King, John Alvin is responsible for many of your favorite movie campaign images...