Artists and Illustrations Included in This Record

First Artist
Stephan Peregrine
First Illustration
Gandalf's Fireworks

Second Illustration
Saruman's Coat of Arms
Third Illustration
Sauron's Red Eye
Fourth Illustration
Fifth Illustration
Aragorn's Standard

Second Artist
John Pivovarnick


Considers the fact that Tolkien rarely uses any but unadulterated basic color names (red, white, yellow, etc.) and gave unusually positive associations to neutral brown and grey. Also considers Tolkien’s use of color in character identity and heraldry, and traces some of this to literature Tolkien studied as a scholar, as well as his interest and abilities in graphic arts.

Copyright held by Artist



Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien

Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021

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