the scenery of essos
Vasily Vereshchagin (russian orientalism)
The Fall - Filming Locations (Click Gifs for Location Info)
“My production value is going to be the earth; I’m going to use the entire world as my backdrop.” Tarsem Singh, (dir.)
World of the Ring by Jian Guo
Middle-Earth seems like it’s a pretty happening place: plenty of exotic locales to explore, elves handing out gifts, trees to ride when your footses ache, and treasure available only to those courageous enough to take it. If it ever existed in a Tolkien novel or note, then Jian has probably drawn it: his jaw-droppingly resplendent masterpieces tell just as enthralling a story as the novels they emulate… though in considerably fewer words. The lead image: “A Long Adventure with a Hobbit” is available in print form at Jian’s DeviantArt.