Middle Earth is a place of fantasy, adventure, and beauty. It has more than a few things in common with fairy tales, and artist Jian Guo has applied a storybook look to the story of The Hobbit in this stunning image. The painting follows Bilbo Baggins from Bag End all the way to the Lonely Mountain and stops along the journey to highlight key parts of the book. I love how it’s reminiscent of illuminated manuscripts and stained glass; the details and colors practically jump off the page.
Click the image to enlarge and see the gorgeous details; you can even buy a print. Check out more examples of his LOTR work after the break.
(via Being a Geek)