Okay, so I got pretty worked up this past week when I learned that Peter Jackson will be directing the highly anticipated adaptation of The Hobbit. I can finally sleep at night. Oh, and I heard a rumor that Alan Lee, the conceptual artist for The Lord of the Rings trilogy will also be working on this project as well! My only let down is that James McAvoy will not be portraying Bilbo Baggins as I had once hoped. I'm sure I'll live ;) Here are some of Alan Lee's masterpieces that have inspired me.
And here are examples of how he has influenced my work: