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Offline 5th Knight of Xar

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Original artwork by Angus McBride
« on: March 10, 2018, 01:09:14 PM »
I know it's a hopeless subject to bring up, as many have tried locating them before. As a roleplayer and artist myself, McBride's illustrations for the covers of countless rulebooks and campaign modules were THE major source of inspiration that made me start creating artwork myself. Now decades later, I've been lucky enough to work with game companies as a freelance artist, and on my own projects, creating fantasy artwork for games, books and more. As a huge fan of Middle-earth, I also collect and create replica items from that fictional universe as well as make 2D artwork.

There is however one item missing from my large and ever growing collection though, an original McBride painting. I've spent years looking for one and I've (almost) given up finding one of his original Middle-earth illustrations for sale. I do know the whereabouts for some of his originals, unfortunately none of those are for sale though. Would any of you know of anyone except Terry, who has original Angus McBride Middle-earth paintings for sale?

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Re: Original artwork by Angus McBride
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 02:40:26 PM »
Hi Raymond,
There is however one item missing from my large and ever growing collection though, an original McBride painting. I've spent years looking for one and I've (almost) given up finding one of his original Middle-earth illustrations for sale. I do know the whereabouts for some of his originals, unfortunately none of those are for sale though. Would any of you know of anyone except Terry, who has original Angus McBride Middle-earth paintings for sale?
I do not know of any item for sale, but you may give Angus' estate a try. They may know something about this. You can find it in Facebook under "Angus McBride". It is run by his widow and - primarily - his daughter. A polite enquiry might bring you some answers :)

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Re: Original artwork by Angus McBride
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2018, 03:03:55 PM »
Hi Raymond,
There is however one item missing from my large and ever growing collection though, an original McBride painting. I've spent years looking for one and I've (almost) given up finding one of his original Middle-earth illustrations for sale. I do know the whereabouts for some of his originals, unfortunately none of those are for sale though. Would any of you know of anyone except Terry, who has original Angus McBride Middle-earth paintings for sale?
I do not know of any item for sale, but you may give Angus' estate a try. They may know something about this. You can find it in Facebook under "Angus McBride". It is run by his widow and - primarily - his daughter. A polite enquiry might bring you some answers :)

Best
Thomas

Many thanks for the suggestion Thomas, but I'm afraid that lead has already been chased down. I was in contact with his daughter earlier, and she could tell me the family still had a few originals in their posession, but none of the original paintings made for the Rolemaster/Merp books. She posted a photo of colored versions of Galadriel and Arwen, seen as greytone versions in MERP, these were unfortunately not available for purchase.

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Re: Original artwork by Angus McBride
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2018, 09:44:30 AM »
I wish you the best of luck.  I tried for years to find a piece from Mr. McBride, even a signed print.  But to no avail.

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Re: Original artwork by Angus McBride
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2018, 11:22:06 AM »
I needed to get some "rest for the soul" and set out to make myself high detailed prints based on the versions seen in the "Angus McBride Characters of Middle-earth". I suspect the image versions I found in a French forum are scans from this book. I've now spent some hours cleaning up the files, upsizing the files and preparing them for large prints. These will be for my own collections, the final versions will be approx 50-60cm in any direction, printed on either canvas or heavy grainy paper. I intend to have them professionally framed and later put on display with the rest of my replica collection based on Middle-earth. Seen below are test version printed at home today, on heavy watercolor paper, slightly larger than A3, MERP book in the shots for scale reference. The quest for the Holy grail continues.


















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Re: Original artwork by Angus McBride
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2018, 05:00:10 PM »
Creating test versions of the framed prints, current frames are 50cm tall x 40cm wide. The final versions will be a bit bigger. Label is custom created, unique for each of the prints.













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Re: Original artwork by Angus McBride
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2018, 08:03:42 AM »
Nicely done.

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Re: Original artwork by Angus McBride
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2018, 02:33:33 PM »
Beautiful!  Wow.
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Re: Original artwork by Angus McBride
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2018, 01:15:17 AM »
Wow, those look fantastic!

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Re: Original artwork by Angus McBride
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2018, 08:20:57 PM »
Nice!

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Re: Original artwork by Angus McBride
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2020, 07:09:52 PM »
Ugh, I wish his ICE-related work was available for purchase. These are beautiful.

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Re: Original artwork by Angus McBride
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2020, 07:06:43 PM »
Agreed. Those are excellent. Love his work.
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Re: Original artwork by Angus McBride
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2020, 11:51:11 AM »
Very nice!
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Re: Original artwork by Angus McBride
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2021, 07:38:49 AM »
Hello!
Very nice, can you upload them or email them?

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Re: Original artwork by Angus McBride
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2022, 10:43:49 AM »
Other than Arms Law, Companion I’s cover art always stuck with me. Having that as a poster would be the pinnacle of my existence
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Re: Original artwork by Angus McBride
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2022, 12:00:24 PM »
I thought Riders of Rohan was awesome too.
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