Absolutely Stunning Concept Art from Ralph Bakshi's Animated Lord of the Rings

Ralph Bakshi's Lord of the Rings movie was kind of a letdown, even back in the day — and it definitely doesn't stand up to Peter Jackson's masterpiece. But the movie did generate some fantastic concept art. Just check out this concept art from Barry Jackson.

According to a post over at Meathaus, this art comes from Unflitered, a 2008 art book that Ralph Bakshi and friends put out — but the chapter on Lord of the Rings was scrapped due to rights issues. Bakshi posted all of the pages from the scrapped chapter on his blog a while back, and they include some absolutely fantastic concept art.

Check out some of our favorites below — including fantastic monster art by Joseph Zucker — and the rest over at Bakshi's site and Meathaus. [via TheOneRing]

Absolutely Stunning Concept Art from Ralph Bakshi's Animated Lord of the Rings

Michael Ploog's Nazgul concept, plus two paintings by Ed Hirth


Absolutely Stunning Concept Art from Ralph Bakshi's Animated Lord of the Rings
Absolutely Stunning Concept Art from Ralph Bakshi's Animated Lord of the Rings
Absolutely Stunning Concept Art from Ralph Bakshi's Animated Lord of the Rings
Absolutely Stunning Concept Art from Ralph Bakshi's Animated Lord of the Rings
Absolutely Stunning Concept Art from Ralph Bakshi's Animated Lord of the Rings
Absolutely Stunning Concept Art from Ralph Bakshi's Animated Lord of the Rings