Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Digital Art / Hobbyist Premium Member Jian GuoMale/People's Republic of China Groups :iconblzfanartist: BLZFanartist
Recent Activity
Deviant for 9 Years
30 Month Premium Membership
Statistics 300 Deviations 316 Comments 886,289 Pageviews




open a new gallary shop in InPrnt site.…

maybe more convenient  for you t0 buy.


Earendil and Elwing silk scarve by breathing2004
Earendil and Elwing silk scarve

Eärendil means 'Lover of the Sea' in Tolkien's invented language of Quenya. However, Tolkien borrowed the name from Old English literature. Tolkien states (Letters, 297) that the name comes from Anglo-Saxon éarendel. He was struck by its "great beauty" c. 1913, which he perceived as

entirely coherent with the normal style of A-S, but euphonic to a peculiar degree in that pleasing but not 'delectable' language.

There is a poem by Tolkien dated to 1914 entitled "The Voyage of Eärendel the Evening Star" (published in The Book of Lost Tales 2 267–269). Tolkien was also aware of the name's Germanic cognates (Old Norse AurvandillLombardic Auriwandalo), and the question why the Anglo-Saxon one rather than the Lombardic or Proto-Germanic form should be taken up in the mythology is alluded to in The Notion Club Papers. The Old Norse together with the Anglo-Saxon evidence point to an astronomical myth, the name referring to a star, or a group of stars, and the Anglo-Saxon in particular points to the morning staras the herald of the rising Sun (in Crist Christianized to refer to John the Baptist).

Tolkien was particularly inspired by the lines in the Crist written by Cynewulf:[1]

éala éarendel engla beorhtast / ofer middangeard monnum sended"Hail Earendel, brightest of angels, over Middle-earth to men sent"

which can be taken as the inspiration not only for the role of Eärendil in Tolkien's work, but also for the term Middle-earth (translating Middangeard) for the inhabitable lands (c.f. Midgard).

The first line is paralleled by Frodo Baggins' exclamation in The Two Towers (the line appears in The Return of the King in the Peter Jackson films), Aiya Eärendil Elenion Ancalima! which is Quenya, and translates to "Hail Eärendil, brightest of stars!" Frodo's exclamation was in reference to the 'Star-glass' he carried, which contained the light of Eärendil's star, the Silmaril.

Untitled by breathing2004 Untitled by breathing2004 Untitled by breathing2004 Untitled by breathing2004 

city of glory silk scarve by breathing2004
city of glory silk scarve

《荣耀之城》Untitled by breathing2004 Untitled by breathing2004 Untitled by breathing2004 Untitled by breathing2004  





Vision of Time by breathing2004
Vision of Time
 Vision of Time from game WoW 
Garrosh Hellscream 
cover for Brent Weeks' LightBringer by breathing2004
cover for Brent Weeks' LightBringer
this is the cover of the chinese version of light Bringer first part <the black prism> from Writer :Brent Weeks will soon in shop in china~~~~

below is the another copy in progress but not selected by editor.

3 copy SS by breathing2004  


Jian Guo
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
People's Republic of China
I have been working as an archi tacture designer since my graduation, I work as a freelancer illustrator and designer in spare time.I searched inspritions from movies and games respectively and was invited to showcase my artworks on the Blizzard official website for several times as the most recognized inoffical illustrator related to World of Warcraft. I also attended the Blizzard Carnival in 2011 with invitation.
In recent years, I have been immersed in creations of the glass painting style artworks among which the recreation of Lord of the Rings series won me many honors. My first contact to the trilogy was when the movie directed by Peter Jackson was on the show in 2002, I read the Lord of the Rings and the Hobits books after I saw the movie. I doodled some pictures for fun, much to the visual effect of the movie than to substantial appreciation for the masterpiece itself. I gained a more profound understanding though extensive reading later, now I would read the novel every 2 years, whenever I read it I will forget time passing and keep reading thoughout the whole night.
Then I had a chance to know the glass painting style and felt it must be great If I adopt this style to tell a story because it was endowed with a sense of religious magnificence yet the plot is usually unsophisticated, with reasonable arrange of the images, a chapter from the book could be represented in a single picture.
It happened that the Deviantart website was hosting an online Lord of the Rings fan art challenge and an artwork of mine Rest in Gildor's Forest was positively approved, then I started to create the Lord of the Rings series.
Later my artworks Roselolin’s Gift and The Grieve Over A Twilight Star received favorable comments and being posted on international websites,eventually they were selected into the One Ring exhibition in Los Angeles in 2013.

I Just Sold...

nagland by breathing2004


1 week, 1 day ago
12x18 Inch


Add a Comment:
Tha-TG-uy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
I don't suppose you take private commissions do you?
LurkerintheMirk Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Hello JianGuo,
I just want to say I'm a fan of your works, particularly your stained glass collection of Middle-earth. Clearly you know the world and you meld your style with the narrative and details so well. Thank you for sharing your art.

ErelasInglor Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015

I just stumbled upon your Tolkien inspired works, I'm honestly quite inspired, pleased, and awed by your renditions that feel quite close to Tolkien's own renditions of characters that he made.  Well done!  I noticed you like the books as well, have you ever read "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss or The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson?  Would highly suggest them to you if you enjoy high fantasy like Tolkien.  

In any case, thank you for sharing you work and looking forward to more.
akanesarumara Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Writer
Hello^^ Sorry for the spam of favourites but your art is simply so stunning I couldn't hold back, I love your painted-glass-window-looking style especially^^ 
merenwen99 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is stunning! :heart:
You deserve so much more recognition! :huggle:
Anne-annie-annet Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student General Artist
I just found your artwork and it´s amazing! I wish I could have some of your illustrations on my Lotr-wedding amazing.
Tyrannuss555 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Are you planning on doing the story of Celebrimbor
Flane-kanja Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just finished framing a print of your work that I bought off DA as a Christmas present for my Father! It looks fantastic and the colours are beautiful! Keep up the great work!
CaptainBritish Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there anywhere I can buy as a print from you? I desperately want it but I can't find it anywhere on your DeviantArt.
Deep6Howl Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art amazes me beyond belief, it is clear that much of your time went into your research and work and that you love what you do, I love seeing your artworks they are very inspirational!
Add a Comment: