From November, to promote Tolkien/LOTR information, this section will also feature links to articles posted on other websites (acknowledging all rights to the author)
• Article: Building my sketch card collection of LOTR Fellowship and Hobbit Dwarf character sets by Kenneth Ditrich
• Filming for Tolkien film takes over Liverpool City Centre from Echo: ✦
• Warner Bros in Talks for Series Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE) from Variety: ✦
• Why is Tolkien so popular? by Shaun Gunner (the Tolkien Society): ✦
• Announcement: Tolkien illustrator Roger Garland has died by Daniel Helen (the Tolkien Society): ✦
Extremely sad news. LOTR Arts will be posting a special dedication to Roger.
• Article: Where and when was Middle-earth? from the Encyclopedia of Arda
• New Art: Gonzalez's Battle of the Five Armies Artist Proofs
• Article: The passion for the panel by Hadiya
• Continue a number of website/project developments, including A journey across Middle-earth via sketches of iconic locations
• Article This Replica Life – My Kingdom for a Sword by Anthony Gibbs
• Continue the development of A journey across Middle-earth via sketches of iconic locations
• Article by artist Ingrid Hardy
• Recently acquired gems from John Watkins-Chow, including another piece of 'The Ring Goes South'
• Upload concept of: A journey across Middle-earth via sketches of iconic locations
• Article: On The Periphery of Tolkien Art by Holly
• DeLiz - the third card of a four-card panel: uploaded
Postponed until June
• A journey across Middle-earth via sketches of iconic locations
• Article: The inspiration of The Lord of the Rings
• Recently acquired sketches from Jason Potratz and Jack Hai: uploaded
• The Return of the King sketch storyboard, instalment 2: uploaded
• This Replica Life - An Introduction: uploaded.
• New sketches: eleven PSCs from Javier Gonzalez (Blackhilt Studios): uploaded.
• The Return of the King storyboard Instalment 1: uploaded.
• The Two Towers storyboard Instalment 1: uploaded.
• Storyboard: improving the chapter navigation.
• LOTR Arts shop: launch postponed to March, date to be advised.
• Interview with Soni Alcorn-Hender (Bohemian Weasel): uploaded
• The Two Towers storyboard Instalment 2: upload commenced.
• Storyboard chapter navigation streamlined, further improvement being developed.
• The Two Towers storyboard Instalment 2: upload completed.
• TROL improvements: working on fixing mouse-over and other issues in some chapters.
• FOTR storyboard improvements: working on a 'how to navigate' header, 'next/back' buttons and clickable sketch images.
• LOTR Arts upload speed: investigating how to improve the slow upload reported with some browsers.
• LOTR Arts Artwork: added links to artists' websites to all artwork.
• LOTR Arts links to other sites: working on replacing current diamond link image.
• LOTR Arts Links page: added a new section for LOTR forums and will be adding links to various LOTR topic forums.
• Articles: organising article to be posted on 3 February.
• Books: added Tolkien Books.net tags to many book images.
• Introductions: updated/amended wording.
• FOTR storyboard improvements: added a 'how to navigate' header.
• Articles: finalised article to be posted on 3 February.
• Two Towers storyboard: commencing formatting for upload on 2 February.
Second half 2017
• Configure website for tablets and mobiles.
• photos and video of the LOTR Arts collection and display room.
• home page slider, image theme Wearers of the Rings.
• LOTR Arts Shop launch.
• The Synthesis of Being website launch
• consolidate a signature identification list for all LOTR set artists
• Birthday of Peter Jackson 31 October 2017.
• Publication of The Synthesis Of Being: a fantasy rooted in the very fundamentals of life.