Sergey Yuhinov? Who he? Yes, he's completely new to me as well, but it turns out he's responsible for some truly extraordinary illustrations for The Lord of the Rings - and if you don't know what that is, this probably isn't the blog for you!
I was entranced by the Orthodox-style illuminations, reminiscent of both medieval manuscripts and proper devotional icon painting. Here are just four of his illustrations of well known sections from the books as a taster:
|The Ents march on Isengard
|"Ever he clutched me, and ever I hewed him..."
|The Council of Elrond
I found the greatest number of his illustrations collected on this tumblr page; I really recommend you take ten minutes and have a good look through all three pages.