Maiden crowned with light


Because Thorin is a *Dwarf*!

Happy Hobbit Day everyone!

@темы: art, sketchbook, sketch, dwarf, thorin, tolkien


In the works…

Too many ideas, too many commissions, too little time, aaaah! … I love my life. It can stay like this.

@темы: amras, art, beren, caranthir, celegorm, curufin, horse, luthien, maedhros, maglor, silmarillion, sketch, tolkien



Loads of leisure at school to scribble stuff in between lessons! Maedhros trudging back to his own people after his rescue and recovery; Maedhros being welcomed by his brothers with what borders on exuberance (for guilt-ridden F

@темы: F, amras, art, caranthir, celegorm, curufin, horse, maedhros, maglor, silmarillion, sketch, sketchbook, tolkien



Not many pictures exist of him, do they? Together with Saeros and definitely not more than five others, he held the sad record of the only Silmarillion characters never dawn by me. Remedied!   Pencil and white gouache in my sketchbook.  

@темы: art, drawing, gouache, pastel, silmarillion, sketch, sketchbook, tolkien


Maglor sketch


Maedhros searching for the sons of Dior

“And the cruel servants of Celegorm seized his young sons and left them to starve in the forest. Of this Maedhros indeed repented, and sought for them long in the woods of Doriath; but his search was unavailing, and of the fate of Elur

@темы: art, maedhros, silmarillion, sketch, tolkien


Messy E

There are far too few E

@темы: Uncategorized


Loughborough Pictures

And look! I’m on the BBC!   Here are some of the quick watercolour portraits I did over the weekend:

@темы: art, art show, eowyn, fingon, lord of the rings, loughborough, maedhros, painting, silmarillion, sketch, tolkien, treebeard, watercolour


Loughborough Log – Days Four and Five

I’ll cover my return journey first, as that was a nightmare I don’t want to cloud the rest of the report. A horror novel could be written about it, but I’ll just throw these out there: Cancelled ICE, 40 degrees outside and 50 in the space between the two train carriages where I was squeezing [...]

@темы: art, personal, tolkien


Loughborough Log – Day Three

I apologise for the third post in a row without any pictures. I’ve taken loads, and hilarious ones, but you’ll have to wait for those until I’m back in Germany. Today started with my drawing workshop, which was great fun. In between teaching the basics of human, Elven, Dwarven, and Dragon anatomy, there was much [...]

@темы: art, personal, tolkien


Loughborough Log: Day Two

It’s terribly late, I’ve got a workshop on first thing in the morning, I’m bone-tired, but so pumped that I can’t sleep anyway. Can I just stay here? In this fantastic Tolkien fandom world? I’ve met all sorts of wonderful people today – Anke Ei

@темы: art, personal, tolkien


Loughborough Log: Day One

The day started at half past five. Actually, it started five minutes before that. Just before my alarm clock went, I dreamt it was morning, and I was dancing around our kitchen in the brilliant sunshine wearing an English football jersey, singing “Three Lions”. A good way to start the day. On to Loughborough, for [...]

@темы: art, personal, tolkien


Fun with textures – brought to you by Tancred of Hauteville

This one was a commission that allowed me to go wild with all sorts of newly-found textures. Before I used them on paper, I tried them out on a separate sheet. The three things I used were: white spirit, effect spray, and granulation medium. The latter are specifically for watercolour and are available in art [...]

@темы: art, how-to, painting, technique, watercolour


Grand Old English Wash Brush or: Painting of Maglor

If you read my last post about art slumps, you already know that this piece gave me a lot of grief. Part of the reason was that the colours insisted on caking up. Even the royal blue that comes out pretty transparent. On any kind of paper and with any kind of brush, I found [...]

@темы: art, how-to, maglor, painting, silmarillion, tolkien, tutorial, walkthrough, watercolour


Art Slump. Next stop: Drawing frenzy.

If you are an artist of any kind, you’ll know this feeling. Suddenly nothing works. Everything you draw turns out like crap. You longingly think back to those wonderful days – maybe just two weeks ago – when everything you touched just magically turned out brilliant. Welcome to Art Slump! I go through those about [...]

@темы: art


Pain and regret

Some people have remarked to me, over the past few months, “You haven’t posted in a while – wow, can’t wait to see what massive project you’re working on!” I’m sorry to say there was no massive project other than keeping sane. The last weeks at school were bad, and the next year won’t be [...]

@темы: Uncategorized


Panis Romana cum moreto

… or, Roman bread with cheese. I had a Roman breakfast with my students this morning, and the Roman bread and cheese we made were so delicious that a lot of them asked for the recipe. I told them I’d put it on my blog and for those of you who don’t speak German and [...]

@темы: cooking, personal


Make stuff.

Spong, a great fiend of mine, is writing a blog about making comics. In fact, it’s about every facet of being creative. He’s got a book out called “Der Comic im Kopf” (The comic inside your head) that’s the next thing on my to read list, and if you can read German, I strongly recommend [...]

@темы: art, comic, drawing


Sketches for bookmarks

These last few weeks have been exhausting. I had so much new art planned but now I think I’ll bake smaller rolls after all, as we say in German. Bookmarks seem like a good idea. Fast, satisfying, fun, and great to sell at conventions. Some sketches on the playground and in a conference to sneak [...]

@темы: tolkien, sketch, drawing, art

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