Записи с темой: sketch (список заголовков)

More Hannibal

I’m gradually warming to the idea of doing more with this – a Hannibal graphic novel; now that would have been a childhood dream of mine… I’ve just come back from five days with my parents, which were largely spent drawing. First up, a dump of some sketches – Hannibal in the Alps, an age-up […]

@темы: Hannibal, art, barca, carthage, drawing, horse, rome, second punic war, sketch


Second Punic War – Reloaded

So, I’m going to do something outrageous. I’m going to leave Tolkien – at least for the time being and a few side projects. You may now say, “Why Hannibal? Where’s all this coming from all of a sudden?” I’ve been a fan of Hannibal since the late eighties. When I was thirteen to sixteen, […]

@темы: Hannibal, art, drawing, sketch, sketches


The Darkening of Valinor

  (I’ll update this post with the finished version and possibly progress shots when I get to it!) This is a commission I took on last November (…!), for a wonderful guy and one of the greatest clients I’ve ever worked with. He wanted a painting of F

@темы: F, art, drawing, finwe, how-to, illustration, lineart, mandos, manwe, morgoth, nienna, painting, silmarillion, sketch, technique, tolkien, ungoliant, walkthrough, watercolour, yavanna


Fingon and Aredhel – mixed media experiment

I doodled a very nice Fingon and Aredhel into my sketchbook yesterday – with coloured pencil, which yielded some really charming results. I decided to try watercolour on top of those – only to realise that my coloured pencils were water soluble. So I printed the sketches out on watercolour paper again, and got to […]

@темы: fingon, coloured pencil, art, aredhel, how-to, mixed media, silmarillion, sketch, technique, tolkien, walkthrough, watercolour


Tolkien-Tag am Niederrhein

I spent the weekend at Tolkien-Tag am Niederrhein (Tag being the German word for day; just in case you thought it was a weird game of tag, you’re it.) Had a bunch of very nice conversations and a drawing workshop, and sold a couple of prints – and got some art done! It’s always a […]

@темы: F, art, art show, conventions and events, curufin, drawing, finwe, horse, silmarillion, sketch, sketchbook, tolkien


The Darkening of Valinor (and other odds and ends)

Firstly, I’m finally drawing again – there’s still a whole load of tests that need to be marked over the next month, but most of the other work is out of the way. This is a commission about the Darkening of Valinor – this will be the centre piece, with F

@темы: F, art, finwe, silmarillion, sketch, tolkien


The harp no longer sings

This is a concept that has occupied me for years, resulting in several pieces already. It’s symbolic rather than illustrative of any given passage in the text – Maglor, a remnant of the Elves in Middle-earth but excluded from his people, caught in a world of his own where music no longer brings consolation, surrounded [...]

@темы: watercolour, walkthrough, tolkien, technique, sketch, silmarillion, painting, maglor, illustration, how-to, art


Custom sketchbooks!

After being asked whether I’d do them for others as well, I decided I would. Get your customised sketchbook! Here’s the deal. :)    

@темы: drawing, art, sketchbook, sketch


One little, two little, fifteen little Noldor

I sat down yesterday for a reality check. Am I deluded? These all look different to me, even without their characteristic hair. So yes, they are all related (fathers and brothers and sons and daughters and cousins), so they are all immortal and ageless, and they are all beautiful in the same ethereal Elven way, [...]

@темы: turgon, tolkien, sketch, silmarillion, nerdanel, maglor, maedhros, galadriel, finrod, fingon, fingolfin, finarfin, drawing, curufin, celegorm, caranthir, art, aredhel, amrod, amras, F


Spirit of Fire

Added just a bit of colour to the Hobbit Feest sketch of F

@темы: watercolour, tolkien, thangorodrim, sketch, painting, meadhros, maedhros, art, angband, F


Hobbit Feest

Last weekend was Hobbit Feest at Kasteel de Berckt in Baarlo, Netherlands. It was a wonderful and cosy experience (probably too cosy from the organisers’ points of view, as there were really not enough visitors). Though it was rather quiet, I loved it there – I met up with loads of Loughborough friends again, and [...]

@темы: F, art, art show, baarlo, convention, conventions and events, drawing, hobbit feest, silmarillion, sketch, tolkien


Staffroom sketches

Following the thought of what would have become of Elur

@темы: art, illustration, maedhros, pastel, silmarillion, sketch, sketchbook, tolkien


When spirits walk, as some may say

Some artwork for my “Rhyddion Chronicles”. Branwen (who’s been recently renamed as “Branwyn” is the male form) as well as a little illu of the very last chapter, which has parallels with the Children of H

@темы: Branwen, Rhyddion, art, sketch


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

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