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Записи с темой: drawing (список заголовков)
21:45 

The Alps and Metaurus

What’s a Hannibal obsession without a proper crossing-of-the-Alps picture? I have a large one in the works, but this scene begged to be done first. On their ninth day in the Alps, Hannibal hears loss reports over gruel. I’m working my way to the other important people in the story – the one bearing the […]


@темы: Hannibal, Mago, art, drawing, hasdrubal, history, maharbal, mixed media, painting, punic wars, watercolour

12:54 

New sketchbook, new Hannibal

I love my new sketchbook! It’s a A4 watercolour sketchbook from Stillman&Birn, and the paper is almost too good to be true. It survives two dozen nose corrections with pencil and eraser and multiple layers of watercolour. Yay! King Prusias of Bithynia. The man who sold Hannibal to the Romans (or would have, if the […]


@темы: Hannibal, art, barca, carthage, drawing, painting, prusias

12:08 

Workshop Aachen – we put the water in watercolour! (Mainly from above.)

And another weekend with great fun, fantastic creativity, and abysmal weather. Aachen really puts the water back in watercolour. Thanks to all who braved the rain and storm (and bad lighting!) to join us! Kirsten was again so kind to film some painting demos; I’ll upload the vids when I have them! Until then, here’s […]


@темы: Hannibal, art, conventions and events, drawing, dwarf, painting, painting armour, technique, thorin, walkthrough, watercolour, workshop

21:42 

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

21:41 

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

12:00 

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

18:23 

Harp lessons

This commission really took me some failed attempts – I couldn’t get two people and a harp to work without reference. It only worked when I grabbed my husband and daughter and had them pose for a few reference shots. My daughter’s cutely contorted feet then made it into the drawing. The harp ought to […]


@темы: art, drawing, elrond, maglor, silmarillion, tolkien, watercolour

20:08 

Twenty-year old Jenny finds her calling

I get a lot of comments from people who see my “progress” charts (like this) who tell me that it gave them courage to see good artists aren’t born, but have to learn their stuff the hard way, just like everybody else. 1995 always marked a pivotal point for my art for me – less […]


@темы: advice, art, drawing, personal, tolkien

21:37 

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

14:38 

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

13:07 

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

18:11 

The Drawing of the Sword

(Drawing the Drawing of the sword always results in semantic weirdness.) It was in early 1994 that I realised this scene was one tough cookie. Two Elves, one at an arm’s and a sword’s length from the other? That means a bit of Elf at the margins of a picture and rather a lot of [...]


@темы: F, art, celegorm, curufin, drawing, drawing of the sword, fingolfin, fingon, maedhros, maglor, silmarillion, tolkien, turgon

23:38 

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

00:14 

Beren and L

Finally coming along…  


@темы: art, beren, drawing, illustration, luthien, silmarillion, tolkien

16:04 

Olw

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

14:52 

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

22:00 

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

23:36 

Farewell, sweet earth and northern sky

‘Farewell sweet earth and northern sky, for ever blest, since here did lie, and here with lissom limbs did run, beneath the moon, beneath the sun, L


@темы: art, beren, drawing, luthien, pastel, pastel paper, silmarillion, sketch, sketchbook, tolkien

17:14 

New Silmarillion picture ideas

I can’t seem to stop. O_o Maglor and Maedhros after the latter’s rescue. And one that I’ve been wanting to (re)do for years – the Prophecy of the North. “Tears unnumbered ye shall shed; and the Valar will fence Valinor against you, and shut you out, so that not even the echo of your lamentation [...]


@темы: maglor, maedhros, tolkien, sketch, silmarillion, fingon, fingolfin, finarfin, drawing, art, F

10:51 

Maedhros in Angband – lineart

Poor love. Yes, I feel bad already. I went back and forth with the chain fettering him to the wall; in the end, I left it there – I don’t think they’d trust him to stay put without it, and the chain makes it clear he still has hands (and arms) back there somewhere. O_o [...]


@темы: angband, art, drawing, maedhros, silmarillion, tolkien

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