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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


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


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


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


Ancalagon – painting

I’m pretty happy with how Ancalagon turned out here. Here’s how I did him: For his look, I browsed the web for good closeups of… lizards. There’s an awful lot of great lizards out there – horned lizard, dragon lizard, and armadillo lizard were just a few I looked at in order to make the [...]

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


New Tolkien art on the workbench

Yes! Jenny is about to acknowledge that the Silmarillion has more than Noldor! One long overdue pic of Beren and L

@темы: ancalagon, art, beren, dragon, luthien, silmarillion, sketch, tolkien


There will be blood – painting

Run, little Orcses, run. I’m proud to announce that I have found the paper/paint combo that I will stick with to the end of days. Doc Martin’s liquid watercolours – no surprises there – and Canson Montval. The Canson students’ paper is good, but tends to cake up under too many layers of paint, and [...]

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


There will be BLOOD. (sketch)

Maedhros told me, in that very subtle and persuasive way of his, that he wanted a powerful painting. Not fluffy. No get well swords. No kick ass ivy. And by all means no barbed chains. He was okay with stump, though. demanded it, in fact. I imagine that this is after he has just been [...]

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


Most of me (plus detail shots)

Pencil lineart and Dr Martin’s liquid watercolours on Canson paper Detail shots:

@темы: art, maedhros, maglor, painting, silmarillion, tolkien, watercolour


My Green Problem turns into my Green Period

So, after years of sparking puns aimed at me for avoiding the colour green in my paintings, I’m endeavouring to tackle that fear of mine. The funny thing is: This seems to be a common thing among artists. James Gurney calls it “The Green Problem“. This year, I’ve set out to overcome some of my [...]

@темы: art, maedhros, maglor, painting, silmarillion, tolkien, watercolour



@темы: art, coffee, painting

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