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Записи с темой: maglor (список заголовков)
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

13:19 

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

17:28 

The Oath has been awakened…

Finished piece (here’s the process). The post was becoming so long that I decided not to hide the finished image at the bottom! Click to enlarge! Detail shots (click to enlarge):


@темы: watercolour, tolkien, sons of feanor, silmarillion, painting, maglor, maedhros, horse, gouache, curufin, celegorm, caranthir, art, amrod, amras, F

15:12 

The Oath has been awakened – painting

In painting this one, I was facing the challenge to have a lot of reds, even in the sky, and horses – which sometimes leads to dangerously girly-calendary motifs. So far, I seem to have succeeded in not falling over on that side of the fence. I know that because my daughter, a great fan [...]


@темы: watercolour, walkthrough, tolkien, technique, sons of feanor, silmarillion, painting, maglor, maedhros, how-to, horse, gouache, curufin, celegorm, caranthir, art, amrod, amras, F

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

00:28 

The Painting of the Sword

… or, how to avoid cluttering up mass scenes. On your second attempt. In this painting, I have such an amount of detail in the lineart that I have to be careful not to kill the picture with it.Let me give you a fun example of how *not* to do it, from exactly ten years [...]


@темы: F, Uncategorized, art, celegorm, curufin, fingolfin, fingon, finwe, how-to, maedhros, maglor, painting, silmarillion, tolkien, turgon, tutorial, walkthrough, watercolour

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

00:58 

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

21:32 

F

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

16:33 

Maglor sketch

11:21 

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

12:38 

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

15:06 

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

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

22:49 

One Maglor, please. Milk, two sugars.

So, decided to look into coffee painting today. Really handles a lot like watercolour, only stains more and does very interesting things at the edges. Forms harder edges too. Background painted in leftover of hubby’s morning coffee (Onko, der Milde), figure in Jacobs Instant Espresso. I’ll definitely be doing more with this.


@темы: art, coffee, maglor, painting, silmarillion, tolkien

02:08 

The Oath of F

As always, my lineart is drawn in pencil on Bristol board, scanned, and printed out on watercolour paper. (For any questions on that process, see my FAQ above!) This one proved to be the toughest watercolour I’ve ever done. I actually did a watercolour thumbnail before painting, trying to work out how much paint to [...]


@темы: F, amras, amrod, art, caranthir, celegorm, curufin, how-to, maedhros, maglor, painting, silmarillion, tolkien, walkthrough, watercolour

23:51 

The Oath of F

01:24 

Rescue – sketch

This one really was long overdue. I like the raw, painful sketchiness of it – makes it look as if it was a quick one, even though I spent the entire day erasing and redrawing. Fingon taking Maedhros back to Mithrim after his rescue (Thorondor’s right wing can be seen in the background). Most depictions [...]


@темы: art, drawing, fingon, gouache, maedhros, maglor, silmarillion, sketch, tolkien

15:46 

Sealing Maedhros’ fate – walkthrough

I’ve split the previous post, so that it now contains only the thoughts about the picture. Now here’s the creation process for the image “Sealing Maedhros’ fate”. The sketch was made in Photoshop. I like sketching digitally; it allows me to move around people or groups of people, flip images to check the averse effect, [...]


@темы: amras, amrod, art, caranthir, celegorm, curufin, drawing, gouache, how-to, maedhros, maglor, pastel, pastel paper, silmarillion, sketch, tolkien, walkthrough

16:17 

Those missing moments

I’m re-reading the Silmarillion again (for the first time in fifteen years, cover to cover) and find myself delightfully stumbling over those little scenes in between that aren’t there – and yet are. One of the reasons why I can’t listen to the audiobook. I want to pause it after every other sentence, to give [...]


@темы: amras, art, caranthir, celegorm, curufin, drawing, gouache, how-to, maedhros, maglor, pastel, silmarillion, sketch, tolkien, walkthrough

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