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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

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

10:43 

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

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

00:46 

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

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

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

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

16:57 

F

Exam marking season is upon me. I’m doomed. Uh yes, he’ll have armour in the final. It’s… just so I get his anatomy right. You know? Like so. I like Gothmog’s reflection there in the shoulderplate.


@темы: F, art, balrog, battle, silmarillion, sketch, 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

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