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Записи с темой: tolkien (список заголовков)
20:58 

A sorrowful meeting

Sorrowful was their meeting in Tasarinan; for Finrod was lost and Angrod too, and never more would Aegnor walk beside Andreth Saelind beneath the green leaves of spring. ~(Paul Leone, the commissioner of this piece) You’ll remember this one of Finarfin being reunited with his daughter Galadriel around the War of Wrath. I redid it […]


@темы: art, finarfin, galadriel, how-to, masking fluid, negative space, painting, silmarillion, technique, tolkien, tutorial, walkthrough, watercolour

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

22:02 

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

20:02 

In the Deepest Wildwood

Remember these two? They started out as a thought experiment (“What if Dior’s sons had been saved and brought up by Ents?”;), but as I never really subscribed to the idea, and as it’s June and Damh the Bard’s song “Noon of the Solstice” is playing right now, this’ll be it. This is the first […]


@темы: art, gouache, how-to, painting, technique, tolkien, walkthrough, 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

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

20:33 

Out soon: “Songs of Sorrow and Hope – The Art of Jenny Dolfen”

I’m proud to announce that my first artbook, entitled “Songs of Sorrow and Hope”, will be published by Oloris Publishing this summer! Click here for the official announcement from Oloris Watch this space for more information on publishing dates and how to order. And probably signed copies. And thank you so much for your support [...]


@темы: art, conventions and events, tolkien

22:03 

Welcome to my life, Quinacridone!

A few people recommended Daniel Smith watercolours to me when I posted my last blog post. I got curious and found a place to order them online in Germany. I got myself Shadow Violet, Quinacridone Deep Gold and Indian Red (which I’d run out of anyway). The owner of the shop very kindly also included [...]


@темы: watercolour, tolkien, technique, silmarillion, painting, maedhros, art, Daniel Smith

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

19:55 

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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

18:20 

Staffroom sketches

Following the thought of what would have become of Elur


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

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