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Sheltering

Carrying on from the Stormcrow post the other day I went with Gandalf sheltering from the storm, somewhere in Middle Earth (just a few miles down the road from Bree). I did borrow a reference image for the tree πŸ˜‰ I’m not all that happy with the right arm, hand, lower legs, head tilt, but I’m not changing it now πŸ˜‰ Edit – I decided to play with this in After Effects πŸ˜‰

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Stormcrow (or, getting ahead of myself)

I’m normally running behind on projects for some unknown reason, maybe because I’m easily distracted πŸ˜‰ this time however I’m ahead of the game. It probably won’t happen again for a long long time. So, the theme of the month for March on John Howe’s website is It was a Dark and Stormy Night…. Stormy weather, rough seas, high winds, all the meteorological excitement that a storm heralds. (You are also of course free to depict storm gods, storm crows, Flying Dutchmen and all manner of creatures and beings of…

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Local Legends

The theme of the month for February over on John Howe’s website is ‘Just Next Door‘… What myths, legends and folktales do you have in your neighbourhood or region? This month’s theme is the marvellous and the fantastic that lives next door, so to speak: local legends, myths that have taken root not far from your door, folk characters that haunt the local woodlands, streams or hills. Well, there are quite a few local myths and legends that came to mind and I could not pick just one. Time being…

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Sourmilk Gill

I have a large list of things to illustrate, a large list of landscapes to paint, another large list of digital projects to work on, oh, and there’s some glass work to fit in as well. However, the other day looking at my to-do projects didn’t inspire me so I asked Julie what I should work on next, she suggested Sourmilk Gill which is an impressive sight next to Buttermere in the Lake District. I was about to tape down some watercolour board for a painting when I changed my…

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