The Grey Towers

I was reading through the Riftwar Cycle by Raymond E. Feist when the Theme of the Month for May popped up on John Howe’s website. So my mind turned to The Grey Towers which is a mountain range in Feist’s world, I did start painting them, and will return to it when time allows. As I was out and about rather than at the easel I ended up sketching The Grey Towers instead.  

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Yet Dawn….

I have a for a while been tinkering with a digital piece for the theme of the month ‘competition’ over on John Howe‘s website, the them Dawn’s Early Light was one that appealed to me but the digital piece really wasn’t working out as I wanted it to. For some reason the line from Lord of the Rings kept going through my head “Yet dawn is ever the hope of men,” so I decided to play with type instead of banging my head against the wall with the failing digital…

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The eyes have it…

I’ve been told to loosen up with the paint sometimes and just start by whacking it onto the paper, well, I do try πŸ˜‰ this year was supposed to be me loosening up with the paint and seeing where it went. However, I really wanted to focus on a few details, so I asked Julie if I could paint her eye – once she was happy I wasn’t actually going to paint her actual eye made a start. It’s something I need to revisit as I need to get the…

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