Lost

This months theme over on John Howe’s website is Merlin… Bit of an Arthurian theme here – Merlin the enchanter in all his various forms and origins, from Taliesin, Myrrddin, etc., all the way through to The Once and Future King. I went on a bit of a wander, with the pencil that is, and I spent far too much time sketching Camelot high on a hill, with plenty of mist. So it’s only appropriate that I ended up painting Merlin, lost in thought and in the wood πŸ˜‰

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Tirith Aear

I’d call this a small doodle, but in reality it’s 73x54cm πŸ˜‰ I decided to do something in carbon pencil again as I haven’t used them for a while, so I ended up trying a Tolkien themed piece – Tirith Aear, now I’ve tried this version of it a version in oil might be in order. Whilst the majority of this was completed in carbon pencil I did add some highlights back in photoshop as they vanished when I snapped the photo of it.

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