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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It had to be done

Tolkien and his works has been on my mind more than usual this week following the death of Christopher Tolkien, so I ended up scribbling Gandalf sketches, Gandalf hats, his staff…. you get the idea πŸ˜‰ anyway, I decided I needed to practice sketching robes and folds in clothing a bit more so used the Hobbit movie poster as a reference for a Gandalf sketch. Now I need to start from scratch again and work on a larger Gandalf illustration, I just need to wake up and get some energy…

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Starting Again

A while ago I started a painting which was supposed to be Gandalf leading Bilbo and the Dwarves through the mountains. The background went fine which is unusual for me, then the rock faces didn’t work out too badly. Then I added Gandalf and I didn’t like it, I added more rain, more clouds, tints, hints… nothing worked for me, so there’s only one things for it. I’ll have to go back to drawing board πŸ˜‰ Next time I’ll go a bit darker, with a bit more cloud, for now…

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