Tirith Aear

I’d call this a small doodle, but in reality it’s 73x54cm 😉 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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To the memory of Celebrían

Many moons ago I started work on an illustration, it was a simple idea, however the execution of the piece took a little longer than anticipated 😉 The theme I was working towards was Statuesque over on John Howe’s website –  so I decided to illustrate the statue placed high above Rivendell to the memory of Celebrían, though the scene shown is many years after the last of the Elves had left for the West so the statue was in a poor state of repair….

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Meanwhile in Moria….

The theme of the month over on John Howe’s website was Fiat Lux “Light should be the focus of the theme, whether it’s shadows, flames, rising or setting suns or distant stars. Lots of possibilities, from Prometheus bringing fire to mankind to the lovely shadow cast by an object from the lamp on your table…” So, I wondered how little light was required to illustrate a scene – more specifically if I could get away with using as little light as possible. Turns out it is quite difficult at times…

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