Niggle would approve.

I started sketching a tree for the theme of the month over on John Howe’s website, it was supposed to be a quick simple sketch, then I got too the branches. The good intentions of a quick doodle to get in the right frame of mind went out the window and I started to become a little obsessive over the branches, I ended up doodling away at each little branch ignoring pretty much everything else. However, I get the feeling I need to obsess over the branches of the next…

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Last month I started on a painting of Niggle working away, it was for the theme of the month over at John Howe’s website. The theme was ‘The Bestest Book Ever – Imagine this is your dream commission, the book you’ve ALWAYS wanted to do a cover for.‘ So an illustration of Niggle was an obvious one for me to attempt. Sadly it was overtaken by real life events and I could not fit in any spare time to splash paint around, the month was gone all to quickly and…

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Painting Niggle

Trying to think of painting leaves without thinking about Niggle (as in Niggle from Tree & Leaf by J. R. R. Tolkien) and his tree is almost impossible for me, and so when I saw the theme of the month was Into the Green over at John Howe’s website my mind turned to Niggle and what he would paint. For some reason I did not want to paint his tree, or a segment of it, but illustrate him painting part of the tree. I probably spent more time on the…

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