Laurelin

I’ve been pondering the Two Trees from J. R. R. Tolkien’s Silmarillion lately, or I should say I’ve been pondering how they would look and what form they would take – not only that I’ve been pondering how much light there would have been to see them by, the quality of the light…. In fact I’ve been pondering far too much 😉 Anyway, I thought this passage “…as they watched, upon the mound there came forth two slender shoots; and silence was over all the world in that hour, nor…

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Tinúviel was dancing there.

This morning I was trying to sketch, but inspiration had given me a wide berth so I decided to take a break and go for a wander. As I walked over the small bridge and into the wood I noticed a patch of light and it reminded me of Ted Nasmith’s illustration of Lúthien Tinúviel from J. R. R. Tolkien’s Silmarillion (though most folk that read this website will probably know that anyway ;-)). Anyway, there was no sign of Lúthien when I took this photo, and Beren was obviously off…

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Eyes of Tol in Gaurhoth

When I first saw the ‘wolves’ theme over at john-howe.com this scene sprang to mind, from Tolkien’s tale of Beren and Lúthien… “Then Sauron stripped from the their disguise, and they stood before him naked and afraid. But though their kinds were revealed, Sauron could not discover their names or their purposes. He cast them therefore into a deep pit, dark and silent, and threatened to slay them cruel, unless one would betray the truth to him. From time to time they saw two eyes kindled in the dark, and…

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Silliness and Stuff

Okay, the ‘stuff’ first, I’ll be uploading the weekly challenge backlog shortly, well as soon as I’ve found the book with them all in :-/ Now for the silliness. I’ve been busy painting landscapes, and generally being far too serious for my own good. So, when I turned to the theme of the month over on John Howe’s website I had to do something a little more light hearted. The theme this month is ‘Under Sea & Under Wave’, and for this I scribbled a quick Photoshop picture. When Looney…

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Ilmarin, a little house in the Country (pt.4)

So, I finally completed the pen & ink of Ilmarin, it’s a version 1 of Ilmarin anyway as during the inking stage I had a few more ideas as to how the building should look. Next I’m going to try and colour the pen & ink in Photoshop elephants, one day I’ll afford the full version, but for now adding a colour or two should be possible 😉

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