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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The Dark Side of the Shire

When I saw that this months theme over on John’s website was the Dark Side I was about to start on something from Star Wars. Then I thought there’s more dark sides around that we don’t instantly think about, such as Ted Sandyman, a shady character who ended up helping the wrong side when Saruman popped into the Shire. I decided to play with the doodle 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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