Askew

I sat down to paint the Hobbits returning to Bag End during the Scouring of the Shire, I wasn’t too impressed with the grassy hill but hey, it’s grass, it’s difficult πŸ˜‰ the sheds went fine, in fact I was quite happy to paint them* the foreground was a mixed bag but went okay in the end. It’s when I turned to the Hobbits that things went askew, they wouldn’t stand still, or stood in awkward positions, one gained height, and another had hair issues…. in the end the painting…

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Arriving at Bag End

Four dwarves arriving at Bag End, straight from the book πŸ˜‰ I may paint them differently in twelve months of course πŸ™‚ This was a large watercolour which I stopped and started too many times, lost my way, forgot what I was doing, but I got there in the end πŸ˜‰ (The majority is watercolour, but there’s a touch of gouache, some coloured pencil, and a bit of Photoshop included for good measure).

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