I do very little anthro/esque work, but if I'll do, I'll be sure to post it. Thanks guys!
My Tolkien exhibition in Loughborough this August was a blast! I made lots of contacts and got an armful of new commissions and invitations to Cons, and there are publications in the offing - thanks for all your support here as well! That means so much to me.
Next in line for Tolkien commissions: A scene from the Silmarillion. Maedhros searching for the sons of Dior.
Pencil (tinted in PS) with watercolour wash.
Another Tolkien commission - Beren and Lúthien. They were commissioned to frame a third piece in their midst, which is why they're so "tidy" colour and design wise.
Watercolour (liquid) on Canson Montval, 50x30 cm.
Woops! And I just saw I never posted this one? Weird.
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My...These are incredible. Just took a look at your blog also. You have to be the coolest teacher ever. You paint awesome images and...play video games...Really great work. I saved a bunch for an inspiration fix when I cant get online. Hope you don't mind...
All the best!
These are beautiful! Your use of value is amazing, and you really manage to tell a story with each picture.
Thank you, hc!
Got a new one done yesterday... When everybody's running around celebrating Carnival, getting drunk and listening to disgusting music, then my favourite place is my workbench.
Watercolours and gouache, 65x32 cm.
Painting process: http://goldseven.wordpress.com/2013/...ened-painting/
You're a really skilled artist, and as a Tolkien Nut, I just have so much respect for your work. Thanks a bunch for posting those watercolour tutorials, they've been really helpful to me
I've been meaning to comment in here for a while.
I remember posting in one of your wip's in the CC a while back and I really enjoyed watching the image progress. I also loved looking through this thread. Your skill with watercolours is amazing and I love the subjects. Also really informative seeing your process from sketch to finished painting on your blog.
Great work and thanks for sharing.
Your work is absolutely beautiful, the first one really reminds me of The Morrigan. What watercolour brand do you use may I ask? Keep them coming they are fantastic
Thanks so much, guys!
OldOmen: The Morrighan was an inspiration for the character, yes - kudos for catching that!
The first images in the thread were all done with Schmincke watercolours; about halfway through this thread (when it becomes really colourful all of a sudden) I was using Dr Ph. Martin's Hydrus liquid watercolours. I've just written up a blog post on watercolour types this week, maybe you'll find it helpful!
I've got a new tube of Cobalt turquoise I was itching to do more with.
Schmincke watercolours on Canson Montval paper, 29x40 cm. Again a Tolkien illustration. If you're interested, check out the process here. Thanks for looking!
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Thank you, CGshurita!
I haven't had much time for art - my teacher job really ate me up this year. Here are two new ones, both again from Tolkien's works (more or less, in the first case; I took a few liberties).
Walkthrough of this one: http://goldseven.wordpress.com/2013/...pest-wildwood/
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#75 is stunning! Off to watch the process on that one.
After years of Tolkien, inspiration has carried me to an age-old obsession of mine - Hannibal (the Carthaginian, not the Lector one). I'm toying with the idea of a comic, and am trying to get the Elven physiognomy out of my head, and the North African in
"Letters from Qart Hadasht", watercolour, A4 size.
I love your work! I really like the tones in your coffee work. I've tried it out and had a blast painting with it. Thanks for inspiring me to pick up my watercolors again.
Whoa your stuff is Inspiring! I like your style of storytelling in some of your paintings, like in post #62 and #77
Thank you, Shorinji, Kokori!
This one was a looong time in the making; you may have seen it in the wip forum. It's finally done - Hannibal crossing the Alps.
Watercolour and gouache on Canson Montval paper, 34x48 cm.
There's a making of to be found here. http://goldseven.wordpress.com/2013/...sing-the-alps/
And another snowy mountains piece - Gandalf in the Alps, sorry, Misty Mountains
Watercolour with a bit of gouache on Canson Montval paper, A3 size.
Also with Making of: http://goldseven.wordpress.com/2013/...f-walkthrough/
Thanks for looking!
The Hannibal piece turned out lovely. Really enjoyed reading through your process on that one. Liking Gandalf too, especially the light in his eyes.