I'm starting to scrape the barrels when it comes to Elven lineages - apologies to all the Leggy fangurls out there! This is Oropher's family - the lineage of the rulers of Mirkwood. All we have from canon is Oropher, Thranduil and Legolas, and no designs for any of them, so this really is more fantasy than fact.
Top right is Oropher, whose design will relate back to those of Elwë and as those of the Nandor (when that page is done). His wife is Mirafin, in the bottom left. Her identity and racial affiliate is officially unknown, so I've given her something different to show she's not from any of the main families I've done before. Then below her is Thranduil. To Thranduil's right is Santhar, his wife, and below them, Legolas, whose woodland colours are diluted slightly by some golden yellow and the light blue from his mother.
The predominant colours here are obviously greens and browns, symbolising their Sindar and Sylvan nature, and the same colour scheme will go forward to the Nandor page.
Rankin Bass (those Rudolph and Santa folks) eventually got away from the more sweet and bright stuff and did their own version of Return of the King long before Peter Jackson and his Kiwis touched it. That Ralph Bakshi guy never made it this far.
Anyway, RB's version of Eowyn was kinda stiff for all that, but her long blond hair was a special animation effect in itself when she took off her helmet and stared down the Witch King.
Reference? All I had was a VHS tape recorded right off the TV. Not the best model to go by. Still, she was about the only chick in the movie other than Rosey (Sam's sweetheart) No, not Frodo...
I'll fill in the hairy feet later, but I figured I'd better upload now to be timely. Bilbo travels to Rivendell in the spring, and it's June when he reaches Elrond's house. Before he does, he and the dwarves are captured by hungry, marauding trolls. Gandalf comes to the rescue and after the trolls are petrified, Bilbo finds an old Elvish dagger (a sword to him) and he dubs it "Sting".
Rankin Bass produced their version of "The Hobbit" in 1977, a flawed, but somehow endearing TV special. The designs for the characters are often jaw-dropping in their complexity--check out all the contours and wrinkles in Bilbo's jacket alone. But like a lot of Rankin Bass, the designs proved too tough to animate with the proper life. Movements were stiff.
They made up with camera angles and special effects and some effective voice-casting. (Except for a bushel of all-too-familiar Hanna-Barbera players which kinda dragged it down)
W00T! I finally am back with new art to post! I just finished this and thought I'd post it. ^^
I did another picture of Legolas for my friend Lisa, but I wasn't happy with the way it came out and never gave it to her. -.- So, I decided to do a new picture for her, in my own style. I have no idea what kind of style this is.. Does it matter? Not really.
Anywaaay, there are some errors I can see in the picture, but I'm generally happy with it and I'm most likely not going to work on it anymore anyways.
Okay, what was my point?
I have no idea...
Legolas for Lisa, again! Coloured in Photoshop with my spiffy nameless tablet. xD
Hope you people like it, I haven't done any colouring in weeks. ^^
So I've been meaning to rework my vision of whers of Pern for quite a while. I know everyone has their own vision of them since there isn't a whole lot on whers and exactly how ugly they are supposed to look.
Personally, I've always thought that the whers really don't look as downright ugly as the Pernese like to think of them. I think that the Pernese see them as ugly because of how different they look from the dragons, and because when they were made they were seen as a horrible failure, that and they are supposed to be temperamental. All of those things, in my opinion, would lead a society into looking at something and saying how ugly and horrible it is, especially when compared to the dragons that are seen as the elegant, strong protectors of Pern.
I've known for quite soem time my whers didn't look too different from pern dragons, and I've been wanting to change that for a while. So I've been sketching concepts out to rework my own vision of whers.
I tried to make the muzzle thicker and shorter, with the obvious bump on the bridge of the nose rather than the smooth muzzle. Lots of ridges and long ears and shorter headknobs. That's what I've used here to try to make my whers visually different than the dragons. I'm thinking of maybe going back over and turning the short rounded headknob into a bit more of a point so it matches with the face ridges I put on it.
Anywho, not much else to say here. This will probably be tossed into my scraps later.
After the war, a crack commando unit was sent to jail by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. They promptly escaped from a Fire Nation prison to the Ba Sing Se Underground. Still wanted by the Fire Lord, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire...The Aang Team.
Chief Hakoda as John "Hannibal" Smith Prince Zuko as Templeton "Faceman" Peck Sokka as H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock Toph Bei Fong as B.A. ""Bad Attitude" Baracus Appa as the van
If its not showing press download, DA is acting up on this one for some reason.
The Vaioa weyr advertisement I was asked to design. Featuring both Dragons, whers and the red star. Based on two of the forum's colors and of course the information about the site and what it offers. At the bottom is a small scale of the basic canon and non-canon colors offered.
All art made by me, the written part is a group effort. Vaioa belongs to the sites administrative team. Pern to Anne McCaffrey