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.
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)
Danielle rubbed her eyes as she noticed her vision getting blurry with water. She knew her "father" would never accept her back, and she was still steamed about him using her, but then why was it she was missing him?
After having applied my new Photoshop lightsaber glow technique to a number of Star Wars production shots, I went searching for images of appropriate scenes from other movies. Here, Neo takes on dozens of copies of Agent Smith with a double-bladed Sith lightsaber.
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...
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.