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Galadriel is my favourite Tolkien character, I've drawn her a million times, but I like this one; it is the very first drawing of the Lady of Lorien I ever did. She is trying to catch a glimpse of the future in her mirror.
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Un boceto antiguo (mas o menos del 2003), pero que aún me hace mucha gracia, esta basado en el genial comic de Alan Moore y Kevin O'Neill, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Me parecía divertido crear a sus análogos ratones al estilo the Great Mouse Detective

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I sketch old (of the 2003), but that still do much grace to me, this based on brilliant comic of Alan Moore and Kevin O' Neill, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

It seemed to me funny to create to his analogous mice to the style the Great Mouse Detective

As all works this drawing has Copyrigth

Artwork © Nuria Abajo Gamarra- iluvendure (myself)
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Un nuevo boceto de The League of Extraordinary Gentlemice (basada en The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen). Queria monstrarlos en una situación más tensa, y por cierto, Mina esta bellisíma.

Este es mi dibujo número 50.

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A sketch of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemice (based on The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen). I wished to draw a tense situation. Mina is very beautiful, it is not certain?

This it is my drawing number 50

As all works this drawing has Copyrigth

Artwork © Nuria Abajo Gamarra- iluvendure (myself)
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one of the pieces I painted for a charity auction I submit to every year. : )
trying to spread the feeling of happiness w/ these ones
lol the butterflies scanned up a little menacing.. everything is actually much lighter on the metallic gold in person
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Prometheus was my favorite character of the Ancient Greek mythology (here's wikipedia article - [link] ) when I was about 10 or 12. I was fond of greek myths, read loads of literature about them. He was definitely the hero, most beloved by me then.

It's an entry to the :iconmordaunt:'s contest "Hero".

Watercolour monotype.
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This one here was done more for an armor concept then anything. I’ve always been a big fan of the Avatar Raiment armor set for Priests on WoW (Most particularly the Winged Spaulders) so I wanted to take that idea and remake it into my own styling.

It was an interesting challenge to design a wing that was stylized. One which did not look like a real wing yet had all the characteristics of one while trying not to create something that looked like a demon or dragon wing in the process. I am most pleased with the end result and believe I’ve accomplished that goal.

Hope you all enjoy.

Mechanical and Colored Pencils, along with, White and Black Pens on Parchment Paper.
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Yes. I know I'm weird.

I was watching fantasia a few months ago with Lenny and Van, and I decided that I wanted to work on centaurs...
Centaurs with real, working anatomy.

So I sat down and did a quick sketch to get an idea of the proportions and then did the skeletal layout.

Things to note:
If you look at Greek/Roman sculpture and art, centaurs are not as huge as mots people make them, and I tried to stay true to that, instead of more current, popular, media. thus, A centaur stands at about 12 hands at the whithers, about the same as a Welsh Pony.

The human torso segment of the centaur masses about the same as a horses head and neck, perhaps a bit heavier, but not that much

To counter the weight of the upper body and provide tighter manuvering and the like, the hind quarters are based on a quarter horse, raised and heavily muscled.

No, you're not seeing things, there are THREE toes on the ground, not one. I wanted some slight differance with a true horse and I wanted them to not have the exposed frog that a horse does.

The head is not in proportion for 'just slap a human torso on a horses body'. If you notice the headis probably nearly twice the size a humans would be. They've got a bigger body, so they also have a bigger brain to body ratio.

The jaw and nose are also differant tehn a humans, giving them a 'roman' nose like apperance and a HEAVY jaw.

There's quite a bit of space inbetween teh vertibre of the 'human' lower back area, that is to allow maximum flexibility. A centaur can lean down and touch his/her front toes; or twist around and reach tehir haunches/tail.

The ribs continue up from the horse ribs. Tehre are NOT two seperate rib cages, instead three of the ribs in front of the front hooves create a basic ';pelvis', then are almost completly lost in the waist section to allow manuvering sace, tehn form a rib cage like that of a human for the foremost 'sixth limbs/arms' to attach to.

...Oh and the arms are slightly longer in proportion then a humans as well.
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Esta é uma das servas de Molah Ranh, Omecoalt
Muito bem, vamos as explicações:
Omecoat é uma Anfisbena...
Ok, e o que é uma anfisbena ?
Segundo a mitologia grega, quando a Medusa foi decapitada, do seu sangue nasceram o cavalo Pégasus, o gigante Crisaor, o monstro Basilisco, e a anfisbena.
A anfisbena é uma serpente de duas cabeças: uma das cabeças fica na posição correta e a outra fica na ponta da sua cauda, ou seja não se sabe aonde o monstro começa e aonde termina...
Isto é uma anfisbena
Agora, os astecas tinham um mostro semelhante: a Omecoalt, seu nome significa "duas serpentes" e a uma escultura dessa criatura que segue o modelo da anfisbena
Omecoalt está relacionada aos espiritos da chuva e dos raios, ou seja os poderes dela tem por base magias de águe e dos raios
As duas cabeças tem personalidade e gostos proprios mais isso não significa que elas são um ser en conflito consigo mesmo...ao contrario, elas trabalham muito bem em equipe e sabem coordenar os seus ataques...e combinar as suas magias
Quanto a suas personalidades, Omecoalt é totalmente devotada ao seu mestre, Molah Ranh...o que resulta em um certo atrito entre ela mesma, pois cada cabeça tenta conquistar, individualmente, a afeição do seu amo e senhor

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This is one of the servants of Molah Ranh, Omecoalt
Very well, let's explanations:
Omecoat is a Anfisbena ...
Okay, and what is a anfisbena?
According to Greek mythology, when the Medusa was decapitada of blood born Pégasus the wing horse, the giant Chrysaor, the monster Basilisc, and anfisbena.
The anfisbena is a snake, two heads: one of the heads is in the correct position and the other is the tip of its tail, or do not know where the monster begins and ends where ...
This is a anfisbena
Now, the Aztecs had a similar creature: the Omecoalt, its name means "two snakes" and a sculpture of that creature which is patterned after anfisbena
Omecoalt is related to the spirits of rain and lightning, or the powers it is based on magic in the wather and the rays
The two heads own likes and has more personality that does not mean they are a being in conflict with itself ... to the contrary, they work well in teams and know how to coordinate their attacks ... and combine their magic
In their personalities, Omecoalt is totally devoted to his master, Molah Ranh ... which results in a certain friction between herself, as each head tries to conquer alone, the love and affection of his master
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So. Here are the members of the Notion Club, or at least the ones I've deemed important enough to illustrate. They are, from left to right:

FRONT ROW: Nicholas Guildford; Arundel Lowdhawm; Michael George Ramer; Wilfred Trewin Jeremy

BACK ROW: Alexander Cameron; Sir Alfred Raymond, Rufus Rupert Dolbear, Douglas MacPhee

I'm very proud of this picture, it took me a long time and it was a lot of fun. It was interesting thinking of different poses, expressions, and simple face types for all of them. Someone commented that all my faces look the same, so I tried to counter that here. Not sure if it worked, but it was fun to try.

WARNING! LONG DESCRIPTION COMING UP! Tolkien provides you with loads of information, but I doubt you're interested in all of it (i.e. Ramer belongs to Jesus College and is a professor of Fiino-Ugric Philiology), so I'll just tell you what I consider important about the lot of them.

Nicholas Guildford (Front, far left) is the Notion Club's secretary. He takes down all the notes, and the papers are written from his POV. He's in the earlier "Camera" pic here: [link]

Arundel Lowdhawm: (Front, middle left) You've seen this guy already. To the club, he's their resident comedian, rabble-rouser and such. He is also a philologist, interested in Anglo-Saxon and Icelandic, like Tolkien was. (He looks like Oscar Wilde, but that is simply my own device.)

Michael Ramer: (Front, Middle Right) He is the one who discovers and describes the notion of traveling in dreams. He's an image of Tolkien in the story (indeed, he has many of the same dreams), so I doubt Tolkien would have drawn him like this. Guy looks like a Nazi. But bald guys with sunglasses look cool.

Wilfred Jeremy: (Front, Far Right) This guy seems to be important, but the notes end just where he is starting to get visions. He seems to be a kind of seer, and sees many of the things Lowdhawm does.

Alexander Cameron: (Back, Far left) This guy barely shows up in the papers, and when he does he's a little annoying. I included him because I think Tolkien meant for him to be a bad guy. I drew him something like Charles Williams (who Tolkien was not very fond of), but it doesn't really show.

Sir Raymond: (Back, middle left) This man is actually NOT in the papers. I transplanted him into my version from George MacDonald's "Back of the North Wind", simply because that story had a similar dream-travel premise. He's intended to resemble George MacDonald.

Rufus Dolbear: (Back, Middle Right) Known as "Ruthless Rufus" This guy is always half-asleep, but every so often he says something that shows he knows a lot about what's going on in the club. I think Tolkien meant him to be a Lewis, so I drew him like one.

MacPhee: (Back, far right) If you guys don't know who this is, you should. He's not in Notion Club Papers either, he comes from "That Hideous Strength", where he plays the resident agnostic. I think Tolkien's Notion Club is linked with that story, so I stuck him in.
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*coughs* here's one from the vaults, seeing as I'm stuck in commission-land right now. If you can't read the text, it says: "It might have been Aragorn's imagination, but he had the distinct feeling that Legolas and Gimli weren't getting along..."

The brownish marks on this are wet-cat footprints. Yes. I was livid at the time, and I considered editing them out once I'd scanned it, but actually, it's now part of the memory I have of drawing this, so I haven't.
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