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.
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.
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.
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
*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.
The Handsome Monkey King of Flower-Fruit Mountain and Water Curtain Cave, and Sage who is Equal unto Heaven, Sun Wukong, who will not burn in fire, capable of 72 transformations, record holder of the 108,000 leagues somersault and whose immortal eyes that nothing can hide from.
They say with continuous practice, I can only become better. This is my second speedpainting challenge. Grrr… I did not complete this in an hour. x3
English: -Hey Lidia!! Wait for me!! -Huuuuum? -Why do you always go out without me wait? -Oh! You were there at the meeting, Chris? Not seen you ... *Giggle* -*Sigh*
Just another typical day at the police station ... ^_^
Português -Ei Lidia!! Espere por mim!! -Huuuuum? -Por que você sempre sai sem me esperar? -Oh! Você estava lá na reunião, Chris? Não vi você ... *risadinha* -*Suspiro*
Apenas mais um dia típico na delegacia ... ^_^
Aí está mais uma de minhas OC de Xhalmon!! Alias, este ano estou muito feliz em voltar a desenhar meus personagens mais antigos! E eu vou fazer mais isso mesmo! Em breve apresentarei os outros xalmonitas para vocês! ^_^
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