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.
This is just a silly little pic that I thought up. This is Bilbo meeting the sheriff of Thranduil. Keeping in mind that the Ookami (werewolves) stand at about 9-12 feet tall, and hobbits average 3-4 you can imagine how worried poor Bilbo is. He shouldn't fear however, she is only curious and isn't going to hurt him. He was too little for her to get a good look at so she picked him up. Yes, she will return the ring. After a good sniff, she let him go.
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. Iíve 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 Iíve accomplished that goal.
Hope you all enjoy.
Mechanical and Colored Pencils, along with, White and Black Pens on Parchment Paper.
First off, yes, this is pretty old. This is a trade with ~karadarkthorn that I did Last February o.- Then she asked if I could get it done before her and Screwy's Wedding Day, and I didn't. She asked if I could get it done before their anniversary. I didn't. I've been feeling bad for about half a year here, and Finally I was able to finish it tonight. The actual drawing is a few month old, the inking and character coloring about 2-3 months old. I'm so sorry the quality on that part isn't the best... x.x Though I did the background tonight. Brushes downloaded from www.rebel-heart.net You may say "The background looks to cluttered and stuffy" Well, it doesn't >.< I mean, the background took me about 45 minutes to configure, mmk? v.v; There are about 20 different brushes in there. I was going for a pastel-y soft, loving colors. I hope I got it.
And I won't bore you anymore, but Kara, and Screwy, I hope you like it, and I'm sorry for the wait. Kara you've been so patient with me, and I can't thank you enough for that <3 And also, thank you for your half of the trade. It was so cute
Edit: I forgot to mention- she wanted both themselves dressed up as Aragorn and Arwen, in their coronation outfits ^^ I must say, finding the refs was hell to go through, but was interesting Yes, Arwen/Kara's dress sleeves are texturized *twitch*
*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.
Oh gosh! ;A; Here's "little" WIP of my entry for the contest "Couple de légende" organizated by *ReijiNoHana and *Kayra-Wolfy more informations here I'll color it soon but I need to make the thirteen page of my comic and one other little thing before! ^v^ You can't even imagine how those stupids circles irritated me! ARG! I must redrew them on Photoshop but now I've got my line! TvT Hope you'll enjoy to see on what I'm working for several days. Now let's do the inking of my comic page! Why do I always make so huge things! T_T I think that it's will be cool once colored! ^v^ I hope it… The character of left is Irina Isilriën and the one of right is Space Rauss.