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a work done for 2012 BWC in shanghai.
with many heroes from the game of starcraft and WoW world,it is a gathing party of blizzard fans
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in comfortable middle age at 50 years old, was hired in spite of himself as a "burglar" by the wizard Gandalf and 13 dwarves led by their king Thorin Oakenshield on a quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and its treasure from the dragon Smaug. The adventure took Bilbo and the companions through the wilderness, to the elf haven of Rivendell, across the Misty Mountains and the black forest of Mirkwood, to Lake-town in the middle of Long Lake, and eventually to the Mountain itself. Here, after the dragon was killed and the Mountain reclaimed, the Battle of Five Armies took place.

In his journey, Bilbo encountered other fantastic creatures, including trolls, elves, giant spiders, a man who can change shape into a bear, goblins, eagles, wolves and a slimy, murderous creature named Gollum. Underground, near Gollum's lair, Bilbo accidentally found a magic ring of invisibility, which he used to escape from Gollum.

By the end of the journey, Bilbo had become wiser and more confident, having saved the day in many gruesome situations. He rescued the dwarves from giant spiders with the magic ring and a short Elven-sword he acquired. He used the ring to sneak around in hostile environments, as well as his wits to smuggle the dwarves out of the elves' prisons. He was able to hold his own in conversation with the wily Smaug. When tensions arose over ownership of the recovered treasure, he tried unsuccessfully to bring the opposing sides to compromise, using a stolen heirloom jewel as a leverage. This strained his relationship with Thorin, but the two were reconciled at Thorin's deathbed. At the end of the story, Bilbo returned to his home in the Shire only to find that several of his relations, believing him to be dead, were trying to claim his home and possessions. In addition to becoming wealthy from his share of the dwarves' treasure, he found that he had traded respectability for experience and wisdom.

and this is the night Bilbo meet 13 dwarves and wizard,and planning to the the Lonely Mountain to take back the treasure from the dragon~~~

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Eru is the supreme being, God. Eru is transcendent, and completely outside of and beyond the world. He first created a group of angelic beings, called in Elvish the Ainur, and these holy spirits were co-actors in the creation of the universe through a holy music and chanting called the "Music of the Ainur", or Ainulindall in Elvish.
Eru alone can create independent life or reality by giving it the Flame Imperishable. All beings not created directly by Eru, (e.g. Dwarves, Ents, Eagles), still need to be accepted by Eru to become more than mere puppets of their creator. Melkor desired the Flame Imperishable and long sought for it in vain, but he could only twist that which had already been given life
Eru created alone the Elves and Men. This is why in The Silmarillion both races are called the Children of Illvatar. The race of the Dwarves was created by Aule, and given sapience by Eru. Animals and plants were fashioned by Yavanna during the Music of the Ainur after the themes set out by Eru. The Eagles of Manwe were created from the thought of Manwand Yavanna. Yavanna also created the Ents, who were given sapience by Eru. Melkor instilled some semblance of free will into his mockeries of Eru Illvatar's creations (Orcs and Trolls).

other LOTR artwork of mine:
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The meeting in Asgard about the wall ... and Loki has an ideal idea...
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one more obsession ... :-) Loki is back in Asgard with his nice one son Sleipnir (eight legged horse) ....hmmm Loki is kinda girlish one more time... never mind... ... bad photo
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The wall around the Asgard is nearly finished ... and Loki is in a big problem ... Odin is really angry .... the Builder really happy ...
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Free to color! Just credit me for the design!

Colored version: [link]

Other coloring pages and other things to use: [link]
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Free to color! Just credit me for the design!

Colored version: [link]

Other coloring pages and other things to use: [link]
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Feel free to color how you see fit!
:bulletred:Just make sure to credit me!:bulletred:

Characters are from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which is copyright Hasbro and Lauren Faust
The stained glass design is based on the Stations of Awakening from the game Kingdom Hearts, which is copyright Square Enix and Disney.

Colored version: [link]

More Stained Glass Windows by me: [link]

More Stained Glass Windows to color: [link]

Commissions info: [link]
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Just trying to do something cool with my free time. :juggle:
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Yes, that's a 1 thera hard-disk. Floating over her shoulders.
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Done for Inkwell Ideas
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Winter Oracle, for Pathfinder’s People of the North Player Companion
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And finally, the Iron Wizard and her hawk familiar, the last of the characters I did for Paizo’s NPC Codex.

I’ve been waiting to show her for a while. Most of the time I don’t like my own work, sometimes I think I did alright. This one I like. I took the hawk theme, which was only required for the helmet, and ran with it. More often than not I feel like my attempts to marry the more over the top
aspects of fantasy design with a more realistic approach fall flat, but here I think I succeeded. I think it’s because the main silhouette of the armor is more realistic (form follows function) and most of the embellishment is within those forms. I also got away with a female warrior in full plate without showing boobs for no reason, so I call that a win :)
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Titling it "Barrington Nasahl Knows"....for now.:U I'm so clever.
So....this admittedly took me longer than usual (3 hours not including just THINKING...these pieces really require more effort). As many of ya'll know, I love sharks. Artists never depict them enough, so....here's a shark I've dubbed Barrington Nasahl (a play on words AND the Jamaican singer whose songs are lurvlyyy). If you look, there's some geometric portraiture going on in there.

Black ballpoint pen on my usual, 11"x14" paper. Really just an experiment with horizon lines and dimension....I don't really know if this many horizon lines is an aesthetically legal trick or not, lol No references used, I just sat down and drew last night and then finished early this morning. Enjoyyyyyyyyyyy Comments welcome....encouraged...always encouraged.....yup.C:
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This painting is a reflection of events and feelings that took place in the past month or so. Ordinarily, I wouldn't spend this much time on a piece; it feels like sometimes the balance of an image is thrown off if it's painted during a vacillation of moods. I also make it a rule not to paint when I'm feeling cynical, to the say the very least.... but I made an exception in this case.


"I don't necessarily know where to begin in describing" -- this is the most appropriate and honest definition I can give. It's no secret that I (as well as a good majority of other artists) use art to cope with overwhelmingly inspired feelings brought about throughout the day. In this particular painting, I reflected a lot on the notion of life's impending moments and circumstances, but not so much in my usual way (fav.me/d5pzoku and fav.me/d5sxygq, for example). Instead of tilling about a dizzy display of similar shapes and strategically illustrating my emotions, I painted this in a much more organic manner.

I began with the intent to experiment. I taped off a few miscellaneous segments and began to paint -- I think I painted over all the original images after, though. This was a floral piece prior to the addition of the faces, which came into fruition with my desire to paint something more familiar. Egalitarian, socialism, solace, impracticality, facades, responsibility ... all themes during the end of March.

I photographed some of of the progression as I went;
Mars Progression by Mivala

There's some of my original symbolism kind of weaved throughout this image -- I didn't deviate all that far outside of my comfort zone. However, new to the scene appears this imperious and (quite literally) overbearing "Mars" drifting above the mountains, representing a deceptively stable and obtrusive presence.  It's not representative of person so much as it is a theme and consitency to life.  Note that the mountains themselves are not fully tangible; whether they are fading in or out of existence (...or fading at all...) is not necessarily something I know enough to judge.

Below the horizon on the right side, I spent a few brief moments indulging in the idea of contented solitude.  At the same time, I kept a nearby segment a fiery sort of red color -- something of an entrance (or exit) mirage.  It's vaguely intended to evoke apathy or the abstract reality of denial, two ideas/emotions I struggle to keep in check sometimes.  I often feel this strange array of qualms whenever I extract this much thought and meaning from the most subconscious of my visual manifestations.  This because much of what I do is unintentional -- I claim meaning in things ex post facto ... after the image is complete.

Any usage of blunt lines or strokes in the painting are basically my linkage to reality and stability.

At the right, I was probably feeling the most emotional.  I went back in recently and fixed up the sloppiness of the pillars(?) that hold up the ledge pears (subject matter in: fav.me/d5u9jbu). I have no solid analysis with regard to why I use so much fruit in my artwork~ And if I did, I likely wouldn't share (honest)!

............to me, this image is either depicting the ultimate diffusion of something or a gradual repair and coming together. I wanted to capture a single point found in every internal and external conflict; the equilibrium of problem and solution.  That is, the moment in which both are so equally out of and within reach.

18"x24" acrylics on canvas.  Do let me know your interpretations~ :boing: There's so much more detail I could go into in describing this, but I'll spare you the unnecessary, human pretentiousness of it all.;)
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I don't know all too well what I was thinking here. It's just a more refined style of surrealism, maybe~ I could have gone on and done more patterns and strange happenings, but it's difficult for me to do that when I start off drawing in the center of a page (vs. the usual sides).
Titled "Fish-Eye Road". Ya say it with n' accent.
Ballpoint pen, no references, 11"x14", 10 points for finding extra noses, you know the drill.


Edit: Annd, figured it out thanks to a comment here. To quote myself, "I have moments of doubt when I make things -- it doesn't interfere with what I do, but it's still there. Kind of like this image...a fish eye in the middle of an empty road will not impede this large creature from moving forward, but the centipede still stops to think about it."
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the gods of godsend--minus one. these are for a mandala-styled illustration i'm doing for the kickstarter. want a book? head here: [link]
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FAQ at the bottom, and don't feel left out if I don't answer your question if the answer is already in there...

compressed video from 19 min:
[link]

I start almost everyday with a speed paint to warm up the wacom board. I often film these speedies, to keep track on my process and see what I am doing right/wrong. I thought I might wanna start share these with you.

These are SPEED paints. I have a timer I set for 20 min, so most of my speed paints are around 20 min. If a speed paint takes more than 1 hour, I don't think it's a speed paint anymore, then it's an illustration.

I sometimes use my speed paints as start ups for other work, and it's kind of sweet to have a huge folder with "sketches" to choose and pick from if you're running low on ideas some times.

also, there are always things you see as soon as the time is up, that you realize you should have done different, and there are always loads of stuff you miss or do wrong. But the important thing is just to nail something, a feeling and basic design in 20 min. This one is done in 19 min.

FAQ:

Q: you should have music on your clips?
A: I record these as a quick note. I simply dont have time to put music over it, and edit these. It takes enough time already to make them and upload them on a daily basis

Q: What program/tablet do you use?
A: Photoshop CS6 and and a wacom Intous 4.

Q: Where did you get your custom brushes?
A: from everywhere. friends and internetz, a mix

Q: Can you share your brushes?
A. I will try to put together a pack and share/post via my homepage in the future, I will not email you specifically with my brush-pack. No, regardless how many times you ask.

Q: Do you know when you start what it will be?
A: No, almost never. I go with the flow and it often changes under the process. Thats why it often turn out like poop. sometimes it take 85% of the time to just find some interesting to take further.

Q. At *insert random number* min/sec in the clip, you do this and that and I cant really see what is happening, do you mind to tell me about and explain it all?
A. No I am sorry no (I don't have the time to sit and write x number of ppl personal tutorials etc - further on, there will be properly done video tutorials from me). What you probably is asking me is the coloring thing I often do. It is just color on a separate layer on top of the image and then I go thru the different layer blend-modes.

Q. You should have commentary over your clip?
A. I will make proper full length tutorial further on. these are just quick uploads.

Q. You should work for gaming Industry?
A. I do

Q. Why just all this speedies?
A. read above info again - for more work:

www.torvenius.com
www.facebook.com/torvenius
torvenius.tumblr.com
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New Orphan sculpture - "Shade with Teeth Sun"

mixed media with real Elk teeth.

Long time since I made any Orphans or I had any of them at home. 2 new critters have however emerged. Dunno when they will come around next time.

mixed media, approx 45 cm high
for sale: 1900 SEK/205 EUR/260 USD

From now on, ALL midgets and Orphans will come with a "Adoption Certificate" - looks like this:

[link]

it will be signed with each Midget/Orphans name and signed by Dr Torvenius himself - to ensure you that each one is unique.

send a note if interested.
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FAQ at the bottom, and don't feel left out if I don't answer your question if the answer is already in there...

compressed video from 23 min:
[link]

I start almost everyday with a speed paint to warm up the wacom board. I often film these speedies, to keep track on my process and see what I am doing right/wrong. I thought I might wanna start share these with you.

These are SPEED paints. I have a timer I set for 20 min, so most of my speed paints are around 20 min. If a speed paint takes more than 1 hour, I don't think it's a speed paint anymore, then it's an illustration.

I sometimes use my speed paints as start ups for other work, and it's kind of sweet to have a huge folder with "sketches" to choose and pick from if you're running low on ideas some times.

also, there are always things you see as soon as the time is up, that you realize you should have done different, and there are always loads of stuff you miss or do wrong. But the important thing is just to nail something, a feeling and basic design in 20 min. This one is done in 22 min.

FAQ:

Q: you should have music on your clips?
A: I record these as a quick note. I simply dont have time to put music over it, and edit these. It takes enough time already to make them and upload them on a daily basis

Q: What program/tablet do you use?
A: Photoshop CS6 and and a wacom Intous 4.

Q: Where did you get your custom brushes?
A: from everywhere. friends and internetz, a mix

Q: Can you share your brushes?
A. I will try to put together a pack and share/post via my homepage in the future, I will not email you specifically with my brush-pack. No, regardless how many times you ask.

Q: Do you know when you start what it will be?
A: No, almost never. I go with the flow and it often changes under the process. Thats why it often turn out like poop. sometimes it take 85% of the time to just find some interesting to take further.

Q. At *insert random number* min/sec in the clip, you do this and that and I cant really see what is happening, do you mind to tell me about and explain it all?
A. No I am sorry no (I don't have the time to sit and write x number of ppl personal tutorials etc - further on, there will be properly done video tutorials from me). What you probably is asking me is the coloring thing I often do. It is just color on a separate layer on top of the image and then I go thru the different layer blend-modes.

Q. You should have commentary over your clip?
A. I will make proper full length tutorial further on. these are just quick uploads.

Q. You should work for gaming Industry?
A. I do

Q. Why just all this speedies?
A. read above info again - for more work:

www.torvenius.com
www.facebook.com/torvenius
torvenius.tumblr.com
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Yup, minotaur!

Acrylic on A4 Bristol board
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T-shirt now available! [link]

Well the Guinea pig army proved popular in this spoof picture [link] so here they are as actual characters!

From left to right is-
Tamara (the shy one)
Luiza (the kind one)
Vincius (the brave one)
Javier (the cheerfiul one)
Fernando (the smart one)

There needs to be more anthro guinea pigs in the world XD
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ACEO card for :iconelorenleianor: over at :iconaceofursxchange:

This was fun as the request for original backgrounds meant I could try something different. And also keep trying to do cards that aren't always head-shots ^^

Comments, long or short, are always welcome :)
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