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Tolkien's Desk

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Earlier this month, I was commissioned to complete this piece as course art for Dr. Verlyn Flieger's upcoming Tolkien class through the Mythgard Institute.

The idea behind the piece for to show Tolkien in the progress of writing his famous works, while highlighting the course material (The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings).

I finished this painting awhile ago, but since the course information is now online, I feel safe posting it.

Progression on Tumblr: 89ravenclaw.tumblr.com/post/34…

UPDATE: Whaaaat?! A DD? That's never happened before (took me awhile to figure out why I suddenly had 600+ feedback messages waiting for me). Thanks everone who liked this.

If any of you are interested in the Mythgard course this was commissioned for, click here: shop.signumuniversity.org/prod…
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jessy25522's avatar
This is so incredibly beautiful.
silentstarling's avatar
Absolutely amazing! Tolkien is the best Heart 
King2099's avatar
Better than Martin.
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89ravenclawProfessional Filmographer
what?
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George RR Martin.
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89ravenclawProfessional Filmographer
ah, i see. well, that's a given =)
Lagunia21's avatar
Great art! So many details! I love your work! :heart:
Congratulations on the DD!
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89ravenclawProfessional Filmographer
thanks!
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cemungudhHobbyist General Artist
greatness!
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89ravenclawProfessional Filmographer
thanks!
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cemungudhHobbyist General Artist
yer welcome :D
fargreencountry's avatar
Beautiful work.
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89ravenclawProfessional Filmographer
thanks!
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YulianEruannoNoldorProfessional Artisan Crafter
:)
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RebellingLemmingHobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art! Everything just neat, correct and perfect! Then you just made it like he put all he saw into the papers! Great storytelling! Not to mention any other skills. just perfect! JUST PERFECT! Really one of greatest!
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89ravenclawProfessional Filmographer
thanks you!
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Veronika-Art General Artist
Incredible work!!!! Love how you drew his hand and the dragon, the handwritting...everything about it!
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89ravenclawProfessional Filmographer
thanks, though the handwritting is literally just a font of one Tolkien's handwriting styles
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Veronika-Art General Artist
Incredibly well done, the perspective is perfect! I just realized this is digital... magnificent work, even more so! 
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raging-akujikiProfessional Filmographer
Ah very nice!  My buddy just showed me a tumblr with some cool pencil tests on it.  I think it's yours, yea?  It links to this dA page and I must say you've got some nice work!  I'm an animator too, so it's always nice to stumble upon other animation folks here.
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89ravenclawProfessional Filmographer
well that animation blog doesn't have any of my work, it's a collection of professional work that i find on the internet

my animation stuff is all 3d, so no pencil tests from me personally
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raging-akujikiProfessional Filmographer
Oh yea, I knew the pencil tests were from otehr placese, I meant the tumblr was yours.  But yea, you've got nice 2D stuff here on dA.
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89ravenclawProfessional Filmographer
you'd be surprised how many people think i've done the work on there despite it being from a bajillion different artists ;p
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