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The harpy, Marta by BohemianWeasel The harpy, Marta :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 847 59 Isildur sketch by BohemianWeasel Isildur sketch :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 370 24 Legolas sketch by BohemianWeasel Legolas sketch :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 212 13 The Green Man by BohemianWeasel The Green Man :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 167 8 Spirit of Spring by BohemianWeasel
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Spirit of Spring :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 209 27
Thranduil in Winter by BohemianWeasel Thranduil in Winter :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 265 11 Cupid the Conqueror by BohemianWeasel Cupid the Conqueror :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 310 21 The Lonely Mountain by BohemianWeasel The Lonely Mountain :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 476 25 The Old Forest by BohemianWeasel The Old Forest :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 487 42 Elric sketch by BohemianWeasel Elric sketch :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 388 22 Feanor Spirit of Fire by BohemianWeasel Feanor Spirit of Fire :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 588 24 Filigree Erebor by BohemianWeasel Filigree Erebor :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 169 2 Filigree Minas Tirith by BohemianWeasel Filigree Minas Tirith :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 155 2 Filigree Rivendell by BohemianWeasel Filigree Rivendell :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 222 11 Filigree Edoras by BohemianWeasel Filigree Edoras :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 154 5 'Stained-glass' Shire miniature by BohemianWeasel 'Stained-glass' Shire miniature :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 160 7


Painful death by CottonValent Painful death :iconcottonvalent:CottonValent 350 38 Secret place by Kalberoos Secret place :iconkalberoos:Kalberoos 240 8 sofa by s-u-w-i sofa :icons-u-w-i:s-u-w-i 471 9 Fairy water by faQy Fairy water :iconfaqy:faQy 254 16 bonsai haidresser by faQy bonsai haidresser :iconfaqy:faQy 338 26 The old photo by ZarKir The old photo :iconzarkir:ZarKir 24 3 discworld tea by faQy discworld tea :iconfaqy:faQy 398 34 Cthulhu Rises by Silberius Cthulhu Rises :iconsilberius:Silberius 641 42 conductor by faQy conductor :iconfaqy:faQy 332 13 Green tunnel by RedWatercolour Green tunnel :iconredwatercolour:RedWatercolour 165 20 Tenement Houses by RedWatercolour Tenement Houses :iconredwatercolour:RedWatercolour 68 5 Question: how does Melkor brush his hair by frecklesordirt Question: how does Melkor brush his hair :iconfrecklesordirt:frecklesordirt 233 29 destivo by s-u-w-i destivo :icons-u-w-i:s-u-w-i 436 25 POwl #18: Oakenshield Impressions by PeckishOwl POwl #18: Oakenshield Impressions :iconpeckishowl:PeckishOwl 127 54 bookshop by s-u-w-i bookshop :icons-u-w-i:s-u-w-i 657 44 Dreamily by wasawasawa Dreamily :iconwasawasawa:wasawasawa 77 6
First: thank you, I'm genuinely flattered you'd want me to help bring your creation to life, it's a great compliment. But to get a quick idea on whether I'll be able to say 'yes' or 'no' to your request, see below:

If it's a commercial project (and I mean contracts, on headed paper) then I'll consider it if my timetable allows; particularly if it's related to the subjects I've drawn and posted here: (Elves, vampires, mythological or historical nonsense, etc.)

But availabilities for personal commissions are already filled for the foreseeable future, and I probably won't accept anymore at this time, sorry. I want to bring my own inner monsters to life now rather than just drawing other people's.

If you want me to work on your project in exchange for glory and exposure, then your project had better have more exposure than Lady Godiva, and it better be good. Like The Silmarillion. (Or anything Tolkien / Jonathan Stroud / Susanna Clarke / Terry Pratchett.) But otherwise, like any other full-time professional, I expect to be paid in actual money, or at the very least, goats. Very pretty ones.

If you'd still like to contact me, and ensure I see it before a month has passed, please send me a PM via my Facebook art page at I'm there far more often than here.


The harpy, Marta

"On the roof, what did you see?"
"I thought I saw a woman, but all dark and sharp and hunched over the roof tiles like a vulture. ...I thought she had wings."
He sighed. "You won't always see the wings, but her face remains the same: ageless, vicious; eyes like a mad hawk and a temper to match." He cast a nervous glance at the rooftops and shivered. "Avoid her. Are you listening? Avoid her, and avoid her eyes. If she looks into your eyes, she'll know.”

The harpy Marta. Finished sketch of an original character from my own story. :3 
Derwent pastels and pencils on recyled paper. 8.6x12 inches.
2018 Soni Alcorn-Hender

Isildur sketch

'Isildur cut the Ring from [Sauron's] hand with the hilt-shard of his father's sword, and took it for his own.'
"...I will risk no hurt to this thing: of all the works of Sauron the only fair. It is precious to me, though I buy it with great pain."

~ Fellowship of the Ring, JRR Tolkien

Isildur who took the Ring, but did not destroy it.
Pencil and acrylics, 21x29cms.

A sketch I've been working on sporadically for drawing practise and stress relief. A proper drawing of Isildur would need more research for armour and all the details, but for now I just wanted to do a character sketch and attempt the compelling combination of Númenorean nobility with the burning corruption of the Ring's influence.

Prints etc…

2018 Soni Alcorn-Hender

Legolas sketch

"Legolas would not interpret the songs for them, saying that he had not the skill, and that for him the grief was still too near, a matter for tears and not yet for song."

Fellowship of the Ring, JRR Tolkien

Pencil and acrylic on paper, 21x29cms

I've previously avoided doing Tolkien's better-known characters (book versions) because they've already been drawn so often, and so well, by such terrifyingly talented people; and on top of that the film versions have become predominant in many people's minds. But I realised that just because something's scary doesn't mean it shouldn't be done, but (ugh) probably the opposite. So time to try some bookish LotR-ishness.

My Legolas isn't as blond as the films, nor dark-haired either (despite the line about his 'dark head' being silhouetted against stars near the end of FotR); but rather I imagined a dark blond or even light brown, though I realise it's probably a different colour for every reader. :)

Prints available here:…

2018 Soni Alcorn-Hender

The Green Man

"They won't suffer any harm to trees or green life, so they only eat red-blooded creatures, and usually raw, for they have a horror of fire. At least they no longer eat people, probably.
But their ambassador is already here, can't you tell? He arrived at dawn and brought the smell of the forest with him."

Sketch of one of my original characters for a story.
Acrylic and pencil, 21x29 cms
2018 Soni Alcorn-Hender

Spirit of Spring
And because this is DeviantArt, not hypocritical pearl-clutching Facebook, I'm able to upload the original version of this painting (yay!) with the nipple not only free, but liberated, emancipated, and positively feral. Behold, so majestic in its native habitat.

Our Spring lady is a deer/lamb-ish lady, hence the ears (not an Elf) and little hoofs.
Painting was done in *everything*. I mean just Everything. (Pencil, acrylic, pastel, gouache, acrylic ink, pearl paint, gold paste, gold leaf, *and evidently everything within arm's radius of my desk*) on paper, 21x29 cms.

Prints and shiny things etc. here:…

2018 Soni Alcorn-Hender


Soni Alcorn-Hender
Artist | Traditional Art
LotR illustrator, mythology painter, historical embellisher, fearless vampire killer, cake fancier, disruptive influence, tea expert, grammar harpy, fluffy weasel.

An English easel-weasel living and working in Portugal.…


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urukins Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018
aaa I didn't know you had a deviantart account!
ferruh Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Nice gallery (:)
EshiSnu Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Happy birthday! I wish you a lot of health and happiness, and also great success in your artwork.
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Happy Birthday! :party::cake:
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Happy birthday!
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Happy birthday!! :party: Lily Wishing a Happy Birthday :hug: 
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