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Isildur sketch by BohemianWeasel Isildur sketch :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 352 24 Legolas sketch by BohemianWeasel Legolas sketch :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 199 13 The Green Man by BohemianWeasel The Green Man :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 163 8 Spirit of Spring by BohemianWeasel
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Spirit of Spring :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 189 26
Thranduil in Winter by BohemianWeasel Thranduil in Winter :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 247 11 Cupid the Conqueror by BohemianWeasel Cupid the Conqueror :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 279 21 The Lonely Mountain by BohemianWeasel The Lonely Mountain :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 472 25 The Old Forest by BohemianWeasel The Old Forest :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 474 42 Elric sketch by BohemianWeasel Elric sketch :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 383 22 Feanor Spirit of Fire by BohemianWeasel Feanor Spirit of Fire :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 571 20 Filigree Erebor by BohemianWeasel Filigree Erebor :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 166 2 Filigree Minas Tirith by BohemianWeasel Filigree Minas Tirith :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 149 2 Filigree Rivendell by BohemianWeasel Filigree Rivendell :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 214 11 Filigree Edoras by BohemianWeasel Filigree Edoras :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 148 5 'Stained-glass' Shire miniature by BohemianWeasel 'Stained-glass' Shire miniature :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 159 7 Gilded Arwen icon by BohemianWeasel Gilded Arwen icon :iconbohemianweasel:BohemianWeasel 108 3


Still round the corner there may wait by faQy Still round the corner there may wait :iconfaqy:faQy 151 3 The Guardian Dark by faQy The Guardian Dark :iconfaqy:faQy 234 19 choir by s-u-w-i choir :icons-u-w-i:s-u-w-i 319 27 v kroji by s-u-w-i v kroji :icons-u-w-i:s-u-w-i 276 6 Secret place by Kalberoos Secret place :iconkalberoos:Kalberoos 238 8 sofa by s-u-w-i sofa :icons-u-w-i:s-u-w-i 475 9 Fairy water by faQy Fairy water :iconfaqy:faQy 255 16 bonsai haidresser by faQy bonsai haidresser :iconfaqy:faQy 341 26 The old photo by ZarKir The old photo :iconzarkir:ZarKir 22 3 discworld tea by faQy discworld tea :iconfaqy:faQy 393 34 Cthulhu Rises by Silberius Cthulhu Rises :iconsilberius:Silberius 599 42 conductor by faQy conductor :iconfaqy:faQy 327 13 Green tunnel by RedWatercolour Green tunnel :iconredwatercolour:RedWatercolour 158 17 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 228 29 destivo by s-u-w-i destivo :icons-u-w-i:s-u-w-i 438 25
Firstly, 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 personal commissions, I'm already booked for those for the next two years, and probably won't accept anymore at this time, sorry.

If you want me to work on your project in exchange for glory and exposure, then your project better be The Silmarillion. (Or, to be a bit broader, anything for Tolkien, or Susanna Clarke, or Terry Pratchett.) But otherwise (like any other full-time professional) I expect to be paid in actual money: money's useful, you can swap it for food and electricity bills, it's handy that way. :)

If however you just have suggestions for things you'd like to see me draw, suggest it anyway! :D  Chances are (unless it's Tolkien / Clarke / Pratchett / Patrick O'Brian / or a few select animes) it'll never happen, but I'm always interested to hear suggestions. ♥


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…

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:…

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

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:…
Thranduil in Winter

“But there was in Thranduil’s heart a still deeper shadow. He had seen the horror of Mordor and could not forget it. If ever he looked south its memory dimmed the light of the Sun.”
JRR Tolkien, Unfinished Tales

The Elvenking in Winter (book version)
Acrylics, pure silver leaf, and 22k gold leaf on paper; 21x29 cms.

Prints etc available here.



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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MisfitsTamara Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018
You have great details and design sensibility. I loved looking through your gallery - keep up the great work!
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there! :la:

Nice art :wow:  If you're ever looking to share your work with other people, live, you should check out #ThumbHub on dAmn (Did you know we had a chat system!? A lot of people don't :( ) We get a lot of great artists popping in to share their work and it varies from Traditional art, to photography, to poetry :) Also a great place to gain more exposure for your art AND to make some new friends xx

Hope to see you there some time :heart:

CrimsonKingArt Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018  New Deviant Professional General Artist
I love your works! You're amazing. Heart 
Old-Folklore Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love so many of your artworks, it is almost impossible for me to comment on them all. And so, I am forced to post one big comment here. Words cannot express my love for your paintings, but they are all I have. Great work! Your illustrations are stunning! I can also relate to your bio. XD (Tolkien, mythology, history, grammar and tea forever!). 
             God Bless, 
                  JAJ Zakanj. 
Taelsa Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG! I'm so happy I found you on here! I've always loved the art you made La la la la You are amazing! 
LeoHatsuki Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad that I "stumbled upon" your wonderful gallery!Unique style in combination with solid skills!Brava! And happy belated birthday-wish you a lot of artistic inspiration:)
LuanMonta Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Feliz aniversário! Que se realizem seus desejos ;)
UncleBob11 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017
Happy birthday!
Dany-E Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Airborne Happy Birthday! Handshake 
         Wish you all the best! I love deviantART! 
    Hope you have a wonderful day! :D (Big Grin)
Qube-Core Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
Hope you will have a great day!
Everything good for your future!
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