And he knew he had tarried overlong

“But when the autumn came he saw seven great swans flying south, and he knew them for a sign that he had tarried overlong, and he followed their flight along the shores of the sea.”

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion

Size 38.5×23 cm. Watercolour and some gouache on Canson cold-pressed paper.

Original for sale on Etsy!

Nienor upon Haudh-en-Elleth

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This piece has been a while in the making, and on my mind even longer. The sketch originated on a class trip in April, and since then, I’ve tried to see the colours for this – which only worked when I decided not to make it a thunderstorm lighting scene.

Watercolour and gouache on Canson Montval, 19,5 x 28 cm.

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Some earlier stages:

There’s a time lapse video of the process up on Patreon.

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Portraits, portraits, portraits

A bunch of small portraits (mainly Tolkien characters) I’ve done over the past three months, most of them Patreon related – commissions, prompts, and prize art.

For Azaghâl, Winter Thranduil, and Celebrimbor, timelapse videos can be found on Patreon.