Some Silmarillion in between, though at least slightly inspired (as probably shows) by Star Wars – ever since I saw Kylo Ren’s costume, I felt Fëanor would really look great in a high collar and flowing coat-tails. I’ve put him in black and gold before, so that was something that always belonged to him, for me.
And though you might say otherwise, the hair is 100% Fëanor, too. ;)
Gold leaf (22 karat, a slightly paler colour than the 23 karat I usually use):
Watercolour, gouache, and gold leaf on Canson Montval, 42×30 cm (painting itself an inch smaller).
Original available here
Prints with gold leaf available here.
“For Maglor took pity upon Elros and Elrond, and he cherished them, and love grew after between them, as little might be thought; but Maglor’s heart was sick and weary with the burden of the dreadful oath.”
(The Silmarillion, “Of Eärendil and the War of Wrath”)
Watercolour and gouache on Canson Montval cold-pressed paper, A3 size.
A re-run of an old sketch that never took off, so I was really glad when I was asked to revisit it as a commission! My son kindly modelled both Elrond and Elros. Don’t ask me which is which. XD
The Vanyar are preparing to overthrow Morgoth in the War of Wrath, and Ingwë’s son is being armed by his parents and sisters.
Watercolour and white gel pen on Canson Montval cold-pressed paper, 30×42 cm. Prints available here!
Calendars are here! A beautiful A3 sized wall calendar, and a little calendar of thirteen postcards. Now available in my Etsy shop!
Working on dynamics and textures.
36×27 cm, watercolour and gouache on Canson Montval paper.
20×29 cm, watercolour and gouache on Schut Terschelling hot-pressed paper.
“But many refused the summons, preferring the starlight and the wide spaces of Middle-earth to the rumour of the Trees; and these are the Avari, the Unwilling, and they were sundered in that time from the Eldar, and met never again until many ages were past.”
There were several things I saw this month that made me want to try out gold leaf (and ImagineFX magazine accounted for several of them).
It didn’t take me long to decide I loved the effect, and needed more metals. Obviously, copper was an early choice. Also obviously, Maedhros was happy to be my guinea pig once again. (That Elf has been my guinea pig for watercolours, coloured pencils, acrylics and even oils over time, but he’s asked me not to mention the last two ever again.)
I’ll be safe mentioning this one, though. :) Still learning how to apply it best, on what surfaces, and in what weather (34°C seems to be suboptimal), but I just love the effect!