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Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:27 pm
by Merry
Oh, yes, definitely creepy--all those hands! Do I also detect the robe of many colors at his sleeve? Well done!

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:59 pm
by Iolanthe
I had an idea of turning the dead trees into white hands but the overall effect is very grim!

Yes - you're right, you can see Saruman's rainbow coloured sleeve.

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 5:55 pm
by Philipa
I love it Iolanthe. :clapping:

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:30 pm
by Iolanthe
Glad it hasn't freaked you out too much!

While we're taking a walk on the dark side, how about Middle-earth Monsters as a new theme? Although if anyone is still labouring over a Gandalf creation I'd still love to see / read it of course :D .

I have a Shelob painting in mind but as a complete arachnaphobe it will be a miracle if I can get it down on paper :lol: . Might be good therapy!

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 3:45 pm
by Airwin
Better on paper than in your mind Iolanthe! Can't wait to see what it would look like. I love the Isengard painting!

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:52 am
by Iolanthe
Well, I've got Shelob out of my head and onto paper. Not sure it's made me any happier looking at spiders, even shoving her off to the far right and calling it Cirith Ungol :lol: .

Cirith Ungol


© Iolanthe

I seem to be getting more abstract the more I do :? .

Now I've exorcised my dark side how about something Elvish?

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:50 pm
by Merry
When dealing with spiders, the more abstract, the better! It has just occurred to me, Iolanthe, that your art would translate well into stained glass--both form and color have that style. Not that we'd want stained glass of Shelob! But this makes the darkness look lovely.

Iolanthe! What a treat it is to have you here. We get to see original Tolkien artwork, and your insights into other artists have really allowed me to understand them and Tolkien better. Many thanks!

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:31 pm
by Iolanthe
Thanks Merry :hug:.

I like your 'stained glass observation. I hadn't noticed how much like it they were. But I do loved stained glass :D .

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 4:14 pm
by Airwin
Another beautiful work of art. Bravo Iolanthe! :clapping: I love the colors, and Shelob is sufficiently scary even tucked away in the corner there. :wink:

Aulë and Yavanna

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:22 am
by Kelkhatan
Hi guys,
I am new to this homepage, but not new to Tolkien's world. And so I decided to share with you some stuff inspired by the greatest writer in my eyes.

Here it is:
(I took a photo from my scratch book, and than I colored it.)

Aulë and Yavanna


This was in a time before the elves set foot on Middle-earth, where Aulë and Yavanna could still enjoy there love for each other. And it can still be seen in the forgotten forests of corsica.

Greetings Kel

PS. I already uploaded a big version for you guys, on my Server so that it won't trash yours :D

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:57 pm
by Iolanthe
Hello Kel :wave: , I'm so glad you've joined us and posted some of your art. The more here the merrier :D . It's nice to see something inspired by the earliest days of Middle-earth - it's lovely. I hope you've go more in your sketch-book to show us! I can see you've used a lot of techniques and mediums to get the effect. How did you do the grass at the bottom? Is it white ink or pencil or scratching out? See, I like to know these things!!!

If there are such things in the 'forgotten forests of Corsica' it must be a very beautiful place :D .

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:53 pm
by Merry
Welcome, Kelkhatan! I also appreciate your tree. Like Tolkien's Niggle, I find myself sketching trees and their leaves in the margins of things at boring meetings, so I enjoyed yours.

If you wish, stop by the members' intro thread above and introduce yourself. We love new members!

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 4:40 am
by Riv Res
Welcome Kel! :wave: What a glorious entry to our little Tolkien site. Wonderful artwork!! Tolkien inspires all of us, and I hope you will continue to share you work with us here. :D

More Work

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:23 pm
by Kelkhatan
Ok, thank you all so much for your warm welcome!

I will write soon in the thread above so thyt you can learn more about me.

Sorry that I ded not write back sooner, but unfortunately there was no email to inform me although I picked this option.

Thanks aswell for the compliments.

Concerning the artwork:
I can see you've used a lot of techniques and mediums to get the effect. How did you do the grass at the bottom?
-I have to admit, the true art is only drawn with pencil, for better illustation I colored it in the trial version of Photoshop :D just to bring you more of the impression that was at this place. Other than that I used a HB Pencil and let my hand do the rest :D


ok, I give you the first poem

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:36 pm
by Kelkhatan
Morniel (means "dark maiden" in elvish)

Pitch black…

Fog and night get pierced by eyes
Sparkling, clad in black there lies
A maiden born by night itself
Stunning, flawless, nature’s wealth.

Pitch black…

Fabian Ramseyer 11th may 2004