Each one measures 2.5×3.5 inches and is a mixture of acrylics and pencils, except for ‘Arwen’ which is heavily gilded in Dutch leaf and 22k gold leaf.
All posts by Soni Alcorn-Hender
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Saturday 29, April, 2017
I drew this Hogwarts-inspired diagram years ago, as an aide for English classes to help students learn the names of rooms in a house. …And of course all houses have turrets and potion cupboards… But I like the drawing, so I gave it a sepia tint and put it on RedBubble for anyone who’d like a copy. Might also be fun for people who like colouring-in. ;)
Prints and other shiny things can be found here.
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Tuesday 25, April, 2017
I’m honoured to have my illustrations featured in and on the most recent publications from the Tolkien Society:
Inside, and on the back cover of, ‘Mallorn’; and the cover of ‘Amon Hen’.
If you’re a Tolkien fan, consider joining too! :)
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Tuesday 7, February, 2017
‘I wish it need not have happened in my time,’ said Frodo.
‘So do I,’ said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.’
From The Fellowship of the Ring (chapter ‘Shadow of the Past’) by JRR Tolkien.
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Tuesday 24, January, 2017
In my Etsy shop now: hand-embellished fine art prints of Snow White and the Poisoned Apple, gilded with gold leaf.
See listing for more details.
And remember kids: an apple a day keeps the prince away. So maybe try pears instead.
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Saturday 14, January, 2017
For those of you whom I met in Porto last week, I was trying to explain what sketch cards are and give an idea of work I’ve done before. But it’s easier to show you. :)
And some of the sketches for various Star Wars sets for Topps and Lucasfilm :
There are (many) more here for the Empire Strikes Back, and here for the animated Clone Wars series (which I really enjoyed), and here for all the Star Wars things before the new movies.
And here’s a sample of the tarot cards (major arcana only) I was asked to make for the Penny Dreadful set, based on the themes & symbols of the show, but not using the actors’ likenesses.
You can see more about these particular cards HERE, there are many more which I still need to upload to my site!
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Friday 16, December, 2016
A tree-herder, or ‘Ent’ inspired by the Big Belly oak of Savernake Forest in Wiltshire, and the excellent walking (and talking) trees from JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.
Mixed media on A4 200gsm paper, 21 x 29.7 cm, or 8.3 x 11.7 inches.
Prints and shiny things available here.
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Monday 21, November, 2016
“Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn”
“In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”
‘Dreaming Cthulhu’ in a range of Lovecraftian colours: Cyclopean sepia, non-Euclidean green, Decadent indigo, and Daemoniac black. Now there’s a cosmic horror to suit every mood and occasion. Available here.
The original (available on Etsy here)
In acrylics, pastel, and pencils, 21×29 cms
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Monday 14, November, 2016
This monstrous little she-creature is part of a small, on-going series inspired by the works of HP Lovecraft and different sea creatures.
This one takes after an astonishing ghostly white octopus found a mile and a half under the sea, in the frozen black and crushing depths at the bottom of the Antarctic Ocean. There they survive on the vents of volcanically-heated water erupting from under the seabed. That’s about as extreme as it gets. If we tried to visit we’d be simultaneously boiled, frozen, and pulped.
So my Antarctic Octopus mermaid is a force to be reckoned with: pictured here resting sweetly on the skull of a much larger foe that she vanquished before breakfast.
21x29cms, acrylics and gold leaf, digitally-added frame.
Prints and pretty things available here!
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Monday 7, November, 2016