I had a sketch of Legolas that I’d started a decade ago (literally) and it was fantastically awful. In that version he looked like a constipated horse in a particularly murky pond.
So I excavated the sad-looking thing to see if I could make anything of it – and lo, I made this!
If you want to see the transformation from constipated pond horse to woodland prince, scroll down for an animated gif of the journey.
Mixed media on 8.5×11″ paper
Legolas sketch, work in progress animated
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Monday 20, June, 2016
Drawing test for a larger drawing of the same character: Fëanor from JRR Tolkien’s Silmarillion. The face that burned a thousand ships.
Prints and pretty things available here.
And the animated version, with firelight:
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Monday 6, June, 2016
Éowyn and Éomer among the simbelmynë flowers, in memory of their uncle.
9×11 inches. Painted with acrylics and gold media and pencils and inks and *everything* and the horse they rode in on.
And a rough animated gif of the progress of the painting from start to finish:
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Friday 13, May, 2016