Prints and shiny things available here.
A re-working of an earlier painting (The Hidden Valley), this new version has Frodo being carried to Rivendell by the Elves after falling at the Ford. Made for the Tolkien art exhibition: ‘Evil in the Shining Light’, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, through September 2015.
Original was acrylics on paper 11.5 x 8″, added frame element by Stephen Clulow on Flickr.
And a close-up of Frodo’s rescue party.
At the front are two pairs of Elf riders, followed by an Elven cart bearing the fallen Frodo; behind him is Strider on foot; then Glorfindel (not Arwen :p) on his white horse; behind him near the bridge are the three Hobbits on foot; then there are two Elves on foot on the bridge, and two more on horseback at the end:
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Friday 6, November, 2015
All of these are sketch-card size: 2.5×3.5″.
These portraits are all framed by elements from their own stories: Éowyn by simbelmynë flowers. Boromir with the Tree of Gondor. Gandalf by pipe smoke. Thranduil by the carved stone trees of his halls. And Bard by Lake-town and its reflection.
Moments from the Hobbit:
‘I’m going on an adventure!’
Trolls and a Hobbit.
Bilbo’s arrival in Rivendell.
Galadriel and Gandalf in Rivendell, The Hobbit.
Galadriel in Rivendell
And scenes from Lord of the Rings:
‘The furthest I’ve ever gone’
Bree, The Prancing Pony Inn
The Pass of Caradhras,
Hobbits in Fangorn
‘Release the River!’
Gandalf rides to Gondor
Aragorn leads the Dead Army to Minas Tirith
Fall of Barad-dûr
And a few portraits from both.
Éowyn in simbelmynë
Bard the Bowman
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Wednesday 3, December, 2014
These three green offerings have just been added to the Etsy shop, any of which would make the perfect background for a little daydreaming and a nice cup of tea. :)
Rivendell, Soni Alcorn-Hender
Little Rivers of the Shire
The Hidden Valley
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Wednesday 15, May, 2013
The first one was pretty enough in a subtle, understated way. But I don’t really do subtle; I do fiddly, fussy, fastidious, and fecking sparkly. Huzzah!
It was made as a digital collage from this drawing (originally 21x29cms, graphite and acrylic on cardstock).
Which is also the drawing I was working on in this video : Sketching Rivendell Et voilà!
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Thursday 9, May, 2013
I’ve been asked a few times how I draw, and the answer is: ‘erratically, with lots of mistakes and some dithering’, and behold there’s now proof.
(This is my first time filming something with this camera, and time lapse, and making films, and .. everything. Humble apologies for the sloggy bits.)
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Wednesday 3, April, 2013