Finished: Thranduil upon his throne,
Acrylics, gold leaf, red crystals (in his crown), and sass: 8.3×11.5″
In his crown alone there’s so much gold leaf that dragons are gathering outside my studio. Though they’re poor appreciators of art, they just sit on it.
Prints and pretty things available here.
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Sunday 3, July, 2016
31 Days of drawing, Day 5. The prompt: ‘A movie/TV character drawn in a cartoony way‘
Even though he’s first and foremost a book character, the movie version makes a good subject: Thranduil.
As a ‘cartoon’ it’s a failure: too many lines by about five-bajillion lines, and peculiarly Byzantine, but I like it anyway. :) But I still (really) need to practise drawing cartoons and other simplified, non OCD things.
Inks and liquid leaf on scatty cardstock. 8×10″
Thranduil, by Soni Alcorn-Hender
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Monday 12, October, 2015
Hobbit Illumination: Dwalin
Hobbit Illumination – Thorin Oakenshield
Hobbit Illumination: Thranduil
Hobbit ‘Illuminations’: with European medieval illuminations and bookplates as an inspiration, this was an experiment to create illustrations that might look like they came from the books of Middle-earth itself.
For larger images and details, please click ‘more’ and/or scroll down.
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Sunday 21, July, 2013
(Continuation of) an experiment in illustrations inspired by medieval European illuminations, but ideally that look like they might have come from Middle-earth itself!
This is the final of the trio for now: Thranduil, King of the Wood Elves.
To see the work in progress of Dwalin and Thorin, click here! (Or scroll down ;)
scan of the Woodland King fully drawn out and awaiting colours
in the beginning with newly-added lettering
after re-drawing his face and aesthetically demolishing parts of the frame
the fun fiddly line-work begins
Thranduil work in progress, detail of the face. There’s a lot of eyelash love in this drawing.
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Thursday 4, July, 2013