Elemental of Water & Choice

Water Elemental by Soni Alcorn-Hender

From a series of paintings embodying the four elements as human(ish) characters: the Spirit of Water and choice.
Seen here with his would-be lover, and the choice she has to make.

Acrylics, gesso, and liquid gold on paper; size A3 (30×42 cms or 12×17 inches.)
Created for Perna Studios (to be printed as a basecard) for their trading card set ‘Elementals’.

Prints and shiny things available here.

The work in progress (condensed into a few seconds) :

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Elemental of Earth & Protection

Earth Elemental by Soni Alcorn-Hender

From a series of paintings embodying the four elements as human(ish) characters: the Spirit of Earth and Protection
(with baby foxes, a little deer, and apparently *the* most fascinating plant anyone’s ever seen. :3 )

Acrylics, gesso, and liquid gold on paper; size A3 (30×42 cms or 12×17 inches.)
Created for Perna Studios (to be printed as a basecard) for their trading card set ‘Elementals’.

Prints and shiny things available here.

(Work in progress gallery) :

Radagast the Brown

I did this as an indulgence just because I think Sylvester McCoy has a glorious face, and I loved the idea of framing Radagast with lovely living things.
This is the movie version of Radagast-ish, but without the bird poo etc. because he’s better than that.
Pencils and acrylics on paper, 20x30cms.Radagast drawing, Soni Alcorn-Hender

And here’s how he was done. :)

Sam & Frodo Artwork for The Hillywood Show!

The talented parody sisters Hannah and Hilly Hindi asked if I could provide some sketches for the end credits of their LotR parody (to mimic the credits of Return of the King), but they specifically asked for Sam and Frodo ‘with all the feels’.

Here’s what I drew for them. (All 10.5×7″, graphite on watercolour paper)

And here’s their lovely video – make sure to have tissues handy!

A waltz for sketching Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (& friends) ~ 21×29 cms, mixed inks on watercolour paper.

Edgar Allan Poe (with cat, raven, and Death's head bug) By Soni Alcorn-Hender

Edgar Allan Poe (with cat, raven, and Death’s head bug) By Soni Alcorn-Hender

Edgar Allan Poe (with cat, raven, and Death's head bug) By Soni Alcorn-Hender

Poe detail: cat & raven (by Soni Alcorn-Hender)

Poe detail: face (by Soni Alcorn-Hender)

Poe detail: face (by Soni Alcorn-Hender)

Poe detail: Death's head bug (by Soni Alcorn-Hender)

Poe detail: Death’s head bug (by Soni Alcorn-Hender)

And how it was made ~

Sketching Rivendell

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.)