Don’t actually “Meet the Artist,” she’s a sweaty, awkward loudmouth who will probably go in for a hug when you try to shake hands and think about it for four days straight.
Not Shown: tissue packs, nail clippers, bobby and safety pins, wound gel (listen, I come prepared), prob a bag of chips or some snacks, a fuckton of receipts and trash (that I hoard for absolutely no reason), pens and mechanical pencils, a mini sketchbook, a Galaxy Tab and Wacom stylus, and a switchblade (for good luck).
Artist Not Shown To Scale. Artist May Look Larger in Mirror. Use Hazard Lights When Approaching. Do Not Wash With Bleach.
Here is Varda, the Queen of stars, for @deathordesire the second promt for my sketch
request on tumblr. (yes again this did get a little out of hand but she
deserved it!) I first drew her on paper, and then colored in Procreate
on my iPad mini with a wacom stylus pen. From start to finish this
drawing has been extremely fun, surprisingly easy to get how I wanted,
and a fountain of creativity. I drew her as a part of the night sky and
the stars, stars also falling from her hands as they belong to her. I
imagine that if she stands in blackness her skin will radiate with stars
as if she was the evening sky. Raditating power and might as is only
right for her.
Varda is one of the most fascinating of the
Valier, the female Valar. She is the Queen of stars and Queen of all the
Valar. In Silmarillion she is mentioned as the spouse of Manwe, but I
read somewhere else that in another script she was the sister of Manwe
and Melkor, and this opened for some very interesting head-canons on my
part. She is such a powerful symbol and one of the great female
characters of Tolkien, so this theory appeals to me a lot more, as she
is therefore equal to Manwe and Melkor, the two greatest of the Valar.
While the word spouse is generally used for man and wife, I also think
it can be meaning that they belong together or are made together by Eru.
This is supported by Melkors fear of her. In Silmarillion it states
that he fears her because she would not yeild to him and that she
withstood him, which can also apply to siblings. While the Valar are not
humans or elves, it seems to me that their relationships with each
other cannot be defined by earthly standards, and being siblings or
spouses must be interpreted in an entirely new setting. I really like to
give her the same reverence as Manwe and Melkor, for her to be their
equal in power and might, because I believe Tolkien did this
intentionally. All his women, mentioned and explained, hold great
importance, and so she should be of no less importance than her male
parallels. (yes I can go on and on about this, but I hope you understand
Yay! I’m officially back from my little start-of-the-year social media break, and here’s a mermaid I sketched recently in ProCreate.
I’m so excited for this year and all the art things I’m working on and have planned for 2017. I’ve set what I feel are some good, solid goals with my webcomic project, and while I’m not going to state a specific launch date yet, let’s just say for now that I’m hoping I might be able to begin telling the story online some time early next year. I’ll definitely update you all on the progress on that as I can.
I’m also running the tumblr, instagram, and part of the facebook page for Masterpiece Christian Fine Art Foundation (@mcfineartsfoundation), so if anyone wants to check out any of those pages and give them a follow, please feel free to do so! Also in connection with MCFAF, I’m planning a series of local classes near the end of the month on perspective drawing, which I’m very much looking forward to, and I’m helping our group of local artists organize a monthly art show for the “First Friday Art Walk” in Ashland (Oregon).
I hope you are all having a wonderful start to the year, and I’m looking forward to seeing all the wonderful art from the people I follow. Wishing each of you the best!
Today I had a little Childhood marathon, watching Mulan, Hercules and The Prince of Egypt. I always had a crush on Disney princes and Shang was definitely a big one for me. So this sketch is 100% inspired by his look during “I’ll make a man out of you”! The whole naked chest/high waste pants thing is something I’ve always wanted to try for my elf crushes, and Finrod is definitely the Disney prince of Tolkiens Legendarium (I think anyways).
I’m not a big fan of the whole cell shading thing, so I tried to be a bit creative about it, and just draw something quickly and fun, so here he is, slightly sweaty in a mid-workout scenario! I also wanna try to define my fashion design for the different ages, because I do have a few theories that I’d like to try out! ^^ having gotten a new stylus for my iPad I feel more secure sketching on it which makes it a lot easier, as sketching always makes me feel bad for wasting paper! ;)
Character studies/sketches of a guy who’s shown up on the blog before, but who I have not yet named (publicly) for story reasons. :) Need to narrow down exactly where that scar goes at some point so I can keep everything as consistent as possible in the story telling.