Pen and ink illo for a C.S. Lewis story.
Thanks to Lonewolf, Penumbra, Clochette, tobbA, and Armetage.
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"Tell your stories to the trees, and they'll listen in silence. Ask whatever you will of the trees, and they will not answer... or very rarely, at least. Do not take this to mean, however, that they have no interest in your concerns. Though the sap that flows through their veins is not red, and their flesh is not like the flesh of mortal men, they are not without compassion; nor are they bereft of that most precious gift, the ability to empathise. If we are to communicate with these olden entities, perhaps it is patience that we must cultivate. Lay your troubles before them, inscribed upon a stone; and worry not that the falling leaves of Autumn should obscure and cover what you have written... or that the accumulated loam of years might swallow up your words. This matters not to the trees, for they have ways of understanding that stretch far beyond our own".
Bodrum Bun - Just Beyond Our Grasp.
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Awsome thread. Thank you for sharing with us.
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Thank you Oblio, and a great big thank you, too, to JPW, for putting my work in the spotlight. I feel quite honored : )
Here's another in the series of cover pieces produced for the Tolkien parodies, published by Victor Gollancz in the UK, and by a variety of other European publishers. This one was for The Soddit.
Commonly known as a truckle fish, likely because of its apparent eagerness to swim into fishermen's nets, this is a species quite commonly found among the reefs surrounding the Gimligol Islands.
Thanks Joey-b : )
hell yeah , i love it . this book is so full of joy , got me transported immediatley back to my childhood. thanks for sharing these wonderfull pieces!
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how long does it take you to do a finished drawing usually? do you need references usually? ever? all these things interest me ....
This is Harplejarple Jockleblot, the Znoblian Two-tongued Whippersnapper who - according to the great and illustrious legends of Znob - single-handedly repelled the onslaught of the Tattyplang Flarks. Znoblian Two-tongued Whippersnappers are, as their name should make you aware, inveterate liars.
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Thanks RandAlThor, GOBLINSHARK, Clochette, and Brian. I'm very pleased that the pieces I've been posting are striking chords with you, and what you say, GOBLINSHARK and Clochette, about some of them reminding you of things that you'd enjoyed in childhood... well, that's what I really like to hear. I am primarily a children's book illustrator, but I always hope to reach an older audience too, which means that things have to work on different levels... if you know what I mean.
Brian... depending on the complexity and finish on a piece, and whether I'm feeling motivated, they might take anything between ten minutes and a week. Low res digital pieces are usually produced within an hour. Complex things like the Soddit roundel... maybe four or five days. Reference requirements vary. Most often I don't need them, but there are some subjects that I wouldn't contemplate without having decent refs.
Wha...? Who's that yodelling out in the alleyway, to the accompaniment of a crawing Hoodledoodle bird...? Ah! I know who it is... it's the wee "wake you up in the morning boy", with my early alarm call. Aha! Thank you, my boy... you've saved the day again. Here's tuppence for you, and I'll see you again tomorrow.
Thanks muchly, dsg : )
Hm, so blenders do work, eh? I've always gone with DIY finger-smear-tactics myself
Beautiful work, H! The quality and quantity of your pieces....
Look, see! Nifty art! http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=99803
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very nice updates man. really like posts 212, 214, and 216. i love how in post #214 the way frodos face looks and i lol'd at gandalf's hearing aid. keep em coming.
To live is to create, to create is to live. Without art and music, I do not know how I would get by in my day to day life.
Just what sort of ingredients did she have to throw into her pot...? And what weird incantations must she have uttered... to bring forth the twisted, tangled, and oddly mangled, yet strangely lovable little Jimp?
Though summoned for a purpose predictably vile, this figure appeared with a winsome smile. And as if to correct her catalog of errors - her foul and unspeakable list of terrors - this contorted little fellow's appeals to reason, did sway her heart from hurt and treason... To the point one day, when she simply had to say: 'You're right, Mr Pusternookle... There's more to be gained from seeking good than evil'.
So, lest we conclude, that the bad must e'er outweigh the good... remember what emerged from Grizelda's broth, to lead her away from a life of wrath... and to give to her a new-found heart, a brighter day, a brand new start.
From: Splengs, Spleebles & Sploons - A Small Book of Complete & Utter Nonsense.
Thanks to Chuck,mate, Algenpfleger, Seth1, thesadpencil, Penumbra, and AmontilladoAg. I'm extremely grateful for all your kind comments.
Chuck,mate... I've had a number of people comment on the Dr, Seuss association before, and although I'm not all that familiar with his output (I think he was very much a U.S. penomenon, and I'm based in the UK) I take it as a great compliment, nonetheless. Plus, anyone who could come up with a character name like Gerald McBoing Boing has to score highly in my book : )
Penumbra... I think that must be the material on the Hollywood Comics site. Boy! That's been on there for quite a few years now. There are a few things hidden away on the Bud Plant site, too, and a few Tolkienesque pieces on other sites - genuinely Tolkienesque, as opposed to parody material - but the selections on CA.org and the ImagineFX site are by far the most complete.
you my friend amaze and inspire me :] all of your pieces are bustling with incredible personality and a dark charm that i have never thought possible before not to mention you have a killer sense of humor XD thank you for all the smiles and inspiration you've brought to me
The Extraordinary Adventures of an Abandoned Art Doll.
Thanks Happakid88, Lone Wolf, and Serpian. I have to say that the quantity and quality of constructive response that you get on CA.org is excellent. It certainly encourages a body to keep on posting.
Serpian... To be as cool as Joe Cool... I guess that has to be the absolute pinacle of coolness. What more could a man aspire to? : ) BTW: I had a browse through your African safari pics. Totally wonderful! Thanks again.
All this talk of food... just makes me hungry!
Another inside illo from The Soddit.
Woah, very classic and refined style. Love the wonky characters.