Grima Wormtougue by frodo

Grima Wormtougue

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Added: Dec 03, 2001
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Here is the treacherous Grima Wormtougue, with his Lord Theoden ancient sword Herugrim.

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frodo's picture

With Grima Wormtougue I first made a rough character sketch, and then made a model in plastersine. Then took the model and digitally photograph it in different lighting conditions(just the head that is). I used the photograph that best portrayed Grima and just worked on a layer over the top of of the photo with my A5 wadcom tablet. I tend to use Photoshop more these days, but it`s only that I know that program better than painter. I think if I want to take this a stage further then I would work from a print of this and paint it onto watercolour paper. The reason being you get far more texture that way and you can`t see the joins...

Guest's picture

terry its brilliant!
how can i learn this technique, photoshop and painter are computer programs, is this where i start?

frodo's picture

well done spot on!, yes I made a model, and then lit it from the top, took about twenty digital shots with my camra, and then choose the best and coloured over the photo in painter...just the head...

santi's picture

Is his head done in clay, like Smaug's? I see something very 3D in it. Hmmm, don't know why, but I won't trust this Grima guy Smile

frodo's picture

actully fabrics is quite easy, when you do it digitly...just a little tonal work, and then go over with the pattern and walla!...have a go yourself Anneke

abroenink's picture

You are sooooo good with the fabrics. The detail on the sword is marvellous. You have quite an extension here in your gallery! All very beautiful, Terry.

Art at its best.