This is "The Windlord Gwaihir" from Tolkiens: Lord Of The Rings.
Thank you Brenda ...the fading was mostly done in Photoshop:)
Lovely...I love the fading of Gwaihir into his surroundings.
I really love pencil work, but don`t seem to do much these day...only rough!
Pencil too?....I had no idea. Nice stuff.
Cheers Vance...I used a photo that I took off the telly (for the eagle) some years ago, to work from... some people would consider that copyright infringement, but unless somebody can recognise it from over hundreds tv program from the last 15 years...
This one is one of my favorite pieces you have done. My pencils never look this good! The Windlords head has amazing detail.
as you can tell by my art i'm a bl & wh freak , but this piece!!!!! really georgous love it
Cheers Patrick!... thanks for dropping in..
hi terry amazing pic thanks for first comment on my work on Epilogue
British Tolkien Society! wow your seriously into Tolkien, I bow to your greater learning sir!...I cannot lay claim to being a expert on what Tolkien wrote, but I am a book worm of a sort, in as much as I feel that I know the characters that he wrote about, and have been surounded, and lived with some of them through out my life. Thanks for dropping in Jean-Marc...
"Anar Keluva Tyellanna!" As a Tolkien Fan for ages (and former member of the British Tolkien Society) I salute your art! The eagle is a bit large, but who cares? Really nice artwork - among the others of yours.
hiya min!...the paper I used was of a very poor quality, more cream then white, I think thats what gave the texture. I used something like 3B or 4B pencil and then went over it with 2H pencil which has an effect of making the blacks more solid and sort of adding a glaze to the picture(this background was a study for an Adam and eve picture, you can still see them as a phallus figures in the foreground, and another figure directing them out of the garden into the wilderness) . The eagle was just dropped on a layer above it...and because it was drawn on better quality paper the whites stood right out.
amazing! The texture looks almost more like film grain, or canvas, or stone than it does pencil!
thanks Ben, really appreciate your comment!
i love this one (well, all your stuff really) very inspiring! a beautiful piece!!
Hi Tiina!...This picture was meant to be a background for a sort of poster with the whole company in the foreground.
Thanks Chris!...it`s a type of collage, film poster look, its not surpose to be seen in perspective..
this is gorgeous terry, i didnt konw u could do such amazing pencil work, esepcially around the beak, what a hgue bird he is, i ddint imagine him that large but hey, artistic interpretation, this is gorgeous..glad to see more of ur lotr work up, get some put on the epilouge lord of the rings section.
Thanks Anneke...stern, rather than mean..I hope
Wonderful! What a beautiful sky and background! The detail on the bird is great too, he is looking very mean!
Cheers Koniotis!.. two seperate drawings really, I used photoshop to layer the eagle on top of the landscape.
excellent pencil technique Terry, very impressive!
Get art in your inbox! Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings.