|13 Jun 2003|| Barbora *IcicLe* Urbankova|
You're not supposedm to get better! You're not supposed to!!! Gollum's increadible! He's perfect! And Faramir is -yet again- perfect... *sighs, and then realizes she does that often when looking at your pictures* Who cares? You're a pro.Thanks a lot.
|16 Jul 2003|| Judith|
How do you get the detail soooooo delicate and....erm...well...detailed???? I use watercolour but i am hopeless at achieving such sharp edges and small, clear details as you do in your pictures, do you use that masking fluid stuff or is it just loads of time and practice that gets your pictures soooooo amazing??? I mean you must spend ages on your pictures but even when i do i cannot create that level of detail....
I only seem to look at YOUR work when i come on this site, over and over again, you really have captured something from Tolkien's work, every time i read his books i discover, imagine or feel something new or different, and it is the same with your work.First of all thanks a lot for your comment. Now to your questions ... well, I do spend a lot of time painting, but not as much as I'd like to due to my other commitments. I use masking fluid only rarely, mostly for things like stars. For the detailled work I use small brushes made of sablehair. They are the best, because they have a very fine tip. Unfortunately they are also quite expensive. Also I use watercolourpaper with a smooth surface, which also helps with fine details.
|18 Aug 2003|| Happi Froggi|
YAY!!! SOMEBODY DREW GOLLUM AND THE RESULT IS NOT GREEN!!! And about time, too, I say. He's always been green, but he isn't supposed to be. This is amazing. As always.A green Gollum? Whoever had this strange idea? He isn't supposed to be green.
|22 Aug 2003|| Anonymous|
Wow! Great painting! I see only one problem. Gollum is supposed have dark grey, if not black skin. I quote; "Presently Frodo was aware of a small dark thing near the bank..." Also; "Are there black kingfishers in the night pools of Mirkwood?" Both quotes are from LOTR, Book 4, Chapter 6: ''The Forbidden Pool." Other than that the picture is perfect! Keep up the good work
True. But both times Gollum was seen at night
|15 Oct 2003|| Little Midnight|
Gollum would have very pale skin, having lived inside the Misty Mountains as long as he did... Your paintings are execellent by the way, you know what I'd like to see? A step by step painting, so I can try to decorticate your technique and see how you can do all these details in the forest.There is a making of available of one of my paintings, and there is a link on main page.
|22 Feb 2004|| Jenna|
*runs upto Gollum and gives him a hug*
its okay..dont look so sad..
*gollum bites at me and bites my wrist*
no biting when i try to comfort u!
lol..i love it he looks sad..poor thing..
*nurses wrist and throws frodo's elvish cloak at him*
i like this picture very much! keep up the good work!Thanks. Gollum won't be happy about the cloak, though.
|5 Aug 2005|| Faye Greenleaf|
Perfectly depicted! I love the expretion of the hobbits, Faramir, and most of all: Gollum!! His look of contemp is nothing short of excellence! (That does have two L's doesn't it?) I love the color and detail you put into your art. Very impressive!!
|2 Jun 2006|| Kat Minty|
I agree with everyone else! Sméagol is PERFECT! And I never pictured him with darker skin.. and the "green" idea probably came from the terrible 1970's version of the movie in which Gollum was depicted with dark grey-green skin.. *rolls eyes*
..I shouldn't be too critical, that movie's what got me IN to the Lord of the Rings. I got the books for my Grade 8 graduation after inquiring to my parents on where I could get them. ^-^
..though, I had the movie of The Hobbit for as long as I can remember, I never made the connection between the two.. and what was with the follow-up of the cartoon LOTR with Return of the King? In the same animation style as The Hobbit? o.O 'Twas all VERY confusing.
|6 Nov 2006|| DDValentine|
WOW!The detail!!It is just wonderful!The colours and the life like Gollum ...I am speechless.
|4 May 2010|| Anon.|
i see you love faramir very much