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Dr. Strange by nenuiel
Dr. Strange
HOW COULD I NOT DRAW THIS TODAY?? I'm sorry, Dr. Strange is one of my all time favorite comic book characters, and I never dreamed they would make a film. And I am excited to see how Cumberbatch interprets this character to the large screen.

Quick painting sketch done in about 3 hours.

Dr. Strange copyright of Marvel.
08.26.14 by nenuiel
My weekly screencap exercise. This time I wanted to work more graphically. Very minimalistic use of values and detail. This is something I really struggle with and feel that I'm weak at. Must..have...too..many...details...

This time, the original screencap is from Return of the King. Watching the battle of Pelennor Fields, I found this exquisite shot as the Nazgul approaches the fallen Theoden.

Taking how they used positive and negative space, I did a concept illustration of Thuringwethil - the 'Woman of Shadows'. Messenger of Sauron. Traditionally, she wears a mantle that gives her a terrifying bat like shape- but I played a little bit more of the idea that it is a mantle of shadows, and how she fades within and manipulates it to her will.

Lord of the Rings copyright of Tolkein and Middle Earth Enterprises. Doodles copyright of me.
Maia of the Sea - Daily sketch 10.20.14 by nenuiel
Maia of the Sea - Daily sketch 10.20.14
My play on the the daily sketch prompt 'siren'.

I could have sworn that there were daughters of Osse, or Ulmo, or something like that from the Silmillarion but I'm limited by my books here about that knowledge. So in the meantime, they are just Maia of the oceans, singing their songs to the Teleri in their white ships as they go by.

Done in about a half hour or so.

All things lord of the rings belong to J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle Earth Enterprises. Only the image belongs to me.
10.17.14 by nenuiel
So another practice image! WOO!!

Again, the premise is to take an existing screencap/image, do my own version of it, then take it and make a concept piece based on what I learned.

I spent (probably too much) time on this, because I really wanted to work on my portraiture and my ability to render. Originally, the goal was to do a portrait of Princess Luthien from Tolkein's Silmarillion. I chose Rachel Weisz as a muse because she is so beautiful, yet has strength to her facial structure.

However, as I was 'painting' her as the witch from Oz, the way she is posed, and her queenly manner made me think of this line from the Silmarillion:

But he (King Thingol) came at last to a glade open to the stars, and there Melian stood; and out of the darkness he looked at her, and the light of Aman was in her face.

So there we go. Now Rachel Weisz is cast as queen Melian. *laughs* Very fun exercise, regardless.

Lord of the Rings and Middle Earth copyright of J.R.R. Tolkein and Middle Earth Enterprises. Original mage from 'Oz the Great and Powerful' copyright of disney. Both doodles belong to me. Muahahaha.
Weekly Sketch 10.16.14 by nenuiel
Weekly Sketch 10.16.14
I am going to try and be more consistent with these, gosh darn it! Daily is clearly a bad idea for me right now, but I'm still gonna to shoot for it!

Other samples:
Mary Blair Study - 08.29.14

These are my little exercises to experiment and learn from different storytellers. So the goal is the find a screencap, do a quick rendering of that in a stylized way. Then I take it one step further, and do a concept sketch based solely on the original drawing - no reference. (even though I did cheat briefly with the wolf - I wanted to make sure the anatomy was somewhat correct)

So obviously, Lord of the Rings was the original screen cap (ya'll have no idea how obsessed I have been with this lately...there will be more...). The concept sketch is featuring the battle between Draugluin the direworlf and Huan the hound from Tolkien's Silmarillion.

This exercise I was just trying to work with tri tones. No shading or blending - just hatching to create some variants. I love the original screencap's use of negative space and values to pop silhouettes, and wanted to play with that.

Feedback and critique are always appreciated!

Lord of the Rings copyright of Tolkien, Middle Earth Enterprises, and New Line cinema. Original concept sketch copyright of me.

Feel free to share, but care to give credit! =D Thanks!


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Just a small bit of advice, don't ever try to ink on a train. It makes you motion sick.
Ok, I just went on a trip with time lord and suddenly I'm six months in the future.


...Seriously, where did the time go?? It seems like just yesterday I was leaving for California! Sorry for the lack of activity, pretty much all my artwork has been work oriented, and due to NDA's I can't show anything! =( I've been doing some sketches and other things, but nothing really worthwhile to post. But I will have a new stained glass window illustration soon.

Thank you everyone for all of your support in my absence! I can't believe I missed the getting 20,000 pageviews bench mark! Should have been around to do a kiriban for the person who was Mr. 20,000. Hopefully I can catch 25,000!

I WILL be getting more active again. I need to do more artwork outside of work and ya'll are going to hold me accountable.

Thanks again, and Merry Christmas! :holly:


P.S. For those of you wondering my internship is absolutely amazing! Just got extended for another three months and blessed for it. You can do art for a living, so never be discouraged!
  • Mood: Dumbfounded
  • Listening to: Christmas Music
  • Reading: Dating Sites... >.>
  • Watching: American Iron Chef: Redemption
  • Eating: Popcorn
  • Drinking: Water

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HimeGabi Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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perasite Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
featured your stuff on Well done :D
Pems Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Your Stained Glass Illustrations are AMAZING!!
RedStarship Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
MeghanHetrick Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the :+devwatch:!
nenuiel Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
But of course! You have lovely work - I'm inspired to play with traditional materials again looking at it! XD
macalaniaa Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow ! your stained glass pictures are wonderful :D
nenuiel Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Thank you! =D
piratekitty Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Does this mean the Autobots stained glass will be available on etsy soon? ^_^
nenuiel Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
And finally made a print! ^^; Sorry it took so long!

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