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Fan-fic finished on first-editing-pass! XD
So, for some reason, in the last two days, I pounded out 50 pages of a LOTR fan-fiction centered on Mirkwood and Thranduil. Why? I don't know. But it was comical to find myself idly researching barges and sort of suddenly realizing I was putting in quite a bit of work. <shakes head>
Thranduil by MagicBunni
Thranduil
I'm not convinced this looks much like him. But I've never drawn him before and there's a period where you have to practice a LOT before you get any kind of resemblance. Well. I do. I have hyper-realist friends whose brains are optimized for rendering a near picture-perfect likeness. <g> I'm not one of those. Anyway, nothing serious. Just practice.

Oh! I gave him an oak-leaf crown (a bit of props for Oakenshield). It's interesting to note that Tolkein describes Mirkwood as being having a lot of Beech Trees -- which in the Irish tree alphabet means wisdom, experience, knowlege, tradition, and time. I think beech actually suits Thranduil's character. I find it doubly interesting when you think about Thorin 'Oakenshield'. Oak is powerful in the tree alphabet. Most people know about the Oak King tradition. Not many people know that the supposed match to the Oak King is the Beech Queen. So I find that a pretty good indication that Tolkein was aware of Irish myth and tree-lore and may have leaned into it a bit (which is cool to me). <g> In any case, since he's surrounded by his Queen -- the beech woods -- I thought maybe Thranduil should act as her Oak King. After all, he seems to love that land and forest, and the elves on it, best of all.

Photoshop CC 2014/various built-in brushes.

Thranduil Detail 1 by MagicBunni 
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So, of course, I start working on a Thranduil picture. Yes. This should be utterly impossible...! <sigh>
Camilla d'Errico's 'MoonFlower' contest by MagicBunni
Camilla d'Errico's 'MoonFlower' contest
The pencils aren't mine, because this painting is for the 'collaborate with Camilla contest' here: camilladerrico.com/collaborate…. I didn't win, but I still think it's pretty good. I put a lot of effort into the colours, so I thought I'd post her up in any case.
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thank you for watching me, and for faving my work! I really appreciate your support c:
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Ah! Your art is so awesome, Kuri-hime! My pleasure!
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