nano update + sketchdump

This, thus far, has been the most difficult NaNo yet. Not because of the novel or the characters or life, but because the spirit of my inspiration has been turned toward fantasy all month, and while Acceso is many things, ‘fantasy’ is not one of them. I’ve been plugging away, but this month is more ‘shoulder to the grindstone’ than NaNo usually is. So, when I’m not writing, I’m reading Wizard’s First Rule and The Silmarillion and drawing. A lot. My new sketchbook is a thing of beauty, and has gotten a lot of hard use over the last week. Since I often get requests to post more artwork, here you go. You can see evidence of my wandering mind.

SAURON

Sauron, before Numenor

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Jenny’s spitfire, Filigree

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Deadpool…

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…and a Deadpool selfie

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Hades and Persephone

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Gandalf vs. Olorin

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Thranduil is brought news of his wife’s death (I really tried to play with emotion on this one; to show shock and pain in someone who still maintains a stony exterior. I don’t know how well I did, but I like the sketch.)

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Thrannykins again

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Nimloth

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“Do you know how the orcs first came into being?”

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earth prince Bellamy

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14 thoughts on “nano update + sketchdump

  1. THRANNYKINS. *has no words, but much laughter* Oh my GAAWWSHHH MIRRIAM!! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: You are so dang talented, I could actually maybe cry. Not out of jealousy (tho there is a little of that), just from sheer appreciation of such wonderful art! :D *curls up in a little ball of fangirl-ness*

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  2. You are GOOD. These are amazing!
    Thranduil!!!! I think that one and the second picture (I don’t know who Filigree is, but still) are my favorites. <3 Oh, and Deadpool's selfie was just hilarious. XD
    Ack, you're so good at realistic portraits! Have you ever done friends and family before?

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      1. I think I’m the same way.
        And (if I had the skill) I don’t know if I would be “honest” enough to accurately draw people I know, if that makes sense.

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  3. Ugh. So talent. Much jealous. Wow.
    But I really love the one where “Thrannykins” is told of his wife’s death. It think it’s a really calm sort of shock and the lips pressed together a bit are //PERFECT//.

    As for NaNo… *hugs* I’m sorry. :( That’s a pain. :/ But I think the point of NaNo should be more focused on the fact that you’re making progress, not necessarily that you complete a novel (although there is some of that too). But don’t mind me. I don’t know what I’m talking about. :P

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      1. OH MY GOSH YES I AGREE SO MUCH. I’ve been meaning to reread all the books (Hobbit, Lotr, Silmarillion, and I have the Unfinished Tales that I haven’t read yet) but I haven’t found time *wailing* your pictures are gorgeous. I LOVE THE GANDALF/OLORIN ONE OH MY GOSH. AND THRANDY. ALL. ALL THESE.

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  4. Thranduil and Hades and Persephone are GORGEOUS… I love them love them love them love them. That’s something to put on the wall. Good luck finishing Nano, however hard it may be!

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  5. YOU’RE REREADING THE SILMARILLION AAAAHH HOW AWESOME. I rarely come across others who REread it. XD

    AND DRAWING ALL THE PEOPLE OH MY GOODNESS SO MUCH GORGEOUS YOU ARE MORE FABULOUS THAN THRANDUIL AT DRAWING.
    SPEAKING OF WHICH.
    THRANDUIL.
    MY MIRRI DREW MY THRANDUIL.
    I AM JUST ALKSDJFLSKDJF FREAKING OUT OVER HERE BECAUSE IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT AND JUST AAAAHHHH YOU ARE AWESOME :D :D :D

    Sorry NaNo isn’t going as well for you as sometimes, though. :( *hugs*
    EXCEPT FANTASY. YoushouldtotallygobacktofantasysoonbecauseIloveitthebest. *cough* I said nothing. <.< I love ALLLL the Mirri writings. ^_^

    GOOD LUCK YOU CAN DO IT I BELIEVE IN YOUR AMAZING FABULOUSNESS. <3

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