'Artists are gnostics, and practise what the priests think is long forgotten.' - Hugo Ball

Thursday, 8 May 2008

I've been experimenting with some Tolkien inspired pen and ink work - it's years since I used this medium so I thought it was about time I gave it another go. The result is some over-obsessive cross-hatching but it's been fun to try and capture the characters of Gandalf and Aragorn and, at the same time, try to stay away from certain film actors who've burned themselves on my brain!

Here is Gandalf the Grey on one of his many journeys:

Gandalf the Grey
© Sue Wookey

And here is Aragorn at the moment of decision when he realises that must look into the palantir:

Aragorn and the Palantir
© Sue Wookey

I'm hoping to add other character portraits to this series. Maybe they'll make nice cards?

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