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Riv Res
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Postby Riv Res » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:35 pm

Merry wrote:I have to say, though, that there is something about the Goblin's Gate that is not feeling right to me. I've just stared at it for a long time, trying to figure out what it is. I'm not very good at this, but I think that it has something to do with the colors. Your pieces are very dependent on colors, since the kinds of shapes you use in each piece are kind of similar. So the colors set the mood. And the ones you use in Goblin's Gate are some of my favorite colors and just too pretty! Maybe this is a case of the colors not reproducing correctly when you copy them here, but it seems to me that the greens need to be sicker, slimier to evoke that orcish feeling. Does that make any sense?


Merry, you are correct in that the true colors I used on Goblin-gate do not show well on the jpg file. They are washed out. The original piece has the colors deeper and a wee bit more vibrant. I will work on it over the weekend to see if I can't get it to show better here.

But ... having said that, I will admit to thinking about making the colors 'slimier' when I was doing the piece and it just didn't come out right ... virtually a black and white. So, using artistic license :wink: I opted for a greener landscape. After all, the orcs and goblins only come out at night ... right? :lol:
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Iolanthe
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Postby Iolanthe » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:53 pm

I've commented over on V-W :D . Now I'm looking at them over here I've changed my mind and I now like Bagshot Row best :lol: .
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Postby Riv Res » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:13 pm

LOL ... you could like them both. :twisted:
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Postby Merry » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:48 pm

True, RR, they only came out at night, but they would have trampled and poisoned anything green that was in the vicinity, right?
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Postby Riv Res » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:58 pm

Color me optimistic. :twisted:
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Postby Merry » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:44 am

:lol:
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Postby marbretherese » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:34 pm

Image

Yavanna Kementári
pen & watercolour wash
© marbretherese 2011


I finally got around to starting - and eventually finishing - another Tolkien-related painting. You can read on my blog about how I went about it here, and how I feel about the result here.
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Postby Riv Res » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:35 pm

Now THAT is lovely!! Simply beautifully done. The colors are exquisite.
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Postby Iolanthe » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:47 pm

:clapping: I really think it's wonderful! I've commented on your blog too :D . The colours and the way they blend are just gorgeous!
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Postby Merry » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:48 pm

I agree! I also like the way her dress sort of blends into the landscape and flora, sort of like the landscape clothes her or she is present behind the scenes in it. And again, your technique of a sort of limited palette really works here, too.

I love Yavanna--my favorite of all the Valar!
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Postby marbretherese » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:31 am

thanks, everyone! I will admit, I'm staggered by the way she turned out.
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Postby Riv Res » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:47 pm

I am a little embarrassed to try to follow marbretherese' stunning Yavanna Kementári, but I have posted my thought processes behind this new pieces here on my blog.



Laketown



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© Rabbit Ridge Art

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Postby marbretherese » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:09 pm

I like the textures in this, Riv, as well as the colours - particularly the boards on the jetty, and the reflections in the water.
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Postby Iolanthe » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:31 pm

Lovely colours. I particularly like the jetty boards too, the shapes work really well there :D .
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Postby Merry » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:44 pm

Good subject, too--I can think of only one other depiction of Laketown, and that would be the Professor's own.
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