Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Silmarillion: Luthien

By Justin Gerard



13 comments:

  1. I love all of these! The last one really reminds me of Alphonse Mucha.

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  2. Lovely work - is the white used for the earth-tone book sketch a pastel pencil?

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    1. In this case it was actually just prisms color white. I do love working with pastel pencil though.

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  3. I'd agree with Danielle and add a second artist some elements remind me of, Windsor-Smith, one of my all time favourites.
    I've written here before, and once again, thank you for this blog mates!
    /Per

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  4. This is Awesome! My personal favourite of "The Silmarillion" project.Love the wolf expresion. And the demonic statues add such deep atmosphere.

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  5. Dude, i do hope there's a book about this expo, i want to buy it! :D Awesome work as always Justin!

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  6. I've been tracking all these Silmarillion posts and I have to say they are AMAZEBALLS! The colour and how you treat the illustration is very cool!

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  7. Justin this is amazing. I think that I'm growing to appreciate more the paintings you do with the watercolor over pencils, without digital. I mean, I love digital eye candy as much as the next guy, but it takes some serious concentration and effort to make these watercolor paintings with a limited palate stand out. And you are really making it happen.
    I know you've been back and forth on the perfect media, but I think that watercolors are really your strong suit.
    And the Mucha influence on the elf drawings is excellent!
    -Will

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    1. Thanks for the feedback man. In the end I do find just straight up watercolors to be really rewarding. And yes... there is definitely some Mucha influence in there. And I hope there will be more of his influence in the future too. I feel like there is just so much to learn from his sense of composition and design.

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  8. Beautiful as always. I love all the detail in the first piece.

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  9. That first piece is killing me!! I,ve got to make a point of buying some of your prints.
    Your conceptual and compositional skills are to be envied.

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  10. Justin,You certainly can take one there...right to the heart of the conflict-Wonderful!

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  11. I have no words to discribe how in love I am

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