Design made from an original illustration by Katarzyna Kmiecik. This illustration is my interpretation of the most amazing street of the imaginary world of Harry Potter's - Diagon Alley. It was drawn from imagination (inspired a little by the first HP movie) in mixed media, mostly markers. It stays really true to J.K. Rowling's description. The idea was to get people mesmerized by the intricate details and colors. My intention was to make them feel like they're in the scene, breathing the air (as much as I would love to be there myself). Wizarding street looks very busy, with the cauldrons stacked messily in front of the shop. Bright colors add a great sense of whimsy and make it look more magical! Transition between colored and black and white part makes it feel like like Harry and Hagrid are walking away from the shadows of the Nockturn Alley to the light magic of Diagon Alley.
Tags: harry-potter, art, illustration, fantasy, magic
Design made from an original watercolor illustration by Katarzyna Kmiecik. This is my older watercolor painting (from 2011) of Smaug the dragon, based on 'The Hobbit' by J.R.R. Tolkien. It's titled 'Smaug's Cave' and I love it so much that I kept the original for myself. I always wanted to create something similar to Alan Lee's works and I feel like a did a good job with this one. I made this artwork even before the first Hobbit movie came out! It has rather cool composition and some nice colors I don't get to use very often while painting architecture or landscapes. I am going to make more Tolkien inspired illustrations in the future :) I will be happy to hear your suggestions!
Tags: art, the-one-ring, geek, bilbo, bilbo-baggins
Watercolor painting of 'Sleeping Smaug', fanart based on 'Hobbit' by J.R.R. Tolkien. It was made as a custom order for a great Tolkien fan from UK. I like how the golden glow and foreground details turned out. The way Smaug grabs his treasure with his wings was intended - I wanted him to look all greedy and malvolent even though his fast asleep. Original painting was painted on Fabriano Watercolor Paper (A2 size) using White Nights Watercolors. It took me about 40 hours to finish this artwork. I am going to make more Tolkien inspired illustrations in the future :) I will be happy to hear your suggestions!
Tags: art, lotr, middleearth, middle-earth, jrr-tolkien