This is a watercolour that i painted from my imagination, i wanted to capture a memory of when as a child it actually snowed on christmas eve, it felt special and enhanced the excitement of knowing there were some new gifts to open the next day.
Tags: playing-in-snow, walking-in-snow, snowy-trees, ice, watercolour
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