Actually drawn very much specifically for fun on my birthday last week! And inspired, obviously, by “Princess Mononoke” – if you haven’t seen it, these wee folk are Kodama, Japanese tree spirits.
Gorgeous movie and a great reminder of how Faerie is everywhere ❤
(In addition to the excellent environmentalist messages, of course.)
Belated Fanart Friday time! I got to play World of Warcraft a little again this weekend, so here’s my monk Shreyatranqa in a classic Toph Bei Fong earthbending stance……because 💚
Greatly inspired by the Grand Avatar & Korra Rewatch I’m doing (….again), this time for research for a panel I’m on about both those series and diversity, at the end of September! More on that as it gets closer, and when it happens. So much studying, but I’m very excited and learning so much already.
Happy Fanart Friday! Have some Haruka x Michiru schmoop (this page in my sketchbook has some complimenting Korrasami on it too, but they’re not done yet, sooooooo posting this anyway).
Outfits specifically from some bonus/promotional art of them from the 90’s anime – 🌟if you know which one, show me by messaging it to me and I will give you a fan-appreciation 30% off discount code for my shop! 🌟
Belatedly, but here we are!
From this past Friday – a sketch I did recently for the amazing DrMistyTang of DeviantArt and Tumblr, of her leading guys, Luke and Mike, from her comic “Grey Eyes.”
Check out their story here ~ https://www.deviantart.com/drmis…/gallery/32229396/Grey-Eyes
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(Yes, belatedly, whoops.)
Got to finish up this little pencil drawing of “Hellboy II”s starcrossed lovers. My Wife and I rewatched it recently and I still very much wish they’d had a happy ending (to the point that I have a headcanon now of the forest returning Nuala to life upon the condition that she work to prevent her brother’s return. Perhaps someday I’ll get to write it).
(Also, moral of story: Sign me up for that Doomed Romance anytime.)
Something unexpected this week – I actually had two other ideas in mind (Tock with her Goddess Carwen from “Tock the Gnome,” or more Gnomish Persephone love with Hades maaaaaaybe) but this ended up demanding finishing instead.
So. “Beren the Gnome.”
A little while ago I treated myself to a copy of “Beren & Luthien.” Lord of the Rings is one of my fandom passions, and I wanted to see how the amazing Alan Lee set about illustrating this delicious tale, and I must say I fell in love with it upon the first telling (there’s several different versions/evolutions of it in the book, and I love the first one so much that I haven’t even gotten through all of them yet).
Most importantly. And even though I know this is not what the great Tolkein meant …….originally, Beren’s people were Gnomes.
(That sound you hear is me shrieking in delight, still resonating from when I first read it months ago.)
Again, I know that was not the intention. In that first telling, he seems to have meant an Elf-like race of intelligence and wisdom, from “gnosis” …..but how could I have read that and NOT run with it?
So here’s Beren, the Gnome, and Luthien (who herself is quickly becoming my favorite LotR lady), with his “hat” above them (the story didn’t specifically mention these Gnomes wearing hats, but still) and the Silmaril that he is sent to steal for Luthien’s hand. The pawprints around them reference the hound Huan, who sheltered and aided them much.
I hope to draw more of them soon – I know, I know, but I am ~*absolutely*~ headcanoning Beren’s Gnomishness 😀 – but in the meantime I do highly recommend checking the book out. Tolkein’s world building is always inspiring.