05 September 2011

Tolkien, how I love thee...

Here, in all its glorious nerdiness, are the character designs and thumbnails for my thesis project--also known as the beginnings of my adaptation of JRR Tolkien's The Silmarillion into an epic graphic novel. The first twenty pages were completed for my thesis, and you can see them at my all-things Tolkien-related blog: From the Lost Road. That's where I'll be posting all my Tolkien-related artworks so be sure to keep an eye on it!

Anyway, these lovely ladies are the Valier, Queens of the Valar:

And here we have the Valar Kings:

That last bit was a fun exercise to try and give each of the characters a unique shape. Try it sometime if you too have a massive cast that can sometimes be hard to keep track of.

Here's the main antagonist of The Silmarillion, a former member of the Valar and Sauron's predecessor, Melkor, who became known as Morgoth after he was discounted from the Valar:

Last, but certainly not least, we have the seven fathers of the Dwarves as well as the Two Trees!

You can read more about my ideas and conception of these over at From the Lost Road

These last couple of sketches are the thumbnails fro the pages I presented with my thesis--the pages changed a lot between these thumbnails and the finished versions...so don't be surprised to see them revised again one day...

Remember, Tolkien's characters, environments, and stories DON'T belong to me (even if I sometimes wish they did)

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