I love you art to pieces, and I hope Peter Jackson will not touch the Silmarilion at all now that you made so many wonderful illustrations for it. The only thing that would make it all ever greater would be to get to publish an illustrated series edition of the Silmarilion. I'd buy it without blinking. When I say series, through, it's because of the price more than the length.
But still totally worth it!
(Or an ebook? The Estate doesn't even need to know—you can just sell it to me~kay I shut up)
But you know, I'm not so adamantly set in relation to the film adaptation. It's not the direction... rather a desire to see the carefully designed furniture, weapons, appearance, architecture design and characters. Agree that Peter succeeded.All my elves and the atmosphere are the result of the inspiration for his work.He showed that fantasy can be represented as a historical scene. Realistic, ambitious, impressive.Otherwise I would probably draw something in the style of illustrations to the old tales. Something schematic and possibly black and white.
And about the Silmarillion ... You're a little ahead of the event)). Now I'm waiting for an answer from one of the publishers, whose owners also like Tolkien. Don't know what they will decide, but I hope for a positive response. Recently went on sale a reissue of The Silmarillion with illustrations by Denis Gordeev, so I'm not sure that these publishers will want to compete.
Through, I may have to precise that I'm more interested in a book retelling the stronger tales of the Silmarillion in a narrative tone instead of the historian-like one Tolkien used. Something that would be to the Silmarilion what a child book would be to a real novel. If you get the idea...
In fact, something along the lines of what is being done there : silmarillionseries.wordpress.c…
But, now for an illustrated version of the classic Silmarilion with about one picture every 10 pages or more, that I wouldn't be as much into.
By the way, his pride for his Silmarils -even if it is the greatest thing he has never created- made me furious.
And even if there is a little default with his hand, I think it is the betterdrawing of Feanor I ever saw ! You're really really talented ! I wonder, with which tool did you draw all your amazing drawings/ paintings ? With a computer and a tablet or with paint ? I'm kind of jealous of you because I think I'll never do such wonderfull art as yours, and I'm sure you draw since a couple of years to be able to do such perfect peace of art !
An excellent model! Where did you find this one to work with?
This is another brilliant job by you, Steamey. A lovely play of light and shadow, just right for this dark trouble-maker.
It's also one of those fairly rare pieces that portray an elf with a fairly wide face and jaw, which I think a lot of people subconsciously feel fits Feanor's uncompromising, larger-than-life personality.
But I'm not an artist. So hey I wouldn't really know. XD
I love the two halves of his face - light and dark. And of course, after the Silmaril is taken, there is no longer any light, is there? He seriously looks so fantastically deadly! And his robes and armour... just beautiful. In fact he reminds me a little of Thorin (appearance-wise), especially the braids. Was that on purpose? Because tbh I see a lot of similarities in Thorin's and Feanor's personalities...
It's strange, but the more I look at him,the more I don`t like him.I'm afraid I could not make his face more beautiful.Dangerous,threatening - yes,but not beautiful.Comparing this pic with Thorin you mean Thorin played by Richard Armitage? Because as far as I know before film screening all other Torin-characters were like pictures of Ralph Bakshi i.e. he was bearded as Santa and sexy as a Christmas stocking.I dont think that was focused on Oakenshield at any stage of drawing...Braids that you are so interested in just a tribute to the previously developed elves design style for trilogy 2001-2003.I think you've noticed that I often borrow different details from there.That's because it certainly charmed me at first sight. Especially the subject world of elves.Their appearance,weapons,houses, ships,their whole story...
By the way, you are very aptly noticed similarities between the two characters.Both have a strong spirit, but at some point succumbed to temptation.