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What happened at the *other* watercolour workshop!

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 26, 2013, 1:52 PM
And more fantastic stuff, this time from the second workshop group! Check out those wonderful paintings, and give the artists some love! 

If you haven't seen what the first group did, check out their paintings here: gold-seven.deviantart.com/jour…

As always, I'll update this with more art as I get it!

Tiger by Firnen99

The dragon emperor by Firnen99


Get thee gone, jailcrow of Mandos! by WilliWeissfuss

Discworld - Sam Vimes and the Battle of the Bacon by Riana-art


The Minstrels by HomunColoss


Angus Bodkin by marianus



Tuuli Virtanen by marianus



Prince Geza - Beta by WollemiSiss



Cobweb by WollemiSiss



The Brothers Steele - Julian - Colour by JulSteele



The Brothers Steele - Snake - Colour by JulSteele


Orange by JulSteele



Sir Marcus of Galloway by Riana-art

The Brothers Steele - Daniel II - Colour by JulSteele



Sunflowers by zornisse




Nicolaipixie by zornisse



Schoenerer by zornisse


Antiochos Study by Curundil


Practicing Watercolour by Fumettisto



looking west (with wonky legs, duh!) by Curundil

Nuada by zornisse


 
 








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What happened on the watercolour workshop

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 20, 2013, 3:54 AM
My first watercolour workshop took place in Aachen last weekend. We had a good and creative time again with a lot of fun and intersting people - and great results. Check out what happened on the workshop! 

Icarus by HomunColoss



The Minstrels by HomunColoss



Mohnmaedchen by Mohnlied



Leaving Gondolin by Dulliros



Silverthorn by Toradh

In Hiding by YenBlueberry
 
Lotos by YenBlueberry
 
Aquilas by YenBlueberry

Watercolor workshop in Aachen 2013 by finalday
 
Watch over Linan by sunnyfiny
 
Masquerade by sunnyfiny
 
Tirbethel Uialon, Chapter IV: Seeing yet unseeing by Finarfel
 
Old witch preparing for meal by Fumettisto

Earendil by oliveFoxx



The Angel of Aix-la-Chapelle by oliveFoxx

Morkans birthday fox by DonKringel

Kringeldinge/Kringelthings - Knitting! by DonKringel



 
 
 








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Tolkien Day this weekend in Geldern, Germany

Journal Entry: Thu May 23, 2013, 5:28 AM
If you're a Tolkien fan in Western Germany or across the border in the Netherlands, come to Tolkien Tag am Niederrhein, this weekend in Geldern!

www.hobbit-jahr.de/?page_id=12

I'll be there with the art show and prints, and I'll be holding a Fantasy Drawing workshop Saturday and Sunday. There will be talks on Tolkien, archery lessons, brewing mead, books and audiobooks, games and tabletops, and loads more.









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Tumblr! - and last chance for print sale

Journal Entry: Tue May 7, 2013, 9:34 AM
I've finally broken down and made a tumblr account, where I'll post sketches and such!

Here's the link if you want to take a peek: goldseven.tumblr.com/

Aaaand... today's your last chance for the print sale! Running until midnight today. goldseven.wordpress.com/2013/0… :)









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Print Sale - three days left!

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:18 AM
Print sale! All my new art is available as prints as well!

Wp Printsale by Gold-Seven

Look here for details: goldseven.wordpress.com/2013/0…

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Watercolour Workshop 2013 - almost full!

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 6, 2013, 7:33 AM
I've still got some spaces for the second workshop! The first is full!

WHEN: Workshop 1: August 17th/18th; one weekend (Saturday and Sunday); eight hours on both days (10-18.00) Workshop 2: August 24th/25th. Both workshops are independent of each other. Should anyone wish to come to all four dates, that will be possible too.

WHERE: Youth Hostel Aachen, Germany. www.jugendherberge.de/en/hoste…

WHAT: You'll learn the basics of how watercolour works, along with an assortment of colour theory, special tricks in watercolour, get the chance to try out different sorts of paint (I'll bring every variety I have and you're free to give them all a try) and things like masking fluid and other gimmicks, plus anything you'd specifically like addressed. The approach that I'm going to show you is very much lineart-based, so it's a good idea to bring some lineart with you (on watercolour paper).

HOW MUCH: 60 Euros per participant. The workshop fee covers only the workshop, not your accommodation or journey!

WHO: Anyone who reasonably thinks I can still teach them something about watercolour. Total beginners are very welcome, as are non-German speakers. I held the last workshops mostly in English, but either English or German is a must. People with watercolour knowledge are very welcome. Things like composition, technique, colour theory and contrasts will also feature, as well as anything you'd like me to address. The workshops will both be below 15 participants, so very individual coaching will be possible.

Just reply here if you're interested or would like to know more! If you already know you want to come, please send me an email with:

:bulletblue: "Workshop" and your name in the title, as well as a 1 or 2 depending on whether you'd like to come on the first or the second weekend
:bulletblue: name and/or nickname I'll recognise (in case I've known you under a nickname for years)
:bulletblue: skill level in watercolour
:bulletblue: languages spoken
:bulletblue: vegetarian or other food specifics like allergies etc
:bulletblue: email address (so I can copy them all into one word document)
:bulletblue: anything specific you'd like to learn from me.

Please note that the definite registration is an email you send me (to jenny@goldseven.de). When I've answered it, you know that you're in. Posting in the comments here, on deviantArt, Comicforum or Facebook is not definite until I get mail from you!

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Prints and commissions

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 3, 2012, 8:02 AM
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Until Christmas, all prints are without extra shipping cost! Take a look! goldseven.wordpress.com/buy-ar…

I'm now offering high-quality watercolour facsimile prints, as a lot of people wished for something between a regular print and a more pricey original. Fascimile prints are on premium quality watercolour paper, are more than A3 in size with no white border, and come with added gouache or watercolour/gold paint done by hand. Look here: goldseven.wordpress.com/buy-ar…

I'm also tentatively opening commissions again, with the understanding that finishing new items could take until spring. :) Please note: Still Tolkien only. Info here: goldseven.wordpress.com/commis…



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Hobbit Feest in Baarlo, NL - this weekend!

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 14, 2012, 1:12 AM
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Any Tolkien fans in the Netherlands/Belgium/Germany/Euregio, there's a fun event coming up this weekend in Baarlo (NL): Hobbit Feest! I'll be there with a stand selling prints, and doing a Fantasy art workshop on Sunday, 14.30.

Info (German): www.hobbit-jahr.de/?page_id=15
Info (Dutch): www.unquendor.nl/node/718

Programme (German) : www.hobbit-jahr.de/?page_id=26
Programme (Dutch): www.hobbit-jahr.de/?page_id=26…


Secondly, thank you so much, all of those who bought a print from me! With your help, not only was I able to buy a top notch printer (Epson Stylus Photo R 2880) but also the first set of new cartridges - at nine cartridges, no small feat!



Tutorials

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Print sale! 20% off everything! Two days left!

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 26, 2012, 8:50 AM
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I'm holding a print sale to help me pay for my new printer! For details, go here: goldseven.wordpress.com/2012/1…

Here's some of the images that are available:

The Oath of Feanor by Gold-Seven In pain and regret by Gold-Seven Thorin Oakenshield by Gold-Seven Ancalagon the Black by Gold-Seven The Lord of the Rings Project by Gold-Seven Fingolfin's Challenge by Gold-Seven

Many more on the link above!


Thank you so much everyone who has already purchased prints from me! What I've sold so far actually covers half the printer! :excited:

The sale will last for two more days - get your favourite prints while you can!

Please let me know by mail if you'd like to buy a print, not by note or comment. :blowkiss:



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Ring*Con and Chat

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 2, 2012, 3:38 AM
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Hey guys, if you're going to Ring*Con in Bonn thsi weekend, catch me at my stand! I'll be selling prints and I'll be holding a Fantasy drawing workshop on Saturday at 5 pm.

On Thursday night, I'll be on a chat with FangReaders (a fan art community) scheduled for 9 PM CET. To join, send an email to thefangreaders@gmail.com so they can send you the link to the chatroom!


... no, that was not the big announcement. Stay tuned...



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Prints! New, shiny prints!

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 25, 2012, 6:55 AM
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Have a look: goldseven.wordpress.com/buy-ar…

If you feel you're desperately missing something from my work, leave a comment, and I'll consider adding it!



Tutorials

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Ring*Con and Wordpress help

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 23, 2012, 11:58 AM
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I'm happy to announce that I will be at this year's Ring*Con www.ringcon.de/, (5th to 7th of October), from Friday afternoon to Sunday. On Saturday, I'll be holding a workshop on Fantasy Drawing. The rest of the time, I'll be at my stand selling prints! Come and see me!

Talking about prints, I have been trying to set up something like a shop section on my website and I'm a total failure. I know there are ways to incorporate eStore or similar into Wordpress, but I don't even understand the tutorials - I start to think I have a different version of Wordpress. Maybe you need the Pro upgrade? Does anyone happen to know and would be willing to help? I don't even have a clue where and how to install the thing.

Lastly - I continue to be amazed at how my art-life has taken off this year. Exhibitions, a breakthrough of sorts in the area of Tolkien illustration, new friends in high places, so many commissions that I'm hard pressed to keep up, and so much publicity by you guys here on dA - it's amazing. I'd like to say a huge thank you to you all again, and I'd also like to ask you to forgive me if I can't keep up with comments. I'm still trying to answer everything I possibly can, but I find it increasingly difficult. If I don't reply to your comments, it's not because I'm snobbish or anything - just frantically busy.

That said, I have a nice little (or actually, huge!) announcement coming up soon, that one art-related, too. I know you'll love it. Stay tuned. ^^



Tutorials


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Watercolour Tutorial Part 2: Painting Basics gold-seven.deviantart.com/art/…
Watercolour Tutorial Part 3: Tricks of the Trade gold-seven.deviantart.com/art/…
Not a watercolour tutorial www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…
Watercolour steps gold-seven.deviantart.com/art/…
Chainmail tutorial www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…
... and loads of walkkthroughs on my Blog! goldseven.wordpress.com/

:bulletblue: DIGITAL :bulletblue:
NEW Photoshop tutorial gold-seven.deviantart.com/art/…
OLD Photoshop tutorial www.deviantart.com/deviation/3…
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Print sale! Everything must go!

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 20, 2012, 2:15 AM
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As I'm setting myself up with new prints, I'm selling out the old ones I had made a while ago.

Each print is 10 Euros (check www.xe.com if Euro is not your currency) plus 3,50 shipping (no matter where you are or how many prints you take).

2 prints – 18 Euros
3 prints – 25 Euros
each print past the third – 5 Euros

Each print is A3 size, on heavy matte paper (except for the Oath of Fëanor; that's semi-glossy.)

If you're missing the newer ones – they'll be available soon, with nice passepartout, some with sketches in the margin or as special editions – stay tuned! :w00t:

The Oath of Feanor by Gold-Seven GONE
Fingolfin's Challenge by Gold-Seven GONE
A Fading Crown by Gold-Seven 5 available
Turin Turambar by Gold-Seven GONE
Maedhros son of Feanor by Gold-Seven 3 available
Aragorn son of Arathorn by Gold-Seven GONE
Frodo Baggins by Gold-Seven 4 available
The Choice of Luthien by Gold-Seven GONE
Wait for me at Saint Elen's Cross by Gold-Seven 2 available
Der Schimmelreiter by Gold-Seven GONE
Gathering of Crows by Gold-Seven GONE
Ysbrydnos by Gold-Seven 1 available
Dying of the Light by Gold-Seven GONE
One last farewell... by Gold-Seven 5 available

If you'd like one (or more), send me a mail with the names and number of the prints you'd like and your address! Payment is possible either through PayPal or Überweisung, if you're in Germany.

PLEASE NOTE: Some prints are going really fast! In order to determine who gets the last one, I'll take emails only, in the order they reach me. So hurry if you want one - and send me a mail to jenny at goldseven.de!





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Watercolour Tutorial Part 2: Painting Basics gold-seven.deviantart.com/art/…
Watercolour Tutorial Part 3: Tricks of the Trade gold-seven.deviantart.com/art/…
Not a watercolour tutorial www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…
Watercolour steps gold-seven.deviantart.com/art/…
Chainmail tutorial www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…
... and loads of walkkthroughs on my Blog! goldseven.wordpress.com/

:bulletblue: DIGITAL :bulletblue:
NEW Photoshop tutorial gold-seven.deviantart.com/art/…
OLD Photoshop tutorial www.deviantart.com/deviation/3…
My OLD Watercolour/Photoshop technique www.goldseven.de/inhalt/walk/c…
Pimp my sketch! (Parchment technique) www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…









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The days are just packed - Loughborough Blog

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 14, 2012, 3:09 AM
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Back from the watercolour workshop last weekend, which was an absolute blast - thanks to
:iconfumettisto::iconteylen::iconshiroyuki-hime::icondulliros::iconbarbareola::iconkeyd::iconqitian::icontoradh::iconpetstudent::iconro-heryn::iconjerylian::iconfinalday: and Sarah Burrini!

It was two really great days with loads of exchange, learning and fun. I will post photos and videos (yes, :iconteylen: made videos!) once I get back from Loughborough. In the meantime, you can see some of the results (also from older workshops) in this folder: gold-seven.deviantart.com/favo…

The next absolute blast is set to begin tomorrow, when I set off for Loughborough, for the Return of the Ring event - with art show, panels, films, music, and generally five days of Tolkien.

www.returnofthering.org/index.…

If you're in England and you're a Tolkien fan, be sure to head over! The programme is so chock-full of interesting things that I almost regret being at my art stall for most of the time!

Edit Thursday: I've got Internet access here and wisely brought my netbook. If you like, read my blog on goldseven.wordpress.com/2012/0… about the Loughborough Experience!



Tutorials


All my tuts and walkthroughs conveniently linked from one place: goldseven.wordpress.com/tutori…

:bulletblue: TRADITIONAL :bulletblue:
Watercolour Tutorial Part 1: Materials gold-seven.deviantart.com/art/…
Watercolour Tutorial Part 2: Painting Basics gold-seven.deviantart.com/art/…
Watercolour Tutorial Part 3: Tricks of the Trade gold-seven.deviantart.com/art/…
Not a watercolour tutorial www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…
Watercolour steps gold-seven.deviantart.com/art/…
Chainmail tutorial www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…
... and loads of walkkthroughs on my Blog! goldseven.wordpress.com/

:bulletblue: DIGITAL :bulletblue:
NEW Photoshop tutorial gold-seven.deviantart.com/art/…
OLD Photoshop tutorial www.deviantart.com/deviation/3…
My OLD Watercolour/Photoshop technique www.goldseven.de/inhalt/walk/c…
Pimp my sketch! (Parchment technique) www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…









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  • Listening to: Return of the King Soundtrack
  • Reading: The Silmarillion

Thank you for all the suggestions! ^__^

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 30, 2012, 2:03 PM
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Edit:

Wow! Thank you so much for all those wonderfully evocative ideas. A few rang with me more than others, and a few had already been on my mental list for a while. I've narrowed it down to:

Eärendil with bird!Elwing in his arms aboard Vingilot
A portrait of Beren (I've done Lúthien, but not him, since ... 1995 oO
Dagor Dagorath, with Túrin slaying Morgoth, the constellation of Orion behind him... :love:
Ancalagon the Black


Possibly:

Arien and Tilion with the Sun and Moon
Maedhros and Maglor with Elrond and Elros
The death of Beleg
Nienor's suicide
Idril leading the fugitives out of Gondolin
Feanor glamour portrait :giggle:
Maglor singing by the waves/fading
Fingon's battle cry before the Nirnaeth Arnoediad

So, I'll wait for serious inspiration to hit and hope the time until August will be long enough! :boogie:

Thank you all so much for your ideas, even the unanswered ones. A lot of them will still be carried round with me, and over time the sparks may ignite into flames. I love you guys.



Original post:
I'm planning to do a few more Silmarillion illus. Maybe some of the more iconic scenes, rather than documenting the life of Maedhros the Tall in flip-book manner. :giggle: Not that there was anything wrong with that, mind. But a few more iconic scenes, you know.

Why Silmarillion and not the Hobbit or the Lord of the Rings? Because the feel for me is totally different. The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings are great books. The Silmarillion is my heart and soul. Plus, it's in its thirty-fifth year of publication and I'll be celebrating my twentieth year of being obsessed with it this summer. Reason enough. :D

So, if you have any ideas, please leave a suggestion!  Thank you! :blowkiss:

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  • Listening to: Return of the King Soundtrack
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No Return of the Ring, Loughborough 2012

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:06 PM
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Edit June 7

I won't be at the Tolkien event in Loughborough after all.

It's the days before term starts, and I have to be at my school.

Sorry if I got up any hopes besides mine.

Forgive me if I don't reply to comments at the moment. Life isn't very kind to me just now.
If you have a prayer to spare, incidentally, please send it along to Uneide. She's having her massive cancer operation today.


OLD POST

I have the pleasure (read: I'm jumping up and down with glee) to inform you that I'll be at this years Return of the Ring event in Loughborough, England, from 16th to 20th of August, 2012, alongside such illustrious people as Ted Nasmith, Anke Eissmann, Tom Shippey, and a whole bunch of other people whose names might mean something to you if you're into Tolkien.

www.returnofthering.org/

Needless to say, I'm deliriously happy to be part of the event. I'll be part of the art show, I'll have a table where you can chat with me, get a sketch (maybe two if it's Maedhros you want), and very probably buy art prints and cards with my Tolkien art. This is the absolutely greatest thing that has ever happened to me, art wise. What a fitting way to celebrate twenty years of Silmarillion fan-ship! :boogie:

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Watercolour workshop 2012 in Aachen; almost full!

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 20, 2012, 8:48 AM
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Edit: Only one slot left! If you want it, send me an email! :)

Hey all, I've decided to hold another watercolour workshop this year, as several people have already asked. :) *cracks knuckles*

WHEN: August 11th/12th; one weekend (Saturday and Sunday); eight hours on both days (10-18.00
WHERE: Youth Hostel Aachen, Germany. www.jugendherberge.de/jh/rhein…
WHAT: You'll learn the basics of how watercolour works, along with an assortment of colour theory, special tricks in watercolour, get the chance to try out different sorts of paint (I'll bring the docmartins), plus anything you'd specifically like addressed. The approach to watercolour you'll learn is very much lineart-based, so it's a good idea to bring some lineart with you (on watercolour paper).
HOW MUCH: 60 Euros per participant. The workshop fee covers only the workshop, not your accommodation or journey!
WHO: Anyone who reasonably thinks I can still teach them something about watercolour. Total beginners are very welcome, as are non-German speakers. I held the last workshops mostly in English, but either English or German is a must. ;)

As of now, I'm just sounding out interest, so nothing's fixed. Just reply here if you're interested or would like to know more! If you're already sure you want to come, please send me an email with "Workshop" and your name in the title, along with the following info: name and nickname on dA/skill level in watercolour/languages spoken/vegetarian or other food specifics/email address (so I can copy them all into one word document)/anything specific you'd like to learn from me, apart from watercolour in general.


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  • Listening to: Saw Doctors
  • Reading: The Silmarillion

THANK YOU (again) and Website help

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 9, 2012, 6:56 AM
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UPDATE: No more website help needed - several people mentioned wordpress, and it's got everything I need, gallery features, independence from Google, parent-able pages - and an "import" function for my entire blogspot content.  

And the possibility to enter the letter ë through the text editor. That alone did a great deal to convince me. :giggle:

I'll be putting together my new wordpress site over the next few days, so stay tuned for the brand new GoldSeven blogging experience! :boogie:



OLD POST:
First off, a huge thanks for all the birthday wishes, cake badges, points, llamas, actual gift vouchers and art you sent me for my birthday. I was floored. (And it seems my previous thank you journal was premature.) You guys r o c k. :hug:


Next, I'm looking for someone to help me with my website and/or my blog.

What I'm looking for:

My old website goldseven.de is horribly out-dated, and my blog has become my homepage of choice. There's one thing blogger lacks painfully, and that's a gallery tool. So what I need would be:

:bulletblue: a gallery widget installed in my blogger design (I know there are some around, but I'm too stupid to understand how to implement them). A customizable gallery with unlimited images per item as well as unlimited sub-galleries would be heaven.

:bulletblue: PLUS a simple redirect from my own domain, goldseven.de, to my blogspot journal, so that people don't get stranded in that old stuff.

OR

:bulletred: a gallery tool installed on my own website, which I could then use to upload pictures myself. I've found one called "4homepages" (or "4images") www.4homepages.de/4images/feat… which looks like exactly what I need, but I'm open to other ideas. As long as it's something that has an upload feature that I can use without having to program anything.

So, if you think that you'd be able to do this, please send me an email (not a note, those tend to slip me by) and tell me how you'd go about it (tell it as if you've talking to a monkey... I know that little about programming and such), how long it would take you, and, of course, how much you'd charge for it.

Thanks in advance! :wave:


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Asfaloth by CG-Warrior by :iconcg-warrior:
Absolutely astounding Tolkien illustrations. A must-see.

Vainshimmery by Toradh by :icontoradh:
A wonderful Feanor.

Space Life by KatieAnnOwens by :iconkatieannowens:
I simply love the concept. So simple. so evocative.

Not a Wise Decision by HanMonster by :iconhanmonster:
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  • Listening to: my son listening to Star Wars
  • Reading: The Silmarillion

Tolkien commissions open

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 4, 2012, 5:51 AM
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Commissions are open - Tolkien themed only (though I might extend that to other "fandoms" I like - you know which they are). I'm sorry I can't offer open-themed ones right now; with school as busy as it is, I know I won't have my head free for anything else.

I'm also offering pastel paper commissions (like the ones I've done recently), which aren't as expensive as full paintings. Worth a look. :)

So, if you think you'd like a commission, check my rates and commission info goldseven.wordpress.com/commis… and drop me an email! :)


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Thorin Oakenshield by TurnerMohan by :iconturnermohan:
Unhappy with Peter Jackson's dwarves? Check out this one!

Egypt Avengers by ChristianNauck by :iconchristiannauck:
A great laugh from the wonderful Mana.

Asfaloth by CG-Warrior by :iconcg-warrior:
Absolutely astounding Tolkien illustrations. A must-see.

Vainshimmery by Toradh by :icontoradh:
A wonderful Feanor.

Space Life by KatieAnnOwens by :iconkatieannowens:
I simply love the concept. So simple. so evocative.

Not a Wise Decision by HanMonster by :iconhanmonster:
I have no idea why this girl is so relatively unknown. She deserves tons of attention. Check out her gallery!

The Big Adventure by zazB by :iconzazb:
Ah, the wonderful days when "role-playing" involved neither a computer nor tons of revised edition rulebooks nor battle-mats and miniatures...


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Not a watercolour tutorial www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…
Watercolour steps gold-seven.deviantart.com/art/…
Chainmail tutorial www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…
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  • Reading: The Children of Húrin

Thanks! *___*

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:48 PM
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Time to say thank you - for all the love in the last month (front page at least four times)! :omg: I'm sorry if I haven't managed to reply to everyone who warranted a reply. I usually try to say at least "thanks" to everyone leaving more than a few words on my pages.

Thank you for all the support, the lovely conversations, and the helpful input on my blog - especially with that bookmaking endeavour.

Thank you for all the llamas flooding in recently - an upcoming birthday has become synonymous with a llama stampede :D

And THANK YOU, anonymous deviant, for the premium subscription - I'm really floored. Thank you so much!


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Thorin Oakenshield by TurnerMohan by :iconturnermohan:
Unhappy with Jackson's dwarves? Check out this one!

Egypt Avengers by ChristianNauck by :iconchristiannauck:
A great laugh from the wonderful Mana.

Asfaloth by CG-Warrior by :iconcg-warrior:
Absolutely astounding Tolkien illustrations. A must-see.

Vainshimmery by Toradh by :icontoradh:
A wonderful Feanor.

Space Life by KatieAnnOwens by :iconkatieannowens:
I simply love the concept. So simple. so evocative.

Not a Wise Decision by HanMonster by :iconhanmonster:
I have no idea why this girl is so relatively unknown. She deserves tons of attention. Check out her gallery!

The Big Adventure by zazB by :iconzazb:
Ah, the wonderful days when "role-playing" involved neither a computer nor tons of revised edition rulebooks nor battle-mats and miniatures...


Tutorials

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Watercolour Tutorial Part 3: Tricks of the Trade gold-seven.deviantart.com/art/…
Not a watercolour tutorial www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…
Watercolour steps gold-seven.deviantart.com/art/…
Chainmail tutorial www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…
... and loads of walkkthroughs on my Blog! goldseven.blogspot.com/

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NEW Photoshop tutorial gold-seven.deviantart.com/art/…
OLD Photoshop tutorial www.deviantart.com/deviation/3…
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