Hello all! I did not have time to draw yesterday so I post it today instead as the final post of Tolkien Week! It has truly been a great week and I can't remember when the last time I drew something on each day of the week last (oh yes I can, that was in … Continue reading Tolkien Week: Day 7 – A wizard is never late, but a Dwarf might be!
Hello again! It is day six of Tolkien Week. Tomorrow is sunday and the last day of the week. I have not yet decided what I will draw tomorrow. Today however, I wanted to tackle a Vala. I choose Aulë and while I am not satisfied with how he looks (like, even I do not … Continue reading Tolkien Week: Day 6 – Aulë
Ok, so, I decided to step into the realm of bad guys and servants of Morgoth! Without further introduction (because it is late, and I am tired) I give you Glaurung! As you might know, Glaurung is a dragon, or fire-drake. He was the first of the dragons by Morgoth and also of high rank … Continue reading Tolkien Week: Day 5 – Glaurung
Fourth day of Tolkien Week! Are we already half way through? That's a bit sad to think about... Who's with me and celebrate Tolkien the whole year round? I realized just now when loading the next character drawing that I have managed to draw a different Middle-earth race each day! Today we're having a human. … Continue reading Tolkien Week: Day 4 – Tuor son of Huor
Okay, so, another day another illustration! So far I have actually done my part and completed a drawing each day, it is a habit I hope to continue! (To draw for 1-2 hours several days a week). Anyway, I thought that I wanted to give a try on a very well known character this time … Continue reading Tolkien week: Day 3 – Lúthien Tinúviel
Since I saw that fellow blogger James at A Tolkienist's Perspective had answered these questions put forward by this blog, I decided to have a go at answering them as well! 1. What draws you to Tolkien's stories? (The characters, the quests, the themes, the worlds, etc.) What caught me the first readings is the … Continue reading Tolkien week: Day 3 – Middle-earth Questionaire
Today, the 22nd of september, is Hobbit day! A day to celebrate the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo! Perhaps you have made a celebration cake twice the size of your own body or will drink a few drinks under a party-tree? I wanted to use this day to illustrate another two characters that does not recieve … Continue reading Tolkien Week: Day 2 – Hobbit Day!
So, finally Tolkien Week is here! I've decided to post an illustration each day and I might do additional posts in order to celebrate Tolkien! If you have not yet noticed, I have new pages on this blog called J.R.R. Tolkien and Reading Tolkien. The first one is a brief presentation of our beloved writer … Continue reading Tolkien Week: Day 1 – The Blue Wizards
This post focus on the narrative the "Aelfwine story" which is a later construction developed from the "Eriol story" presented in the previous post. I will present the narrative and how the story attempts to merge history and mythology. The summary presented below is based on the section "Aelfwine of England". At the end I will have some final comments regarding the End of the Tales and the overall reading experience of The Book of Lost Tales.
This post deals with the first half of the final chapter of The Book of Lost Tales part 2. While this chapter concerns very complicated issues regarding the narrative due to only having notes and outlines and no finalized written narratives, there are two main elements to take into consideration. The earliest plot, "The Eriol Story", and the later development "The Ælfwine Story" (which I will write about in post 2). "The Eriol Story" follows from the previous chapter on Eärendel and what happens with Eriol and the future of Tol Eressëa and the elves.