Skipped another day, but that’s okay, I’m going strong. Here’s today’s ink, which is from a commission I’m working on (posted with permission). It’s Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas at the battle of Pelenor.
Battle of Pelenor (excerpt)
If you really are curious, this is all I managed yesterday. It’s a sammich.
Sammich Art, by Monica Marier
Stressed out. Thinking about Orlando today. Earlier today I saw a magnificent presence of God as a young man, ordained yesterday, said his first mass. Then I later saw the news and the death toll and the hatred and despair and it overwhelmed me. We’ve been given powerful tools as humans, to shape our own world. But now we’re forced to watch helplessly as everything but our anger and cries for justice are taken away from us. Made me think of this scene from Lord of the Rings, so I did a quick sketch. My heart goes out to the victims and their families and friends tonight as I try to figure out what I can do.
For now, I can write and I can draw. Goodnight.
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
Wow! Last day of Inktober and I’m finishing on a Tolkien-y bang. Here is the fab furry-footed four, Pippin, Merry, Frodo and Sam. This inktober wasn’t like last year where I tested technique and my inking limits. This one was more about finishing assignments and personal challenges. I only hope I can do another challenge month like this when I’m NOT already doing a horror-movie challenge. 2 in one go was a bit hard on me. That being said, I’m quite pleased with myself and I hope you enjoyed this challenge. Thanks for checking in with me!
The Hobbits, Monica Marier, 2015, Faber-Castel Pen
Inktober Day 29 is another in the Lord of the Rings series I’ve been doing: Here’s Aragorn in his “Strider” guise. I left off shading since I wanted to do that with colour. I was also trying to avoid it being too Viggo, so it’s a cross between him and my childhood image of Aragorn (Michael Praed).
Strider, by Monica Marier 2015
Today’s Inktober is a cute little Sméagol. Aw, we can trust him! Let’s buy him a present!
Sméagol by Monica Marier, pen and ink
Here’s my Inktober for Day 9. I put a shoutout for ideas, and my friend Barrie requested to see Linus in a school uniform. I’m sure she meant something along the lines of cramming 52-year-old Linus into a Japanese boys school uniform, but I did her one better. Here is a young Linus (about 19) in the official Uniform of the Rangers Union Pre-One student.
He looks like he’s on the way to archery practice, and doesnt’ care if his hair is combed or his jacket is hooked up. He has three leaves on his shoulder indicating that this is his third year as a student (students take 4 years to complete courses). His jacket also Features the triple-leaf emblem of the Rangers Union on his chest. The drawing needs some tweaking, but I like details that I came up with on the fly that add a little more to Linus’s story.
Hope you like it, Barrie.
Linus Pre-One, by Monica Marier, pen and ink
Inktober Day 6 is a special picture Mythgard Community, specifically the ones who play Lord of the Rings Online. It’s one of the game avatars of the Tolkien Professor, Corey Olsen, Wigend. He’s reciting one of his favorite catchphrases.
Wigend, by Monica Marier 2015
I’ll be using a higher-resolution version of this for some Mythgard-related items. So stay tuned for that!
Here’s Day 4 of Inktober! I decided to go a little whimsical and do one of Gandalf. I wanted this to be more light-hearted and cartoony. More on that plan later. Hope you enjoy.
Gandalf the Grey, by Monica Marier, 2015. Media Sakura Brush Tip Pen
Let’s start this Inktober with a bang! Here’s a piece I’ve wanted to do since I reread the Silmarillion. I finally got around to doing, Melkor and Ungoliant destroying the two trees. There’s supposed to be big tree roots in the foreground, but I think I’m going to do those in the computer and not risk damaging the original.
I certainly can’t promise that my other inktober pieces will be this detailed, but I’m glad I got one big splashy piece in. See you all tomorrow for Day 2 of Inktober and Carpe Scream.
Melkor and Ungoliant Destroy the Trees, by Monica Marier, pen and alcohol marker on paper. For Sale: $90