Corvus – A Raven’s Tale – Crown of Crows – Part XVI – A Brief Rest at Stonewall

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A Brief Rest at Stonewall

With one night remaining before the next full moon and the end of the time limit deemed by the prophecy, the Corvids decided to stop for a decent night’s rest at Stonewall, just a few leagues from the settlement of Ironholde.

This was the first real rest they had taken since leaving the Colony of Thornwatch many days ago. So much had happened in the time since they left Thornwatch and so much ground covered. The loss of Ethelred was also still weighing heavily upon his closer comrades; Everild and Ronin.

Stonewall used to be the home of a Corvid Colony, many moons ago; before the Man-Colony was built at Ironholde and this led to the Stonewall Corvids; those that survived the intrusions, to leave their once loved home and head off elsewhere.

Corvus hoped that it didn’t bode ill for their quest…

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Jedi Master Yoda on Dagobah – Star Wars Oil Painting Illustration Artwork May The Force Be With You

“In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way.”

– Yoda

That quote is incredibly apt when it comes to the journey that I have just taken to a galaxy far far way in order to create my latest artwork ‘Jedi Master Yoda on Dagobah’.

I took a very different approach to this piece than I usually do with my paintings; this time I wanted not to work from a single reference image and fall into the usual trap of becoming a slave to the reference and instead worked from a variety of different ones.

It all began with the drawing!

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Jedi Master Yoda – Graphite on Strathmore 400 Toned Paper – 8″ x 10″

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Farlurst Fort – #WorldsForgotten

Welcome to my #WorldsForgotten series, every week I will be posting a new ink illustration accompanied by a short story/description just to set the scene; the rest will be left to the imagination of the viewer!

The Illustration

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Farlurst Fort – Ink on Mixed Media Paper – 4″ x 6″

The fort had seen better days and that’s for sure.

Abandoned and left by those that once kept watch on the lands around it.

Left to withstand one last battle; the final siege that those old stones would ever see.

Left to face the two biggest enemies of all such structures…

Left to become a casualty of war; another heedless victim to the disintegrating effect caused by exposure to the harsh weather and the passing of time.

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Tower on the Coast – #WorldsForgotten

Welcome Fellow Travellers!

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The Illustration

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Halgrim’s Boat House – #WorldsForgotten

The Journey Continues…

Welcome to my #WorldsForgotten series, every week I will be posting a new ink illustration accompanied by a short story just to set the scene; the rest will be left to the imagination of the viewer!

Here we are at the 5th weekly installment of #WorldsForgotten and whilst a lot of  ground has been covered already, there is an incredibly long way to go.

We’re done with exploring the galaxies this week and we’re back in more familiar territory.

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Sketchbook II – More Vikings & an Ancient Grove

Welcome to the 2nd installment!

Carrying on in much the same vein as the last Sketchbook post, this week I have done more Vikings inspired sketches and also a slightly more detailed piece of an old tree in an ancient grove.

These sketches are all for training and preparation to get fully immersed in Norse culture and life for a future project I’m planning; a fantasy art story which I’ll release more details on at a later time.

For now, let’s get into the sketches for this week –

Lagertha Vikings Sketch
Lagertha Sketch

For this sketch I really tried to focus on one goal; simplification. I find it all too easy to get bogged down in details very early on in a piece of work so I just wanted to simplify everything and although I didn’t quite achieve the likeness I wanted, I did manage to meet my goal of simplifying the forms of the face.

Ragnar Lothbrok Vikings Sketch
Ragnar Sketch

This one took a little longer than the last and had a bit more detail involved; I didn’t go as far as drawing the chainmail though as it seemed too far to take this particular sketch. Again I focused on simplifying the forms and leaving detail until later and I feel it went well and I achieved a likeness.

Viking Ships Sketch
Studies of Viking Ships

I don’t think that I’ll ever stop studying and drawing/painting Viking ships, there is something about them that fascinates me more than I can comprehend; it must be in my DNA…

Ancient Grove Sketch 1
Ancient Grove

In my opinion, the star of the show. This particular tree seems to be very well known as it comes up a lot when searching for ancient grove reference so I decided to study it. This tree and others like it will serve as reference and inspiration for the first piece of my art book mentioned earlier on.

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JGlover

 

Jedi Master Yoda – Preliminary Drawing

Finally…

Here we are at last with the third preliminary drawing; the one that was left as a bit of a surprise, unless of course you follow me on Instagram in which case you would have seen the work in progress.

Master Yoda!

I don’t know what the appeal is for me that draws me to the wizened old sage-like characters in literature and film but nonetheless, both Yoda and Gandalf seem to fit into a category that captivates my imagination.

If you missed the first two preliminary drawings you can find them by clicking the links –

Passage of the Marshes

The Grey Pilgrim

Anyway, here is the drawing –

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Jedi Master Yoda – Graphite on Strathmore 400 Toned Paper – 8″ x 10″

Now that I have the three preliminary drawings I can begin the oil paintings, I have transferred each drawing to its canvas and they are ready to go, all I need to do is snatch moments here and there to get started.

The next post for this project will show the start of the painting process so don’t forget to subscribe to my blog to stay updated, the subscribe/follow button is further down this page!

Until next time, farewell!

JGlover