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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Until next time, farewell!

JGlover

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Tower on the Coast – #WorldsForgotten

Welcome Fellow Travellers!

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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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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Abandoned Farmstead – #WorldsForgotten

Welcome to #WorldsForgotten

Welcome to my new project, the #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!

The Illustration

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Abandoned Farmstead – Ink on Mixed Media Paper – 4″ x 6″

The Story

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Eldar Worship

Another piece finished and ready to build up more of the backstory for my current Leaves of Hellebore Series.

It has been almost a thousand years since the Fell War and the disappearance of the Eldar; there isn’t a soul who knows what kind of sorcery they used to end that conflict but it seems to have took them with it; a sacrificial magic beyond the wildest imagination of the wisest practitioners among Men.

With the Eldar vanished and fading into legend and myth, the power vacuum left behind was fast filled by Men of war who soon began upstart civilizations; if only the Eldar knew that their sacrifice would have only led to more warfare, this time between the fairer folk of the world, maybe they would have left the world to the Ogres and other fell creatures after all.

Once the Kingdoms and cities of Men were established, a new religion was born, that of Eldar worship. Ancient ruins became sites of pilgrimage, statues and artifacts were held in great reverence and temples were built; as closely to the Eldar knowledge of architecture as can be achieved by Man.

It has now matured into a very popular religion of peace and its followers adhere to doctrines created by  men of lore elected as priests. The doctrines are believed to be as close to the Eldar way of life as can be achieved with such little knowledge of that Age.

Gallio Lupinus – Religions and Philosophies of Mankind 

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Eldar Worship

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The Art of Claude Lorrain

Despite my indecisiveness about whether or not to continue with a written counterpart for my Ruins Project, I have decided to write a brief post looking at some of the artwork created by the Master artist, Claude Lorrain.

Claude is without any doubt, one of the greatest painters of the landscape that has ever lived; although in 17th century Italy landscape painting was not a subject deemed classical enough to be classed as a true work of art and with that in mind, Claude painted figures and narratives into his beautiful scenery; usually mythical or religious figures that would feed the hunger both of patrons and the public. However, it is clearly evident from his sketchbooks and the quality of the scenery in his finished works that his focus was mainly centred around the landscape.

One good way to describe Claude Lorrain is as the painter of the idealised landscape providing the setting for classical subject narratives. The creator of mythical and religious scenes that the viewer can engage with as though present in the story, a Baroque equivalent of the cinema.

I have handpicked my favourite artworks by Claude Lorrain that are relevant to the theme of Ruins and in no particular order, here they are:

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Artistic Inspiration – The Muse

For this insight writing an examination of the concept of the muse has been an interesting task to undertake; I have trawled through a range of dusty old tomes and consulted the Delphi Oracle, as well as using the modern technology lying at my fingertips in order to gather enough information and research to meditate on thoroughly and to write a post about.

The main reason for my investigation of the muse is to better understand the history of the idea, in order to better understand my own personal interpretation of my muse. This undertaking will provide some scope on the subject but I don’t intend to write an entire book about it, so it may be brief in parts.

To begin this short pilgrimage through the philosophy and ideology behind the muse, it’s probably best to start at the beginning, or the beginning of the concept of muses anyway.

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