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My second entry at the Silmarillion40 compilation on the SWG posted yesterday, and I'm very excited to share it with you all! I made the pages during a long weekend of near constant drawing and painting, and I'm really happy with how they turned out. :D

Title: Ravens over Doriath
Summary: In the aftermath of the Second Kinslaying. (Some gore and horror themes).

Images under the cut )

There are a lot of wonderful stories and art over at the Silmarillion40 page. Check them out at the link below!

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Oct. 1st, 2017 09:40 pm
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My first entry for the wonderful SWG Silmarillion40 compilation posted on Thursday, so I can finally repost it here as well!

Posting under a cut because of naked boobs )

And I will try to do Inktober this month. It's going to be tough - making a drawing/painting every day for a month, but nothing ventured, nothing gained.

So my first entry is here - a grey crow, which is a practise run for my next Silm40 entry:
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Title: Into the deep
Artist: hrymfaxe
Genre: Fanart
Warnings: None
Characters: Ulmo/the sea

Prompt from the Just An Old-Fashioned Love Song Challenge at [community profile] silwritersguild: Ghost Love Score by Nightwish - and more specifically this part of the lyrics:

Scent of the sea before the waking of the world
Brings me to thee
Into the blue memory

Artist note: When I read those lyrics I was immediately reminded of this lovely story by [personal profile] pandemonium_213: Ulmo's Wife, and its wonderful mix of science (evolution) and the world of Tolkien, not to mention the relationship between Ulmo and The Sea. This is more like an illustration of Pandë's story than an original idea of mine, so credit goes to her along with my thanks for the inspiration.

Another idea employed here is that of the Valar being able to change their form, so Ulmo starts out man-shaped, but ends up as specks of light floating in the embrace of his lover.

Click here for image )
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At Easter time I went to my favourite plant pusher with my parents and bought 5 different chili plants and a tiny bush-tomato. These past three years I have had three faithful plants which have overwintered nicely for me, but an introduction of two new plants last year, saw me spending the entire summer fighting an aphid invasion!! D: D: So when the last chili had been picked I chucked all of them, and tried to be happy about the chance to buy some new kinds.

And I do enjoy watching them grow up; the first four weeks from planting I took a picture every Wednesday:

Cut for (lots of) images )
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Title: And then he spoke
Artist: [ profile] hrymfaxe
Genre: Fanart
Warnings: None
Characters: Huan and Luthien

Prompt from February Revolution challenge at the [ profile] silwritersguild:
"I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change…I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back…."
– Erica Jong

Artist note: Knowing his own fate, that he can speak only three times before his death, speaking that first time must have required courage from Huan.

Image under the cut )
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So I was still down with the cold for the first few days of the week, and worked from home as much as I could, for my own comfort as well as my coworkers... This means that not a lot got done until around Thursday, lol.

Still managed two workouts, and beneath the cut is this week's sketchbook painting, inspired by [ profile] heartofoshun's suggestion of doing a retelling of "Princess and the Pea". It's not exactly a retelling, but more a continuation I suppose. :D

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This week was certainly less productive than the last, since Mr. Faxe managed to transfer his cold to me - there is a gift I would have rather been without! Having seen him going through it, I stayed home from work as soon as I felt my throath getting sore, and it seems I have managed to avoid the coughing at least...

Still, before I fell ill, I managed two smaller workouts, and I washed and oiled my racing bike, because all this salt on the roads is just eating away all the delicate parts.

And today I felt well enough to do a painting in the sketchbook, for the 52 week challenge that I mentioned last week.

So below the cut from the prompt "Rising to a challenge"
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Next week is "retelling of a fairytale" so if you have any ideas for a fairytale I could use, I would love to hear from you!
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It's that time of year (that arbitrary calendar for syncronising our watches ;)) where I sometimes feel the urge to make resolutions. I have done it before, and often failed, because I set myself too ambitious a goal, and then felt it wasn't worth picking up again after I inevitably failed. Yet, I still can't help myself it seems, and it feels good to look ahead and imagine what I would like to prioritise my time and energy on.

So this year I'm going to set a goal of drawing/painting more, exercising more, and just generally treating myself well. More is not an easy quantifier to measure, and a year is a long time to look ahead, so I will start out by promising myself to do this for a month at least:
- A drawing/painting a week in a sketchbook I have dedicated to this purpose (and if I don't have any inspiration I will use this list of ideas for the 52 weeks of the year)
- Exercise! In any shape or form.

And I will try to do a weekly recap of things that I have done which made me happy.

So with no further ado: Recap of week 1 of 2017!
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B2MeM Challenge: B2MeM 2015 - Elwing prompt by [ profile] zopyrus
Format: Fancomic - watercolor and ink
Genre: General
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Nudity and suicidal thoughts
Characters: Elwing, seagulls
Pairings: No
Creators' Notes (optional): Thank you [ profile] binkaslibrary for the beta, and all the other helpful suggestions! And [ profile] heartofoshun for a thought-provoking bio on the SWG. More notes on the story below the cut.
Summary: Life on the Blessed Shore is not as restful as it would seem.

Where Gulls Cry )
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Cement company has finally given me a proper contract! With no set end date and a decent raise too. :D :D So I'll be building cement plants around the world for a while yet.

I'm also in a really good place creatively right now. We've moved my art desk to a room that I have pretty much to myself, which has meant I use it a lot more. And when we were in Berlin I bought a lot of sketchbooks, which I have used a lot more than I thought I would. I bought one with tan paper, and I wish I had gotten a whole lot more of those! I'm trying to not care if some of the drawings in there are less than stellar - it is a sketchbook after all, but I have still had to start drawing from the middle of the books, because the first page is too much pressure...

Pulped is running a summer camp, and that came at just the right time for me it seems. Below the cut are the entries I have made so far for those of you who haven't seen elsewhere:

Here be nude torsos of the male and female variety, and also one that made me a little nauseous while drawing it )
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My post at the [ profile] b2mem went up on Wednesday! :D You can find it here, but I'm also going to post it below the cut for archival purposes. I also have progress shots of one of the pieces, that I thought you might enjoy to see:

Title: Leaving home
Artist Name: hrymfaxe
Prompt:"There came a time of winter, when night was dark and without moon; and the wide plain of Ard-galen stretched dim beneath the cold stars, from the hill-forts of the Noldor to the feet of Thangorodrim. The watch-fires burned low, and the guards were few; on the plain few were waking in the camps of the horsemen of Hithlum." (The Silmarillion, "Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin")
Write a story or create art from the point of view of the foot soldiers or horsemen who participated in any of the battles in Middle-earth.
Description: The soldiers in Sauron's army leaving home for the faraway lands to the north and the west. I was greatly inspired by the thought of Sam Gamgee in Ithilien: "He wondered what the man's name was and where he came from; and if he was really evil of heart, or what lies or threats had led him on the long march from his home; and if he would not really rather have stayed there in peace-all in a flash of thought which was quickly driven from his mind." And so I have tried to imagine a few soldiers at the start of their journey.
Rating: General
Warnings: None
Artist's Notes: Watercolor on hot press 300 gms paper, 46x61 cm

Images under here )

Progress shots here! )


Mar. 13th, 2014 07:29 am
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Finally!! I have been threatening to make a website since last summer, and now it is live! I feel a little bit like a genius for making it work

I have tried to keep it simple and easy to navigate, and I would love to hear your input on how it works - any suggestions or critique that you have is most welcome, as this is the first time I have tried to make something like this. The page is here:

I've also posted my piece for the [ profile] b2mem to the queue and now I'm just waiting impatiently to see it posted sometime next week! :D
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Here is a gift I made for [ profile] insmallpackages for the following wish: SPN drawble/sketch of Jo Harvelle in action. I hope you like it! :D

Art title: Escape
Characters: Jo Harvelle
Rating: PG
Warnings: none

Escape )
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So I was saying I would paint/draw a bit every day as my own sort of nano, but that didn't happen. Still I haven't been completely idle:

a sketch and a painting )
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Haha, omm this meme will never end. When we are all old and grey I will have reached 50 posts maybe.

Anyway, a small art post, since I have painted something for our new kitchen!

Naked lady buttocks under the cut )
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I'm going to count any art as an entry in the 100 things, or I'm never going to reach the end. ;) So here is my contribution to the wonderful [ profile] spn_summer_art:


using the preview from the comm, because I really like the style :) Just click it to get to the entry.)

It's Castiel in Copenhagen, having a chat with one of our most famous residents. :) This is also the piece that had me whining about backgrounds and architecture...
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I was just going through my folders tonight, and thought I would share some quick paintings I did a few weeks ago for a challenge at Pulped. I really like how these came out. :)

Under a cut because (among other things) there are full frontal male bodies here. Nothing sexualised though )


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