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Gondolin Color by chvacher Gondolin Color by chvacher
"Arrival in Gondolin". 15.6 x 10.75 in. Watercolor on paper. One of the concept artworks I am doing for an independent movie project in Europe, around the Tales of Middle-Earth.
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EvilScarrlett Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, so beautiful!
zorosen Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :D. My favorite city in the Silmarillion.
Talonis-Wolf Jan 17, 2014  Student General Artist
  This is amazingly detailed, and the mountain Gondolin sits on is well put together. What sort of things did you look at when you drew this?

  While I'm at it, here's a few things I'm curious about...

  What is your preferred Medium? And why?

  Did the movie project you made this for get anywheres?

  What got you into Art?

  I liked your work, and couldn't hold in my curiosity anymore. I'd be one dead cat!
chvacher Jan 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well, here you go:

"What sort of things did you look at when you drew this?"
Actually, nothing in particular. I kind of looked at images of the LOTR movies to get a proper feeling, and then I started it.
I've had quite a few years of practice, though, and also, even though I live in the US now, I come from Europe, which means I have been raised seeing castles, mountains and historical monuments my whole life.

"What is your preferred Medium? And why?"
Probably oil. Because of the sensation you get when you paint on canvas with it. But I also like acrylic, watercolor, ink, and pencil, all for their own reasons and feeling using them.
I also like digital, for the fact you can control all your parameters, but the results is not remotely comparable to the feeling you get as a human being when you're in the presence of a traditional work of art.

  "Did the movie project you made this for get anywhere?"
Not yet. We'll see where it goes.

  "What got you into Art?"
Ah, big question. I think I was just born with it. I wanted to be a comic book artist at first, was drawing even before my mom taught me how to read and write.
Became a semi-pro doing comic books in France, then switched to animation, where I met many great painters who taught me their skills.
And here I am now.
Channart23 Dec 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
such a palace, with watercolor!! such texture and bits of detail

Awesome, I can't believe this is watercolor ;___;
Absolutely amazing! I really love all your paintings, they're incredible!
gugu-troll Sep 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, so brilliant water-colour work!
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