we watched this a few days ago,I'm not really a hardcore fan of lotr so I was pretty worried I wouldn't understand this movie when we watched it, but good thing I was wrong haha, this movie was so amazing and fun! : D
this is lovely speed paint by the way! love the composition too! <33
aaa yes I have other friends who never were into lotr, but liked the Hobbit, they're very different as books so I think it really shows on screen too. I'm glad you liked the Hobbit! There's also version of the Hobbit book illustrated by Tove Jansson, and Tolkien's own illustrations are really great too if you want to look onto it. The Hobbit is a fairytale, whereas LotR is definitely grand fantasy book. I like how the Hobbit has all the warmth and joy in it, as a book I actually like it more than LotR. It's somehow more coherent, LotR is filled with details and history that sometimes feel even bit unnecessary. Still, I was super into the entire universe of Tolkien as teenager and I read all his books, so it's interesting how correct and near complete fictional history his Middle-Earth has, and everything he was inspired by in real life.
LotR movies I like the best because of the music, scenery, characters and all details in design, I like to draw a lot while watching them
I really love the lighthearted moments in the movie <3 haha true they didn't delve much into other stuff except of course the history. haha at first I was pretty skeptic why they had to split it into 3 movies! but now I'm happy they did, cutting alot of parts would make it harder to relate to the characters and the overall story.
actually I'm pretty intrigued by his universe (history and such) it seems so rich, I guess back then I would've appreciated the movies more the first time if I had an idea about their world! the only series with a universe that I really got into was avatar the last airbender (also I'm curious about GoT's universe too. hnggh darn I really need to start reading more stuff haha)
haha I'll do check out the illustrated book, probably online since I doubt it's available here , I've seen artbooks and the making of books here though.
I saw this on facebook and I really reminded me of Moomin illustrations with those little round characters. It is funny how my mind interprets the scenery as compelete and complex, but if I switch off the imagination it is just some color. How do you do it :3
I just try to think about the color of the sunlight and color of the shadow. If there's only one light source of certain color, it's easier. I'm not yet very good at painting several lightsources and reflections. Earlier I was studying pictures of dawn and dusk to get general idea of how many colors there are on the sky.
Speedpainting from reference (photos) helps surprisingly lot, it gets easier to figure general color schemes after a while