Monday, 3 August 2009

Fanboy Monday: Fanboy Month Begins at the Ent

Lately I've been filling my sketchbook with some of my favourite characters from various pop culture franchises in a very fanboy-ish manner. So for the month of August, expect each Art Monday to feature something fun and different from usual Flying Trilobite fare. There are still a number of paintings not under the fanboy umbrella that I aim to crank out this month. Y'see I'm practicing not-sleeping for when I return to school in September.

Today, let's begin at the Ent.

Pencil in my super-awesome giant Moleskine Folio. I created this piece for Henry Gee and the magazine Mallorn. (I'm hoping it sees publication! Naked desire! There!) Henry was looking for something different than the work of Peter Jackson's films, or D&D derived imagery. I knew almost right away I wanted to do an Ent walking surrealistically on tiny roots and eyes blinking out of knots.

I think it's going to eat the wizard-dude though.
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Next week: let's bust out some Marvel Comics, shall we?
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6 comments:

cromercrox said...

Glendon's surreal ent will be in the next issue of Mallorn, out in the fall. A good reason for joining the Tolkien Society!!

Glendon Mellow said...

Woo-hoo! Thank you Sir Gee!

christopher zenga said...

Fuck me this is good!, this is your best piece to date.

Later days,

Christopher Zenga

Glendon Mellow said...

Best piece? High praise indeed! Thanks Zenga!

Sean Craven said...

Very fond of this one -- more Lovecraft than Tolkien in overall vibe. High spook factor.

Which is a good thing. Wanna fix Tom Bombadil?

Glendon Mellow said...

Thanks Sean!

Lovecraftian is a high compliment in my book. I liked the unreality of the delicate roots suspending the massive bulk. I think my Ent minces.

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