Thursday, May 1, 2014
J. R. R. Tolkien meets a Redwood
If you've read any amount of J. R. R. Tolkien's works, or seen even a port of the recent Lord of the Rings or Hobbit movies, you know that Tolkien was a dude who loved trees. A lot. And who can blame him? They're goddamn magical.
And that's why it's a shame that he never got to meet a redwood in real life. I don't think he even visited California. Redwoods make their own fog, form cathedrals, create insane light, emit delicious fragrances, and are the giantest trees in the world. You can't get more magical or badass in terms of upright botany is what I'm saying. So I drew Tolkien meeting a redwood.
This piece was drawn and assembled completely digitally, though the larger areas of color are from watercolor washes I painted and then scanned. Details below.