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Hey yall, fun new Tolkien-art interview with yours truly at… come check it out. special thanks to Myla Malinalda.


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James Turner Mohan
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my name is Turner. I'm a fantasy illustrator living and working in NYC. I work mostly in pencil and pen, but have been trying to get into watercolor aswell.
(I also make medieval armor, in case anyone's interested :) )

come take a look, leave a comment. I'll be happy to hear from you

Turner Mohan


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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 30, 2014
 Now as you are not a great fan of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE I cannot in all courtesy and in good conscience recommend that you splash your cash on a copy of THE WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE - but Master Mohan I do think that were you to look through a friend's copy of that work then you would find a glittering prospect of potential inspiration dotted with Glittering Heroes and Legendary Kings (not to mention remarkable Queens), with Shining Cities and Sordid Temples, rich with ideas and rich with illustrations also (all the better for you to get a long look at potential competition!).

 So if you ever fancy a change from Middle-Earth then Master Mohan I think you might find THE WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE a fascinating alternative (admittedly this hypothesis is grounded in a mighty unlikely 'IF').Nod  
Faerietopia Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Welcome to :iconmiddleearthlovers:

It's a great honour to have you with us! Love
Spread the voice among your friends.
Zeonista Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
For the lighter side of comparative dragon anatomy.…
kineticflow Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist…

Yo dude check this out. Even though this isn't named Smaug, this is a redesign. Carlo is one of my teachers and he wasn't satisfied by the dragon in the movie.
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
 Just popping in to tender my best wishes Master Mohan; I trust that you remain well and that your work prospers!

 I also wanted to pop in and recommend the work of a certain author to you, one Mr Christian Cameron (if I have not done so already); it recently struck me that you might enjoy his novel 'The Ill-Made Knight' in particular for it's rather like reading the works of Mr GRR Martin without the whiplash one gets from hopping from one PoV character to another (and if you've had a bellyful of Medieval Horrors then his 'Tom Swan' novellas are a tonic - all the skulduggery but with rather more swashbuckling).

 However it should be noted that he most usually writes about the Ancient Hellenistic world, with his most prominent works to date being one series depicting the Greco-Persian Wars (beginning with 'Killer of Men') and the other depicting the geopolitical pell-mell that followed the death of Alexander the Great (I'd suggest reading 'God of War' his depiction of the Life of Alexander both because it sets the scene and also because it's one of the best novels I've read in my life - be warned though, it's rather an Epic especially in hardback). 

 I should also note that the thoughtful, rather virile prose of Mr Cameron's work recently struck me as rather comparable to your own style of artwork (which is why it occurred to me to suggest it to you now); in any case I hope that you give his work a try if you ever have an hour or two to spare (if you have kindle then be careful - he's written quite a few novels and it's rather difficult not to reach for the next one once you finish the last one after you've caught the taste for them!).
Artigas Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Hey Turner, how are you doing? You kinda disappeared lately.
TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
good man, been busy with some commissions (I just started working on this series of pencil drawings for an italian-language audiobook recording of the "durin's folk" section of the LOTR appendices, i'll start posting those soon ;) ). also I've been taking this painting class that's really helping my technique. I hope to be posting some of the fruits of that endeavor up on deviant real soon. I've been away for much too long, but it's high time that i get back in. How about yourself, it's been a while since i've been to your page, anything new on the horizon?
Artigas Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014

This audiobook thing looks really juicy! I'm looking forward to see it. Durin's folk! By far my favorite Tolkien thing! It's so bad he didn't wrote a book that focused more deeply in the dwarven world. To see it illustrated by you just seems perfect!

Painting classes! So you're telling me you are getting even better! This is amazing!

I am a bit envious of you :D it is so nice to get pumped up by a good course! Enjoy it my friend!

About me, well I am afraid that I'll be more or less absent for a long time for now, I have this big trip to New Zealand this next March, I'll be out for a year so there's a huge lot of things to manage.

I'm trying to draw a little in between and have a sketch or two to publish here, but it will get more and more difficult from now on.

The good part is I'll have the opportunity to do a lot o painting and sketching in situ there, and also maybe nose around Weta headquarters too.

Good to hear of you, hope the good times last for long!

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