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dain ironfoot, as promised, had a mohawk, face tattoos, rode a giant pig into battle, was played by billy connolly and spouted corny scottishisms like "laddie" and "buggers," and despite all this i enjoyed him thoroughly.

oh and billy boyd has a lovely singing voice (in case we all needed a reminder)


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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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Gabbanoche Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello mr Mohan! Have you ever considered to do the scene where Melian gives the Lembas to Beleg? I think it's a really beautiful scene.

With best regards
TurnerMohan Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
Ahh, you'd mentioned in another comment that you were reading the children of hurin (i suppose alot of my pieces, and those of other fan-artists, have considerably more context for you now ;) ) i had never considered doing that scene, nor really any scene involving either beleg or melian, as Elena Kukanova's takes on both characters are so many and so wonderful as to leave me without much further to "say" about either of them (check out some of her terrific COH work Strongbow and Dragonhelm, Beleg and young Turin (fragment), Anglachel, Beleg, Melian ) also, in addition to artigas' great COH centered designs, with which you're well familiar, you must check out this magnificent portrait of Turin Turambar by meneldil-elda (which I'd say takes it over my own portrait of turin as the definitive take on the character, just for capturing the sheer emotion and pathos of the character) it's possibly my favorite piece of tolkien fan art out there.

there's alot i've been meaning to illustrate from the COH; hurin's last stand (which i think you've already seen the sketches for) the plight of the people of hador facing the easterling incursion, mim and his home at amon rudh, turin's oddyseus-like return to dor-lomin, brandir and the haladin, turin and niniel together, god that book's just got great imagery
Gabbanoche Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well it's actually mainly your art that made me go and buy it, so you should be proud of your work :) Although i have to admit that it's a rather hard story to follow at times(especially on audiobook) but i guess that because it's unfinished or maybe that's the way Tolkien always writes? Found the jumping between well narrated scenes and scenes where it's barely narrated at all even though a battle takes place a bit hard to follow(Could also be the audiobook, since i'm not that big a fan of it. But i could not find the book in Swedish :(). In Fact that whole battle is rather epic!

I'll be sure to take a look at all the artist you mentioned :)

I never got Mim, he felt a bit un-Dwarvesih:O

I hope you find great inspiration for all of your plans!:)
Artigas Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Hey Turner! I miss you around here my man! Best wishes and keep your art hot!
TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
yo dude. i saw your new work, excellent, i'll comment on them later today. I've been busy trying to up my watercolor game, and have a few pieces nearly finished and ready to put up, actually i just put a new piece up this morning, i think it'll be up your alley (not dwarves, unfortunately)
Artigas Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014

Nice to know you are working hard! I just saw your orcs and they are incredible, as always. More on them on the piece itself.

Good to hear you are fine bro. I miss your art around here, you know. Good to see new stuff!

Libra1010 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
 Master Mohan, since we are moving ever closer to the Christmas Season, it has occurred to me today to ask "Have you ever considered illustrating Father Christmas as Professor Tolkien imagined him" for his Father Christmas Letters?

 Might I please ask if you have ever considered the idea?
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
 Just popping in to wish you well, Master Mohan; I would not like you to think that I have forgotten you simply because I have not posted here in some little while.

 I hope that your projects continue to progress smoothly?
TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
hello my friend, good to hear from you. i've been fine, just slacking like crazy on the deeves. I've actually got a couple tolkien related pieces finished, but since i've been working larger these days my little scanner's not cutting it (most of the stuff in my WTSB was done on printer paper, if you can believe it) there's a place i know that has a big scroll scanner (it's where i got the riders of rohan done) but it's a train ride away, so i'd like to do several pieces in one go when i get there, and save money ;)

I hope you're well and enjoying life. With luck I'll soon have more to show for my recent efforts.
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
 I commiserate with you over the challenges of Public Transport - I have no particular aptitude for nor patience with driving myself (as I like to say, you CAN doze in your own car but that doesn't mean you SHOULD) - and am glad to say that I'm enjoying life on the whole with the exception of a seasonal wheeze that makes me feel like a Dickensian cliche but which doesn't seem to have killed me yet (which is a comfort, as I'm sure you can imagine!).

 I'm actually surfing a series of brain waves at the moment (six day working weeks in a warehouse actually give you a great deal of time to ruminate, I find), but am encountering my usual difficulties when trying to work my thoughts out into fully-fledged articles worth posting (to my embarrassment my imagination is not always matched by my industry).

 On a more cheering note I do seem to have broken a bad case of writer's block when it comes to my capacity to think up names - at least so far as an Indie Fantasy setting created by another friend of mine on yet another forum is concerned - which is something of a relief as a minor yet persistent weakness on my part has lain in my ability to think up names to go with the concepts that pop into my mind.

 I'm sure I don't need to tell a fellow creative type just how FRUSTRATING that sort of thing can be.

 I'll close by admitting that I've had THE WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE for a little over a month now and I still have difficulty keeping my hands off it (if you think this is just a little weird, I can scarcely imagine how you'd describe a grown man who giggled like Gollum Gollum when he finally got his hands on this particular sourcebook - I'd been waiting for it since last Autumn, but even I have to admit this was a TOUCH melodramatic).

 Stay Well Master Mohan; I can hardly wait to see your next works of art, but I'm even more glad to know that you are well than I am to hear that further illustrated delights shall be forthcoming from your direction! 
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