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About Varied / Professional Core Member James Turner MohanMale/Antarctica Group :icontolkien-voronwe: Tolkien-Voronwe
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I was thinking something of the numenorean variety, but any suggestions are welcome (and please offer any small, easy-to-miss details about the city you recommend)


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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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pilsator Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What you're doing is enormously interesting.

I stumbled upon your profile by chance, since - as you can see - the only stuff I draw these days are extinct archosaurs, but as someone who is familiar with the published works of Tolkien including the posthumous stuff (unless it's locked away in a fringe journal), and as someone who tried to illustrate characters and scenes from the published Silmarillion in my early teens, your gallery looks - and especially reads - like a treasure trove. Very insightful, refreshingly devoid of fanboy/-girlism, and broad in scope of discussed topics. Your rational, systematic approach and knowledge of pertinent subjects makes you stand out from the majority of other people who illustrated pre-3rd Age scenes.

I'm pretty sure I will come back to individual drawings and comment on these or some of the underlying rationale some time, so brace yourself ;) Clicking on "Watch" hasn't felt as satisfying in ages.
TurnerMohan Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
Well i guess i was right to save all my androgynous anime elf drawings and incestuous slashfic stories for my own personal use then :P
really thank you friend, yours is the kind of comment and the kind of response to my work that  i most enjoy from a fellow tolkien fan, makes me feel like i'm on the right track with my interpretations of middle earth.
I await any further comments you might have for me  eagerly, it's great to know your work is so appreciated.

by the way, your archosaur drawings are very good, perhaps just a little more use of the lights and darks to convey volume, but ver well drawn and very inspiring concepts for feathered dinosaurs (a subject that has always greatly intrigued me, and which i might have to take my own stab at at some point)
valleytroll Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
TurnerMohan Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thanks man. Never heard of a valleytroll before, might have to try my hand at one :)
TurnerMohan Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
To me it looks more like one of those "domain fobidden" pages, but that could be just me :P
AmandaM55 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
You, my friend are so talented, with not only artwork, but with words as well. I am currently at a loss for words myself! Anyways, keep doing you.
TurnerMohan Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
That's the plan ;) glad you like my work, there'll be more to follow
deviantwin15 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2015
Hello Master Turner! I hope you are well? Did you by any chance get the note I send you?

And if you ever need any Middle-Earth music, my channel is always open, I play my harp there and sing of the Elder Days.

Stay safe

Naeron of Mirkwood/Deviantwin15 :) ;)
deviantwin15 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
Thank you Turner for your very intresting reply, I will be eagerly looking forward to see such a painting, Here is a link to my channel:…   I hope you will find something that you will like, enjoy! :)

Naeron of Mirkwood/Deviantwin15
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