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To all my friends and fellow Tolkien enthusiasts;

as some of you know, for the last six months or so I've been out on a grand adventure; backpacking first up the american west coast (the landscapes and, particularly, mighty forests of which are awe inspiring, and will surely inform any future studies of lorien, ossiriand or nan elmoth that i do) across the pacific (first in the hawaiian islands, then Fiji) and finally down to New Zealand. 

I'm in wellington now, taking in the sights, hanging around weta like a vulture, and plugging away on my new favorite toy, the wacom intuous pro (thank you everyone who advised me toward that purchase, i love this thing) and will hopefully have some digital pieces finished and ready for viewing soon. It's been hard trying to do art while on the road, but I've missed posting here, and hearing all your wonderful critiques and insights about both my work and the world of Middle-earth (as well as getting to share my own with you) so, in leiu of more polished work of the kind that i'll hopefully be posting in the not too distant future, I thought you might enjoy a few (badly photographed, shoddily drawn, and indecipherably written (helpful tip, I write my "e"s like "r"s when I'm in a hurry, hope that helps)) tolkien-related pages from my travelogue. These can be found in the tolkien sketchbook section only, not in my 'featured' section.

i hope you're all well and enjoying 2016. I look forward to catching up with you, and putting out some good new work :)



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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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juliemeynot Featured By Owner 58 minutes ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy birthday Airborne 
TroyandFriends Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aur Onnad Meren! (Happy Birthday)
aredhelfromtirion Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
Happy birthday!!!!
DameTenebra Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Professional Photographer
Happy birthday :)
Andharion Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
Hey, havent seen new stuff from you in a while. I miss your art, come back soon :)
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
 Merry Christmas Master Mohan, wheresoever you may be.:) (Smile) 
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
 Master Mohan, I've been meaning to suggest this to you for ages but have only just worked my way around to doing so:-

 Since you seem to be a fan of the Ripping Yarn (and are ever in search of inspiration) I thought that you might enjoy a TV series known as THE LAST KINGDOM, which is based on a series of novels by Mr Bernard Cornwell (set during the Viking Age, depicting the Anglo-Saxon reconquest of England from the viewpoint of a Saxon raised by the Danes) which I can also recommend with equal enthusiasm to any enthusiastic for the life and legends of the Old North.

 Here is a link to a trailer, but please allow me to assure you that the Series itself is even better (in truth better by far) than the Trailer. 

 Stay Well Master Mohan and may all your projects proceed apace!:) (Smile) 
Albek42 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015   Digital Artist
Stunning work! I love the subtle tone variations you get with your hatching - gives great atmosphere.
TroyandFriends Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey Turner, do you think an Orangutan would make a good reference for the Great Goblin? I couldn't help but get a King Louie vibe from the character.

Also, I know you don't like WETA's orcs (Or are you ok with them?) but what did you think of the Gundabad Berserkers in the third Hobbit movie? Did you think they were closer to Tolkien's depiction?…
TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
Troy, i seem to recall you asking me about an orangutan influence for the great goblin before, though for whatever reason i never got around to responding, but yes i think its a great idea, big male orangutans have that great visual combinatin of tremendous physical strength in their long arms and hands and the look of having gone to seed with those great fat bellies, inflated faces and neck waddles, that would be perfect for the great goblin.

also yes of all wetas orcs, those guys came the closest to my own mental image. Good call
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