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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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TroyandFriends Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  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?…
LaurentusVonSenin Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
How come I didn´t find You before?
Just awesome stuff You´re doing!
pilsator Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  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 Aug 26, 2015  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 Aug 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks man. Never heard of a valleytroll before, might have to try my hand at one :)
TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
To me it looks more like one of those "domain fobidden" pages, but that could be just me :P
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
 … dash it all I HATE IT when that happens; rather cuts my argument right out from under me.

 In atonement please accept an image of another man with the stamp of the Dunedain if ever I saw it; I was recently watching a rather entertaining feature in the classic B-Movie mould called OUTLANDER and thought 'Turin' (or 'Aragorn') the moment I saw this gentleman show up in it.

I shall have to see if I can dig out that other image I wanted to show, but please accept a placeholder instead while I look around for something more like the original.
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