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