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Earlier this month, I was commissioned to complete this piece as course art for Dr. Verlyn Flieger's upcoming Tolkien class through the Mythgard Institute.

The idea behind the piece for to show Tolkien in the progress of writing his famous works, while highlighting the course material (The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings).

I finished this painting awhile ago, but since the course information is now online, I feel safe posting it.

Progression on Tumblr: 89ravenclaw.tumblr.com/post/34…

UPDATE: Whaaaat?! A DD? That's never happened before (took me awhile to figure out why I suddenly had 600+ feedback messages waiting for me). Thanks everone who liked this.

If any of you are interested in the Mythgard course this was commissioned for, click here: shop.signumuniversity.org/prod…
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Given 2013-02-15
Tolkien's Desk by ~89ravenclaw

Suggested by ~Ytril and =ElindielForestStar. ( Featured by STelari )
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fargreencountry Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Beautiful work.
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Filmographer
thanks!
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YulianEruannoNoldor Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art! Everything just neat, correct and perfect! Then you just made it like he put all he saw into the papers! Great storytelling! Not to mention any other skills. just perfect! JUST PERFECT! Really one of greatest!
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
thanks you!
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Veronica-Art Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Incredible work!!!! Love how you drew his hand and the dragon, the handwritting...everything about it!
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Filmographer
thanks, though the handwritting is literally just a font of one Tolkien's handwriting styles
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Veronica-Art Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Incredibly well done, the perspective is perfect! I just realized this is digital... magnificent work, even more so! 
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raging-akujiki Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Ah very nice!  My buddy just showed me a tumblr with some cool pencil tests on it.  I think it's yours, yea?  It links to this dA page and I must say you've got some nice work!  I'm an animator too, so it's always nice to stumble upon other animation folks here.
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
well that animation blog doesn't have any of my work, it's a collection of professional work that i find on the internet

my animation stuff is all 3d, so no pencil tests from me personally
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raging-akujiki Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Oh yea, I knew the pencil tests were from otehr placese, I meant the tumblr was yours.  But yea, you've got nice 2D stuff here on dA.
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
you'd be surprised how many people think i've done the work on there despite it being from a bajillion different artists ;p
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Marethyn Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
One of the best Tolkien/Tolkien's creations related piece I've ever seen :)
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
thanks
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Aww, baby Smaug with the Ring in his tail is cute.
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Delmne Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Whoa, this is an awesome concept/piece of art. I absolutely love it. 
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional Filmographer
thanks!
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EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful!
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
thanks
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EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :)
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, really impressive and different :)
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thanks!
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AmorInvictus Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
It's brilliant! Do the Elvish letters say something?
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Yup, all the text are from scans of actual pages he wrote, so one is the inscription under his Mines of Moria gate drawing and the other is a page from Two Towers I think (I can't actually remember, this was a while ago).

The only text that isn't from a scan is the Silmarillion quote I have him writing. 

All the drawings are his too except for the main image of the Silmirls, but all I did there was trace over the really blurry small picture we have of his own drawing of that, because there was no way that thing was going to look drawn at this scale.

As for the text on the ring, that's accurate too, though I had to hand draw that rather than use a font
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GeDim Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
This is great!
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thanks!
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ForsakenRaptor Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
I have the 40 winks  sleeping dragon im about to put him on my desk now!
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
dargons: always excellent desk companions
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emmekamalei Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awesomeness! I love this idea and I also love the Mythgard Institute. Great job! :)
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thanks
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unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
What can I say, other than absolutely incredible work? I am totally bowled over. :wow: Tolkien himself would be proud.
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
awww, thanks.

I often wonder how much Tolkien is rolling in his grave every time I make an executive decisions as an artist involving his work
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unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Oh, I'm sure you're doing just fine.
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InkLullaby Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I bloody love this artwork. It's great!
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thank you!
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isengard-helvetios Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
This is appropiate like for a book cover. it's really awesome
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thank you!
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funnyhorsey Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thanks!
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SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! 8D
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thanks!
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SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are more than welcome, my dear! ^^
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thanks you!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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emma00 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
awesome
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thank you!
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sackvillebaggins Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Remarkable.
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thank you!
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Sheichii Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Ah, this is so wonderful <3333
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