Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Lord of the Rings Portraits





Hey all,

I know it's been quite a while since my last post, but I wanted to share some of what I've been doing with myself lately. I recently was asked to do a large commission of portraits. When discussing what the he wanted, he stated "I'd like you to do a charcoal portrait of every character from The Lord of the Rings and also the Hobbit." Needless to say, I jumped on the chance. I had started doing a few portraits in my spare time in between jobs and other portfolio pieces, now I can finally get back to them! Granted he does want me to do many from the films, he also wants me to mix in characters that were never included into the movies. I think it's a nice combination, I always like to strive for likenesses and it also gives me a chance to do my own take on some of the great characters that were missed out.

Two I had already done (Sam and Denethor) and he asked I started with Treebeard because he's his favorite. Frodo was the start of what I'll be tackling next, the remaining members of the Fellowship. Next up are Gandalf, Boromir, Gimli, Legolas and Merry.

Here is the first batch: Frodo, Samwise, Treebeard and Denethor.

All drawings are 19x25" white charcoal and pencils on paper

6 comments:

Brad Haubrich said...

LETTERING! AMAZING! more more more

Eric Braddock said...

Thanks, Generic!

Haha! Brad, you know more is coming ;) Thanks for the enthusiasm, man!

Nose Go said...

These are beautiful!

judebuffum said...

These are awesome. I can't wait to see what you come up with for the non-film characters!

Eric Braddock said...

Thanks so much, guys!

Jude, I'll have a few of the non-film characters in the 3rd batch of portraits, so keep a look out :)

pw! said...

i can't stop marveling at these. don't ever stop Eric

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