Sketches

Graphic Artistry
by Green Ghost

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Frodo Study II
Created with pencil on bristol board and then computer tinted

"
Just a quick pencil sketch, nothing fancy," - GG
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P. J.
Graphite

"After the Oscar wins, I felt the need to tip my hat to P.J." - GG
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Pensive
Created with Painter 7

"Just fooling around with oil techniques." - GG
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Frodo Study I
Created with Painter 7

"
An exercise in colour and line." - GG
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Colour Study I
Created with Painter 7 and Photoshop

"Here's me letting loose with some colour to try and vent my frustration.  (Frodo scooched a little closer to Sam when he wasn't looking; don't tell PJ.)" - GG
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A Little Rest
Created with Painter 7 and Photoshop

"Professor Tolkien based a lot of LotR on his experiences in the war.  This is based on a WWII picture of two soldiers comforting each other, which is how I pictured Sam would comfort Frodo." -  GG
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Damage
Created with Painter 7 and Photoshop

"
Prompted by the first image that flashed through my head when I had my first look at the RotK teaser poster... the heartbreaking change in innocent wee Frodo." - GG
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Damage (detail)
Created with Painter 7 and Photoshop

"
I thought it might be interesting to see the brush strokes,and that indeed, you have to work your digital canvas like a real painting." - GG
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I'm Glad
Created with
mixed media: Painter 8, Photoshop, Acrylics

" 'And in the end, the love you take..
.'  I just liked the fact that Frodo chooses to focus on Sam, despite the maelstrom all around him." -  GG
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In the Tower
Created with Painter 7

"I
wanted to show Frodo as we should have seen him in RotK." -  GG
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Blue Frodo
Created with Painter 7

"I just wanted to do a straight-up portrait of Frodo that accentuated his beautiful eyes." -  GG
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Unfinished
Created with Painter 7 and Photoshop

"Detail from an unfinished piece made while learning Painter 7.  You've got to start somewhere!" -
GG
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Hiding
Created with Painter 7 and Photoshop

"Once again, Sam supporting Frodo.  This was my first stab at digitally painting." - GG

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Green Hobbitses
Created with pencil crayon on green tinted paper

"
I was feeling rather green that day and figured I should let some of the other hobbits out of the pencil case." - GG
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Falling Into the Sky
Created with Painter 7 and Photoshop

"For me, Frodo will always be lying on the roof of Bag End, 'falling into the sky' as Green Ghost has captured him in this lovely digital painting." - Elanor Gardner
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