After many months I picked up my watercolor brush again. To get back into the groove I decided I needed some fun inspiration. Found it in the form of the pick entitled ‘Leaving Hobbiton’ by Ulla Thynell.
She Happens to combine water, illustration and ink which is my favourite kind of work. Add to that the fact that her inspiration is from one of my favourite fantasy characters and it seemed a perfect fit. You can browse some of her other works at her website http://www.ullathynell.com/. As one can see her control of watercolors is both subtle and minimalist.
The effect of the stars on a dark blue background really seems to bring the whole painting together. And I absolutely love the expressions on Frodo’s face. Even his practicality is clearly evident on his face.
This one is my effort. And effort seems to be the right word as I try valiantly to get my colors to flow and wash and mesh together into a symphony that is both harmonious and pleasing to the beholder.