Short page today, but thought I'd better get something up. ESCAPING FROM THE REALM. What Lloyd never tells us is that while they've spent a few hours with the Fae, five days have gone by in the world above. LOL no, actually, no idea, but that could explain how the HK gets so far ahead of them.
Beautiful art! I like Gurgi holding Eilonwy's hand here, that's a sweet touch.
One thing that came to mind here was a scene in The Last of the Mohicans, when they hid in a cave behind a waterfall. That is actually in the book also, that I finally got around to reading a few years ago.
I like the idea of time passing slowly for them in the Fair Folk realm. That was a powerful element in LoTR when something similar happened when the fellowship entered Lothlorien.
Oh yes I remember that from LotM! Beautiful scene. There’s something just so beautiful and mysterious and epic about waterfall caves. It’s on my bucket list to visit one.
Damn the Mohicans. I waded through every word of Atlas Shrugged, but I threw Cooper in the trash lest some unwary victim attempt to read it.
Lol iirc, Mark Twain had similar opinions of Cooper. I tried to read Deerslayer once and don’t remember being terribly enthused.
To each his own. I didn't find it hard to read at all; I really enjoyed it. I know it's far from perfect, it's a product of its time - but I think it's still a great book and inspired a lot of great literature that came after it. Also, the descriptions of what was the wilderness in upper state New York are beautiful.
Yeah Twain wasn't a fan, I remember reading that also. ;-) He made a comment to the effect that it was a restful chapter in any of Cooper's stories if someone didn't step on a dry twig and alarm everyone for 200 yards around...
Oh, my, that waterfall! Such a gorgeous rendering -- I can practically feel the mist coming off of it!
Lol I suppose I should show them emerging rather damp.
Yay! Back above ground again. This was one of the hardest things for me to visualize when reading the books and I love the way you interpreted it. Nice to re-emerge into the earthy browns and greens again.
I have so enjoyed visualizing the Fair Folk realm! But it’ll be something of a relief returning to a less complex landscape.
Wow. Looks like you combined the Last of the Mohicans cave with the caverns of Moria....
Speaking of which, did you use a reference for the bottom panel or is it entirely impressionistic? Either way it looks fantastic!
Oh gosh yes it’s all referenced. I know my weaknesses...plus it’s just so much faster. This is based on a real place in Wales - a set of falls in the Brecon Beacon national park.
I see...keeping it in the family, so to speak! :)
Great cave scenes! Everyone's already mentioned Last of the Mohicans, but what about the waterfall entrance to the Batcave in Batman Begins? Or the waterfall entrance to the training cave in Mask of Zorro?
So many waterfall caves!
They have such a magical ambience. ☺️
I have to say I love how you don’t skip their progression either into or out of the realm of the fair folk. There are powerful and adjusting transitions in each case.
Also, nice water effects (again!). I particularly love the little trickle from the moss over the hidden exit. It reminds me of some of my favorite waterfalls in Oregon.
That came from my memories of a similar spot at the Pembrokeshire coast. There was this shallow depression in a cliff, overhung with moss, and water just spilling down like a beaded curtain. Magic!
Short pages count as well! In the first panel i see the contour of some ancient guardian; the exit as some face, the stairs as some breast armour, the light under the bridge the silhouette of a giantic machete hold by an arm of rocks. And they walk straight to it! Ha fresh air and sunlight in the second panel.
Oh wow...I kind of see it? lol but that was not intentional. I love that you pulled that out.
Your landscapes are beautiful! That waterfall is just spectacular!
Thank Wales for that. It's a real place in the Brecon Beacons and I just stole shamelessly from photos.
absolutely amazing! wonderful job on the waterfall by the way. i once tried to draw a waterfall...don't ask how it came out. Keep up the good work!
sorry about that! it wasn't loading so i clicked it again! woops!
The new system is bad about that - no worries, I can edit and delete rogue posts. ;)
Wow! I just found your work and it is beautiful! I recently bought and read the book series and they are AMAZING! Thanks so much for the visual, I love how you keep your art very accurate with the books. P.S. how do you make such great art?!?