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Good Morning - Inks by AndyIomoon Good Morning - Inks by AndyIomoon
Some of you may know that this is My Year of The Hobbit, thanks largely to a little project that I am undertaking with my good friends Ben (ironhenry) and Tere (terepalomitis).

It has been a while since I have posted something here so I thought I would show off my pencils for the first illustration in, hopefully, a long series all dedicated to my favourite children's book of all time: The Hobbit. I'm still undecided whether to finish this off as a properly rendered pencil drawing, add ink to it or (time permitting) add colour to it. Which ever way I go I will update this illustration when I have something else to show.

Details of this project and some of my process work can be found on my blog.

** More updates - a brief spell in Hobbiton tonight... very pleasant indeed :)

** Finally, a half-decent scan... this one after putting down some ink outlines. Still had to stitch it together though so it's a little fuzzy in places. But it will do for now. Colours next!
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:iconironhenry:
This looks great, Andy! I love the textures, and of course the scenery and characters are great too.
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AndyIomoon Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good on ya, Ben.
Much appreciated mate :)
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PantherStar613 Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Looking good!
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:iconandyiomoon:
AndyIomoon Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers :-)
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dragonladych Dec 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
In Photoshop (or P Elements) you can stitch things up automatically with the panorama function. Much quicker than the old hand made method I used to do.
That's how I scan my art that now measures about 50 x 70 cm (need eight pieces)
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AndyIomoon Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh - you magnificent, lovely person! That's a brilliant feature!
Talk about taking out the heart-ache :-)
Many thanks.
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dragonladych Dec 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem.

BTW, if you still need to adjust by hand, set the transparency of the top layers to about 60% then you can see exactly where things should be. Once it's ok, go back to 100% and erase the "wobbly" parts.

But the automatic feature is quite good now.
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:iconandyiomoon:
AndyIomoon Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It worked an absolute treat first time for me. Granted it was only two pieces requiring a minor alignment but it still saved me considerable time.
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dragonladych Dec 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad to be of help. :)
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Wild-Huntress Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great!! I wish I could draw like that !
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