Back Again – Oil Painting inspired by The Hobbit

Hello again!

Sorry about the lack of updates, I am constantly posting work on my Instagram and Facebook page if you want more regular updates!

I am getting as much Hobbit art in as a I can before the last movie comes out and kills me. Below I have posted my “work in progress” photos, as well as the finished piece and a couple detail shots. Thank you for looking!

Available in my society6 shop on various bags, shirts, phone cases, etc. I have a lot of pieces available in my shop, order soon to get some Christmas shopping finished!

Lydia

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Initial sketch

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Crappy under colours!

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Putting in better colours…

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more details…

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Detail photos! – Bilbo and his pipe

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Detail photo – stony path

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The finished piece! Feel free to full view to take it all in! Thank you for looking!

Wolves

Hello!

While we were on vacation a few weeks ago, we visited the Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve, to see their resident wolf pack and rescued moose. It was fun watching their 4 wolf pups playing!

Enjoy the pictures!

Lydia

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Cottage Week

Hello!

I forgot to post all the photos I took at our recent vacation! I will post them in a couple different posts, as I took a lot of pictures at a Wolf Reservation.

Enjoy!

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Thank you for looking! More soon!

Lydia

Doodles and Promotion!

Hello!

Today through February 9th, there is FREE Shipping and $5 OFF everything in my store! This promotion is only available through the link below.

Promotion expires February 9, 2014 at Midnight Pacific Time. *Offer excludes Framed Art Prints, Stretched Canvases and Throw Pillows with insert.

go take a look through! http://society6.com/LydiaJoyPalmer?promo=245d38

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Below are some drawings and doodles from the past few weeks! Thank you for looking!

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Tom Hiddleston doodle from my Instagram, he is incredibly difficult to draw blah.

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Pen and Ink watercoloured dragons!

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Dragons on grey paper with pencil and white marker

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Jeremy Irons as King Henry IV, in The Hollow Crown, brown paper with pencil and white pen

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Richard Armitage as Thorin in The Hobbit, sketch

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Smaug (ish) doodles. Mixed media paper with ink pens

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Watercolour stuff

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Wing practice! Pen and ink with watercolours

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Sherlock doodle with grey markers

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More Sherlock, grey paper with pencil and white pen

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Thanks for looking! Click the link to my shop to take a look around :)

Lydia

White Tailed Deer in Acrylic

Hello!

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! I unfortunately lost my job right before Christmas, but I see it as an opportunity to find a job I really enjoy, and to focus more on my personal artwork and business! I am always accepting commissions or requests for  prints! Feel free to email me (lydiajoypalmer@gmail.com) or contact me at my Facebook page! I also have an online shop with prints, bags, shirts, phone covers, and more!

Yesterday I completed a new painting! My family and I had an up-close encounter with some “wild” deer at a local park, so I took lots of photos then, and decided to paint one! I will probably upload the reference photos soon!

Here are my steps and the final painting at the bottom! Thank you for looking!

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under painting…

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more under painting – they always start out looking so horrible aaahhhh.

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moving along…

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Deer have a lot of hair…

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mostly finished!

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Final painting! Prints are available if you are interested :) Thank you!

Michigan Renaissance Festival – Huzzah!

Hello!

The last couple weekends I was at the Michigan Renaissance Fair, and had a lot of fun taking photos of the jousting and falconers! I am posting the best ones here, but if you would like to see more, head over to my deviantart page! The jousting troupe is Brothers in Arms Jousting. Thank you for looking! Enjoy!

Lydia

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Manolete’s Pyro Gyro Show

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http://www.tartanic.net/

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Therapeutic Horses & Facebook

Hello!

Last week I got to hang out at the local Therapeutic Riding stables, WETRA, and photograph all their lovely horses. They were all inside when I got there, cause the flies were particularly annoying outside that day, next time I will plan to go early in the morning one weekend to get them outside! Still had a lot of fun hanging out with the horses and seeing people I used to work with!  I also posted a couple photos over on my Instagram that day!

One more tip: I started a facebook page for my art! You can check it out HERE! Not too much up there yet, I have to figure out which stuff to post and then how to post it! I would appreciate it if you checked it out and possibly gave it a “like”, and share with all your friends! I will also be opening a society6 shop soon, but all my work is always available to buy, all you have to do is ask!

Thank you! Enjoy the photos!

Lydia Joy Palmer

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