“Stand by the grey stone when the thrush knocks, and the setting sun with the last light of Durin’s Day will shine upon the key-hole.”
-J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
I’ve always loved the role that the thrush plays in the Hobbit, and I’ve been looking for a good way to incorporate all the related symbolism into one art piece. When the movies came out, the portrayal of the dwarf Dwalin as a tough, tattooed badass got me wondering what other tattoos he might have. If I were him, the thrush would be top of my list.
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June 6, 2014 | Categories: Artwork, Tee Shirts | Tags: arrow, baggins, bilbo, bird, birds, dwalin, dwarf, dwarves, gandalf, heavy metal, history, hobbit, illustration, J.R.R., key, lord of the rings, middle earth, movie, nature, screen print, shirt, silk screened, t-shirt, tattoo, tee, Thorin, thrush, tolkien | Leave a comment
I had Kurt over at KARVT do a laser etched version of Heave Lies the Crown. It turned out PHENOMENAL. Seriously, my mind is blown. He’s running a contest for one over at his instagram, open for the next couple days.
I might do some more of these and put them up in my store if theres some interest…
April 8, 2014 | Categories: Artwork, Prints | Tags: art print, bird, birds, castle, crow, crown, deck, doomriders skull skeleton king royalty, etched, forest, gallery, hardcore, heavy, heavy metal, history, horror, illustration, karat, kill, laser, leaves, lies, metal, mushrooms, nature, poster, print, raven, royal, screen print, silk screened, skate board, skateboard, skeleton, skull, starry night, sword | Leave a comment
Did this for fun one night after work. I might use it, or something similar for something in the future.
I did this for Carmannah Boutique in British Columbia. They had me do a few designs featuring native wildlife and folktales.
October 10, 2012 | Categories: Artwork, Tee Shirts | Tags: albatross, bird, birds, cascadia, environment, forest, gull, gulls, native wildlife, nature, nautilus, northwest, northwestern, ocean, oceanic, pacific, seagull, seagulls, seashell, shell | Leave a comment
Part of an ongoing Audubon style project.
August 1, 2012 | Categories: Artwork | Tags: Ash-throated Flycatcher, Audubon, bird, birds, birdwatching, bison, buffalo, Flycatcher, illustration, John James Audubon, nature, nature art, nature illustration, skull, southwest, southwestern | Leave a comment