Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
Like Tree7Likes

Thread: Thror's map

  1. #1
      iceclimber is offline
    Guild Novice iceclimber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    The Misty Mountains
    Posts
    9

    Default Thror's map

    Thror's map-image.jpgHere is my finished repro of the map which will be featured in THE HOBBIT. Original artist is Daniel Reeve. I looked at pictures online to draw this. Map size is around 11.5x15.4 . Done on 90lb. Watercolor paper.

    Here it is in natural lighting outside.
    Thror's map-image.jpg

    Here is another map. This one is not 100% my hand drawing. For this one, I used the mountain, hand with runes and dragon at top of mountain. I traced them then colored and replaced my drawings with them. I really liked the detailed lines on the mountain, made most likely with a square nib. I then water colored for aging.
    Thror's map-image.jpg
    Last edited by iceclimber; 12-21-2012 at 02:32 PM. Reason: Added a new pic
    ravells, Chashio and Lyandra like this.

  2. #2
      Bogie is offline
    Community Leader Gracious Donor Bogie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Maine, USA
    Posts
    2,176

    Default

    That's pretty cool! Nice work.

  3. #3
      Clercon is offline
    Guild Artisan Clercon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Eslöv, Sweden
    Posts
    862

    Default

    Really nice, great work!
    My finished maps

    Mapping Worlds (My blog about mapping)

    Imaginary maps (My facbook page devoted to mapping)

  4. #4
    Guild Journeyer
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    222

    Default

    Awesome!!!
    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."-Confucius
    Old map and Historic map

  5. #5
      iceclimber is offline
    Guild Novice iceclimber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    The Misty Mountains
    Posts
    9

    Default

    Thank you for the kind words.

    Really looking forward to the movie. Loved the look of the map shown in some of the trailers and hoped to get a replica, but they are expensive at the weta store. Decided to make my own. Really pleased with the way this one turned out. When held up to a light source the moon letters become visible.

    Thror's map-image.jpg
    Last edited by iceclimber; 11-27-2012 at 06:34 AM.
    ravells, Clercon, Korash and 1 others like this.

  6. #6
      Redrobes is offline
    Software Dev/Rep Redrobes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    England
    Posts
    4,776
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    How did you do those moon runes so that they are highlighted when held up ?

  7. #7
      iceclimber is offline
    Guild Novice iceclimber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    The Misty Mountains
    Posts
    9

    Default

    Back of map is black except for the rune letters so light passes through runes more than the remaining surface area.

  8. #8
    Guild Novice
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    12

    Default

    This looks amazing!! Great Job!!

  9. #9
      arsheesh is offline
    Community Leader arsheesh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    4,251

    Default

    Wow, I'm impressed! Not only is this a fantastic replica, but the rune letters trick was really clever. Have some rep.

    Cheers,
    -Arsheesh

  10. #10
      iceclimber is offline
    Guild Novice iceclimber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    The Misty Mountains
    Posts
    9

    Default

    Thanks. While I did come up with the idea myself, I later learned that it is the same method used on the prop replica for sale at the weta cave store, so it isn't my pioneering. Thanks for the kind words and rep.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •