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Paintings I've Done About "The Hobbit"



demanon
Rivendell

Mar 11 2012, 2:04am


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Paintings I've Done About "The Hobbit"

   I've displayed one painting already of Bag End in the Mist on another post but I am painting other ones about "The Hobbit" and dont want to annoy by reposting them on seperate threads. So i will be displaying them on this one as I make them. Check back every week if you like to see whats new. I will also put a link to where they are all dispayed at once. Hope you like them. they are a lil out of focus ( taking the pics on my blackberry) http://s773.photobucket.com/albums/yy16/michaelg04/

The Barrel Ride
Oil on Canvas 24" x 36"



(This post was edited by demanon on Mar 11 2012, 2:05am)


DanielLB
Immortal


Mar 11 2012, 9:54am


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Wow!

That's amazing demanon! I love it!

You certainly have a gift!


demanon
Rivendell

Mar 11 2012, 2:00pm


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Thank you!

I am glad you like it. more to come this week.


sevilodorf
Grey Havens


Mar 11 2012, 3:41pm


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That is incredible.

Those rocks make me very glad I'm not packed in a barrel.

And your idea of posting within the same thread is a good one but might I suggest that like the Today in Middle Earth posts that when this thread moves to the second page you make a new one.

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Nightingale
Rohan


Mar 11 2012, 4:34pm


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Wonderful!//

 




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DanielLB
Immortal


Mar 11 2012, 5:53pm


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Have you ever thought about selling your pictures

on the internet, to friends/family, local exhibitions/shops etc?

They are really gorgeous and I know other people would be interested!


DanielLB
Immortal


Mar 11 2012, 5:56pm


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Perhaps you could also

give some description of them. I am in know way painting-savvy. I know very little about water colour, pastel etc. May be nice to find out the method/s you use/d to produce these wonders.


demanon
Rivendell

Mar 11 2012, 11:28pm


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Thank You.

You are very kind with your comments. To answer your question, no, I have never concidered selling them or would know the first step on how to. I use oil paints with a medium of purified poppy oil. This oil dosent yellow the picture in time as Lindseed oil tends ( for me at least.) I use a pre streched canvas with white gesso already applied ( I use the art store PEARL as my one stop shopping.) through my practicing, i have come to rely on the basics of BOB ROSS and infuse the concept capibilities of Alan Lee and John Howe. Once again Thank you ALL who post for taking the time to comment on the paintings. I truely welcome all feedback and suggestions. :)


demanon
Rivendell

Mar 14 2012, 1:49pm


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Moving Bag End in the Mist to this thread

    


demanon
Rivendell

Mar 18 2012, 1:20am


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Welcome To Mirkwood

  
A view inside Mirkwood looking out to the entrance of the forrest. i wanted to convey the idea to the person looking at the painting that they know whats inside , waiting, for our travelers on the road even though from their perseption the forrest looks pleasent enough in the beginning. oil on canvas 24"x 36".
Hope you like it. Starting another one now. Should be done by the end of the week.


DanielLB
Immortal


Mar 18 2012, 9:41am


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One word:

stunning!


Magpie
Immortal


Mar 18 2012, 4:38pm


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You could also consider prints

I don't have the room for paintings in my house. I actually have very little wall space due to how the house is constructed and laid out.

But I love buying smaller versions of art I like - especially postcard and notecard versions I can give to friends as gifts.


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sevilodorf
Grey Havens


Mar 18 2012, 5:19pm


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Webs?

Is the sunlight gleaming off of spider webs? Eerie and intriguing.

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demanon
Rivendell

Mar 18 2012, 7:18pm


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Yup , they are spiderwebs reflecting the light

here is the link again to Photobucket where you can get a closer view. Again, pictures are a bit fuzzy as I am still taking them with my black berry. My apologies.

http://s773.photobucket.com/albums/yy16/michaelg04/


demanon
Rivendell

Mar 19 2012, 12:21am


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I Think

I think you can go to my link at photobucket and order prints to be picked up at a local shop. I never did it myself though.


Magpie
Immortal


Mar 19 2012, 12:55am


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well, I was thinking of high quality versions

You'd get them scanned and color corrected as needed to professional standards. I don't think that image shot with your phone is going to print well at all. :-)

But you wouldn't make money off that anyhow. I think you could possibly make money off prints of these images. But I've never tried making serious money off my hobbies so I may be overreaching.


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demanon
Rivendell

Mar 19 2012, 4:04am


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Thank You

for your confidence in believing that the paintings are worth the possibility of being sold, in any form. I would have to look into the matter of prints as you suggested or even if I can leagally sell a painting , or print, that is a subject of "The Hobbit" or " Lord of the Rings".


DanielLB
Immortal


Mar 19 2012, 8:43am


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Definitely consider/research it. I would buy a print or the painting itself ;-) /

 


Magpie
Immortal


Mar 19 2012, 2:24pm


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I don't know where you live

but I know that my area (Twin Cities, MN, USA) has various forms of mentoring / support for creatives. It may be worth looking around for someone who does something similar in your area (turning art into prints, etc.) and asking if they'd give you an informational interview. Or a local college just might have a class of some sort for the business end of artists.

Definitely look around etsy.com for what people are offering and the price.


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Alyianna Baggins
Bree

Mar 19 2012, 7:49pm


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Nice!!!

Wow, that is really good! I love it! Heart

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DarkJackal
Rohan


Mar 19 2012, 10:36pm


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The Moody Shire!

You are like the Thomas Kinkade of Middle-earth! Heart I adore this, even from the less than perfect phone snapshot.


demanon
Rivendell

Mar 20 2012, 12:05am


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thank you so much!

I am extremely glad you like them and hope you come to look at the new one I am in the process of doing. thank you again all!


Magpie
Immortal


Mar 20 2012, 12:45am


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did you see you made the Home Page?

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/

http://www.theonering.net/...undup-march-19-2012/


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demanon
Rivendell

Mar 20 2012, 1:05am


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I CANT BELIEVE IT!

I'm in SHOCK!. I really dont know how that happened but I am infinately grateful whoever posted that. BUT, I do know that it was people like you guys that drew their attention to it so from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU GUYS!!! Thank you so much..


Magpie
Immortal


Mar 20 2012, 2:46am


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ah... that was gramma. Go wander around the boards. gramma is our gem. //

 


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TolkiensGirl
The Shire


Mar 23 2012, 2:12am


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Wonderful.

Absolutely beautiful. You have amazing talent!

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demanon
Rivendell

Mar 23 2012, 3:58am


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Thank you so much!

I am very grateful you not only like them but you took time out to tell me. Thank you !. more on the way soon :)


guitarzankansasfan
Lorien


Apr 2 2012, 4:38am


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Absolutely gorgeous

makes me wish I hadn't given up painting myself.

"When things get electric, we're all gonna fry"


demanon
Rivendell

Apr 5 2012, 10:18pm


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Next painting up..." Waiting For Mr. Baggins"

           










I wanted to suggest a scene that while Bilbo oversleeps in Bag End, the dwarves ( and a certian smoke ring wizard) are packing up their supplies in front of The Green Dragon at dawn. As always I hope you like it and any suggestions are welcome.
I have also closeups of the painting here http://s773.photobucket.com/albums/yy16/michaelg04/ if you care to look. Thanks again for your interest in these worrks guys. On to the next painting :)


DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 5 2012, 10:27pm


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Another brilliant painting

Thanks for sharing another brilliant painting of yours demanon. I particuarly like the background of the painting - very Shire-like!

Only one slight comment (and what do I know after all), the perspective on the building seems a bit odd. It might just be me - I think it is just how you have made the door on a different level to the left side of the building which is tricking my eyes! Smile

Brilliant though! What is your next project? Also, what size are these paitings, and how long do they take to plan & paint?


demanon
Rivendell

Apr 5 2012, 11:18pm


Views: 1315
Thank You !!

It hard to tell from the pic ( blackberry ) but the left side to the door is actually jutting out in an L formation.Gandalf is resting his back up against that wall blowing smoke rings. the original has more color value that the pic is not showing so its kinda hard to tell the seperation. Its Oil on canvas 24" by 36" and took me one week after work ( and a weekend to finish). thank you again for liking my works. If you have a suggestion of a scene from The Hobbit I would love to give it a shot. Cheers


DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 6 2012, 8:17am


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I hadn't even noticed Gandalf!

And your dwarves are just great, especially this one:

http://s773.photobucket.com/...iltered_filtered.jpg

Have you decided which one it is?


demanon
Rivendell

Apr 6 2012, 2:04pm


Views: 1278
I haven't named him

or the others yet. There are six of the 13 dwarves outside on the road. The others are warming themselves by the fire inside The Green Dragon enjoying a last mug of fine hobbit ale before their long journey.The night clerk at the inn wasnt too happy about rolling up a fresh keg from the pantry at sun up by the way. Hey , since you were the first to respond, would you help me out and deciding for me who would be outside in this situation? I would appreciate it alot


DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 6 2012, 2:11pm


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My first though was Balin

When I first saw this little fellow I thought of Balin - he seems the type to make sure everything is prepared before they set off. If you want to stay true to the book, it could be Dwalin, as he has a green cloak on (at least, it looks green to me!)

As for future suggestions, what might be nice (being bias just because I like you Dwarves Wink) is them huddled inside the cave in the Misty Mountains with thunder and lightning outside? You could paint any scene though and it would be great! Real talent demanon Smile


demanon
Rivendell

Apr 6 2012, 2:55pm


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I'll give it a shot!

I'll start sketchin it today


DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 6 2012, 3:27pm


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Can't wait :-D /

 


Nimphelos
Registered User


Apr 9 2012, 3:11am


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You have such a unique style!

I love your use of shadow and light. Every piece also has such a smooth texture that gives them all a sort of mysterious mood. Thank you for sharing Smile


Patty
Immortal


Apr 9 2012, 3:13pm


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This one is excellent, too.

You captured that sense of "waiting" very well.

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demanon
Rivendell

Apr 9 2012, 4:25pm


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Thank You Guys

I am always thankful when people like the art so they comment on it. Look out for another one today sometime. Poster DanielLB suggested the scene


(This post was edited by demanon on Apr 9 2012, 4:26pm)


DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 9 2012, 7:16pm


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Looking forward to it demanon

Smile I can give you plenty more ideas if your ever stuck Tongue


demanon
Rivendell

Apr 10 2012, 12:49am


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The Calm Before the Storm

DanielLB suggested the scene here. The dwarves, along with Gandalf and Bilbo, have found refuge from the elements outside. I did the scene in a "concept" painting form to get the size of the cave and lighing from the lightning and gandalf's staff right. Closeups of the painting can , as always, be found on this link http://s773.photobucket.com/albums/yy16/michaelg04/, you might even spot a Stone Giant or two in the closeups also :). Hope you like it.
Oil on Canvas 24'x36'


DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 10 2012, 3:51pm


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Wow! Just wow!

As ever demanon - this is stunning. I never really thought about the cave being that big, but it certainly works! Laugh

The lightning looks great - as does the lighting of the cave. Gandalf and the Dwarves look great! The trolls in the background also add a brilliant and special touch *tumbs way up*

Edit to add: I also find it astonishing you got it done so quickly!


(This post was edited by DanielLB on Apr 10 2012, 3:52pm)


demanon
Rivendell

Apr 10 2012, 6:10pm


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Thank You kindly!

I'm glad you like it. I went for a very dark enviorment with only details in the areas affected by light so it was done sooner.


DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 10 2012, 6:41pm


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Have you thought anymore of selling prints etc.? /

 


demanon
Rivendell

Apr 13 2012, 10:37pm


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I have to look into...

the legalaties of selling prints of my painting refrencing JRR's, published works. Making money off of someone elses ideas is a big no no. I have seen artists sell their works based on a book or film however I do not know if they got permission to do so before acting. I wouldnt want to tick off the Tolkien family in any way. I am just happy displaying them here for you guys to be honest :)


sevilodorf
Grey Havens


Apr 14 2012, 3:40am


Views: 1210
Well imagined

expansion of an "off camera" moment in the tale.

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DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 14 2012, 9:57am


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Yes, I hadn't thought about that :-( /

 


GothmogTheBalrog
Rivendell

Apr 15 2012, 12:13am


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Wow!

Nice pics! I love 'em!

I have a quick question: Is this sub-forum where you would post fan-fics?

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-Saruman


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 15 2012, 12:23am


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I haven't commented until now....

but I've been lurking and enjoying for some time now. You have a great deal of talent and I really like your take on the places and the characters. Please keep posting your work for us - I think it's some of the best fan art I've seen. Cool

Silverlode

"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
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Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 15 2012, 12:30am


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Yes.

You can post your fanfics here. Just start a new thread for them. Be advised that we have a "family-friendly" policy here, so no nudity, partial nudity or sexually explicit pictures or writings are allowed. PG only please!

Silverlode

"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
-On Fairy Stories


demanon
Rivendell

Apr 15 2012, 1:35am


Views: 1640
Much Appreciated and Thank you!

I am always amazed when someone comments that they like them. I will continue postin more ( have another in the works) about The Hobbit right up until December :)


demanon
Rivendell

Apr 17 2012, 1:01am


Views: 1614
The Last Homely House


When I first read " The Hobbit", it was after the first time I watched the animated film from 1977. Since then I always pictured the The last Homely House as it did in that movie. So I took that "A frame" look and gave it a few tweaks. Hope you like it and as always, thank you
for liking my paintings. Oil on canvas 24"x24".. Link to all the paintings is here http://s773.photobucket.com/albums/yy16/michaelg04/.


DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 17 2012, 7:08am


Views: 1586
Another fantastic job!

This is another fantastic painting!

While PJ and the rest of the production team went for a far different look to Rivendell, this still is a great interpretation and also much more what I imagined. I can really see the Fellowship starting off there journey here, or even the arrival of the Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf Smile


demanon
Rivendell

Apr 18 2012, 12:41am


Views: 1882
Thanks again for the comment!

I am glad you like this one too. I agree with you. PJ's, or more to the point , Alan Lee the artists interpitation of Rivendell is of course a favorite of mine, but i went with a childhood experience with this one. Next up, a scene very simple in color and content but one I dont think I have ever witnessed before. Will be comming after the weekend.


FaramirAndEowynMorningStar
Rohan


Apr 18 2012, 4:16pm


Views: 1541
Indeed


In Reply To
This is another fantastic painting!


I couldn't agree anymore. This is amazing.



DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 18 2012, 4:20pm


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Any hints ;-) /

 


FaramirAndEowynMorningStar
Rohan


Apr 18 2012, 8:13pm


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Well,

Well, for starters the way the light shines is beautiful and breathtaking and the position of the trees give exactly the right touch.



DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 18 2012, 8:49pm


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Are you reading in flat mode?

It was a reply to demanon Smile

Welcome to TORN by the way! Always nice to see new people around.

Just to point you in the right place, you footer image is too big, and needs to be re-sized :

http://newboards.theonering.net/...;;page=unread#unread

If you need any help resizing your footer, our user Magpie, will be more than happy to help (I hope she won't mind anyway Laugh)


(This post was edited by DanielLB on Apr 18 2012, 8:54pm)


demanon
Rivendell

Apr 18 2012, 9:13pm


Views: 1563
A hint?

ok. has to do with Chapter XV...


DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 19 2012, 7:12am


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Yes, yes I did.

I had to look up what Chapter 15 was Blush Exciting Cool


FaramirAndEowynMorningStar
Rohan


Apr 19 2012, 12:06pm


Views: 1504
Oh...


In Reply To
It was a reply to demanon Smile

Welcome to TORN by the way! Always nice to see new people around.

Just to point you in the right place, you footer image is too big, and needs to be re-sized :

http://newboards.theonering.net/...;;page=unread#unread

If you need any help resizing your footer, our user Magpie, will be more than happy to help (I hope she won't mind anyway Laugh)


Oh my, I'm so sorry... Laugh I'll be more careful next time I post....
Thank you for the warm welcome though. Smile
Thanks for your help. I'll see them then...

I am a proud Faramir and Eowyn fan.

(This post was edited by FaramirAndEowynMorningStar on Apr 19 2012, 12:08pm)


DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 19 2012, 12:13pm


Views: 1567
No problem at all!

It took me a while to get myself round these boards. I had always been used to the conventional board layout (where it was reply after another - which is flat mode here). In flat, all messages are listed in date order. However, there is also threaded view so you can look at who replied to who etc. (I'm rubbish at explaining, it's all in the FAQ's Wink)

And your footer is fine now Smile


FaramirAndEowynMorningStar
Rohan


Apr 19 2012, 12:50pm


Views: 1513
Thanks for your help though.


In Reply To
It took me a while to get myself round these boards. I had always been used to the conventional board layout (where it was reply after another - which is flat mode here). In flat, all messages are listed in date order. However, there is also threaded view so you can look at who replied to who etc. (I'm rubbish at explaining, it's all in the FAQ's Wink)

And your footer is fine now Smile


I've changed it to the 'Threaded' mode. I do apologize about my interfering with your conversation....
Thanks a lot for your help. I need all the help I can get.

I'm in the clear then....



DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 19 2012, 1:04pm


Views: 1539
All in the clear

It did take me a while to figure out why you had replied to me Tongue It was still a good answer though!

And yes, your in the all clear Laugh

I prefer using flat, just so I can see who has posted what. One of the limitations with threaded is that there is lots of clicking involved. Then, again, it's good for skipping over certain posts or posters you don't like Wink


FaramirAndEowynMorningStar
Rohan


Apr 19 2012, 1:09pm


Views: 1559
Yay!

Sorry about that Evil...thanks anyway Blush.

I'm so happy...I'm not sure why. Laugh

Ah, I see. Thanks for your help. Smile
I think I'm overdoing the emotion icons...



Psyche
Registered User

Apr 24 2012, 9:19pm


Views: 1581
Stunning!

Absolutely lovely!


DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 27 2012, 10:42pm


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How's it coming along demanon? /

 


demanon
Rivendell

Apr 27 2012, 11:27pm


Views: 1545
Good DanielLB

Just was a slightly busy week. catching up on it now as i type this :)


DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 28 2012, 6:56am


Views: 3368
I'm just too impatient to see what great art you have done next :-) /