Continuing from the conversation in the comments on my fan card post the other day, we were talking about one piece of art that really stood out in my little video: The gorgeously drawn Thorin, by Evankart (see right). The art of drawing/painting in black and white, is something else. She gets the shadows on Thorin’s face just right. The shiny reflections on the jewelry are just so convincing. And of course, the choice of subject – a mildly smiling Thorin. Gorgeous.
So, anyway, we were discussing Evankart in the comments, and how she has been the favourite fan artist for so many of us. Which made me look for her web presence. I encourage you to check out her Instagram where she is actively updating every week. It’s been less fan art and more “serious” nude studies lately, and she obviously loves the avengers, but if you keep scrolling you’ll come to some Hobbit gorgeousness. For a quick link to her Hobbit fan art, you can take a short cut to her gallery on Deviantart. Plenty of Thorin there *thud*.
Evankart used to sell her work, and the card I received, was bought on one of the printing platforms. Reminded of such by Mezz, I checked out Redbubble but didn’t find her there. And then I went to Society6 and this happened:
I totally do no need another pouch (especially as I usually sew my zipper pouches myself), but I had to have this. And since they had a sale on, I figured I should treat myself. Just look at all these great Thorin drawings. On mugs, bags, pillow cases, clocks, shirts, you have it.
I’m not talking with a wagging finger here, but I am thinking that it is a nice way of supporting an artist, buying her work, appreciating it – and advertising it a little bit. Maybe, if you feel like doing the same, you might want to give yourself a little gift? Christmas is only 100 days away, roughly… Here’s a link that gives you 20% off, btw. (Evankart still gets her cut, though.)
Right. What’s your favourite image by Evankart? And are there any fan artists whose work *you* would like to push? Links in the comments welcome!