Fantastic Emotions with Marilena Mexi

IT’S ART present all the members and fans a series of video lectures and articles about Fantasy Art during the whole year of 2013!

IT’S ART FANTASY WORKSHOP will cover from characters and landscapes to ornaments, costumes, props and weapons. Besides the main themes in the Fantasy Realm, there will be also discussed trends and the evolution of what we know as the art of the fantastic!

Watch bellow a quick animation with the steps of Beren and Luthien tutorial:

Download this tutorial in PDF, click here.

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Beren and Luthien / Photoshop and other painting programs

“Tinuviel! Tinuviel!
He called her by her elvish name;
And there she halted listening.
One moment stood she, and a spell
His voice laid on her: Beren came,
And doom fell on Tinuviel
That in his arms lay glistening.”

J. R. R. Tolkien

JRR Tolkien has been undoubtedly a great inspiration for my art. The emotions and environments which he describes in his book excite my imagination, and every scene becomes a source of inspiration. Mood and emotions play a key role in my paintings. There are artists who know perfect anatomy, others with amazing knowledge of perspective, but I think my own strong point is my ability to express emotions through the use of color and light.

Step 1
When I draw a forest, I start adding basic volumes to create the general composition and add some depth. The trees’ shapes and sizes should be different from each other, in order to look more natural.

beren and luthien stepzero

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