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Deceiver by JDGr Deceiver :iconjdgr:JDGr 8 4 Hithaeglir (Misty Mountains) and Anduin/ First Age by JDGr Hithaeglir (Misty Mountains) and Anduin/ First Age :iconjdgr:JDGr 26 10 Quadratic Belzier by JDGr Quadratic Belzier :iconjdgr:JDGr 8 0 Luthiengwethil by JDGr Luthiengwethil :iconjdgr:JDGr 35 6 Oldies 1999 by JDGr Oldies 1999 :iconjdgr:JDGr 25 0 Dark webs by JDGr Dark webs :iconjdgr:JDGr 31 11 Utumno by JDGr Utumno :iconjdgr:JDGr 44 25 Bunny by JDGr Bunny :iconjdgr:JDGr 24 10 Weird creature (2) by JDGr Weird creature (2) :iconjdgr:JDGr 15 2 Weird creature (1) by JDGr Weird creature (1) :iconjdgr:JDGr 14 6 Drunken sunset by JDGr Drunken sunset :iconjdgr:JDGr 20 0 Fishnet skull cell by JDGr Fishnet skull cell :iconjdgr:JDGr 16 0 Flaming skulls by JDGr Flaming skulls :iconjdgr:JDGr 16 0 Untracked Regions by JDGr Untracked Regions :iconjdgr:JDGr 24 11 Friesian Stallion by JDGr Friesian Stallion :iconjdgr:JDGr 17 11 Friesian horse by JDGr Friesian horse :iconjdgr:JDGr 6 2

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Artist | Traditional Art
Some random stuffs - mainly B&W, pencil and ballpoint pen. I draw in my spare time as a hobby - considering I'm utterly slow, may take a bit to update this profile.
Feel free to browse, download and messaging, as I'm often around DA searching for new stuff.

Thanks for visiting!


A portrayal of Mairon (or Sauron) in his years of servitude to Melkor. Ballpoint pens.

"(...) he rose like a shadow of Morgoth and a ghost of his malice, and walked behind him on the same ruinous path down into the Void."
Hithaeglir (Misty Mountains) and Anduin/ First Age
Trying to recollect a bit from Tolkien's own hand made illustrations. Ballpoint pen (and white-out for stars). As inspiration, used a photo of Nanga Parbat (Naked Mountain), a mighty and dreadful 8126m Himalayan peak located in Pakistan. It's reckoned by nicknames such as 'the killer mountain' and 'the man eater'

"(...) and they came to a great river, wider than any they had yet seen; and beyond it were mountains whose sharp horns seemed to pierce the realm of the stars. This river, it is said, was even the river which was after called Anduin the Great, and was ever the frontier of the west-lands of Middle-earth. But the mountains were the Hithaeglir, the Towers of Mist upon the borders of Eriador; yet they were taller and more terrible in those days, and were reared by Melkor to hinder the riding of Oromë."(...) the Teleri looked upon the shadowy heights and were afraid.
"How would maths or computer programming be different if invented and developed by Orcs, Elves, or Dwarves?"

I don't know why I Google such things (always get back these absurd links), but I'm dying at this:
Orcs would use Brainfuck, Assembly, C++, and Haskell because Sauron is a sadist. The kind of language that you could almost cut your hand with."

Quadratic Belzier
An old quadratic Bélzier curves drawing. Ballpoint pen, color pencil and Photoshop manipulation. Works good as a wallpaper
A crossover conception of Lúthien Tinúviel disguised as Thuringwethil, the 'batgirl' of Angband.
Untracked Regions
Melkor gathering with some of his 'pals'. Illustration to 'The Theft of Melko and The Darkening of Valinor' chapter from 'The Book of Lost Tales I' (Black ballpoint pen)

"Know then that Oromë had great stables and a breeding ground of good horses not so far from this spot, where a wild forest land had grown up. Thither Melko steals, and a herd of black horses he captures, cowing them with the terror that he could wield. Astride those his whole company of thieves rides far away, after destroying what things of lesser value they deemed it impossible to carry thence. Making a wide circuit and faring with the speed of hurricanes such as only the divine horses of Oromë ridden by the children of the Gods could compass they pass far to the west of Valmar in the untracked regions where the light of the Trees was thin."

Oldies 1999
An old sketch I did with ball pen in march 1999, lined paper (there are a few time stains in it). Was trying to depict grandma's peculiar old house (it doesn't exist anymore nowadays).
In nov 3 2017, 60 years will be completed since the first being was sent to orbit - the dog 'Laika'. However, the story behind this feat is a sad one. Laika was launched deliberately to die, as the scientists knew the tiny capsule she was inserted in wouldn't be retrieved. Danish artist Trentemoller did a touching video based on Laika's story:

The intention was to keep Laika orbiting during 7 days to provide data on how living organisms react to spaceflight environments - after that, she'd be euthanized. A supply of food was provided, as well as oxygen. She was attached to a waste bag to collect dejects; a harness and chains were used to restrain her movements (there was no room to turn around). Things didn't go as planned, though: Laika died only 5-7 hours after launch due to extreme stress conditions and a device malfunction that caused the capsule to overheat at 40° C. 

"After the success of Sputnik 1 in October 1957, Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet leader, wanted a spacecraft launched on November 7, 1957, the 40th anniversary of the October Revolution. Khrushchev specifically wanted his engineers to deliver a
"space spectacular", a mission that would repeat the triumph of Sputnik 1, stunning the world with Soviet prowess. (...) The official decision to launch Sputnik 2 was made on October 10 or 12, leaving less than four weeks to design and build the spacecraft.Sputnik 2, therefore, was something of a rush job, with most elements of the spacecraft being constructed from rough sketches."

"The more time passes, the more I'm sorry about it. We shouldn't have done it ... We did not learn enough from this mission to justify the death of the dog." (Oleg Gazenko,1998) 

More about Laika's story and dogs used in space expeditions -
 worth the reflection…

In Slaughter Natives - "Burn My Rest"

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MSExperience Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the llama!
JDGr Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago   Traditional Artist
no problem, thanks for collecting my work too ;) 
wytherwing Featured By Owner 3 days ago
:) thank you very much for the :+fav:'s! :rose:
JDGr Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Traditional Artist
my joy :D
Yule-Lord Featured By Owner May 21, 2017
You´re so kind. Thank you!
JDGr Featured By Owner May 22, 2017   Traditional Artist
Sarkhazm Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there!
Thank you so much for faving!! it's very kind of you! (:
Have a good day :squee:
JDGr Featured By Owner May 18, 2017   Traditional Artist
nothing at all, I love these crazy creatures and your work is pretty cool ;) ! thank you!!
Sarkhazm Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yule-Lord Featured By Owner May 14, 2017
You´re so kind, thank you!
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