Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy Julfest!

Just wanted to get a quick Happy Julfest in to all my adoring fans before the holiday festivites start.

I have been busy celebrating and running errands in Frostbluff and of course collecting mountains of those snowballs Andu is so famous for.  Nothing is quite so satisfying as putting a wet slushy snowball right in someone's kisser when they don't suspect it.

When I heard about the renovations to Bree I suggested to my short accolyte Brorlion Badaxe, who was visiting Bree on a training mission, that he should take some pictures of Bree before it changes so that we can all remember it year later.  I took his rather sloppy collection of pictures and mixed them up with some pictures taken after the renovations for the comparisons.

I want to once again wish everyone a happy holiday season of orc smooshing, minecracking, asteroid busting or anything else that makes them happy. 

Catch you all on the flip side of the New Year!

God Jul og Godt Nytt Aar!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Artistic Distractions

Its hard to get anything done when I have so many creative thoughts running through my head. 

I owe this bit of inspiration to Moragaeth Elendir.  She was telling me about a favorite song of hers and ten minutes later I was creating the raw footage that would become this moving picture.  I am not usually drawn to create music videos but this one just wouldn't let go.

 Of course this little bit prevented me from working on several other projects I have in development as well as kept me far away from Rohan.  Oh well, plenty of time I guess.

I am very exited today because one of my favorite artists will be in concert today- Achazia.  Sadly she resides on Laurelin so I won't be attending personally but I have a distant cousin that has promised me to tell me everything about it and draw lots of pictures as well.

I continue to train my young protege, Brorlion Badaxe, in the art of becoming a Champion.  I sent him on a little tour of Bree yesterday to sketch what he saw.  Very soon, the town will be getting a major upgrade and I know someday I will be happy to look back and remember when Bree was a sleepy little backwater town.

My siren of inspiration calls and I have to follow.  Someday I might get back to orc smooshing.  Until then, smoosh all you can in my stead.

As the short people say, Baruk Khazad!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Rohan Souvenirs

The most important thing that has happened to me in weeks and I forgot to mention it in my post yesterday. 

Seems every little village in Rohan wants to give away a banner if you help them in the least little bit. On the other hand, some banners are VERY hard to come by.

This one for example.

I can't begin to tell you what I had to do to get one of these.  You wouldn't believe me if I did.  Let's just say I used all my Awesome Champ persuassion both fair and foul and did a few deeds that would probably get me locked up in jail in some countries.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Not dead, Busy.

No my loyal fans, I am not dead; my corpse does not fertilize the flowers of Rohan.  I have found myself too busy to contribute much to the Rohan campaign lately though.

Recently a  young dwarf with ambitions of being a great champion came to seek me out in Bree.  He had run out of things to do in Ered Luin and came to Bree to see a famous champion.  Once that introduction was made he came to see me, naturally, to seek out my pearls of Champ wisdom.  Brorlion Badaxe is  young and brash and shows great promise. Perhaps someday he will be as famous as me and have his own blog.  Here he is packed and ready to leave his home in Thorins Hall with his good friend Framrolf.  Brorlion is the dwarf with the fancy hat not the guy with the funny haircut.

Recently I was also commisioned to create a  moving picture for the Bounders of the Shire.  I decided to draw a cartoon human announcer and overlay her image onto a familiar scene in Hobbiton.  Yes, I really am that creative.  A nasty little hobbit was griefing me but I think overall the moving picture came out okay.  It is the Bounders after all.  Not a real force to be reckoned with.

My recent illness seems to be passing slowly allowing me to press ahead with some other moving picture projects.  I have no plans to release anything soon but I am making good progress on an admitted, avant garde, production.

And that is about it. See you on the plains of Rohan ;-)