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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Normally my ‘blog’ posts are a photo or two with one sentence without a lot of information. This is not that. This is an essay about trying to draw an ent. Ents have been depicted as tree creatures in the Lord of the Rings movies and book illustrations (see Emily HareStephen Hickman, and Justin Gerard). 

I'm not so sure about these tree-like portraits. Here's Tolkien's description of Treebeard:

“A large knob-knuckled hand was laid on each of their shoulders, and they were twisted round, gently but irresistibly; then two great arms lifted them up.

They found that they were looking at a most extraordinary face. It belonged to a large Man-like, almost Troll-like...

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