Loncon3 Schedule

A while ago I was invited by the organisers of the Loncon3 artshow to participate. Since it’s finally a convention that takes place during a time I can actually attend (summer holidays, yay) and it’s in London, I agreed. I’ll be exhibiting Tolkien and Sherlock artwork, and perhaps some Temeraire and Beowulf stuff as well. It’d be great to meet some of you folks in August.
Here’s my schedule, but I’m likely to be around during other times as well, for example for the Tolkien Society Seminar on Thursday.
Gala Art Show Opening and Book Launch
  • Thursday 16:30 - 18:00, Art show (ExCeL)
  • The gala opening of the Art Show is sponsored by Titan Books and features the launch of Jim Burns’ Hyperluminal as well as a joint signing by all of Titan’s attending artists and a chance to meet many of the other artists whose work is on show.
Meet the Artists
  • Friday 12:00 - 13:30, Art show (ExCeL)
  • Visit the Art Show and meet our attending artists - who will be available by their work to talk, explain and answer questions.
Exquisite Corpse
  • Friday 13:30 - 15:00, Flexible Exhibits Space (ExCeL)
  • The successor to “Duelling Easels” as our artists draw - and then take over each other’s pieces to continue the work! Who knows what they’ll end up with….

Art Demonstration - Watercolour

  • Saturday 10:00 - 11:30, Art Demo Space (ExCeL)
  • Professional artist and teacher Anke Eissmann demonstrates how to work in watercolour.
Meet the Artists
  • Saturday 12:00 - 13:30, Art show (ExCeL)
  • Visit the Art Show and meet our attending artists - who will be available by their work to talk, explain and answer questions.

Artists in Residence

  • Saturday 16:30 - 18:00, Artist in Residence (ExCeL)
  • Visit the Art Show to meet our Artists in Residence - talk, buy, see them work.
Costume Sketching
  • Sunday 10:00 - 11:30, Flexible Exhibits Space (ExCeL)
  • Come and watch as some of our artists join the more traditional photographers to capture the Hall and Masquerade Costumes for posterity!

Walking Tree Publishers have released Tolkien and Philosophy, using my watercolour “The Phial of Galadriel” from 2001 for the cover.

(Reblogged from mid0nz)


Nature and Noise: Photography by Anna Marinenko

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Petros Koublis: from the series In Landscapes, 2012-2013 

(Source: myampgoesto11)

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Lovey close-up Sherlock Holmes mid-range Season 3 promo Pictures - 1/? - I adore that top one!

View more in the same set as these: (Rare John/Mary pic, Rare Sherlock walking, John close-ups, Mixed photoshoot, John walking, Sherlock mid-range pt 1, Sherlock mid-range pt 2)

(Reblogged from daysofstorm)

"Flying pace"

Sherlock rides an Icelandic horse in chapter 12 of my fanfic Over Earth and Under Earth. Chapter 13 is in the works.


Saiho-ji (西芳寺), Kyoto Japan

One of Kyoto’s best kept secrets is the moss temple of Saiho-ji. More than 120 kinds of moss blankets the temples grounds like a beautiful green carpet.  Text and photography by David on Flickr

(Source: Flickr / flickrized)

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For loveanddeathandartandtaxes, my Exchangelock giftee. Of the many prompts they suggested, I chose the historical AU and put the boys in the 1940s, with Sherlock as a codebreaker at Bletchley Park and John a naval officer assigned to assist the cryptographers. Looks like he’s assisting Sherlock with some other things as well ;). I hope you like it.

I had a lot of fun painting this (naval uniforms are always nice), and am moreover working on a fanfic with he same setting. I hope to post the first chapter on Sunday on AO3. Here’s the introduction of Enigma:

It’s the autumn of 1941, war is raging in Europe, German U-boats are raiding Allied convoys in the Atlantic, the Luftwaffe is bombing English cities, and the cryptographers at Bletchley Park are working feverishly to decode their enemies’ encrypted communications. One should consider this challenge and distraction enough for capricious codebreaker Sherlock Holmes. But the true enigmas are yet waiting to be deciphered: an unbreakable code, a strange murder, and the appearance of Surgeon Captain John H. Watson of the Royal Navy.

Right, the first chapter of the new fic has (finally) been posted. You can find it at AO3: Enigma.

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"Hurry up, John."

"You could always do it yourself, you know."

"Not from up here."

"Take off the coat, then."

"John, seriously. What a silly suggestion."

Inspired by the missing button on my own coat.