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On the Threshold of Autumn II by Tolkyes On the Threshold of Autumn II by Tolkyes
Oil on canvas. 18"x24".

Another Painting that I realized I didn't include in my D/A gallery.
The scenery is the British Isles.
The luminorphs are getting anxious for Autumn to arrive.
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liveinmymewzik Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
These surreal forms.. do you paint them from your mind, or do u use reference as well?
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Both. Some are completely spontaneous and others are based on photos of jellyfish, fungi and nebulae.
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liveinmymewzik Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:)))))
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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How beautiful! :clap: The British Isles are so lovely...
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I would like to live there some day.
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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Me tooooooo! :nod:
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kumbuu Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
damn! that is good!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it.
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josepsantm Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
i really like that painting. it seems to me like a psychedelic scene. nice work!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
this is brilliant,,i adore your skill on contrast and lightning,,perfect work!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Holy crap this is nice work!!!
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:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ever elusive weather changes.... the seasons are forgetting themselves.
amazing work, as always . very good work!!!
imaginative and beautiful.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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LaQueSabe Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Itīs just a great job.
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:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Impaled-Corpse Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
[link] Featured!
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:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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mindscapebd Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing work as always! :)
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
fantastic surreal scenery,,i love how you add the highlights,its very photorealistic on some compositions!outstanding as usuall!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous work, as always! :clap: And I think I may have actually visited the castle on the left! :D
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Tara. When I Emailed you this image a while back I mentioned that I thought that it looked like the castle near you. Maybe the book at the local library which had this photo in it is still there. If so, I'll read the caption that says where it is. I haven't been able to find it on the internet.
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it does indeed look like my local castle. :nod: :D
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Ephynephryn Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012   Digital Artist
wow!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice, Jellyfish in the British Isles
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It would be neat if certain glowing jellyfish had helium sacks in their bodies which allowed them to leave the water and float through the air.
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BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes
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farawayforest Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Do you ever trace photos in your work?
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes. When I want to paint certain ruins like these I make black and white copies from photos which I enlarge or reduce to various sizes. I rub dark blue or purple oil pastel on the backs of the copies then trace over the front with a ball point pen with no ink in it. This leaves a faint line to follow on the canvas.
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farawayforest Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Wow! It creates a really surreal feel. Classic ruins combined with your dream world gives your work a timelessness as if
they were from some ancient fantasy novel, lost in time but now re discovered.
The only thing I would like to see ( Just to satisfy my own obsession with perspective.:))
Is one of your images where the images you use are more closely connected in a spacial way.
So your visions would more of a continuous feel rather than a collaged look.
But this is just a personal aesthetic, There's a beauty to the collaged look too.:)
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is one of my earlier paintings when I first started working from photos. The perspective is a bit funky and my 'luminorphs' (as I would later call them) are kind of tacked on looking. Since then I've learned to incorporate my spontaneous organic imagery with imagery derived from photos better.
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farawayforest Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Yeah, actually I don't really notice the collage look in most of your stuff.

I've created a new group dedicated to interpretations of the underworld. Much of your work has an almost "Dark Eden" feel to it.
I'd be honored if you'd like to do a landscape for Hell.
Or just be a member if you like.
I only have one image up so far, but it might give you an idea of the setting. [link]

Your work gives me that awe-inspiring feeling I often long for, of looking upon worlds beyond our comprehention.:)
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Death is a theme that recurs in my work from time to time.
Also, I do like to paint landscapes which have a Heavenly appearance to them but at the same time I like dark and moody paintings.
In my painting, "Death..." it deals with the issue of whether an afterlife even exists at all. At the same time it sort of has a Heaven vs Hell kind of look to it. It wasn't really intended, though.
I checked out your new 'Hell' site. I left a comment. I might be able to contribute something to it in the future. We'll see.
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farawayforest Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Have you ever read Paradise Lost?
I'm listening to an audio version. it makes me see your world. so classic and mysterious like the ancient depictions of Eden.
I may haunt your gallery for potential Hell World stuff. Sorry the name is so generic.:)
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm familiar with Milton's "Paradise Lost", of course but I've never actually read it.
Hieronymus Bosch is my favorite painter (mainly because of his busy landscapes and organic forms) and his work is all about Heaven and Hell.
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