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Goldberry (revisited) by woutart Goldberry (revisited) :iconwoutart:woutart 208 11 Sigurd by woutart Sigurd :iconwoutart:woutart 120 11 Woods, virtual plein air by woutart Woods, virtual plein air :iconwoutart:woutart 29 10 Shieldwall! part II by woutart Shieldwall! part II :iconwoutart:woutart 141 28 Shieldwall!! by woutart Shieldwall!! :iconwoutart:woutart 113 20 Chronicles of Faery: The Mantle by woutart Chronicles of Faery: The Mantle :iconwoutart:woutart 19 4 Chronicles of Faery: Port Harmony by woutart Chronicles of Faery: Port Harmony :iconwoutart:woutart 20 10 Chronicles of Faery: Shamrock Grove by woutart Chronicles of Faery: Shamrock Grove :iconwoutart:woutart 109 6 Sketchbook: Men at Arms by woutart Sketchbook: Men at Arms :iconwoutart:woutart 25 12 'Shelter' by woutart 'Shelter' :iconwoutart:woutart 172 19 Cover: Insight Into The Dragon's Mind by woutart Cover: Insight Into The Dragon's Mind :iconwoutart:woutart 175 16 2017 001 Rebel escape by woutart 2017 001 Rebel escape :iconwoutart:woutart 85 11 Sketchbook: Redhead by woutart Sketchbook: Redhead :iconwoutart:woutart 9 6 Sketchbook: Medieval Town (fictional) by woutart Sketchbook: Medieval Town (fictional) :iconwoutart:woutart 98 18 Sketchbook: I Rebell! by woutart Sketchbook: I Rebell! :iconwoutart:woutart 34 10 Sketchbook: Abandoned Castle by woutart Sketchbook: Abandoned Castle :iconwoutart:woutart 96 25


Persecution by Sinkevic Persecution :iconsinkevic:Sinkevic 106 18 Day 9, May Sketch a Day! by TomScholes Day 9, May Sketch a Day! :icontomscholes:TomScholes 150 13 Duel by Manzanedo Duel :iconmanzanedo:Manzanedo 480 12 See you in Valhalla by Narholt See you in Valhalla :iconnarholt:Narholt 387 11 Unexplored Ruins-06 (Buddha) by RenjuArt Unexplored Ruins-06 (Buddha) :iconrenjuart:RenjuArt 1,234 64 Longing... by ForlornExistence Longing... :iconforlornexistence:ForlornExistence 384 415 Never Tell Me the Odds by R-Valle Never Tell Me the Odds :iconr-valle:R-Valle 962 32 Study_04 by 88grzes Study_04 :icon88grzes:88grzes 923 23 Study_08 by 88grzes Study_08 :icon88grzes:88grzes 943 13 Study_03 by 88grzes Study_03 :icon88grzes:88grzes 911 17 Art vs Artist by RobbieMcSweeney Art vs Artist :iconrobbiemcsweeney:RobbieMcSweeney 24 8 Star Wars: Millennium Falcon Going Down by artbygp Star Wars: Millennium Falcon Going Down :iconartbygp:artbygp 100 6 magic the gathering by jungpark magic the gathering :iconjungpark:jungpark 269 9 Fremen Sietch by fmacmanus Fremen Sietch :iconfmacmanus:fmacmanus 1,491 45 Plagued - Keep by BlueRogueVyse Plagued - Keep :iconblueroguevyse:BlueRogueVyse 171 7 'hollowed' - progress shots by weremoon 'hollowed' - progress shots :iconweremoon:weremoon 149 23


I love Abes work. Moreover, I love his original take on Middle Earth. He has that ability to turn pivotal scenes into beautiful illustr...




Goldberry (revisited)
I am reading The Lord of the Rings to my youngest son. Came across Goldberry and thought 'I need to paint her'. Apparently, I did so before. Let's say I made some progress since I last painted her, 9 years ago.

First project (partly) with my Wacom Cintiq Pro 16". Loving it, takes some getting used to from my old Intuos 3 (which died on me after 13 years).
Commissioned art

An organic triptych depicting a part of Norse mythology's Sigurd legend. Left we see the smith Regin reforging the sword Gram. Center; Sigurd slays the dragon Fafnir with Gram. Fafnir is also the brother of Regin but stuck in a different form. Right; Sigurd and Regin sit by the fire, roasting Fafnir's heart. Sigurd is undressed, his clothing soiled with blood and dirt. Sigurd has touched the roasting heart to see if it is cooked. He burns his finger and sticks it in his mouth, this way ingesting dragon blood. Suddenly he understand the birds who are singing in the trees around him. They speak of Regin, who wants to betray Sigurd, kill him and steal the dragon gold. Sigurd pulls out the sword Gram and decapitates Regin.

In a nutshell, there are many version of the tale I believe. This one was inspired by a runestone not far from where my client lives;  the Ramsund carving.… (Sö 101, the Ramsund carving)

Black ink and watercolour on 300gr Canson watercolour paper.
Original size: 59cm x 30cm
Prints available

Woods, virtual plein air
Trying to get into watercolours again. Scenery from a personal photograph. Really enjoying the unforgiving nature of watercolours. Much to learn!
Shieldwall! part II
Coloured version, roughly edited in Photoshop from crappy smartphone photo's. Desperately need a new scanner.

Line art here:…
Venting my excitement for my combat-extra role in the upcoming Dutch film 'Redbad 754 A.D'.

Breaking in my new Moleskine A4 landscape watercolour book. It's big! This one is ready for watercolours. Decided to go for panels, to give it a comic feel.

Micron pens on Moleskine 200gr watercolour paper, 60 cm x 21 cm.


Wouter Florusse
Artist | Professional | Varied
42 year old graphic designer with a passion for illustration, fantasy, history, (Long) Sword fighting, (music)metal, guitars, snowboarding, life in general and of course my sons and wife.

Current Residence: Rotterdam, The Netherlands


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AsliBayrak Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Professional General Artist

Goldberry (revisited) by woutart

:) Featured in tolkien
(May 2018)

woutart Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Very kind!
Fred73fr Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Wouter,
So what's on the burners at the moment ?
Any magic water colour again ? I'm eager to see some more :D

Btw, I just had a look at your FB account. Saw that you liked Nîmes and Avignon ^^
Fantastic cities indeed ;)
Full of history. You should try to visit cities like Cabourg, Rouen. In terms of architecture, it's mind blowing !
woutart Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hey Fred,

Not much time for my sketchbook lately, bit busy with other work. More will come, no worries :D

Yeah, visited those cities last summer. Loved them. I have seen Cabourg, but not yet Rouen. Will visit, we love France!
Eric-S-Huffman Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday
Birthday link ~…
woutart Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :cake:
Eric-S-Huffman Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Michael Jackson Bow Icon
thou art welcome
FeynaSkydancer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Chestnut Cream Cake with candles 50x50 icon  Happy Birthday!:ihavecaek: 
woutart Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
Very kind, thanks!
marshmeme Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you make things like this its amazing
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