Description 'The Tolkster.' Original magical portrait of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, The Lord of the 'Lord of the Rings,' by Douglas Christian Larsen, in the Virtual Shattered Glass technique (each 'shard' of virtual glass built piece by piece, a painstaking process consuming more than six months of the artist's life, six days a week, up to twelve hours a day!). 2007 by Douglas Christian Larsen, Enchanting original portrait of J.R.R. Tolkien, Author of 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' and 'The Children of Hurin' (note: The Tolkster is not a photo manipulation, or filter-generated effect, but the paintstaking effort of months of experimentation, intense concentration, and old-fashioned artistry).
Douglas Christian Larsen, Lost in the Rockies Member Since November 2007 Artist Statement Douglas Christian Larsen is Free Spirit, Free Thinker, Writer and Author, Artist and Graphic Designer, but far most importantly Papa Wolf. Art et Amour Toujours (Love and Art Always).
"Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of God. So let us celebrate the struggle!" — Swahili Warrior Song
“Then let us all do what is right, strive with all our might toward the unattainable, develop as fully as we can the gifts God has given us, and never stop learning.” — Ludwig van Beethoven
“Renaissance. This is the time, today, to renew, to live, to grow and learn. Do not wait for Renaissance to come, to reveal itself. Create Renaissance. Build on it, moment by moment, each breath, adding effort to expertise to renewal, awakening, coming alive, quickening. Renaissance is struggle to light from darkness, and can be either positive or extremely negative; to some part is choice, and emotions and attitudes may be changed, instantaneously. Work with all might, at Renaissance. Strive boldly, and hope.” — Douglas Christian Larsen