King Beorn

Steve MerrymanArt

Every so often, it helps to forget everything you've learned and just start fresh.

That's what I did with this portrait of Beorn created for The Missus as a Christmas present. I went back to basics with a nice, high-contrast digital painting of King Beorn. It's a strong image, and sparse, with a great sense of depth. I love the shape created by the negative space that swoops into his chest from the left.


Steve Merryman is a cranky old fart. He writes about things that make him tick, and things that tick him off. You may object to his views; you may think he's a moron; and you might wish to tell him so. In return he would remind you that his lack of concern for your feelings is only exceeded by his indifference to your opinions. Good day, Sir!