Celebrating Even the Tiniest Possibilities

You may remember I had mentioned back in mid-May that I was waiting excitedly for (hopefully) good news. Originally, I was supposed to hear by late July/early August, but it was pushed back another month.

I’m sad to report, that the “good news” I hoped for did not happen.

But the odd part of this disappointment: there is still plenty to be happy and proud about.

I had been contacted by the company who makes the documentaries that are included on the Extended Editions of The Hobbit trilogy movies. They had done a search through many, many, many images online, looking for just the right paintings and drawings to help illustrate their documentary. They came across my King Thror and Carc the Raven drawing I did in 2013, and asked me if I would be willing to let them potentially use it in their film.

The thing is, they understandably seek out permission before the actual pieces are made, to make things easier (and I imagine it does occasionally happen that an artist does not want to be included). Of course, over time, a LOT of edits and changes occur to polish the finished piece. Not only does the flow and information have to work together properly, but if something needs to be cut to allow time for another section, it gets cut.

Sadly, I received word that my piece did not make the final cut.

Of course I am very disappointed, but at the same time I am reminding myself that this was not a proposal I submitted. My drawing was picked out of a vast sea of wonderful art and for even the briefest moment, it allowed me to be a part of a fandom (however remotely) that inspired me to start drawing again.

Who knows? Perhaps if more documentaries for Middle Earth are made, I might still have a chance to be considered again. πŸ˜‰

And while I may not have made it all the way to the final cut, I can still look at this drawing (and all the others I have framed and hanging on our walls) and think of more memories, excitement, and fun… all put down on paper with a bit of ink or pencil.

About Cynthia Griffith

I have way too many interests and hobbies, and continually cycle through them -- paying attention to some, while others wait for when I can get around to them again. My main interests are sewing and costuming (I enjoy historical clothing, such as 18th and 19th century, as well as fantasy costumes like elves and hopefully someday even dwarves), as well as getting back to art by drawing fan art of Thorin Oakenshield and Company. My husband Christopher and I spend a lot of time together, enjoying the outdoors and shared hobbies such as juggling. This blog and website is my way to share what I'm up to with friends and family.
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6 Responses to Celebrating Even the Tiniest Possibilities

  1. mary says:

    You said it all when you said “My drawing was picked out of a vast sea of wonderful art”. That alone is a testament to your talent and I’m so happy it kick-started you to do more art. I cannot wait to hang your work on my walls.

  2. Thanks, Mary! I’m very happy my art was noticed — there is so much art out there from the movie alone, much less other “visions” of the story, and much of it absolutely amazingly breathtakingly done too. Since I do this for fun, it was very nice to have this chance. Not to mention, get a little bit of an inside understanding of what it was they were looking for to use.

    So I’ll just keep having fun, drawing what I want, and perhaps I’ll have another opportunity like this again. πŸ˜€ I’m very thankful for all the chances and opportunities I’ve had over the years. It adds a little extra fun to something I already would be doing anyway. πŸ™‚

  3. Saralee says:

    I love your artwork, Cynthia, and I wish they had included it in their DVD extra — it would have been cool.

    But you’re right, your work was noticed all on its own merit. You didn’t go out of your way to ask for their interest. They saw it, and they appreciated your skill and artistry and creativity without you ever lifting a finger. That’s because you’re just that good!

  4. Awww, thanks Saralee! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Best Wishes to you and your writing, m’dear!

  5. Cathy Pesale says:

    You are such a talent Cynthia! I have always been amazed at how great you are and how detail oriented you are. It’s not the first time your work has been noticed and it won’t be the last. Keep making amazing art! Your passion comes through each piece…I love all of your work!

  6. Thanks, Cat! You keep up the great work too! I’ve been so proud and happy for you as well, sis! πŸ˜€

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