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The Bohemian Weasel is the talented Soni
Alcorn-Hender. Originally from England, she now lives in Portugal.
She joined the Valar Guild August 11, 2007.
Artwork is done by hand.
Some pictures here are in more than one category
to make finding of them easier. They are used from here to
illustrate our Tolkien Encyclopedia, so these only include those
subjects related to Middle-earth.
As a fellow Tolkien fan, Ms. Alcorn-Hender
has allowed the Valar Guild the unusual privilege of the use
of her artwork to illustrate our Tolkien Encyclopedia since December
2007, and has allowed us to place the artwork on our site. We may
also use them on non-romance, very Tolkien stories. This helps cut
down the use of her bandwidth. However, all is still copyrighted and
any use for another site must be requested from her.
She may be contacted through her personal
site: The Bohemian
Weasel . If you are lucky, you may find some unsold work
and buy it. Certain sales benefit charities. She does a great deal
of work other than for Middle-earth.
In an email in January 2009 concerning some of
her most recent work she says: "the works I did for Topps trading
cards...have the movie logo stamped on them. But I was very glad to
be asked to partake, especially as my work was vetted first of all
by a guy from New Line cinema. So huzzah, I'm an official LotR
In an email in August 20, 2014, she writes: "I'm
exhibiting at the Tolkien Society exhibition this year (with Ted
Nasmith among others), very excited! :D"
Her own website's Tolkien page in narrative order.
her art prints, T-shirt and other goodies shop
(new Sept. 2015): Middle-earth
section and here.
her original paintings are sometimes for sale here.
March 28, 2021
and Seek". Aragorn searches for Gollum.
Painted in 2020.
July 12, 2020
must stop". Under Fangorn.
June 17, 2018
Elvenking in Winter". Under Thranduil.
is Precious to Me". Under Isildur.
June 12, 2018
Grief Was Still too Near". Full image of the sketch below.
June 3, 2018
in Lorien during the lament for Gandalf". Sketch. Under
Sept. 24, 2017
Mountain", new on the new page for "Lonely
Unassessably Wealthy", new under Smaug.
Sept. 20, 2017
Forest". Added under Hobbits.
at Frodo. Added under Merry.
August 13, 2017
New under F�anor:
version of the July 20 F�anor; close-up of the face
New under Gil-galad:
the House of Gil-galad; close-up
New section: Nienor
July 20, 2017
of creation and fire of destruction" and the animated
Jan. 29, 2017
comfort" to Bilbo
next to finished sketch.
Sept. 25, 2016
Sauron" for Sauron.
Sept. 17, 2016
End" for Bilbo and Frodo's birthday. In the Shire.
Sept. 11, 2016
framed version of the painting for Curufin.
framed version of the painting for F�anor.
Sept. 2, 2016
2, 2016, completed.
in progress, overall." Aug. 29, 2016. On a new page for Thingol.
in progress, face detail." Aug. 31, 2016.
Aug. 28, 2016
Dark Elf" completed, on E�l's page.
Brown" in what she calls a "sketch", plus an animated
work-in-progress on YouTube, all on a new
Aug. 21, 2016
Crafty" new painting on a new
"E�l, the Dark Elf" new
detail for the ongoing painting on the E�l
Aug. 4, 2016
The Melian artwork graces the latest
cover of the Bulletin of the Tolkien Society. Silmarillion
July 3, 2016, shown to the guild in a live online meeting.
Link-ins completed 7/8/2016
Enthroned" on Thranduil's
sketch for the work in progress. Hobbit's Elvenking, mentioned in LotR.
June 19, 2016
Expressions Challenge: Sauron" 25 facial expressions of Sauron
in original art, done in answer to the challenge.
darkness and light" Animated Legolas
light". This is a picture of the painting on the worktable for
June 12, 2016
the firelight" animated portrait of F�anor,new
page. Large file. Includes the rough sketch. Silmarillion
Elf, Eol". New
the Trees". Elves and orcs battle in the forest. A battling
archer elf and a fallen swordself. New
page including progress and details. To be used as a trading
card for Perna Studios' Spellcasters II: Enchanted Realms.
�omer at Meduseld" - saying goodbye to their Uncle Th�oden. A
happy picture. Includes progress, details.
May 8, 2016
Midgewater Marshes and the Weather Hills" Four Hobbits,
and Bill the Pony crossing a stream.
March 13, 2016
triptych". Sauron with Melkor, Celebrimbor, Ar-Pharazon.
Ar-Pharazon". Ar-pharazon and Sauron.
Sauron". Link re-do for Melkor and Sauron facing toward the
viewer, as the file was corrupted. Hmmm. Too much evil in one
Jan. 9, 2016
L�rien". The Fellowship
Jan. 5 2015
The art challenge from Jan 3 depicting Thranduil
as shown full on.
is for sale for $120 from her Etsy store.
Jan. 3, 2015
Art challenge to draw in a cartoon fashion, more comments by the
artist on the page for Thranduil.
Dec. 27, 2015
the Fellbeast" Witch-king
Dec. 20, 2015
- �The horses grow nervous in the shadow of the mountain. 'None who
venture there ever return.'
is shut." Legolas
- �The way is shut. It was made by those who were dead, and the dead
Dec. 13, 2015
battering ram of Mordor,
named after Morgoth's mace.
go, you filth!" Sam
using the phial of Galadriel.
Pippin to Gandalf:
"Gandalf! Denethor has lost his mind! He�s burning Faramir alive!�
Dec. 6, 2015
E�rendil" Frodo using the phial of Galadriel in Shelob's lair,
saying "Aiya E�rendil Elenion Ancalima!" "Hail E�rendil brightest of
Nov. 29, 2015
mortal life" Aragorn sees Arwen
in the palantir, an attempt by Sauron to demoralize him.
the battlefield" Aragorn
surveys the battlefield at the Pelennor Fields.
Oliphaunt aka mumak in the the Battle of Pelennor Fields in Gondor.
finds his sister, �owyn,
by the fallen body of his uncle Th�oden.
be with you" Sam
end of all things" Sam
Nov. 22, 2015
is taken to Rivendell" reworked version. Rivendell,
is taken to Rivendell" framed version. Rivendell,
Bridge" framed version. The
Shire, Frodo, Sam
to no-one". at Aragorn's
Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Arwen, Gondor.
Nov. 8, 2015
vision of Barad-d�r" in Mordor.
any hope?" Pippin
asks Gandalf while looking towards Mordor.
Oct. 25, 2015
Aragorn's Tomb" Arwen,
Oct. 18, 2015
as remembered by Denethor
New page for Denethor
with new art:
Oct. 4, 2015
"I'm sorry, Sam. I don't know why I said that."
Gardener's Concern" Sam:
"It's the Ring."
�..an image of the splendour of the kings of men, in glory undimmed
before the breaking of the world.�
Vision of Barad-d�r" in Mordor
the Ring" Smeagol on his way to becoming Gollum
after killing Deagol for the One Ring. ��My Prrrreciousss�!�
City of Kings" in Gondor
Tree" withered in the courtyard of Minas Tirith of Gondor.
Sept. 27, 2015
New page with new art: Easterlings:
Portrait of an Easterling. Easterlings march into Mordor. The Black
Gate is shut.
New page with new art: Elf-lord:
"Elf-lord" Removed by
artist's request as not intended to be included with other Tolkien
Sept. 13, 2015
Celebrimbor at the forge" Sauron
in his fair form as Annatar, giver of gifts, teaching Celebrimbor to
make Rings of Power that just happen to have that added back door
for the One Ring.
New page, includes the same
art as above for Annatar and Celebrimbor at the forge.
Sept. 6, 2015
of Melkor" aka Morgoth
of Sauron" Melkor and Sauron's pages
Sauron" Melkor and Sauron's pages
Aug. 30, 2015
and Elves once fought and died together�
mercy" 'Show them no mercy, for you shall receive none.'
Aug. 23, 2015
to the Grey Havens" (movie)
(movie). Arwen suspects Elrond of not telling her the whole vision.
long-awaited reunion". Arwen
have found their Captain" �The men have found their Captain�
..they will follow you into battle, even to death.�
Merry" "Courage, Merry. Courage for our friends."
This artwork was not yet uploaded by error from July, now up.
son!" Denethor laments the loss of his first son, and
the failings of the second. Boromir
stead" �Since you are robbed of Boromir, I will do what I can
in his stead.�
burning" �The house of his spirit crumbles.. He is burning.
shadow" �You and I have both passed under the wings of the
at the Houses of Healing.
is drawn from a wound.�"
new page. The new art placed here is:
of Th�oden" "You have no power here, Gandalf the Grey!"
would remember their old strength better if they grasped your
of Rohan" �Summon every able-bodied man to Dunharrow�
Aug. 16, 2015
Repaired some links for �owyn and Legolas.
at Meduseld in Rohan.
Added all of the images of �owyn at Meduseld to �owyn's
page from Rohan's page.
Lady of Rohan" "Like a morning of pale Spring still clinging
to Winter's chill" �owyn
told you to take the wizard's staff!" Grima
took a little tumble..." Orc brags to Legolas
no soldiers." Aragorn
hears Legolas' warning at Helm's Deep and takes offense.
nothing for you here, only death.�" Arwen
hears Elrond's warning about marrying Aragorn.
"Our people are leaving these shores..." Rivendell
Aug. 2, 2015
in Fangorn Forest with Treebeard aka Fangorn.
July 25, 2015
�omer asks, �What business does an Elf, a Dwarf, and a Man have in
July 18, 2015
Th�odred before him" �omer
�owyn, brother and sister" �omer
spies slip past our nets..�" �omer
abandoned these lands." �omer
�owyn before Th�oden" �omer
July 5, 2015
of the Kings" The Argonath, river entrance to Gondor.
would have gone with you to the end" Aragorn
says goodbye to Frodo.
peace, son of Gondor" Aragorn
says goodbye to Boromir.
sees that Boromir has died. �We came when we heard the horn, but too
late it seems.� �Alas,� said Legolas. �We should have been of more
of Boromir" Aragorn
wears Boromir's bracers. �Leave all that can be spared behind. We
June 28, 2015
tree city of the elves" L�rien
of Galadriel - will you look?" Galadriel
gifts of Galadriel" Galadriel
not posted until Aug. 23, 2015)
June 21, 2015
of Gandalf the Grey" Merry
and Pippin grieve for Gandalf outside Moria.
and guide" Boromir
and Gimli grieve for Gandalf outside Moria
in fire and shadow" Frodo
grieves for Gandalf outside Moria
great evil" Legolas
in Lorien looks back at Frodo after they are stopped for bringing
Realm of the Lord Celeborn" In Loth�rien.
June 14, 2015
of Caradhras" The Fellowship
a Took" Pippin.
confronts the Balrog. New page for the Balrog.
the Flame of Anor!" Gandalf
fire will not avail you..Flame of Ud�n!�" Balrog.
June 7, 2015
Ring..." movie-only: Frodo
realizes the Ring is missing while they're in the snow. It's
retrieved by Boromir.
Not book canon, but the picture could also illustrate Frodo showing
the mithril shirt after Moria.
Ring to Frodo." movie-only: Aragorn
a thing..." movie-only. Boromir
considers the Ring: �It is a strange fate we should suffer so much
fear and doubt over so small a thing. Such a little thing.�
help an old man..." Gandalf
stopping a blaming argument between dwarf and elf in front of Moria.
May 31, 2015
no mine. It is a tomb." Boromir
May 24, 2015
will be safe in Rivendell." Frodo and Sam in Rivendell*.
May 17, 2015
of Elrond" Frodo looks out over Rivendell
remember when we first met?" Aragorn
you'd bind yourself to me." Aragorn
that I hold." Arwen
May 10, 2015
with the four hobbits.
of her people". Arwen
cross the Ford". Nazgul
April 12, 2015
Master Gamgee" - Aragorn
March 29, 2015
Two sketches of Elrond strongly
reminding Isildur, even commanding him, to throw the One Ring into
the fires of Mt. Doom:
into the fire!"
it into the fire!"
March 22, 2015
very old friends?" Gandalf
�No visitors, well-wishers, or distant relations!� The
Birthday Cake" Bilbo
Bree" Bree. A WEASEL (ferret) in Bree!
The man in the corner of the Prancing Pony, known as Strider. Aragorn
March 15, 2015
could a Hobbit offer such a great lord of men?" Pippin
speaking with Denethor in Minas Tirith, Gondor. Made for the 2014
Calgary Expo. See the Pippin
page for more info.
turning back" Sam "". Made for the 2014 Calgary Expo. Sam
page for more info.
Added actor-autographed copy links for Haldir,
under the main picture.
for new page for Dori.
2014 Calgary Expo.
for new page for Fili.
2014 Calgary Expo.
for new page for Nori.
2014 Calgary Expo.
Company page now links to the new dwarf pages, and now shows
the company's image enlarged since it's alone and nearly
March 10, 2015
Soni kindly sent a large
version of "They will never stop hunting you", now clickable
from the earlier thumbnail under Frodo
March 8, 2015
never stop hunting you." Found under Frodo,
March 1, 2015
style painting" found under �owyn.
style painting" found under Frodo.
"Hoom Hoom" Updated Fangorn's
with thumbnail, added the picture
Feb. 8, 2015
think we should get off the road." The Ring makes Frodo
senstive to the approach of the Nazgul.
Feb. 1, 2015:
New section: Eagles,
with new art
Thorin's Company". Done for Cryptozoic EntertainmentTM
's Hobbit trading cards, preview shown March 11, 2014. She does not
intend to do any more sketch card sets.
Jan. 25, 2015
Three paintings of Sam:
after the fall of Gandalf
Sam uses a weapon: the phial of Galadriel
Sam uses Sting vs Shelob
Five paintings of Frodo:
after the fall of Gandalf
claiming the One Ring
going to Valinor
ship goes to Valinor
Paintings with both Frodo and Sam, loaded in the
Frodo section also viewable on Sam's page:
Shire" walking in the field past comfort represented in the
background by a house.
Sam and Frodo camping on the way out of the Shire.
Sam and Frodo dealing with the loss of Gandalf.
Mordor" Sam and Frodo entering the Emym Muil bordering Mordor.
By" Frodo, Sam, and Gollum
try to go past the Watching Stones.
On the slope of Mt. Doom, Frodo is exhausted from lack of sleep,
food, water, and the weight of the One Ring.
Sam can't carry the Ring, so he carries Frodo.
Frodo and Sam can't make it back from Mt. Doom on their own.
ride home". Eagles.
happier goodbye". Frodo and Sam at the docks.
Frodo". At the docks: Pippin,
and Sam say goodbye to Frodo. Sam will not have to ride home alone.
Much of this collection above is included in the closing credits of
the fan movie parody by Hillywood of Sam singing to Frodo "Let
Painting for Mordor:
Mt. Doom" The One Ring is destroyed in Mt. Doom and the effect
travels to Sauron and his works, destroying them (movie version).
Jan. 18, 2015
new section with new art:
Jan. 7, 2015
Maia who married an elf-king and protected his kingdom. In new
section for Melian.
Angmar" The Witch-king, leader of the Nazgul, before becoming
a wraith. Under Witch-king.
Lord". Under �omer.
with ribbons in her hair". In new section for Rosie.
Jan. 4, 2015
at the Battle of the Last Alliance.
defeated" at the Battle of the Last Alliance.
Dec. 29, 2014
New art in the Haldir
Dec. 28, 2014
new section with new art:
Dec. 6, 2014
(new section and new art):
(new section and new art):
once the Watch-tower of Amon S�l".
Nov. 16, 2014
the Dead: new section:
He shall pass the door to the Paths of the Dead.
Oct. 28, 2014
Sign of the Prancing Pony"
Oct. 18, 2014
the Witch-king". Gollum, Frodo,
Watching-stones. New art.
Mordor" new art
Rivendell" crossing (movie). Frodo, nazgul
defiance. (movie). Frodo, nazgul.
�owyn before Th�oden". �omer, �owyn, Th�oden, and Grima
Hall of Meduseld"
Sept. 26, 2014
flood Isengard". Also under Isengard.
engines night and day".
Sept. 10, 2014
Rides" Gandalf the White rides Shadowfax to Minas Tirith. Also
rekindled" Beacon lit.
on the wall as the One Ring is destroyed.
the Dead in Minas Tirith". The army of the dead comes to Minas
Tirith with Aragorn.
section with new art. Please click the image of the trolls to
more?" Trolls campfire - "Are there any more of you
little fellas 'iding where you shouldn't?' From The Hobbit. Also under Bilbo.
Sept. 3, 2014
Some thumbnailing started.
Gondor" Also under Gondor.
new art added:
the Dead" green sketch card with thumbnail. Previously only
had the thumbnail and wasn't put online.
the Dead" black and white sketch card
the King" Aragorn with Anduril. Also under Aragorn.
new art added:
of Angmar leads Sauron's army to war." Also placed on the
Valar Guild's rotating images on the opening page.
Mordor: new art:
One Ring is destroyed."
Aug. 31, 2014
Some art with more than one
character is now also listed under the other characters as well for
ease of finding for the reader, and for illustrating articles about
that character Also true for places. Some are mentioned under Aug.
New art section with new art, including both the character aka
"Treebeard" and the forest named after Fangorn.
told Gandalf I would keep you safe, and safe is where I�ll keep
you.". Treebeard, Merry, and Pippin
of these trees were my friends, gentle creatures that I knew from
nut and acorn�� Treebeard, Merry, and Pippin.
"Merry, lost in Fangorn
Forest". Also previously under "Merry", so it's not new to the site.
waters" Pippin in Fangorn forest by the water with an
Storeroom" with Pippin.
I will not say 'do not weep'.
Pippin: (section not yet made, see
a Took!" with Gandalf in Moria
Aug. 22, 2014
New art added:
Attack" also for Merry and Pippin.
Hobbits!" also for Merry and Pippin.
Boromir and Frodo
Alliance of Men and Elves"
Image of the blessing
is now here as well as in the Frodo
Rivendell" The vision of Galdriel in Rivendell, during the
leave-taking" Dawn ends the White Council, Galadriel takes
leave of Gandalf. Also in the Galadriel
way?" Mordor, is it right or left? Added here, already
in the Frodo
light in the dark"
Gandalf the White listens to Aragorn's comment.
"accidentally" kills a Corsair.
Sam leaving the Shire"
Mordor" Sam and Frodo looking out over the Emyn Muil.
Merry and Pippin:
don't think he knows about second breakfast"
Aug. 21, 2014
Images removed by the artist's request: 1
Boromir, 1 Boromir and Faramir, 2 Faramir, 1 Arwen, 1 Elrond, 1
Eomer, 2 Gandalf, 1 Gandalf and Frodo, 2 Frodo, 3 Frodo and Sam, 2
Gil-galad, 3 Sam
New art added!
in the LotR.
of all things" listed under Frodo.
after the fall of Gandalf
bewildered and bewuthered
going on an adventure. New.
arrives in Rivendell. New.
What has it got in its pocketses?"
LotR: pocketed Ring.
Aug. 17, 2014
you all!". Gandalf.
Aug. 2, 2014
of Bilbo may rule the fate of many." Gandalf.
July 27, 2014
elves!" (movie version). Sam
July 5, 0214
from Elrond as they set out on their journey. (also to go on
way?" Frodo asking Gandalf which way to go outside of
Rivendell. (Also to go on Gandalf)
shirt" Frodo reveals the mithril shirt that saved him in
Frodo decides to leave the Fellowship. Topps sketch card.
June 29, 2014
June 15, 2014
new section, three new pieces of art:
Half-elven" (also on Elrond)
new section, two new pieces of art:
Balin, son of Fundin, Lord of Moria�" (also on Balin)
look upon her fall under her spell��" (also on Frodo,
new section, new piece of art:
Magnificent, and the Arkenstone"
June 5, 2014
of Rivendell". Arwen and Frodo on Asfaloth lure the Nine into
the Ford of Bruinen. In section Rivendell.
June 4, 2014
History" new art in section Thranduil.
to the Last Homely House". In section Rivendell.
looking down into the valley. In section Rivendell.
Elrond Helf-elven" in Rivendell. In section Rivendell.
(Added to Bilbo,
runes". In section Rivendell.
(Added to Balin
(new section June 29, 2014), Bilbo,
of father and daughter". Elrond and Arwen. In section Rivendell.
(Added to Arwen,
June 3, 2014
Dwalin" including works in progress. In new section Dwalin
an Elven-king" in the finished version along with an early
signed by Mark Ferguson. In section Gil-galad.
Frodo in the Shire: On a bridge pulling up a bucket. In
Thorin Oakenshield", detail,
Thror's map", including works in progress. In new
Party". In new section "Thorin's
Thranduil", including works in progress. In new section Thranduil
the cave troll", in section Legolas.
Feb. 20, 2010
From her blog
Dec. 24, 2009:
Weasel's LotR Guide to Receiving Unwanted Christmas Presents
Politely" on this page below Characters, Places, Topps Cards.
From her site
under Lord of the Rings newer work:
sketchcard - Aragorn03a" In section Aragorn
In section Arwen.
In section Haldir.
In sections Haldir, Legolas.
In section Lorien.
From her site
under Lord of the Rings:
In sections Aragorn, Arwen.
In section Boromir.
In new section Celeborn.
In section Eowyn.
sections Frodo, Lothlorien, Sam.
In section Galadriel.
Jan. 31, 2009
Added sections for Gondor , Moria, Osgiliath, and Topps Cards.
Added pictures from a Jan. 14, 2009 email.:
The fading of Arwen and Rivendell.
Arwen, "There is
Arwen with the banner.
Arwen mourns Aragorn's death.
Searching in the rain for
Prince Theodred or his body.
During the drinking game.
At the coronation.
In autumnal Rohan.
Eowyn, the White Lady of Rohan.
�owyn at Th�odred's bedside.
the contented gardener in the Shire.
Sam and Frodo passing through the Shire in September.
View of the Party Field in the Shire.
, the golden twilight.
Jan. 16, 2009
"looking thoughtful during the Council of Elrond."
vs the Nazgul Witch-king.
Jan. 15, 2009
Portal pictures above for entering the Characters
and Places sections, made especially for this page. Thank you!
Jan. 14, 2009:
Aragorn as Strider. Aragorn at Bree. Leading the Hobbits into the
wild. Aragorn and Legolas fleeing the Paths of the Dead.
Faramir in plate armor (magnificent oil painting, added to the Valar
Guild index page). Faramir in Ithilien in Autumn. Spying Gollum.
Frodo feels the influence of the Ring. Sam and Frodo upon the slopes
of Mt. Doom.
2nd Age and detail. Celeborn and Galadriel
Aragorn leading the Hobbits "into the wild". Sam and Frodo upon the
slopes of Mt. Doom.
Seeing the Crebain from Dunland. Aragorn and Legolas fleeing the
Paths of the Dead. Inspecting arrow fletching.
new section. Merry lost in Fangorn Forest.
and Frodo upon the slopes of Mt. Doom. Sam vs Shelob
section added: Annatar in the 2nd Age and detail.
Art by The Bohemian Weasel. Webwork by Varda-(Valar), pictures
hosted by AuStein-(T), text hosted by Alatar-(Valar).
[Need to add Jan. 15, 2009 email art. Completed Jan. 14, 2009 both
[Completed Aug. 18, 2014 emailed art removals and additions from the
first batch. Started the second batch.]
Other areas: permission letter excerpt Jan. 14, 2009:
You had asked if I'd mind my artwork possibly being used to
illustrate poems or stories there.
Well to answer that, no, I really don't mind at all as long as the
stories/poems are of the kind that are respectful to Tolkien's
work and don't throw the characters into romances, particularly
with each other, lol. Though I did just have a quick look at the
site and what I saw seemed lovely, and very 'Tolkien'. I was
particularly taken by a 100 word 'drabble' on Legolas coming home,
aww. But yes, please feel free! And of course the same goes with
the Encyclopedia. :)
It's just a shame that some of my recent works, which I also liked
a lot, were done for under a license which means I don't know if
you could use it on your site. (They're the works I did for Topps
trading cards, and have the movie logo stamped on them.) But
I was very glad to be asked to partake, especially as my work was
vetted first of all by a guy from New Line cinema. So huzzah, I'm
an official LotR artist. :)