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Sinister Squashling

Another one hour sketch to commemorate the upcoming All Hallows Eve. This piece has been purchased.

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All Hallows, Darkest Dark

A quick one hour sketch to commemorate All Hallows Eve. This piece has been purchased.

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Morla

The ancient one. Indifferent to the fate of the world, there are those who are completely consumed with the right to their own self-pity. My second piece from The Neverending Story. Purely a test in creating texture, I did not focus so much on lighting here. Several people who watched me draw this thought I […]

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The Confluence

The Nothing approaches. In an hour so dark as the ending of the world, one can only hope that we will set aside our differences. Even if only to be afraid together. Completed in June of 2016, The Confluence is a play on Michael Ende’s book; The Neverending Story. Sketch dimension is A4, medium consists of heavier graphites ranging from […]

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The Wizard and the Worg

The Wizard and the Worg is my fourth and final piece on Tolkien’s book; The Hobbit. A thrilling tale, the Wizard Gandolf and his dwarven companions find that they have insulted an underground labyrinth of orcs by escaping captivity. The orcs, who were close friends with the vile and untamed Worgs, chased Gandolf and his companions […]

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Riddles in the Dark

The third installment of my sketchbook is titled Riddles in the Dark. Completed in the spring of 2016, this piece is a depiction of my favorite chapter in J.R.R. Tolkien’s book; The Hobbit. An experimental piece, cubes are used to create depth while contradicting sources of lighting create false perspective. The title while true to its subject, is […]

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A Walk In The Rain

A Walk In The Rain is my first painting. This piece was inspired by a 3 a.m. walk in the cold December rain on the morning of December 30, 2014.

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The Trolls

The Trolls is the second piece in my series of sketches depicting scenes from J.R.R. Tolkien’s: The Hobbit. This piece recreates an original artwork in which J.R.R. Tolkien himself drew Mr. Bilbo’s tale encounter with the trolls. While no replica, the idea for this piece clearly mimics that of Tolkien’s. One of my favorite tales from the book, […]

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Introduction

Welcome to my art portfolio! My name is Derek Traver, and I’m a simple artist living in Charlotte, North Carolina. There are no real objectives here other than displaying a collection of my artwork, and hopefully that will be for years to come. I could find inspiration from anything really, so there’s no telling what I’ll […]

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