Ted Nasmith

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The Arkenstone (Hobbit Card Game)

Artwork for The Hobbit Card Game; Sophisticated Games, Cambridge UK 2012. All works gouache on board, 3 ¾” x 5 ¾” “That stone of all the treasure I name unto myself, and I will be avenged on anyone who finds it and withholds it.“― Thorin[1] “The Arkenstone was discovered by Thráin I soon after the establishment of the dwarf-kingdom …

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Dáin Ironfoot

Artwork for The Hobbit Card Game; Sophisticated Games, Cambridge UK 2012. All works gouache on board, 3 ¾” x 5 ¾” “Dáin II or Dáin Ironfoot (Third Age 2767 – 3019, aged 252 years) was the Lord of the Iron Hills and King under the Mountain. In his life, he fought in the Battle of Azanulbizar, the Battle of Five Armies and the Battle of Dale. He was renowned as a …

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Orcrist, The Goblin Cleaver

Artwork for The Hobbit Card Game; Sophisticated Games, Cambridge UK 2012. All works gouache on board, 3 ¾” x 5 ¾” Made in Gondolin for the “Goblin Wars” according to master Elrond.  Whatever the history, a usably fine blade no doubt. “Exactly what happened to Orcrist at Thorin’s funeral isn’t completely clear. The Hobbit tells us that the sword …

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When the Thrush Knocks

Artwork for The Hobbit Card Game; Sophisticated Games, Cambridge UK 2012. All works gouache on board, 3 ¾” x 5 ¾” “Stand by the grey stone when the thrush knocks, and the setting sun with the last light of Durin’s Day will shine upon the key-hole.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit “Thrushes are large speckled brown birds with a …

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The Dog Ate My Blogwork?

“Well, I’m back!” said Samwise, in the closing line of The Lord of the Rings. I’ve been aware of my lack of input here over the last number of weeks, something I hope you’ll forgive. Providing regular updates on my work progress is something of a challenge–though always worthwhile. In my (partial) defence, for most …

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Dec. 17.12 Continuing with A Game of Thrones

Work is progressing well on A Game of Thrones. The artwork was commenced around this time last year, with a pencil drawing I named ‘Winter is Coming’ intended for the signature page. In the weeks that followed, I switched mainly to a competing commission, artworks for a card game devised for The Hobbit, requiring a …

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Message About Email Contact

To all, I have now re-established email@tednasmith.com as the contact e-address. Our apologies for any inconvenience. I look forward to your comments and inquiries as always. Warm Regards, Ted

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Welcome to my new online home!

Dear friends, It’s with considerable pride, pleasure and gratitude that I hereby introduce this, my new, more efficient website! Welcome to a whole new showcase of my work, I hereby invite you in to browse. Enjoy the many familiar images in an elegant new setting. Note the new features and new images on offer. I’m very honoured …

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Archived Blog Posts, 2004–2010

This is a gathering of archived posts of my blog from my old website covering about a 6 year period. December 2010 Archives December greetings to one and all! Bradford Ontario, where I live with Marian, has just had its first proper snow storm. Time for boots, scarves, wood fires, and hot cider; how the …

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Eastwatch by the Sea

Media: Gouache on illustration board My 15th painting of an imagined castle from Westeros.4

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