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The Witchking by Shockbolt The Witchking by Shockbolt
Finished version of the Work in progress save I posted earlier.

Random scene from Middle-Earth, The Witchking has taken a small army for a raid of unknown purpose. He strikes his large iron mace seemingly effortless, his Iron crown sparkling in the last of the sunlight. By the time the sun has gone down, this village will be no more.

Another of my fantasy paintings inspired by Tolkiens Middle-Earth, started several weeks ago and finished in less than 2 days all in all. No reference used, painted in several layers

Wacom and Photoshop used.

Do not use for any reason without asking for permission first.

*Many thanks to the person responsible for this DD, it warms my heart to see my images being appreciated :) *
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Given 2010-03-19
The Witchking by =Shockbolt is absolutely stunning! Everything flows together nicely to make this an outstanding fan artwork! ( Featured by rydi1689 )
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BlackCruzeX Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Great one,keep up with good work !
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LemonLyman Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Amazing! Both the fore- and background are stunning!
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LemonLyman Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Really love the foggy appearance. And the witch-king looks very-very menacing. One can almost feel the thrill of the battle. I just can't praise it enough!
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AlexandrescuPaul Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you have some good art here mate!
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dragonmaximus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
sublime
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Nighteyes1 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Glorious
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Shockbolt Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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lordtrigonstar Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
The troll owning!!!

--

Trigon: Did Arella told you what happen to your father?

Raven: She told me enough. She told me you kill him.

Trigon: No, I am your father.

Raven: NO!!!
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LordBloodySoul Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh how I love the witchking! My most favourite character in the whole middle earth universe! :love:
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HunDrenus Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
What a...!! Man! That's amazing! :O
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Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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pepaputa Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
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HeroicCoward Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Wow, looks great! :+fav:
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eedwardgrey Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
I like the effect of the flowing robes on the witch king and the energy it gives the entire picture
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Manweri Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, that is some excellent artwork from my favourite books/movies ever! I love the use of foreground and background characters, and all the motion from the wind and the arrows. The highlights look great as well. :)

Fantastisk flott arbeid, og graturlerer med en velfortjent DD! :clap:
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Storytellertobe Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
This is an amzing piece of artwork, it looks incredible. Very well done
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Hi ...Dear ... Shockbolt ...!!!
Your Fantastic Art work
... The Witchking
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
if you don't mind...:heart:..............................................This is an invitation to Joint... if you Want...!!!
best regards.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!! :iconaction-portraits:
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LordJhredmo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Not enough depictions of the Witch-king are so accurate and yet so stunning. Thank you, sir.
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Roxora419 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow:
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010   General Artist
THE AWESOME!!
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adorety Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent. Fantastic composition and realization. Like the look of all the characters and the troll slugging the guy. Very cool.
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Anarloth Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work again!
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coolio2654 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Nice simple style, provides balance to a world where sadly newer styles of drawing draw attention from our known and loved styles. Good job man.
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erodelbmud2 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Do you know if the witchking has a backstory?
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jobagjumping Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
great work...
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stargate4ever23 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, very cool work! :clap: Outstanding!
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kiser3 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
My I use this for an avatar in a private forum? You will be credited!
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Kroevyn Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
This is EPIC! Great work :)
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julicheru Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Stunning indeed!
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davidbrown Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
nice work
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Artimoi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
great work. it gives off the horror and terror that the witchking envokes, love it, well done
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BlueSummerBird Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is just... I can't find any words. Speechless!
Du er fantastisk!
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Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Takk :)
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AnubisJoe Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Wow! Stunning!
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Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Stealthero Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not really a LOTR fan, but this artwork is amazing, I apreciate a lot the colours, detail and deepness you gave to this, its totally an epic win :D :+fav:
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Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You :D
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JoshuaDunlow Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is 10 kinds of awesomeness !!!
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Shockbolt Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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KingdomAlion Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
If my eyes bulged any more than they did when i saw this, i would be dead. awesome :+fav:
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Shockbolt Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:XD: Thanks for commenting
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MebedielAdonneniel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Student Writer
this is actually exactly how i imagined the witchking as opposed to the movie version of him X)
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Shockbolt Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I loved the movies but this is also how I see the Witchking too :)
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MebedielAdonneniel Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Student Writer
same =)
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SecondsWalker Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
It's cool seeing the witch king completely invisible like that, rather than having some sort of phantom head or having his hood up like he usually does
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Shockbolt Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I can agree with You there :)
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t0mma Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Student General Artist
Rett og slett imponerende. Er helt målløs her jeg sitter. Lett favoritt, dette her!
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Shockbolt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Takker :D
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oro-elui Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
just stunning.
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Shockbolt Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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