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The journey to Mordor by Shockbolt The journey to Mordor by Shockbolt
After three evenings this piece is finally finished...for now :-)

Of all themes and fantasy worlds, Middle-earth, The universe of Conan and Star Wars is what I hold closest to my heart.

Here You see a scene from my mind of the three Hobbits as they are on their journey to Mordor to destroy The Ring. Gollum, eager to lure them to Shelobs lair; Sam glancing over at Frodo who's struggling with an emotional battle within, feeling the heavy weight of the ring and the responisibility on his person to carry it to it's place of destruction...Mt Doom.

Painted in a single layer, 3 evenings, sizereduced alot. No reference used

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:iconmakhaon:
Makhaon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Incredible work. I love the colors. The entire moment is captured in this one piece.
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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deathvocals Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH, EVERYONE DRAWS SO FUCKING AWESOME!!!!!!
You included <3
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eemmaap Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o..on....ONE LAYER? Man, that's what I call skills! Really great done!
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iPeteQ Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
I wish you the best of luck, you are amazingly amazing artist indeed. :+fav:
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Lady-Of-The-Pen Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010   General Artist
Wonderful! I love how you gave your own spin of the characters instead of making them look just like the movies :D
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You :)
I'm considering myself lucky, to have "discovered" Middle-earth a long time before the movies, and therefor I'd much rather come up with my own versions of them than paint the ones Peter Jackson hired in as actors :)
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shadowlotr Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is really well done. It has great depth:)
I love the colors too:)
Great job!
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You :D
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:iconaltermentality:
Altermentality Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. This is amazing. The atmosphere, the expressions... it manages to somehow be both impressionistic and detailed... truly wonderful work right here.
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You for the nice feedback :D
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:iconaltermentality:
Altermentality Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:icongbindis:
gbindis Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Beautiful. I love the colours and the light!
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Looking back at this one, I feel I have to update it with a new and better version :D
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:iconpuddum:
Puddum Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. The atmosphere and emotion is very palpable!
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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jemms2012 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
so great :p
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:iconstrixcz:
StrixCZ Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I could really imagine that as an illustration for the book :nod: :+fav:
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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darkwonder02 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing. You can feel the emotion.
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JoInnovate Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
this is the most impressing piece of fantasyart i've seen on this site so far and i've seen a lot of fantasy stuff^^ incredible work on every detail.
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :-)
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The-Wandering-Ranger Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Hobbyist
another great work of art!
:)
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You!
I'm not much into "fanart" but illustrations based on lord of the rings is something I love to do
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The-Wandering-Ranger Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist
me too!
:)
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icclefairy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
great emotion shown in frodo, and love the background!
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You! I think I managed to get the hobbits to look a bit different than what You normally would have pictured them, based on the Lotr-trilogy :-)
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icclefairy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
yes you did but i think you can still tell them apart from their expressions!
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:iconombrenuit:
Ombrenuit Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
Really original hobbit!
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Scribe-of-Ethalas Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
Just gorgeous, I adore it
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You for the nice comment :-)
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Scribe-of-Ethalas Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
You're welcome :)
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
:wave: Hi! I wanted to let you know that I included this deviation in a news article today. [link]
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! always nice to be noticed :-)
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome. :aww:
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Nenya-Gorrym Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Freakin' amazing - totally awesome - I'm speechless!!! The emotions, the atmosphere, everything is perfect!!

I love the little glow that surrounds the ring!!

Another of your "best works ever". :)
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :-)
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EnD-Reitanna Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
the best piece i saw today...
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks...and sorry for the slow reply :-)
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:iconblindxheart:
BlindxHeart Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
wow! awesome work!
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :-)
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:iconblindxheart:
BlindxHeart Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
no problem ^^
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:iconslawin:
Slawin Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
Frodo's face is done simply great!... :+favlove:
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :-)
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JulieFairhurst Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
great work! how on middle-earth did you manage to do one layer! haha i find it impossible to do one layer for fear of messing up!!!:D
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Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
It's "easy" once You let go of the fear of messing up *evil grin*

I usually start off creating the background and then add the characters into it step by step...it's more work but not that hard once You get into this way of creating a picture. :-)
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JulieFairhurst Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
i'll have to give that a go! i do my characters first and then always struggle trying to do a suitable background!
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bearcavestudios Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
haha golum looks fat.. amazing stuff...
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You!
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