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    wee update: Glaurung in Nargothrond

    I've been listening to The Silmarillion on audiobook again lately. Some of the names are so evocative. Sirion, Beleriand, Doriath etc. Here's a couple of scenes inspired by this great book.

    Pete

    PS: I know the second image needs some sort of human/elven presence, but everything I added didn't seem to work. ho hum.

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    aw, Pete - beautiful! I dont think an Elf is needed in the second piece, its cool as it is
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    guess who!

    Love em bro. excellent colour palletes, composition, and of course lighting. Respect

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    i agree with molly- beautiful pieces! and i also think the second piece is nice as it is, not that im experienced in that field. Im not familiar with the story, but i could imagine a child playing in the ruins

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    great atmosphere! that first one is breathtaking.

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    Fab work Pete... Really struggled with 'The Silmarillion' myself, but indeed, great inspiration in the names. Love the saturated colours in the second piece.

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    Simply stunning work! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    W00t Pud!

    Awesome stuff! In the first one I might would have changed to angle of the sun so as the glowstreak didn't coincide with the bridgething.

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    Not enough Silmarillion inspired pieces in my opinion - these are fantastic!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Awesome stuff man.

    I love the absence of presence in the second piece, infact to me it kind of makes the emotional impact. Theres a lonely, "lost in time" kind of sense that you (or maybe its just me being the werido that I am) get from ruins and abandoned buildings. Like there used to be people here, there's evidence of that, but then something happened...Maybe they moved to greener fields, or the civilization fell into disarry and abadoned this structure. Were there feasts and partys held here? grand ceremonies of kingly sucession? what words echoed in those halls when there were people there? Its like an invitation to imagine a story. Fantastic.

    If I were to make a suggestion, it would be that the horse is alittle too sharp, edgewise. I also think another animal, doing its thing inside the structure would add to the abandoned feeling the piece evokes, as well as add to the element of reclaimation already present due to the hanging vines and mosses.

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    Thank you for these, Pete !
    Hope all is well for you, buddy. Shoot me some news from time to time.
    On a more personal side, I'm actually praying all kind of gods for not fall against you next Last Man Standing.
    Do you have more of these ?
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    My 2 favourite things - Tolkien and Summer Pudding - TOGETHER!!!

    Absolutely awesome work again Pete. My heart skipped a beat when i saw it was new work from you, and when I saw that these were Tolkien inspired it skipped a few more!

    I couldn't save these fast enough! Thank you for keeping us all inspired! Will you be doing any more of these soon? I hate the wait between new pieces from you!

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    great environments. the mood is nice in both of them.

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    Oh what a MASSIVE book, I struggled, but I read through it. Did some Melkor fanart myself

    These though, are breath taking. I love your lighting on the first part!

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    feels right, good work

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    i love the second one , but how big are those thrones/chairs supposed to be.
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    Wow, awesome work! You did a great job at catching a couple of scenes from Tolkien's work, simply breathtaking!

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    The only thing i'd like better about these images is that there are so few of them. There's a lot of inspiration in that book, so i hope there'll be some more where this came from.

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    pete,
    must say, this your works are really cool. want more from the silmarillion, because im really big fan of tolkiens work.
    as others said, there is a lot of inspiration in this book (especially first epizodes from valinor, there is not much pictures from this).
    all of us will wait for your next work GJ

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    cool stuff. Particuarly like the first one - the treatment on the ships is spot on!

    The second one is good too. nice mood and sense of history. The chairs seem oddly placed though, off to one side. I would expect they would be placed centrally on the platform as I suspect they are thrones, but then they are preseted with facing to the darkness which doesn't make sense when I imagine when they were in their prime.

    If there was light filtering from the right facing the thrones, it would suggest more to this area than we see. Maybe its because if the high contrast that's throwing me. I would imagine any architect would want to present their king/ queens in the best light to anyone visiting and so would structure architecture to do so...but what do I know?I'm guessing anyway.

    Over all though, nice work!
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    Big fan of the Silmarillion and all things Tolkien. Great work on these man. Is the first one the final attack against Melkor?


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    I think the grazing horse in the second piece really makes it, no other presence is needed. It makes me want to be there.

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    Love them, the Silmarillion is an amazing book!

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    being a true fan of Silmarillion I think you really nailed the mood in "Ruins of Doriath". Don't add anyone into that pic, it has to be completely desolate I think.. The first one has the epic scale of the book but I just think there was no ships involved in assault on Nargothrond (I checked the image name), they crossed Narog by the bridge. I thought the image looked more like scouring of Brithombar and Eglarest (where elves escaped with boats).

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    I really love Silmarillion and other books written by J.R.R. Tolkien. These two pictures are beautiful. Very nice colors. My favourite is the second one, and I think that you don't need to draw human there. This is absolutely great work!

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    The greens and haze on the first one
    are superb ! great work Pete.
    nice sense of scale on both and
    good storytelling
    so cool.

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    great stuff! some of my favorites from you

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    More please!!!! The Silmarillion is a great book indeed, and you deifnetly do justice to Tolkien's grand vision.

    Also, the mosaic on the walls in the second image is amazing, really adds realism to the image.

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    I really like these pieces. I enjoyed the Silmarillion so much I have a DnD campaign based on the early kingdoms.

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    man the atmosphere and sense of scale are great in these! thanks for posting!

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