Strider by frodo

Strider

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Added: Nov 12, 2001
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'I think said Frodo, one of the enemy spies would - well, seem fairer and feel fouler,if you understand'. I see laughed Strider. I look foul and feel fair, is that it?...all that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost....

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frodo's picture

I suppose Forest it depends wether your in the spring of your life, or like us, can remember when films were shown in black or white. From the youngsters point of view, everybody passed 30 are considered over the hill, ha... to me anybody under forty is still pretty young....anyway Forest!judging by your photo I can`t belive your over thirty ...

forestrogers's picture

I love your take on him! Having loved the books since my (ancient) childhood, and having my own long-held mental image, I've found many recent versions of Strider (film included) too young and too overtly 'handsome.' This is just the ticket, to my mind! Now you make me want to manifest my version too...

frodo's picture

Thanks Keri thats what I was trying to achive, although I think I made his chin one size larger than it should be...

soulofafairy's picture

Remarkable use of light in this piece. His eyes are so realistic. You really captured his spirit!

frodo's picture

Thanks..I made a model of him out of plastersine, and move the light around it, until some subtle shading came through...

Guest's picture

Really nice, I love the shadows on the face.

...*reads other comments*

Hehe. The picture shows Strider's REAL age, late 40's - mid 50's. Good work.

frodo's picture

Na! all that is gold, does not glitter! in other words Strider was not as good looking as the film version would have you think...

Guest's picture

Nice painting but this Aragorn looks like old Bilbo!

frodo's picture

It`s really a photo of a model I made, and then just worked over it in Photoshop...

allenp's picture

This is a great portrait...very realistic.

frodo's picture

ha! ...not Tolkien elves!

Guest's picture

the eyes are really good but theyre scary my elves are running away!!

frodo's picture

Thanks Deniz! ...you can now see the rest of the picture "Prancing Pony"...

prelude's picture

it seems like he's going to turn his face to me every time i look at this picture..Smile i can't believe the way these colours make a blank paper this much alive! perfect lightning .. it's my favourite in your galery.

frodo's picture

Don`t worry Chris, I always getting foot & mouth...every time I open my mouth,...I put my foot in it. ha!

frodo's picture

thats what I was trying to get across, if I get a move on, you will be able to see the whole picture....hope you enjoyed your holiday Chris!

caitmf1's picture

god, i even misquoted that, not all those that wander are lost,.

caitmf1's picture

ive said this before but this is a very opwerful picture, and it doesnt look like the animated picture of strider but it has that same feeling, of someone loyal, brave, weatherbeaten, all that is gold does not glitter, not those who wander are lost.

frodo's picture

Thanks Chris!...this is really a detail of a larger picture that I`m doing, of Strider and Frodo`s first meeting at the Pony Inn...

Guest's picture

Awesome.
So much character.
He looks seasoned, wise, and tough!
Great interpretation of Strider!
Absolutely unique!

frodo's picture

Cheers Steve, there will be more posted in the near future..

frodo's picture

Thank you Anneke! your comment is much appreciated.

Guest's picture

Well, this one's a great start. Now all you have to do is give us more pictures to peruse. Wink

abroenink's picture

Terry, what a wonderful detail there is in this image. Especially the eyes are beautiful, but the wrinkles are very skilled too!

Art at its best.