Darkness enters the Shire. by elven-nell

Darkness enters the Shire.

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Added: Mar 30, 2004
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An image that has always haunted me from "The Lord of the Rings." I wanted to make a contrast between the utter evil of the Wraith, and the innocence and "untaintedness" of the shire.
One of the larger watercolours I've worked on. It was too big to scan, so here is a photo of it. This took a rather long time to finish.
Inspired by John Howe's work.

Watercolour and gouache.

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elven-nell's picture

Thank you, Bill.

elven-nell's picture

Thanks Meredith! Heh, I've been too lazy to measure it, but it's approximately A2 size...I think, Haha.

elven-nell's picture

Thanks James, I'm glad you think so! It's always so nice to get a comment from you. Smile

elven-nell's picture

Well, thank you very much for your kind words, I really appreciate them. Smile

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Hehe, thanks Anne!

Guest's picture

Hey Nell -the Epilogue guest at the bottom was me BTW. It's still wonderful!

Guest's picture

Nell - absolutely brilliant work! Stunning!

Guest's picture

Before I read your description of this work, I was thinking. 'This is different for a piece focusing on a Ringwraiths - the surroundings look so light and normal.' I feel you've succeeded in your goal. The Wraiths were, IMHO, the most memorable and terrifying elements of FOTR - the screeching sound they made haunting. On a lighter note, I also love your tree and the grass! Smile

bcorbett67's picture

Lovely work Nell!

kyrn's picture

The grass the tree, the leaves...it's all amazing!! How big?

somerset's picture

Wonderful work, Nell! you have achieved the contrast you wanted brilliantly, using the mist to show the shift from his world to ours is beautifuly realised! fantastic details and your colours are excellent!

Art at its best.