Leaving Bagend by caitmf1

Leaving Bagend

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Added: Sep 16, 2001
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a picture of merry and pippin talking to sam gamgee and all the cartloads are packed full of frodos belongings ready to go to his new home. fixed up the poses abit.. but pretty much all i can do to this picture.ive totally repainted over the hobbits and redone them, im much happier with it now.

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caitmf1's picture

by the way kenneth, ur one of the most impressive digi artists ive seen.

caitmf1's picture

i saw the movie on its opening night kenneth, what a awesome movie, ive seen it twice now and want to see it again, i love it,specialy gandalf.

d-stroy's picture

I saw the movie 2 days ago, and I must say that when I saw all your LotR pics I recognised it directly with out even see the name or the comments you wrote to it. They are all wonderful masterpieces and you have captured the both the spirit and the look exactly. As I said before: You’re pro…

caitmf1's picture

a day can range from 3 hours to 16, on average id say around 8 hours may.

Guest's picture

Wonderful as usual, I am becoming quite a fan. Now I am really curious (as I paint/draw with the speed of a turtle with several broken legs), how much is four days? I mean approx. how many hours?

caitmf1's picture

thanks, this took me four days to paint,ive been paitning for ages now, and those bbc tapes rock too, i have some.

Guest's picture

As Merry and Pippen walk through the woods, they come across Sam Gamgee. This reminds me of one of the Tolkien tapes i have. Once again another fantastic picture *sighs* when will my work ever be to this standard? How long did it take you to complete this painting and how long have you been painting?

caitmf1's picture

ive gone back and fixed up pippins trouser, and hand which ifelt were the main problem, but this is not really a pictuer i like that much.

caitmf1's picture

thanks mark, actually the new one is soon to be uploaded. stamina,, u kidding, have trouble climing up my staircase. kidding.i do a painting a week. so im not that fast, but tahts ontop of comissioned work so taht doesnt leave alot of time to do anything else.

lockett's picture

Christian, I'm speechless. How do you keep up this relentless pace? Painting after painting, all excellent quality and so detailed too! You must have the stamina of a marathon runner. I can't help but be impressed by both the volume and the quality of your work. Amazing, keep on keepin on mate.

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*sighs dreamily* I feel like I'm just strolling though the Shire and seeing this take place. I've read into what Adrian has said about the figures needing a bit o work, but I think you could easily overcome that if you go back to anatomy for a bit. I know when I loose my touch when it comes to drawing particular things I just need to reintroduce it back in my system. Tis a very beautiful painting though.

caitmf1's picture

no, i like critisism, infact i went back and because of ufixed up rivendell, as much as is possible, and also fixed up swamp battle, the hands of the man, and as i said, what does not kill us makes us stronger. that means that if u can listen to critism and learn from it it will make u a beter artist. ive gone back to using a certain amount of photoreference now, ie. doing a few sketches, than photographing something simliear with a digi camera and seeing if everything makes sense. just the word disasterouse i found abit offensive, but be assured all good artists want to get beter and that doesnt happen without a kick up the backside, and u serve as a good boot alot of the times.

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Hey Chris I didn`t say disastrous, I said 'a little bit disastrous', just like I am a little bit polemic (just a tiny little bit though Tongue) I`d be very glad if you came over to my gallery to critisize (raises my page stats too as a nice side effect), and hell of course my anatomy isn`t any better (it`s even WAY WORSE than yours which is just a little bit disastrous...) One doesn`t have to be better than someone to be able or allowed to critisize him or her, and since you`re an honest guy yourself I think you can take criticism isn`t it? Of course 'disastrous' is a relative term: Compared to me you are a true master in anatomy, compared to Michelangelo your anatomy is disastrous. And since it`s Michelangelo and not me who sets the standards, was my judgement so very wrong? Wink

caitmf1's picture

i dont think my anatomy is great but i woudlnt call it disatrouse, ill go look at ur gallery to see if u can teach me anything about anatomy. what does not kill us only makes us stronger.

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thanks john, nice commming from u.

Guest's picture

The atmosphere here reminds me of gloomy old adventure games like Monkey Island or Simon the Sorcerer, especially the hobbit hole entrance is extra-gloomy...you would make a really great background artist for computer games. Your picture is full of leisure, but yet there is adventure lying in the air. You succeeded in not letting it look boring, even without action...a difficult task! Once again it`s the detail which forces your eyes to explore this artwork, just look at all those tiny wines around the white fence, damn I need to see a highres version of this one, can`t you upload one to your geocities page maybe?! As always, your characters look pretty awkward, stiff and anatomically a little bit disastrous (yeah I know you don`t use references, and yeah I know Vincent van Gogh didn`t pay attention to perspective and all but his stuff sells for millions...)

jeshannon's picture

Damn chris your good !! the colours and sharpness of this pic makes me want to work even harder to reach this level..very well done

caitmf1's picture

glad u like the shadow in the foreground, no ones comented on it, buti ts basically the shadow of another hobit hole opposite bilbos house.

caitmf1's picture

go go where?? hehehe.

caitmf1's picture

thanks marky mark.nice to see ur comments

caitmf1's picture

thanks eric, pretty nice of u to say, considering that most artists who have done tolkein at one stage or another are some of my biggest heros

Guest's picture

Brilliant! Chris.. I love the shaddow foreground, and the fields in the background. The is colour is superb!and Characters are well drawn ...just magic!..

Guest's picture

This is just ... well it's almost exactly the way I imagined it when I read the stories. Go Chris go!

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It seems that you are completing paintings at a very fast rate...but each image doesn't degrade in quality, it gets better. This is superb, the background is stunning and the playful, yet interegating image of Merry and Pippin adds humour!

archetype's picture

Seriously, a wonderful work! This is better than some of the works that end up in Tolkien books you see in the bookstores. Very nice!

Art at its best.