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July 4, 2010
Nazgul by *akreon
Featured by elicoronel16
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Nazgul

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Commission for :iconriitual: .

I really enjoyed painting this piece. Not only I love working with watercolours but it was also a perfect excuse to watch the whole trilogy once again.

:heart: LOTR

So, here it is Nazgul crossing the Ford of Bruinen :) Enjoy!

Oh and Merry Christmas Everyone!
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Człowiek jest natychmiast zaskoczony porywającym wizerunkiem wielkookiego, napierającego ogiera, którego stworzyłaś tak mocnego i potężnego, a jednocześnie tak widmowego, że zabiera chwilę by dostrzec właściwy temat obrazu: Upiór Pierścienia, z obnażonym mieczem, dosiadający rumaka. Tylko prawdziwie utalentowany artysta potrafi stworzyć prace jak ta, która dyktuje i naprowadza widza na taki odbiór. Oczy widza automatycznie naprowadzają narrację na głębsze myśli. Malarstwo ożywa przed naszymi oczami. Zawsze dostaję gęsiej skórki kiedy widzę obraz który manifestuje to zjawisko. Wszystkie twoje prace posiadają dwa bardzo mocne elementy: ruch i ogień. Twoje ”ruchome” dzieła wirują i atakują siłą najlepszych filmów akcji, nawet twoja martwa natura wydaje się być niesamowicie ożywiona, posiadająca jakąś siłę życia. To bardzo niezwykłe. I nie wiem czy kiedykolwiek widziałem czerwone i złote światło, czy to pochodzące od słońca czy płomieni ognia czy też włosów dziewczyny, płonące tak jaskrawo jak w twoich pracach. Nawet twoje mroczne obrazy, zatopione w cieniach i ciemno niebieskich barwach, tak jak ”Nazgul”, przywołują ten nieistniejący, a jednocześnie wszechobecny ogień - stworzony kilkoma odblaskowymi pociągnięciami zawsze płonącego ognia, widocznego tu i ówdzie w twojej pracy. Istnieje w twoich dziełach wyraźny i bardzo wyjątkowy styl, który bardzo imponuje i jest samą przyjemnością do ”odczytania”. Chciałbym mieć ten obraz u siebie na ścianie, po dawkę codziennej inspiracji. Z niecierpliwością oczekuję bycie świadkiem twoich artystycznych postępów w nadchodzących latach. Przewiduję wspaniałe rzeczy.


One is so immediately taken aback by the captivating study of the wild-eyed onrushing stallion, which you have made so very powerful and assaultive yet somehow spectral at the same time, that it takes a full beat before seeing the true subject of the painting, the Ringwraith with unsheathed sword who is actually commanding the steed. Only a truly talented artist produces works like this that dictate and direct such a “reading” from the viewer. The eyes are put into motion to automatically feed the narrative of the work to the deeper brain. The still painting becomes alive upon contact with the eye. I always get a chill each time a piece like this manifests this phenomenon. All of your artworks possess two powerful animating elements: motion and fire. While your “action” pieces swirl and charge and assault with the power of the best action movies, even your still-lifes and landscapes seem to be eerily alive with some inner animating life force. It’s quite remarkable. And I don’t know that I’ve ever seen red and golden light, whether sourced from the sun or actual burning flames or a maiden’s hair, burn quite so brightly as it does in your works. Even your dark pieces drowned in deep shadows and blue-black hues, like “Nazgul” evoke the very absence of this ubiquitous fire – with just the few reflective hints of your always burning fire springing from the few radiant bits visible in the piece. There is a real and very unique signature present throughout all of your works that is very impressive and a pleasure to “read”. How I wish this was hanging on my wall for daily inspiration. I am absolutely eager to witness the evolution of your artistic process over the coming years. I anticipate great things to come.
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On the main Deviant Art page, there is a button at the very bottom that dared me to randomly select a Deviant's art page. That randomly selected page had this wonderful painting included in the Deviant's favorite section.

I am so glad that I decided to hit that random button!

And to think what would happen if I hadn't. Would I have ever seen this magnificent piece of art among the thousands upon thousands of deviations here? Most likely not since I am not a member of any Lord of the Rings clubs here at Deviant Art.

This painting is so awesome that I'm afraid to nitpick. I know that I certainly couldn't do a better job! The only teeny tiny problem I have is that I think you could have done a better job with making the painting a bit darker and more sinister. The Dark Riders are supposed to be really scary and evil, but I feel that that didn't come across as well as it could have if you would have used more of the darker colors. Maybe it's just me.

Either way, this is an excellent painting and I look forward to seeing more! Great job!
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I agree with the other Critiques that you have gotten... This is an amazing piece of art work that deserves all the wonderful praises that you have and will get in the future with all your art work that I am sure you will come up with. You have a great imagination and a great skill of placing it on paper and digitally. I love the way you do your horses, it is unique and in my eyes (far better than most I have seen in a long time) - I like the way the colors flow together and the detail you place into your artwork. I really hope that you never stop being your own type of artist because it would be a shame to the art world. Continue the great job and I look forward to seeing more in the future.

JC
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So as to not repeat what the other critiques say...I will add these words.

The overall composition is phenomenal. The exagerrated size issues of the horse actually work quite nicely with the splashes to give the observer the sense that the Nazgul and mount are about to be leaping from the page.

The color choices give the entire piece a "other-worldly" quality that I really like. The barren trees in the background, along with the strong use of blues and other cool colors give me the sense that this is from another scene that was filmed in a winter landscape. I really like that.
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The composition is outstanding. I love the way you used the directional movement of lines leading your eye from the horses legs in the bottom right up to the top left following by the man's harsh sword to the top right. Though I do like the colour palette a lot, I think their needs to be more separation from the figure and the background. The figure would pop out a lot more if the background was a lot darker in general.
The man on the figure is very well done but I think there is room for improvement on the horse. Particularly In the jaw area near the reigns some more definition is needed. I do really like how you used white lines and form to make up your image, and the foggy appearance of trees in the top background adds a very nice touch to the atmosphere of the entire image. The image overall is very well done.
nymeriadire's avatar
Wow beautifully outstanding and incredibly done! :heart:
KellyGirl1's avatar
Excellent work!

Really beautiful watercolor work

Eijumy's avatar
wow, it looks awesome Love 
now i want to watch LOTR again :happybounce: 
Virgoferra's avatar
I came across this painting by chance and it made my day. It is amazing! I love the extreme dynamism and all details of the horse. 
tanjata's avatar
This has to be my favourite piece ever! <3 
Lynatoun's avatar
Wow beautiful!
labX12's avatar
looking for artists ,writers and video makers for a kickstarter super villain comedy.
like a picture out of the movies
"i-its a B-Black Ridder!" sam said  "RUN!"Frodo shouted *epic music proceeds to play*
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Likaseth's avatar
This is incredibly beautiful! Great work. What technique did you use?
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MagmaAquariusWolf's avatar
I love LOTR! I actually read the trilogy for a book report. It was awesome, and so were the movies! But, I don't like Shelob, that spider. Great job on this!
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