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And Back Again

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By arisuonpaa   |   Watch
Published: April 2, 2013
© 2013 - 2019 arisuonpaa
There are many paintings of Gandalf and Bilbo starting a journey, so I wanted to paint one where they are returning home. I'm still searching for my style by trying to keep things loose and leaving distinct brush strokes.

This painting started as a test for a paint program I've been making, but most of it was still done in Corel Painter. Some adjustments were done with Photoshop. The hobbit hole was referenced from photos taken on the Lord of the Rings movie set.
Image size
4941x3045px 20.4 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
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Kris7art Digital Artist
Fantastic! 
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poisonmonkeyHobbyist Digital Artist
This is very nice!
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SerandosHobbyist Digital Artist
i do love your artstyle, its calming and you can really imagine to walk along gandalf and bilbo in this world
proctorms's avatar
This is so cool!  I love it!  Thank you!!!
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MusesTouch-digiArtProfessional Digital Artist
Very nice! I love that it has such sharp brush edges and not all smoothed out. 
ricky4's avatar
Nice choice of color palette here! Excellent proportions and perspective! The visual trajectoire though seems to stall from the left but thanks to the lack of profondeur from the right which brings balance to your main piece! :thumbsup:
Aronja's avatar
AMAZING!!! Check out mine if youre interested :) I also do some hobbiton artworks (traditional art)
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WindySilverHobbyist Writer
Great work!
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nalmasHobbyist Digital Artist
This is so nice :) I would totally hang this on my wall if I lived on my own
Reichou's avatar
Waw awesome work !
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bigartisteArtHobbyist Traditional Artist
Really beautiful! I love the warm but fresh atmosphere.
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svyreHobbyist Digital Artist
I love the warm colors and sunny environment ^^ You did a great job on this!
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ForcedlactationloverHobbyist Writer
The idea and its depiction are lovely, but Bilbo came home to find his house and furnishings being auctioned off. Not quite so peaceful as this.  
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lisacredHobbyist General Artist
Love the colour tones! Keep it up!
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preston2694 Digital Artist
Simply beautiful. Great work!
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FyreflyskyHobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work.  I love the scratchiness of the painting. 
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NarstakStudent Interface Designer
I love the painting. Very atmospheric and just beautiful!
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Really beautiful work. It captures what's special about the story and their relationship. Wonderful!!
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Samachango64Hobbyist Artist
Wow! It's beautiful
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cejohnson356Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello again Ari,

The content, lighting, colors and medium are used well. I like your idea of leaving 'distinct' strokes. It really does make your work stand out. Great job all around. You do have a gift.

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