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JRR Tolkien by AudreyBenjaminsen JRR Tolkien by AudreyBenjaminsen
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Let me first just say that I am so very very VERY VERY verrrryyy stoked for the Hobbit movie this December. And then secondly, without further ado... a tribute to the brains behind it all... the man the legend, the eyebrows... Mister John Ronald Reuel Tolkien! (I did not even know "Reuel" was a name- but I suppose it is.) I really have been working my butt off with painting this semester, so for this project I felt the need to indulge in a well needed frenzy of line work.
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kawaiimyv Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017
Hi Audrey.
The colors you work with are simply amazing.
I love reading and trying to promote Literature over my little city in the Northeast of Brazil, so if I'm not being inconvenient I'd like to ask if you sell digital arts for bookmarks purposes.
Keep the good art.
Best regards,
Mandy
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persian-pirate Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
this is just soo amazing I can't even find the right words O__o love it all, the details, colours, expression, the touch with the dragon... so amazing and adorable! your style is truly beautiful :heart:
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warbro22 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
war is hell incarnated by humanity 
war never changes 
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:icongothold:
gothold Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
One of the greatest if not THE greatest writers of fantasy that has ever put pen to paper!
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:iconcemungudh:
cemungudh Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so great artwork!
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:iconvan84:
van84 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
Amazing!
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:iconmelli-mello:
Melli-mello Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
wonderful
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bigartisteArt Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice work. I like the style. 
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Faunwand Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
:) Featured in tolkien
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:iconanastasiyakosenko:
AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing.
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Rhaenysthefirst Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
it's so beautiful *Free Icon/Emote* Toothless (Love it!) 
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Itroun Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice picture:) my favourite drawing with Tolkien
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KeatonsGhost Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Wonderful!! :heart: Best portrait! 
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ScribblerMather Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
I'd say the work paid off. The background is intricately detailed but not overwhelmingly so, and Tolkien's expression is perfect - he looks as wise as Gandalf and as friendly as Bilbo (I apologize for how cheesy that was, but I couldn't think of any other adequate description).  
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ViggoSJ Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student
Wonderful
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wonderful piece :)
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SarahBlevins Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this so much! I like it because  of the attention to details and the execution of your technique. You captured his essence, and it is more realistic, I think, than a photo-realistic image of him. Great job! It's going in my favorites. I'm working on a compilation of illustrations inspired by his songs and poems :)
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Shishkina Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
That's great!
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Protey17 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Interface Designer
WoW! Spectacular 
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digging-4-more Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sooooo pretty! all that detail! eeee!
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AllTimeAlone Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
The Master of creating new worlds. The masterpiece of his work. Good picture of him : )
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Radiolaire Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How absolutely charming! I don't know what I love the most: his earnest Professor-y face, the intricated background, the pet dragon, the hands or the Middle-earth map... Adore the texture work on the jacket and flowers.
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ZagaBobmaster Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this picture on Tumblr and at that moment I knew I needed to get this tattooed!
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Nahar-Doa Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Well done sir. its just amazing. :)
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Tenkochan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Awesome!!!
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crunchy-toast Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! and was the movie good too?
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Kandiwee777 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Hey Luna Louise, I'm doing a project on J.R.R. Tolkien and I stumbled upon your picture. I would really like to use it I'm my project and I promise to give you full credit for it [link]
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Kapalsky Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Incredible work, it should be on the cover of his biography!
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creative-drive Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful! It really captures his essence, I think. :)
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Arekasadaro Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Instant fav!

I love his world so much I can't stand the movies, jaja. Yes, I'm one of those...
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! :)
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spark1919 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist
the greatest there's ever been.
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RussDog Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Amazing!! I adore this guy too-- as does my entire family. Keep up the amazing work!! :)
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Trabita Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Amazing, beautiful work.
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dafirefrog Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Thank you so much for this :)
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beareen Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional
This is amazing! I have it featured in my latest journal. :)
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beefybeth Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
LOVE this! :D
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SkyDragonElements Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he's like a god, creator of a whole world *Q*
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Awwww this is amazing! My favorite guy so beautifully drawn, I love it. If this was available as a print I would buy it instantly.
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BarryLucker Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Artist
Fantastic :O :3
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AayBee Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
just got out of the theater, i cant sleep im so excited about this movie!!!!
im gonna start my lord of the ring sleeve pretty soon, might just add this one to my tattoo design
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JoeDoubleclick Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Fantastic portrait. You've done a great job with that kindly expression (although unfortunately I can't enjoy that completely, given that the man was a supporter of Franco).
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Siryna Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
oh my god! i terribly love it!
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PyroTogepi Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love looking at all the details in the background - I can see an axe, an oak leaf, and even the One Ring. This is a wonderful tribute to the great J.R.R. Tolkien. :D
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Trutze Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
a wonderful tribute drawing !
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Agatha-Macpie Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is truely awesome. As always, I must say ! I'm totally in love with his pet dragon ! :D
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extremendousness Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't wait to see your art after The Hobbit comes out ;)
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Lady-Koper Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing ! And I also can't wait for the "Hobbit" film, I'll soon be booking tickets for the premiere ; D
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Artist
Spetacular work!
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Lirael01 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Stunning!
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