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City of Loth for the project A Scarlett Dawn
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Published: December 27, 2012
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"Arrival in Loth". 15.6 x 10.75 in. Watercolor on paper. One of the concept artworks I am doing for an independent Fantasy movie project in Europe, "A Scarlett Dawn."
Image size
3243x4698px 3.5 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
EPSON
Model
Expression 1600
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
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ldixon's avatar
Some websites call this image "Gondolin" - is that also valid?
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chvacher|Professional General Artist
Yes indeed. Originally, this was done for a movie project in Europe around the book of the Silmarillion. So, this city really was Gondolin. But the movie crew ran into major issues with the Tolkien estate and they had to entirely change the story and the names, trying to keep the assets. So, this city became Loth.
Eventually, even that project didn't go anywhere, and has been postponed... indefinitely.
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AkhillesY's avatar
Great work!
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chvacher|Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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AkhillesY's avatar
You're welcome
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Dreagthe| General Artist
Stunning, very LOTR. :)
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chvacher|Professional General Artist
Well, as a matter of fact, it was going to be part of a Silmarillion movie made in Europe. But the project failed.
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Napper5565|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pinned here
uk.pinterest.com/pin/427490189…
hope you dont mind
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chvacher|Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Napper5565|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
stunning
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chvacher|Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Nika-N| General Artist
Whoa, a lovely art piece! The colors and detail are amazing.
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Airumel|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy wow!!!!
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chvacher|Professional General Artist
:)
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shelleypalmer's avatar
Breathtaking!
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chvacher|Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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dragonkiss114|Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE IT!:happybounce: 
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I love the background colors. The waterfall looks beautiful!
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EvilScarrlett|Hobbyist General Artist
wow, so beautiful!
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zorosen|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :D. My favorite city in the Silmarillion.
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Talonis-Wolf|Student General Artist
  This is amazingly detailed, and the mountain Gondolin sits on is well put together. What sort of things did you look at when you drew this?

  While I'm at it, here's a few things I'm curious about...

  What is your preferred Medium? And why?

  Did the movie project you made this for get anywheres?

  What got you into Art?


  I liked your work, and couldn't hold in my curiosity anymore. I'd be one dead cat!
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chvacher|Professional General Artist
Well, here you go:

"What sort of things did you look at when you drew this?"
Actually, nothing in particular. I kind of looked at images of the LOTR movies to get a proper feeling, and then I started it.
I've had quite a few years of practice, though, and also, even though I live in the US now, I come from Europe, which means I have been raised seeing castles, mountains and historical monuments my whole life.

"What is your preferred Medium? And why?"
Probably oil. Because of the sensation you get when you paint on canvas with it. But I also like acrylic, watercolor, ink, and pencil, all for their own reasons and feeling using them.
I also like digital, for the fact you can control all your parameters, but the results is not remotely comparable to the feeling you get as a human being when you're in the presence of a traditional work of art.

  "Did the movie project you made this for get anywhere?"
Not yet. We'll see where it goes.

  "What got you into Art?"
Ah, big question. I think I was just born with it. I wanted to be a comic book artist at first, was drawing even before my mom taught me how to read and write.
Became a semi-pro doing comic books in France, then switched to animation, where I met many great painters who taught me their skills.
And here I am now.
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Excellent work!
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