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Eowyn and the Nazgul
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Published: May 28, 2011
This is a painting I have made for a challenge, and I had a lot of fun working on it. The scene is from JRR Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" .
I wanted to make this action scene look very epic, dark and dramatic. I hope you like the result.

Painted in Photoshop.

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ancaric's avatar
ancaric|Hobbyist Writer
Begone, foul dwimmerlaik, lord of carrion! Leave the dead in peace!

Come not between the Nazgul and his prey!

Nice work!
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WeepingRose13's avatar
I honestly thought the guy in the red cape was thor.
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Autumn-Souls's avatar
It's not a guy, but a woman. 
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WeepingRose13's avatar
SAY WHAAAAAAAAAT?!?!?!?!
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Autumn-Souls's avatar
Indeed. It's Eowyn in her encounter with the Witch-king, from Lord of the Rings:

'Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!'

Then Merry heard of all sounds in that hour the strangest. It seemed that Dernhelm laughed.... 'But no living man am I! You look upon a woman. Éowyn I am, Éomund's daughter. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him.'

The winged creature screamed at her, but the Ringwraith made no answer, and was silent, as if in sudden doubt. Very amazement for a moment conquered Merry's fear. He opened his eyes and the blackness was lifted from them. There some paces from him sat the great beast..., and above it loomed the Nazgûl Lord like a shadow of despair. A little to the left facing them stood she whom he had called Dernhelm. But the helm of her secrecy had fallen from her, and her bright hair... gleamed with pale gold upon her shoulders. Her eyes grey as the sea were hard and fell, and yet tears were on her cheek. A sword was in her hand, and she raised her shield against the horror of her enemy's eyes.

Éowyn it was, and Dernhelm also. For into Merry's mind flashed the memory of the face that he saw at the riding from Dunharrow: the face of one that goes seeking death, having no hope. Pity filled his heart..., and suddenly the slow-kindled courage of his race awoke. He clenched his hand. She should not die, so fair, so desperate. At least she should not die alone, unaided.

The face of their enemy was not turned towards him, but still he hardly dared to move.... Slowly, slowly he began to crawl aside; but the Black Captain, in doubt and malice intent upon the woman before him, heeded him no more than a worm in the mud.

Suddenly the great beast beat its hideous wings.... Again it leaped into the air, and then swiftly fell down upon Éowyn, shrieking, striking with beak and claw.

Still she did not blench: maiden of the Rohirrim, child of kings..., fair but terrible. A swift stroke she dealt, skilled and deadly. The outstretched neck she clove asunder, and the hewn head fell like a stone. Backward she sprang as the huge shape crashed to ruin, vast wings outspread, crumpled on the earth; and with its fall the shadow passed away. A light fell about her, and her hair shone in the sunrise.

Out of the wreck rose the Black Rider, tall and threatening, towering above her. With a cry of hatred that stung the very ears like venom he let fall his mace. Her shield was shivered in many pieces, and her arm was broken; she stumbled to her knees. He bent over her like a cloud, and his eyes glittered; he raised his mace to kill.
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ARTSeeker321's avatar
This is just AMAZING!!!
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TouffeTouffe's avatar
Gorgeous....
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AjaxBarrell's avatar
I want this picture. I want it framed and displayed in my room. Do you happen to sell prints for framing sir?
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DingoBreath|Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my........
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MKFokss|Hobbyist Digital Artist
NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! (Not the city :E) 
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GELLIART|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it!!!!!!! Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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SalmanAboFaisal|Student Digital Artist
perfect
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JassysART|Professional Interface Designer
Congratulation by KmyGraphic for the The Best by KmyGraphic LotR-VIPs Art of this week by :iconlotr-vips: Bird by KmyGraphic
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Ferrety-Lixciaa|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw this on a youtube video as a background for music...I instantly fell in love with the picture, it added to the music...SO glad I found the original thing! Great work!
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alithking's avatar
Epic art work, congratulations!
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Deligaris|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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wizardman001's avatar
E P I C !!!! Doesn't even begin to describe
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pippy-lunalove|Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is amazing! 
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Fepuno's avatar
great piece! :)
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Spaceroses|Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic work! This is one of my favorites scenes and I love the lighting you used. It really pumps up the 'Wow' factor of this dramatic moment!
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RebellingLemming|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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DionisisZogaris's avatar
Pragmatika den pisteva oti uparxoun Ellines Freelancers kai xerome pou ekana la8os. Eisai melos sto Crimson Daggers?Tw xanadei kapou auto.
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arawn299's avatar
Way better than the scene from the movie. THis is the kind of scene I had in mind when I was reading the book. So epic and impressive
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