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Eowyn and the Nazgul by Deligaris Eowyn and the Nazgul by Deligaris
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.

Thanks for viewing!
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Given 2011-12-31
Eowyn and the Nazgul by *deligaris. Utterly incredible, one of the best renditions of this famous scene that I have ever seen! The composition, lighting, and color scheme are all absolutely phenomenal. ( Suggested by purplekyloe and Featured by alicexz )
ancaric Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Begone, foul dwimmerlaik, lord of carrion! Leave the dead in peace!

Come not between the Nazgul and his prey!

Nice work!
WeepingRose13 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2019  Student Writer
I honestly thought the guy in the red cape was thor.
Autumn-Souls Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019
It's not a guy, but a woman. 
WeepingRose13 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019  Student Writer
Autumn-Souls Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019
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.
WeepingRose13 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019  Student Writer
Butterflybarna Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018
This is just AMAZING!!!
TouffeTouffe Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018
AjaxBarrell Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017
I want this picture. I want it framed and displayed in my room. Do you happen to sell prints for framing sir?
DingoBreath Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my........
MKFokss Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GELLIART Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it!!!!!!! Clap Clap Clap Clap 
SalmanAboFaisal Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
JassysART Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Congratulation by KmyGraphic for the The Best by KmyGraphic LotR-VIPs Art of this week by :iconlotr-vips: Bird by KmyGraphic
Ferrety-Lixciaa Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  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!
alithking Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016
Epic art work, congratulations!
Deligaris Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
wizardman001 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
E P I C !!!! Doesn't even begin to describe
pumpkinzukinnee Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
love it!!
pippy-lunalove Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is amazing! 
Fepuno Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
great piece! :)
Spaceroses Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  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!
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
DionisisZogaris Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Pragmatika den pisteva oti uparxoun Ellines Freelancers kai xerome pou ekana la8os. Eisai melos sto Crimson Daggers?Tw xanadei kapou auto.
arawn299 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
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
EstherLR Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No freakin way! My brother got this as a wallpaper and I completely loved it and it turns out to be you?? That's pretty amazing :nod:
LJ-ATCTION-360 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
TheAstronomicon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That is terrifyingly accurate...
Hayes1120 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
This is Simply amazing!!!
Dunadaneth Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Artwork doesn't usually give me chills.  This is simply amazing!
Lizren Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The Witch King vs Eowyn... this is the most badass one of them all.
adibara Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
epic stuff. just perfect mood, dynamic, lighting, everything :-) well done
DavidGeorgePortero Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Outstanding!  I love the light on this but still being dark at the same time. Clap :) (Smile) +fav 
harlekin9 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Kobeni Confused Icon is  soo cool
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
gnomeper Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Where did you put the hobbit?
hankandrej Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Stunning work
HyacinthiaPhoenix Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
i freaking love this too much
too many people glaze over how AWESOME Eowyn was. Is.
GN-GR Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellent work !!!!
ISG-Art Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. I am speechless. This is brilliant! Congratulations!
theblackunicorne Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Awesome! One of the most amazing LOTR paintings that I`ve ever seen!
Blanaty Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats amazing!!!
RynoZebz Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional
Super bad ass, man!
maxikoehlerart Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow !
KyleKayhos Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
without a doubt the coolest deviation ive seen in a while. hooooly crap
KyleKayhos Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
that is awesome! :D
CrazyMira Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Artist
OHMYFUCKING GOD ;_; this... is just... too good o_O
reikohattori Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mother of god this is...i can't even........JUST WOW.
GABaker-Author Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
nothing short of epic.
opal-moon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you captured the sense of battle really well :aww:
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