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Saruman of many colours and Gríma, my submission for Ages of Arda Anthology :3
It’s quite weird combination of coloured pencils and digital but it was really fun to draw ;)
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I simply don't know what to say except everything is superb! Superb expressiveness in flow, textures, colors, shades...superb perspective, so dynamic...such dynamic textures! The black in distance, those lines work so well!
Lines have beautiful flow making everything alive. Amazingly, amazingly lively-the work is so alive, everything is moving. Perhaps only forest, done with vertical lines, is static --a very symbolic. Such static forest is giving nice contrast and balance to everything dynamic in front .
Lovely pastel palette gives new freshness and originality to this scene. And then the black flag, giving more life, depth, contrast to whole composition...
And of course, not to forget characters and expressions, such freshness and charismatics... overall breath taking and charming, well synchronized composition. It's all working together so well!
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An interesting and original depiction of Orthanc and Saruman! I think I have never seen anything like this - Isengard as seen by Orthanc with both Saruman and Gríma.
The wild colours of the picture fit really well with Saruman who forsook his white for the "many colours". Also good job at portraying his coloured garment and staff.
The picture is all very dynamic and full of motion – the wizard, flowing flags, burning fires, swirling smoke. It doesn't let your eyes rest. Also I like the flow of the flags, together with Saruman's beard and cloak.
I think maybe there should be more contrast between foreground (Orthanc with both characters) and background (all the smoke below). At the first glance it is difficult to understand what is going on and the black flags stand out more than the characters. Although perhaps this confusion and disarray add to the overall dynamic impression of the whole picture.
But I certainly like the expressions of the characters, they are interesting and fitting for them, Saruman looks powerful and prideful but also brooding and uneasy, while Gríma is just scared.
It is certainly a great depiction of interesting chacters and setting.
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To je pěkný, hodně originální zobrazení Železného pasu. :-)
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faQy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Professional Filmographer
děkuju, byla to docela výzva :D
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heidinanookie Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
It's hilarious how Grima looks like Professor Trelawney form Harry Potter :D Love Saruman's many-coloured costume!
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thecuttestpuppy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
LOL, ten tvůj Gríma je hrozně roztomilý! Nemůžu uvěřit, že to píšu zrovna o Červivcovi, ale ty očička, ten obličejík a cůpky. Fakt pěkný. :D
A Saruman, pán mnoha barev. Tahle kresba je vlastně víc canon, než film, protože v knize už pak nebyl čistě bílý potom, co se přidal k Sauronovi.
Prostě skvělý! :D
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derfx2 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Outstanding! you give such power and singularity to that Tolkien universe! and you makes us see it completely diffrently than the movies! such a nice journey following you!
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sweet-suzume Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016   Traditional Artist
This is awesome!  I think the wild colors really go well with Saruman!  I love the way his hair and beard look here blowing in the wind.
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cocoapuffs12345 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
Saruman the Secretly-rainbow:) (Smile) Saruman and Radagast are my favorite characters
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WillFisch Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your take on Saruman of Many Colors remains my favorite. Great to see him in more detail!
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faQy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Professional Filmographer
thanks :hug: 
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huevos86 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist
Okay, so the whole picture is being drawn to the right top corner. The flags, the way the characters are looking. What I see over on that part of the image is this churning color sky/tree area. It really keeps my eyes jumping around, there is no place to settle. So, I sort of drift down into the swirling smoke, which is also full of movement. Then I'm back to the characters who point me back to the top right. This picture makes me feel so antsy, I can't tell what the characters are nervous about. Is it the coming dawn? There isn't anything concrete over there that screams "be scared!". I think (is it Worm tongue?) the patterned part of his hat is lost against the similarly colored ruff of his coat. With out the context of LotR the towers don't add much to the story of the picture. That little one looks like a at-at. Obviously, your technique, color palette, and fine details are off-the-charts amazing, as always.
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faQy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Professional Filmographer
:D :D to be true this picture is little bit weird even for me, but I like it this way( at first I wanted to portray Saruman at hobbiton but I have no courage to draw it ^^; )

- you know I wanted to draw Saruman as pride, mighty wizard overlooking all the work that he did at Isengard-but still I wanted to give there some clue that he's already not that mighty at all (because there is new whitte wizard isntead of him) ...and Gríma is in my imagination always "scared looking" one ..he's afraid of his master Saruman, of Isengard full of orcs, of Rohan people.... :D aaand I needed to put in this picture contrast of green forest and grey smoke of isengard .....so maybe these two are just sfraid of this lovely green forest here :3
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Another-Person Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
I've never seen an art style quite like this. Love it!
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Sketchman147 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016   Traditional Artist
A very interesting image. :) Kind of has this combination of Lord of The Rings, Princess Mononoke and other dark fantasies.
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faQy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Professional Filmographer
thanks :D
really? I didn't think about princess mononoke while drawing this one but when you said it- Saruman is kind of villian that really suit to this story :3
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Sketchman147 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016   Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :) I was reminded of the scenes within the fortress in Princess Mononoke which is where I get the feeling of it in this one and the tower with the crystal reminded me of Lord of The Rings with Saruman in his tower. Is this an original story you're making up?
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ilwin Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
A vypadá to skvěle!
Líbí se mi jak dokážeš nakreslit ten jakože pohled shora z toho balkónu nebo ochozu (nebo jak to nazvat) a má to tam tu hloubku. A jak tam všecko vlaje. A jak jde ze Sarumanova pláště ten smrad... teda dým jakože tam dolů a tam se to vine kolem všeho a dělá víry a zasahuje až do Fangornu a tak. 
A má to skvělé barvy :)
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faQy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Professional Filmographer
děkuju :D
tohle byla celkem výzva- chtěla jsem tam totiž nacpat všechno- jak Sarumana tak Grímu, tak Orthank a i železný pas a Fangorn na obzoru :D ...takže jsem to tam cpala tak dlouho než se to vlezlo :D
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ilwin Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
Jsi prostě dobrá :nod: :)
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