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Okay, I'm calling it. I put in a lot of work, and even went back in to do more I started completely over from scratch at one point, and really started to have fun with this one once I did that.

Please everyone go and rate this in the contest!

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:icontang1950:
This is an excellent piece. Composition, palette, and lighting are exceptional and the presentation of Bilbo silhouetted against the fire creates an excellent focal point for this image.
I heartily approve of the inclusive, humorous details! This began as a funny scene in the book, only to progress into something a little more intimidating, but the early exchange makes the nose pickings and the arrow-filled "armour" that much funnier.
I'm not sure precisely what sort of bone that is, but it is obviously not human or sheep, as it is too large. It would appear that this troll has been having more than Mutton to eat recently!

All in all - an excellent work; well executed. Prints should be available in a large size, if they are not already.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
3 out of 3 deviants thought this was fair.

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:iconbutterflybarna:
Butterflybarna Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018
This is really good 👌👍
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:iconthrough-the-movies:
Through-the-movies Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Your trolls looks awesome.
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:icongarylaibart:
GaryLaibArt Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:icongoliat74:
Goliat74 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
I like the lighting , it is very dramatic !!!
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:icongarylaibart:
GaryLaibArt Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
Cheers!  I'm glad you like it!
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:iconagnoka:
Agnoka Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This image takes me back to my early teens and my love affair with Dragonlance.. Beautiful, and unique, depiction of this scene.
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:icongarylaibart:
GaryLaibArt Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
I really appreciate the kind words!  thank you so much!
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:iconagnoka:
Agnoka Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just troofin :)
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:icongarylaibart:
GaryLaibArt Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
I appreciate the troofin' ;)
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:iconalexgv-art:
Alexgv-art Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
wow this is very cool and interesting :) (Smile) !!!!!
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:icongarylaibart:
GaryLaibArt Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks, again!
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:iconalexgv-art:
Alexgv-art Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome :) (Smile) 
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:iconprofchaos354:
profchaos354 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
The lighting and composition are great in this piece. I love your take on the classic Hobbit scene. The trolls have a lot of character to them. Great job!
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:icongarylaibart:
GaryLaibArt Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
hey thanks a lot!  This piece went through a few iterations before landing on this one.  I'm glad the extra work paid off!
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:iconphantomv13:
PhantomV13 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
It has a superb traditional feel to it, love the colours, lighting, everything :)
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:icongarylaibart:
GaryLaibArt Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconbryansyme:
BryanSyme Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love that each troll has such a unique appearance.
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:icongarylaibart:
GaryLaibArt Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. I really enjoy bringing out personalities in my creatures.
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:iconbryansyme:
BryanSyme Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It shows, you're very good at it.
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:iconti-design:
ti-DESIGN Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love it!
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:icongarylaibart:
GaryLaibArt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconfangwangllin:
FangWangLlin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Good feeling

Cool
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:icongarylaibart:
GaryLaibArt Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Many thanks. :)
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:iconfangwangllin:
FangWangLlin Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really great.
It should be spent a lot of time and energy!
I uploaded the new Game Art,Welcome you to come and give suggestions
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:icongarylaibart:
GaryLaibArt Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Your work is fantastic. I don't know what suggestions I cold possibly make. the textures and movement you put into your pieces makes me envious.
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:iconfangwangllin:
FangWangLlin Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your work is also very good: )

As long as we persist in their own ideas, we will go far.
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:icongarylaibart:
GaryLaibArt Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Agreed sir, Keep painting!
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:iconfangwangllin:
FangWangLlin Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I update today.You can have a look ~ ~: )
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:icontituslunter:
TitusLunter Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent work, the personality of the trolls is very clear and spot on. Lovely color palette too.
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:icongarylaibart:
GaryLaibArt Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
I appreciate that, thank you!
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:iconnoitusan:
Noitusan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Oh, wow, this is amazing! :clap:
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:icongarylaibart:
GaryLaibArt Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconnoitusan:
Noitusan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
You're very welcome. =)
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:iconkaeva:
Kaeva Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
I was amazed by your art, it's so detailed... and not only that, the picture fits perfectly with that scene of the book. When I see it, I feel as I were Bilbo, staring at those dangerous and enormous (dumb) creatures in that "oh oh" moment. Epic!

P.S. I already rated It. In fact, I saw it first in the contest page, I rated it and then I looked for your deviantart account to comment it :)
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:icongarylaibart:
GaryLaibArt Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
wow thank you so much for the kind words Kaeva! I had so much fun creating this image and my fingers are crossed that it goes far in the competition. Thank you also, for swinging by my DA page and saying hello. It means a lot that you took the time to do it!

Gary
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:iconmangrasshopper:
mangrasshopper Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work!
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:icongarylaibart:
GaryLaibArt Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! Be sure to rate it on the contest site! [link]
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
This really is stunning, and seeing your process from the start allows one to really appreciate all the work that's gone into getting it just right! The alterations to the fire are a particularly nice touch. :meow:
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:icongarylaibart:
GaryLaibArt Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! I have learned so much from this piece, and starting over from scratch was the very right way to go. It got me to a much better place and made this painting more fun for me to work on. Now my fingers are crossed that I win the contest!
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:iconsaintbonkers:
SaintBonkers Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I cant wait for the movie to come out!

This is amazing, exactly like i pictured it in my head.
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:icongarylaibart:
GaryLaibArt Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
I really appreciate the kind words! Don't forget to vote for the final piece here:

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:icondragdar:
Dragdar Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
amazing, every troll looks different and has a personality ! sense of scale and danger ! but you can see confusion on their faces, i immediately knew which scene this is from, that shows you it's well worthy of a book illustration
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:icongarylaibart:
GaryLaibArt Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much Dragdar- I really appreciate the kind words. It justifies the amount of time I spent redesigning this piece.
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