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The Death of Boromir by Gellihana-art The Death of Boromir by Gellihana-art
Illustration for the book by Tolkien Lord of the Rings. Fanart.
Boromir's Death Scene
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LadyRosariaMarie Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I love this to pieces! Boromir's death is one of my favorite scenes in LotR, and this totally does it justice.
trilliondollerman Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks a wee bit different than the movies.
FoxxyLover Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018
This was from the book, not the film. I liked the film version, but the book version is much more emotional.
C-blaze21 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
Can't forget that tragic scene. 
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
Oh my heart I just---Danisnotonfire: FEELS

Ugh but that gif feels too.... irreverent for this.... but still.... oh gads, what have you done. The composition. I'm going to die. It's too beautiful.

How in the world has this evaded my favorites for so long.

Oh my gosh.
JesseLeach Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
Вопрос к тебе как к автору. Он уже мёртв на этой картине, или только в процессе?
Gellihana-art Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Умер. Момент прощания.
JesseLeach Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
HedgehogOfTime Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
"I would have followed you anywhere. My brother... my captain..... my....... King."
kayra18 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
I love this part in the book. not because of what happens but Tolkien's writing is amazing and this does it justice. I like the symbolization of the broken sword as well esp when that is usually reserved for Aragorn's line.
PercyJackson7 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
When I read the book I couldn't believe he died so early. I thought, "there's still hundreds of pages left!" :(
Gellihana-art Featured By Owner Edited Apr 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I was crying))
Scutterland Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I stumbled into the MAD SKILLS section of deviantart! This looks awesome!
EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very moving art work:(
Miafka Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TSRHobbiesLLC Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
I am a fan of all things LOTR, excellent work!
werewolveskickass Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
wow... wish I could draw like that. This is like my favorite scene in the entire series.
Elfvenartist Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I cried when I read this part
ScrollPirate Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
May I post this (and a few others of your awesome art) on my Lord of the Rings facebook page with a link back to your DA page?
zloradovich Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Вон та тетенька с луком стоит с таким удрученным выражением лица будто это она стрелами истыкала.
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veronikaRika Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
very nice
DorianHerestor Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am reading exactly this part right now, right at this moment, and I could not wish for a better illustration.
OytunKaragul Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Well described sadness.
Yojez Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
I REALLY like your Legolas. He looks exactly like a Tolkien elf.
Gellihana-art Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I just love this book ))
Yojez Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
I prefer the movie lol
Marethyn Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
This is a really great capturing of that scene - dare I say, it shows the sadness and grief much better than both the books and the movie. Marvelous job
Gellihana-art Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much))
TrueishColours Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
I love your portrayal of Boromir, because even though I liked the film's interpretation, it wasn't much like the book-description, and it's always nice to see a different incarnation of a character. I think you've done an excellent job of capturing the pain and grief of the moment, while keeping it in that slightly stylised world where it looks dramatic and noble instead of just gory. Boromir's face really is good; noble but with that slight harshness.
I really like the position of the Orcs too, just lurking off in the foreground so that they're there but not dominating and - holy blibble, that one's staring at me! Well, that's unsettling when you notice it. I'm not quite sure I believe the angle of Boromir's leg - it looks possible, but not comfortable. Then again, I suppose by this point he's not really up to arranging himself comfortably.
Many thanks for this excellent work!
Gellihana-art Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your kind words! Boromir Foot specially drawn so as to show that the body is not alive. Fell, dying)) In general, for the image ... )) Sorry for my english;)
TrueishColours Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
That's okay! I suppose if you fell in an awkward position but were sufficiently dead you wouldn't bother to move.
Neranella Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Sad but marvelous. :)
SleepingAngel10 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful job on detail and emotion. I love how you based it off the books. :)
EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
I love your artwork, :icongold-seven: reccomended you from her page. :)
Kath-13 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A very touching scene.
DarthHawk32 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Hurray! Fanart that doesn't look like the movies! I do love the movies, and Sean Bean is awesome, but it's been a shame seeing nothing but art inspired by the movies.

I actually got done writing my capstone paper about swords in LotR. The way you drew Boromir's sword nicely echoes the conclusion I drew in my paper.
Raphaere Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
I really like how you don't try and draw off of the movies. Instead you seem to draw the characters and scenes more from your mind with a possible influence of the old LOTR calenders.
Zzzlaya Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Потрясающая работа.
Впрочем, как и все остальные. спасибо).
gauchadeutsche Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
I agree with Angaloth. I love how you drew them truer to the novels than to the films (although I <3 Daisy Wenham and Sean Bean). Aragorn's expression here kills me. :'(
Ohthehumanityplz Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I find it interesting that you drew the characters based on what you thought they were rather than using already made designs. They look different than preconceived notions of what they look like in the Jackson, Bakshi, and Rankin Bass versions.
MiouQueuing Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer

Wow! Though your picture is a great version of Boromir's death, it is not the scene itsself that I like most. It is your Aragorn that I find most intriguing! I so much love his sad/serious expression and his pronounced features. He is just wonderful - one of the greatest portraits of Aragorn I've ever seen! :nod:

CU & greetings
Miou Q. B-)

Ps.: Thanks a lot for the other wonderful pictures in your gallery. I also very much like your Witcher fanart! :-)
Gellihana-art Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much ))
MiouQueuing Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome! :-)
whitetower-exe Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I really liked that part, and I like your take on the characters!
jerica128 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant in all ways, you captured the scene perfectly :clap:
RobbieDGrimm Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy sh-nikey!!!! this is incredible! Boromir was one of my favorite characters. thanks so much for this. did u do it in photoshop?
Gellihana-art Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you:) Photoshop only
avi17 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous expressions and level of detail, and I love your version of Boromir. :D
FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
I LOVE Aragorn's expression here, and all the little details from the book like the broken sword and the white hand visible on the shield there. Wonderful.
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