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Lord of the Rings: CARTOON FELLOWSHIP by Jerome-K-Moore Lord of the Rings: CARTOON FELLOWSHIP by Jerome-K-Moore
Caricature/Cartoon, Fellowship of the Ring, LORD OF THE RINGS. Pencil, ink, prismacolor marker, gouache.

This is the colored and composed, finished rendering of something I did for a neighbor kid named Casey. He's a big-time fan of the films, but didn't have the special edition DVDs with the added scenes, and extras. So I bought him a set, and held onto it until I could surprise him with a little cartoon sketch as a bonus. Well, as usual, I went overboard, and what was originally intended to be a quick, simple sketch turned into a full-blown, gigantic illustration! LOL! Boromir, and Merry didn't make the cut, but I switched Pippin for Casey, turning the kid into a hobbit. Typically for his age, he actually loves the dark, bad-guy Orcs. But-- TOUGH toe-jam, kid! You're a furry-footed halfling, now... and you'll LIKE it! LOL!

It was an oversized illustration, and it was tough to get a scan done of it. Strangely, Kinko's produced a scan streaked with noisy color lines, which I removed in Photoshop. I was tempted to spiff it up with fancy digital cheats. But I decided to leave it the way I originally rendered it. The lighting effects for the crystal on Gandalf's staff, and the glow of Frodo's elf-sword, Sting, were achieved with old-fashioned dry-brush technique, toothbrush spatter, and stipple.

And yeah, I KNOW Gollum wasn't a member of the Fellowship, but I just wanted him in there. I had fun depicting his lust for the Ring despite Sting glowing inches away. And the "pull" of the Ring on Frodo is here illustrated literally, as well as Frodo's temptation to put it on.
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:iconnuggetnoir:
NuggetNoir Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool.
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burtonfan422 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019
You did a good thing for Casey, I'm a major fan of the movies myself and I daresay you did a fantastic job! Great artwork!
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:icontomboyjanet:
TomboyJanet Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019  Student General Artist
mmm legolas
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:iconsunstar-of-the-north:
Sunstar-Of-The-North Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks so cool! 
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IrishBecky Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Wow! This turned out excellent! :la: I am a huge fan of The Lord Of The Rings too. 
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shadowdotm Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017
Really Cool!
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:iconoptimario94:
OptiMario94 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Nice!
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:iconcullyferg2010:
cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
And you shall not pass!
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TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think Legolas is too short. Tolkien elves are tall. His height relationship with Gimli would be right IF we were directly behind the dwarf...but I can tell he's not.
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Professional Filmographer
First, it's just a cartoon.  Second, with the rough perspective I used, Legolas is standing a few feet behind Gimli, and a couple feet behind Gandalf, in a wide, angled stance (please see Legolas' isolated image at the link).  Therefore, if Legolas was brought forward a few feet to stand directly behind Gimli in this image, on the same plane as Gandalf, the Elf would appear slightly taller than he looks there.

jerome-k-moore.deviantart.com/…
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:icongenie92:
Genie92 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent!:clap:
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:iconthenkle61:
THenkle61 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
Great image!
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SafariShootS Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Professional Photographer
Excellent images..... I have a project in the works you might find interesting.
I need and artist to create a 12' x 32' foam core backdrop for photoshoots at hot-rod and car events and shows.

Get in touch for details.   Will be deciding on the artist for this project in about 6 weeks.  In the mean time, I need a couple sketches and the like.  illustrating this kind of set.

Later.
Richard Lawrence
SafariShootS
Bandon, Oregon coast
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dafirefrog Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
Super Cool  Fanceh 
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:iconcatbox117:
catbox117 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
cool
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:iconeruan84:
eruan84 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how come there are only three hobbits? what about merry?
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Haha!  A mystery for you to solve, and the answer can be found in the illustration's description.  ;)
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:iconeruan84:
eruan84 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha cool! good thing my favourite hobbit ever (pippin) did made the cut
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:icongamestar10:
gamestar10 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
Except he actually didn't make the cut...

Merry, Pip and Boromir were excluded.
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
:D
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:iconrayce25:
Rayce25 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This piece wins an imaginary car from the imaginary game show! I am a dummy! I love it
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Imaginary gratitude. ;)
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:iconjilguera:
Jilguera Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHERE'S MERRY?!?!
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Tsk, tsk, tsk!  You didn't read the Artist's Comments.  Shame on you.  Haha!
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:iconwaidyraidy:
waidyraidy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
rude?
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2019  Professional Filmographer
Not at all.  My reply was playful.
But it is polite to read what was thoughtfully written in an illustration's caption, before asking a question which that caption already answers, don't you think?
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:iconwaidyraidy:
waidyraidy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
It’s not paying attention 
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019  Professional Filmographer
Correct.  :)
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Mango-Gurl Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Makes me smile, LOVE IT!
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SaiyanbadassRussia Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cool! I love how they're all in action poses
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20080585 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Nice
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Serendah Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student General Artist
weird
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rosalinarox4eva Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is epic:)
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :)
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:iconrosalinarox4eva:
rosalinarox4eva Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your Welcome :squee:
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:iconislander-60:
Islander-60 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A nice take on the Fellowship!
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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Iceheart1997 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
This is awesome! I wish you had Merry and Pip made it in there, they're my favorite Hobbits, next to Frodo. Love it anyway. I like how you used the kid as a Hobbit. So sweet! He seems like a cool kid.
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lechiffre17 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
amazing!
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:iconemitimd:
emiTimd Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
awsome!
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kburow92 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
This is great :D
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:icongojira012:
Gojira012 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Far Away....The Misty Mountain's Gold
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
"Far over Misty Mountains cold... To caverns deep, and dungeons old... We must away, ere break of day... To claim our long-forgotten gold." :)
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mumblingmutant Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Why doesn't this have a Tumblr share icon, or any other share? I'd love to post this with proper attribution, but I'm too lazy to do all the copy/pasting.
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FlashTheHedgeHog12 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
What about Pippin
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Pippin's hiding behind Gandalf.
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:iconrayce25:
Rayce25 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent answer!
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:iconflashthehedgehog12:
FlashTheHedgeHog12 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
ok i see pippin i meant weres merry ??????
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:iconflashthehedgehog12:
FlashTheHedgeHog12 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Oh i see
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SandyThorn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your Missing MERRY!!!! :O
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