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Lord of the Rings: CARTOON FELLOWSHIP
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Published: October 29, 2006
© 2006 - 2019 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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Comments (165)
NuggetNoir's avatar
NuggetNoir|Hobbyist General Artist
Cool.
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burtonfan422's avatar
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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TomboyJanet's avatar
TomboyJanet|Student General Artist
mmm legolas
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Sunstar-Of-The-North|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks so cool! 
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IrishBecky|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's avatar
Really Cool!
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OptiMario94|Hobbyist Artist
Nice!
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cullyferg2010's avatar
And you shall not pass!
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TheSkaldofNvrwinter|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|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.

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Genie92's avatar
Genie92|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent!:clap:
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THenkle61's avatar
Great image!
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SafariShootS|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's avatar
Super Cool  Fanceh 
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catbox117|Hobbyist Artist
cool
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eruan84's avatar
eruan84|Hobbyist Digital Artist
how come there are only three hobbits? what about merry?
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Jerome-K-Moore|Professional Filmographer
Haha!  A mystery for you to solve, and the answer can be found in the illustration's description.  ;)
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eruan84's avatar
eruan84|Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha cool! good thing my favourite hobbit ever (pippin) did made the cut
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Except he actually didn't make the cut...

Merry, Pip and Boromir were excluded.
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Jerome-K-Moore|Professional Filmographer
:D
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Rayce25's avatar
Rayce25|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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Jerome-K-Moore|Professional Filmographer
Imaginary gratitude. ;)
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Jilguera|Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHERE'S MERRY?!?!
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Jerome-K-Moore|Professional Filmographer
Tsk, tsk, tsk!  You didn't read the Artist's Comments.  Shame on you.  Haha!
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