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The Plight of Roverandom by Oly-RRR The Plight of Roverandom by Oly-RRR
I had to do some Tolkien-themed cards to go with my book and I wanted to illustrate his lesser-known works rather than classics. So I decided to do a Roverandom related piece and re-did the picture I did three years ago -



I think the new one is better but I guess I kind of like both.

Wow, that also means I spent nearly three semesters total illustrating Tolkien and I haven't drawn a single hobbit, elf or orc.

THESIS DEFENSE NEXT FRIDAY!! :onfire: Wish me luck!

"Roverandom" JRR Tolkien
Art *Oly-RRR
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kargaroc586 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! I love this so much!
So cute :3
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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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A-teinna Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi dear member of dA,

your beautiful image has been featured in the news article of :icondalinksystem: November: color - non-color: [link]

Thanks for sharing :wave:
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gold-rose Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
A member of :icondalinksystem: Linked this piece of art so now it is featured in this journal [link] :aww:
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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Aw, thanks! :)
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, your piece is linked here -> [link]
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:iconoly-rrr:
Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the feature! :) Btw, I also have another Roverandom piece - [link]
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vampirebloody666 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!
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Buuya Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011   Digital Artist
YOU CAN DO IT! :D

I love how energetic this sky is *__* :love:
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:iconoly-rrr:
Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you! :D
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Ixentrick Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Уже работаешь над открытками? Здорово! :)

А мне в старой работе нравится композиция стилизованная под мазок толстой кисти!
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:iconoly-rrr:
Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Спасибо! Ох, обе эти картинки с Роверандомом в такие сжатые сроки делались - прямо совпадение...
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CrispiRispi Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
First of all I like so much the first illustration you made, I think that ink gives it a fresher look.
As for the new picture, I love how the blue and green tones contrast with yellow tones^^
Maybe it would have been interesting to see how this illustration would look if the main characters had some more texture (the feathers or the dog`s hair..), in order not to look so apart from the background, which is gorgeous!
May I ask what technique did you use for the illustration??

Good luck with the thesis defense!!
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:iconoly-rrr:
Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)

I inked it with Faber-Castell liners and used watercolor pencils for color.
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SeeSpotRock Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Good luck! You can do it :) :thumbsup: Also this is pretty awesome. The background is simple, yet very cute and lovely :)
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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Neofafnir Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
This image is very nice, I really like the look of the feathers!! :) The little details on the houses in the background is very nice. Also good luck next Friday on your thesis defense, and you can have any luck that I am not using that day. You will rock it!!!
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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you! :)
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BettyFontaine Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome expression. :) I love background, as always. :D And colors! It is really enjoyable. :aww:
Take care! :hug:
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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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bymorgoth Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Good luck! I've really loved seeing all the bits of this project and I think you're going to be great. And as much as I love LotR, I'm sure everyone will appreciate seeing a Tolkien thesis that's about his other stories.

Also, your textures are so cute.
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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :) I might upload some more from it, I ended up with over 40 pictures (when and how did this happen?!). And I love LotR too (to be honest, I'd feel intimidated if I had to illustrate it) but I really like working with his other stories.
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bymorgoth Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Student General Artist
I hope that when people see your project it makes them want to go out and read Farmer Giles or Roverandom or any of the others. They need more love.
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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
I hope so too! :) And I know it made a couple of people read Farmer Giles already.
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bymorgoth Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Excellent. :evillaugh:
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SaskiaDeKorte Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
amazing work :wow: LOVE those little houses. I'm not sure about the texture of the sky. It reminds me of maccaroni.

Good luck defending your thesis!
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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Haha, macaroni skies - I like that! :D But yeah, I see what you mean. :nod:
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ClosetExtrovert Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
It's kinda interesting, I really like the inking style on the older version of this pic more, but I think the bird in this one looks better in terms of pose and... detail? Personality? Either way, good luck with that thesis!
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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
That's close to how I feel about it - the old one is really expressive (I need to try that inking style again sometime) but the new one is more... I dunno, correct? That kind of thing.

And thanks! :)
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ClosetExtrovert Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
You're welcome! c:
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Duamuteffe Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Best of luck in your thesis! You're going to do great, I know it!
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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Aw, thanks! :thanks:
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