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They Have A Cave Troll

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This is a digital piece (from the last Digital Auction) featuring an internet troll attacking a "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" fan site.

The original line art measures 7 1/2 x 14 inches and was drawn on Bristol using Micron pens. The final artwork was colored in Photoshop CS4 using a Wacom Cintiq 21UX.

You can watch a recording of me coloring some of this piece on my Ustream channel here: [link]

Go here to learn about commissioning original or digital artwork from me: [link]

Go here to watch a very short video showing the process from roughs to final colors: [link]

-Otis
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anno78's avatar
It looks like Legolas is controlling the troll, much to Boromir's amusement, and Gimli's discomfort.

You'll believe a dwarf can fly.
BassMunkee's avatar
namesOnkeL's avatar
Cool drawing and aptly named.
Nice work.
Animefanboy64's avatar
That was my favorite scene!!!



ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWER!!!
Wingpeanut's avatar
Was Gandalf supposed to the grey before turning into the white ?
Ew-boi's avatar
SuperCJ's avatar
:omg::lol:
That's one of my favorite lines from the LOTR movies
Great job!:clap::hug::huggle:
Kackattack's avatar
That looks really great. I like the art style.
awesome.. but i have two favorite parts in this.
1- the trolls face, and looking like its throwing a tantrum, and
2- boromir's facial expressing in the background.... "say whaaat? they have a cave troll" or... he hit his head and "hey... hey look.. hey.. its a flying dwarf (claps and and laghs like child)"
InvaderJhonn95's avatar
Where's his computer? He is a troll, after all...
scholargrove's avatar
These trolls were made years before the internet 'troll'.]
perk-daddy's avatar
I had to put on my mithril armor just to look at this!
Dabblinguy's avatar
I loved that scene in the movie- a really intense fight sequence and a nice tribute to the Harryhausen movies. Awesome take on it! =D
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i-kingpin's avatar
Damn, I love that scene. Great version.
FoodMongol's avatar
I love this. This piece makes me smile every time I take a look at it. I swear, its the flying dwarf... but of course, its against the rules to toss one in the first place, it makes it even better. Great work as always, Otis!
MazAdamsArt's avatar
I wish I knew 1/10th of what you know about digital coloring on PS
DC-Tiki's avatar
Yeah, I second that! How does he make it look so dam well done?! I love the glowy sheen that is often present in the artworks, great technique and when combined with such excellent illustrations it truly makes for some eye-catching graphics.
mysterious-1nsf's avatar
Kewlness!
Makes me want to watch it...
Nartemide's avatar
This is amazing! And I second that, you could totally make this into the Rancor scene with no problem at all.
TomSimmonds's avatar
I would like to see the whole film animated like this :D

I bet you could change this into a RoTJ Rancor scene in less than 10 minutes :P
93sign's avatar
Looks great! :)
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