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'The ridge upon which the companions stood went down steeply before their feet. Below it twenty fathoms or more, there was a wide and rugged shelf which ended suddenly in the brink of a sheer cliff: the East Wall of Rohan. So ended the Emyn muil, and the green plains of the Rohirrim stretched away before them to the edge of sight.'

JRR Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Book III,  Chapter 2: The Riders of Rohan

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Painted in watercolour.

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Izvin's avatar

Those clouds are magnificent. Wondrous view and sense of billowng wind.

peet's avatar

Thanks so much - this is a really old one now but I'm still quite fond of it!

Vhestale's avatar
Just wonderfully executed. I love the very traditionnal feel you put in your drawings, and I think it goes perfectly with the Lord of The Ring, or simply with the Middle Earth drawings you're doing. ♥
peet's avatar
Thanks so much for the kind words! Yes, I think this style works particularly well for Tolkien. I think it's simply how I envisaged it as I read, it's Tolkien's words more than anything that I try to depict as closely as possible. This is the end result :D
heidi-rodis's avatar
Awesome art! The sky is so simple yet so visually appealing! Wonderful! If I may ask, what medium do you use? 
peet's avatar
Thank you very much for the warm comment! I use watercolours.
heidi-rodis's avatar
OH WOW. That's very surprising. I don't usually see watercolors used with this much details!
peet's avatar
Well, thanks again for the compliment :) It's certainly possible to achieve details with watercolours, normally by using less water as the layers build up :)
heidi-rodis's avatar
Oh, so did you have to wait for it to dry first before adding more paint?
peet's avatar
Yes precisely :). Actually, I'd say this is one of the slightly lesser detailed pieces in my gallery, since it's on a smaller canvas. Others - such as MormegilMidsummer's Eve or Gwindor's Charge amongst others - have more going on in them :thumbsup: 
heidi-rodis's avatar
Ah yes, I saw those too. What size of canvas/paper do you usually use? Err...do you use canvas or paper?
peet's avatar
Sorry for the late response! I use paper, either heavy-duty cartridge paper or watercolour paper (usually and preferably the former). My works are in various sizes from A5, A4 to A3 (the vast majority being the latter). This one is in fact a miniature A5 piece :).
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Oh, sorry. I didn't realise you'd looked around :D. I use heavy duty cartridge paper for my more 'major', larger pieces, and approx. 25% of the time various watercolour papers (I still haven't found the perfect strictly watercolour paper yet, whereas the cartridge works well for me, I find). I'd say about 60% of my works are A3, 25% A4, and 15% A5. Roughly speaking :) This Rohan piece is in the last category (and was actually done on pre-bought watercolour board)!
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Cuthillius's avatar
The sky really sets the tone here. Nice.
peet's avatar
Glad you like, I'm still fond of the clouds in this one!
AnnabethLovegd's avatar
Oh, wow, totally love this :o
peet's avatar
Many thanks :D
ManorasFlame's avatar
This is excellent!  My daughter and I just recently read this and it fits my mind's picture wonderfully.
peet's avatar
That's all I can ask for as an illustrator. Thanks so much, and I hope you're enjoying the read :-)
ManorasFlame's avatar
You are very welcome!  We are enjoying the read immensely...it is her first time through the book :-) 
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Lucky thing!
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Evolvana's avatar
Awesome!! when I think I'll go there very soon... :D (Mount Sunday, south island, New Zealand)
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