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The Witch-king of Angmar

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'It was in the beginning of the reign of Malvegil of Arthedain that evil came to Arnor. For at that time the realm of Angmar arose in the North beyond the Ettenmoors. Its lands lay on both sides of the Mountain, and there were gathered many evil men, and Orcs, and other fell creatures. [The lord of that land was known as the Witch-king, but it was not known until later that he was indeed the chief of the Ringwraiths, who came north with the purpose of destroying the Dúnedain in Arnor, seeing hope in their disunion, while Gondor was strong.]'

JRR Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: Appendix A



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Virtuella's avatar
This is so excellent; poignant and entirely fitting for the Tolkienverse.
peet's avatar
Much obliged for the kind comment - your watercolours are lovely by the way :nod:
Virtuella's avatar
Thanks - and I've just discovered that you have lots of SILM pictures; I'm rushing off to look at them!
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peet's avatar
Again, many thanks!
JDGr's avatar
I love the eerie atmosphere and how you painted the witch king within it - he seems like a 'ghost' apparition, part of the mist. great interpretation :)
peet's avatar
Thanks a lot - this is exactly as I intended it - the Witch-king is really not of this world, other than his clothing, armour and harness. Angmar must've been a very eery - and uncomfortable - place while he dwelt there! 
guinever87's avatar
simply breathtaking art work! :wow:
peet's avatar
Ah you're very kind, thank you ;)
guinever87's avatar
most welcome, thanks for sharingt :hug:
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peet's avatar
Appreciate it :thumbsup:!
eraejorma's avatar
This is outstanding.
peet's avatar
Thanks for the compliment! :peace:
The-girl-in-Mirkwood's avatar
Ooh splendid! O.o 😊
peet's avatar
Very glad you like, as ever :hug:
aegeri's avatar
wow...very nice Peet :) Clap 
peet's avatar
Thanks aegeri - always very kind of you :)
ArcherBlack's avatar
This is fabulous, it's been a while since I saw anything Tokien. Featuring it in art journal if you don't mind (if you do, just tell me and I will take it off) so that people who watch me have a chance to see it too (you get full credit and everything).
peet's avatar
Hey thanks a lot! :thumbsup: Can't see why I'd object ;) If you're into Tolkien check out the rest of my gallery which 80% + Tolkien! Cheers.
ArcherBlack's avatar
I used to be (I've read LotR five times and waaay before the movies were made) and I always looked the Tokien art, it always had this old epic fantasy feeling to it: half nostalgic, half deamy.
Oh, I will, once the hot weather is gone and my brain stops melting like some ice-cream.
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