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Wrong Turn

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By PeteAmachree   |   
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Personal piece. Every now and then the bleak, desolate corner of my mind compels me to paint scenes like this. Is it symptomatic of something I need to address, or am I just being melodramatic? It started life as another scene from The Silmarillion; Fingolfin challenging Melkor to single combat at the gates of Angband, but I couldn't resist painting in those imperial eagles. I'm not sure Manwe would approve of that! :)

Here's a wonderful piece of music from the late, great Jerry Goldsmith that I had on a loop while I worked… Its superb; the first minute leaves me spellbound, with an uneasy blend of foreboding, despair, mystery and wonder. And another favourite which ushered in this painting, from the incomparable Tchaikovsky. This piece is mystery, a stranger in a strange land, and so much more. Love it!…
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J0ey11 Digital Artist

wow so much detail

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it fits, every littl edetail, so much added while subtracted.
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Nope, Manwe would have slapped you silly for that LOL.
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amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing work !!!!! :D
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JunyentProfessional Traditional Artist
Amaizing work!
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thomaswieveggProfessional Digital Artist
what an awesome fucking painting. Hat off to you sir!
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finally some one who has actually read tolkens works and can draw/paint a very strange picture but I like it
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BiBiARTsHobbyist Photographer
wonderful work... send you a request of my group :iconsoulcollectors:
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Good sense of space and volume, nice shading and details. Some brush strokes are easy and pretty "sketchy", but on the whole picture looks very real because of your high skills. It seems, you know, which details must be drawn more narrowly and which details can be just skipped.
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WoW!..Nice work! what brush did u use btw?
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Amazing! :jawdrop:
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capottoloProfessional Digital Artist
wonderfull light!
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moeennStudent Interface Designer
UN - Believable
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ShaleseSandsProfessional Traditional Artist
Stunning painting! Really like the atmospheric quality you achieved with it. :)
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TaniaAV Traditional Artist
Great job!!!
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Excellent artwork! :clap:
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I love the details on this one. The combination of heavier brush strokes and finer details makes this a painting a lot of fun to look at.
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RipperMadness General Artist
Amazing. Beautiful. Inspiring.
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Hi... Dear PeteAmachreeCONGRATULATION ...
You are in the ACTION-PORTRAITS FEBRUARY 2011 BEST OF "...!!!:iconaction-portraits:
Thank you for sharing...
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tamakiluv95Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing...i mean amazing. really, extremely...amazing
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