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Rivendell

 

Approx 21” x 24”

 

Oils on gessoed illustration board.

 


Cover artwork for Cubicle 7’s Adventures in Middle-earth: Rivendell supplement.

 

I was wanting to capture the mood of the last homely house tucked away in the recesses of a distant valley.

 

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NonieR Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
Hmm. I have a slightly idiosyncratic reaction to this; I love everything BUT the bold bare red cliff, which makes this look like this is earthquake country where whatever force sheered off that mountainside might strike again at any time.

So instead of the wonder and comfort of Rivendell, I'm seeing a place that's doomed--not by a Dark Lord or the world's falling away from the glory of Iluvatar, but by the laws of physics and perhaps the elves' overconfidence. ;)

(Or maybe they should have a consulted a good dwarven architect?)  ;)

Your fan, as always,

--Nonie the Oddbrain
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tomgrab100 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
Fantastic work! It has this charm of the cover of the old edition of the Lord of the Rings book, long before movies. It make me feel nostalgic! : P
Greetings
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
That's what I was aiming for -so great, thanks!
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
Great work!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
nice work
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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AnnaRDunster Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist
And here I am looking for a dragon like in all your wildborn series....... xD
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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ScottPurdy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   Digital Artist
Absolutely love this one, Ralph!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot Scott.
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Halat Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
Very nice. I like the particularly like the waterfalls and weather effects.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Enibbu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is nice. Looks very oldschool. Like something you would encouter in a childrensbook version from 30 years ago. I like the mist. You did well in capturing the "homely house mood". I dont really like the hat-waving-guy though. Makes it look less magical and a bit cartoony...
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
ok. Thanks.
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snowcube94 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018   General Artist
Much mistier compared to the depicted scenes in the movie, but I like this approach! The glimmer of the setting sun reflected on the white walls of Imladris is always a welcoming sight to weary hearts.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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