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Living Voice in Hateful Dream

By sandelwood
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'Well, Merry! Thank goodness I have found you!'

He looked up and the mist before his eyes cleared a little. There was Pippin! They were face to face in a narrow lane, and but for themselves it was empty. He rubbed his eyes.

'Where is the king?' he said. 'And Eowyn?' Then he stumbled and sat down on a doorstep and began to weep again.

~The Return of the King, Chapter VIII: The Houses of Healing

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CelandineGrangerHobbyist Writer
Oh my gosh, this scene! This was one of the most touching scenes in the book! Thank you for drawing this!
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Good job!  Well done bringing this scene to us, I always loved it in the book and you did it the best of justice.  Beautiful on top of that
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NordicLynxHobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, that's such a sad and sweet scene. I like that you've kept the actor's faces but made your own version of it :)
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rain-and-sunshineProfessional Artist
it's been a while since I re-read the third book. I had forgotten this conversation happened. I love your representation of the scene :)
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PubjunkHobbyist General Artist
You can't help but want to give Merry a comforting hug. Wonderful work :)
baxer12's avatar
this is very awesome work, good job and keep up the great art.
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LindenlinHobbyist Digital Artist
awwww! Poor Merry! wow, this is such an emotional, gripping piece! beautiful work!
NonieR's avatar

Well and powerfully drawn; just looking it makes me feel my own hand clamped on my scalp.

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rain-and-sunshineProfessional Artist
you did a beautiful job with the emotion in this piece, and I really like your portrayal of the characters (Merry especially came out very well).
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Tom-MarvoloRiddleHobbyist Writer
I love it! :love:
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murr-ma-ingHobbyist Traditional Artist
:icontearfulplz: Ohhhh. Facial expressions and poses are spot-on, lovely colouring too - love the picture, love the excerpt from the book that it was drawn for. :heart:
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I love the emotion you've put into it!<3
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queenfireHobbyist Traditional Artist
Great! I love all your picture, especially Pippin's face and hair =)
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This is lovely! True to book and yet with a little reference to the actors from PJ's films. Just splendidly done. Very nice!
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Lady-of-the-ShieldStudent Writer

So poignant! The emotion on Merry's face really twists- especially when you see Pippin, who is used to being watched out for by Merry, not the other way around.

The detail on the stone floor - random straw, lol- and on Merry especially is incredible!

And you even kept them to scale- the random broom looks bigger than they do!

In. Cre. Di. Ble!
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I'm not usually very attracted to hobbit, but that image is really touching, I think. Full of emotion. And I just love Merry's armor.
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eresse-eruanneth Photographer
Well... Great job! I like your drawing style, but this picture is amazing! And hobbits looks a bit like actors from LoTR movie :P
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awesome picture! =D
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oh, wow, that's really, REALLY nice. Nice work and they look so lifelike.
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i know i've seen this before and for some reason i didn't comment???

*slaps self*

anyway, this is my favourite part of the book. one i've been trying *unsucessfully* to recreate for a few years now!

its a very happy thing to see someone else's rendition.
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PuddumHobbyist Digital Artist
This is touching and heart-breaking all at the same time. I just want to give them both a hug.
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I absolutely adore this pic as much as I adore Pippin:heart::D
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