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Burarum
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Published: November 30, 2017
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“I am not going to tell you my name, not yet at any rate.' A queer half-knowing, half-humorous look came with a green flicker into his eyes. 'For one thing it would take a long while: my name is growing all the time, and I've lived a very long, long time; so my name is like a story. Real names tell you the story of things they belong to in my language, in the Old Entish as you might say. It is a lovely language, but it takes a very long time saying anything in it, because we do not say anything in it, unless it is worth taking a long time to say, and to listen to.”
 -- J.R.R.Tolkien, The Two Towers

Done in watercolors
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ArcSoft PhotoImpression 6
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surelychoo's avatar
surelychoo|Student General Artist
great work!
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Snow-Monster|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I appreciate it!
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StormingWing|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it!
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Snow-Monster|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:smile: 
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Elaini-the-Mystic|Hobbyist General Artist
I love the friendship between those three.
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Jlombardi's avatar
Very cool!
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Snow-Monster|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Much obliged!
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AloiInTheSky|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I so love your version of the Ent. So so awesome.
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Snow-Monster|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, that's very kind of you.
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Kippa3|Hobbyist General Artist
I like how you use watercolour and left a white space between the characters and the background. That way it sort of looks like you cut it out and glued it on a separate piece of paper

And I haven't finished The Lord of the Rings yet, so could I ask.... Is there a logical reason why this guy looks so much like Gandalf??
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Snow-Monster|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well thank you, Kippa.  I'm happy you like it.
The resemblance between the two characters was not a conscious design choice. Perhaps it's just my own interpretation of what a wise, deliberate and ancient being looks like because other than that, Gandalf and Treebeard have very little left in common that would explain a resemblance. I originally thought of making Treebeard's whiskers green like common moss, but the text indicates that his beard was grey. That might be why you drew the parallel. Both have wandered the earth for ages, but Gandalf is one of the Maiar, an almost angelic-like creature whereas Treebeard has always been a tree-like shepherd of the forest.
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NatalieWheeler|Professional General Artist
I love the lord of the rings. ❤️😃
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Snow-Monster|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's certainly a classic!
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NatalieWheeler|Professional General Artist
Agreed.
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Libra1010's avatar
 A very lovely piece that for some reason makes me think Sir Christopher Lee might be the one playing Fangorn under all that green stuff!(it may well be that unquestionably-patrician nose):) (Smile) .
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Snow-Monster|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'Happy you think so, Libra. Haha, now that you mention it, there is a slight resemblance. Sir Christopher Lee would have done a great job.
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 I believe he actually sang a rendition of Treebeards song, which might even be somewhere on YouTube.:) (Smile)  
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Snow-Monster|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, yes! I've heard it and it was very good. I should have re-listened to it while painting.
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Shai-k's avatar
This is amazing! Love the art style
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Snow-Monster|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I appreciate it.  I'm glad you like it.
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AutumnSensei|Student Digital Artist
I really like the colours on this. 
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Snow-Monster|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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