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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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A great portrayal of Treebeard and the hobbits. I find it interesting in the way the patches of background colour make the figures stand out. The Treebeard's face really reflects what we know about him: The ancient guardian of the forest, dignified in his own way and quite scary at first glance, but good-hearted in the core. I find his more human face appropriate (as compared with the film version of him). As for the hobbits, I at first glance found their rather static or stiff poses (especially the one on the left, is it Pippin?) and that they are drawn strictly in profile a bit odd as compared with the dynamic pose of Treebeard, but now as I look at it, I find the contrast quite interesting. And it makes sense one would be a little bit stiff when held by an ent in such a way. :-)
All in all a nice illustration.
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surelychoo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Student General Artist
great work!
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I appreciate it!
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Nimidorin Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it!
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:smile: 
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Elaini-the-Mystic Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the friendship between those three.
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Jlombardi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017
Very cool!
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Much obliged!
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AloiInTheSky Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I so love your version of the Ent. So so awesome.
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, that's very kind of you.
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Kippa3 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017  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 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017  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 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
I love the lord of the rings. ❤️😃
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's certainly a classic!
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NatalieWheeler Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
Agreed.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
 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 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  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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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
 I believe he actually sang a rendition of Treebeards song, which might even be somewhere on YouTube.:) (Smile)  
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  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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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
 Well there's always a next time (barring ill-luck or accident), even when one possesses an Ent's attitude to the hasty!
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed!
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Shai-k Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
This is amazing! Love the art style
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I appreciate it.  I'm glad you like it.
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AutumnSensei Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I really like the colours on this. 
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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