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Tom Bombadil by TolmanCotton Tom Bombadil by TolmanCotton
Tom Bombadil on the barrow, based on a friend of mine who used to wear Tom's clothes at conventions. Those who were at the Tolkien 50 years in Birmigham maybe remember him.
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:iconmoonshine3991:
Moonshine3991 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohh, that's just how I imagine Tom Bombadil! :woohoo:
Great work, congrats! :D
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C-blaze21 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!
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C-blaze21 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Hey I forgot,
Which books of the series was he in?
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:icondon-klopfen:
Don-Klopfen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist
The Fellowship of the ring!
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:iconhaamurabai:
Haamurabai Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tom Bombadil! ^_^ Very nice piece.
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:iconvjetrovnjak:
Vjetrovnjak Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Freedom!
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:icontolkienop:
TolkienOP Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You drew him almost exactly as I imagined him! Good job!
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:iconrain-and-sunshine:
rain-and-sunshine Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Artist
wish I could have seen your friend's cosplay!

great painting, you really captured the feel of Tom in the books ^^
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:icontolmancotton:
TolmanCotton Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Here:
[link]

He wasn't exactly singing to the willow... it sounded more like cursing.
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:iconrain-and-sunshine:
rain-and-sunshine Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Artist
oh my goodness, that is excellent.
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wulfjakal Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
i've imaginaded him with darker brown hair and beard
but it looks like the image that i made in my mind lol
awesome work
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ElvenRaptor Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
In the world of Tolkien, there are five kinds of people: no power, hero power, magic power, over powered, and godly hilariously over powered. Ol' Tom is still in a league of his own, knowing that. He could prance and skip into the land of Mordor, pimp slap Sauron and Melker, and by home in time for lunch, all the while wearing the One Ring as a nose piercing. ...Good thing for Sauron ol' Tom doesn't give a crap.

Your image captures Tom's happy, gentle, and friendly nature perfectly. You sir, are an artist deserving of Tolkien.
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theguywhohateshisnam Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Looks like he's going to burst into one of his trademark songs
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:icontolmancotton:
TolmanCotton Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think he's already singing!
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Deshipley Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So bright and happy and Bombadil!
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:iconbluespikes:
bluespikes Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Looks exactly how I imagined him! :)
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:icontolmancotton:
TolmanCotton Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
"At any rate he was too large and heavy for a hobbit, if not quite tall enough for one of the Big People [...]". FotR.
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CosmicFalcon-70 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
I love Tom Bombadil's character from the novel. I wish they hadn't kept that part of the story out of the movie. Love the painting :thumbsup: jolly Tom Bombadil but I always imagined him to be tall & lean. Still if you based this on a friend, you did fantastic job :)
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Sakura-Uzumaki94 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Awesome.
^^
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AraunChairec Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
I absolutely love this picture, it captures him so perfectly.
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:iconcusido:
Cusido Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow cool!

This is how I imagine him perfectly(2)
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:iconnendawen:
nendawen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Old Tom! :D It's perfect!
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah! there's so much joy in him! Just wonderful!!
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AinuLaire Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Oh, I love the colors. There could be more contrast between the background and his pants/boots- they tend to blend in together- but you really captured his face.
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Wild-Huntress Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colour of the grass in the foreground: it's dazzling!!
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TheLily-AmongThorns Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Wonderful!The colours,the pose,the expression!I love him:)
Great work!
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:iconprimulatook:
primulatook Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my favorite character...
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:iconivoignob:
ivoignob Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the vibrant colors. It's such a happy picture :)
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Lenedict Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Student General Artist
Aww, I really gotta show this some day to my lil'bro's godfather, a really close and dear friend of mine and whole family, Tom's his favourite character ever. This friend has guided and adviced me with photography and drawing, taught me important things in colours and compositioning, and most of all, we share the hearing and reading things as colours and pictures, so to say. He loves Tolkien as much as I do, and he was the first one I could really talk about it after reading the books, and he understood, it was something special at the time, seeing that there's really someone who lives with this world, too.

Now he's having serious issues with his eyes, and he can't see properly. Those things are really difficult to cure, and they stop him from living normally, creating art, teaching his photography class and seeing the world as he's used to. We who know him wish that he could have his proper seeing back soon, but all we can do now is to remind of him of all the art he's seen and created, and help him to hear as colours and pictures, at least in his imagination.
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Puddum Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful! He looks so jolly and free. Just as I imagine him!
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Hatred-Mistress Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The lost one forgotten by Peter Jackson

great work ^^
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:iconjusza:
jusza Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
It is excellent! o;
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:iconnienor:
nienor Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
I really love the sense of space and how the colours are so vibrant but so light: really amazing!
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, great...:) I wrote this of him in the forest. [link]
I was thinking of writing one of him on the barrows. When done I would like to use this as a preview, If I may. :heart:
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TolmanCotton Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Of course!
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Ive used your wonderful drawing here.:heart:
I will promptly remove it if you are not pleased with my offering.
[link]
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:icontolmancotton:
TolmanCotton Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
It's a honour. I see you wrote in the same meter used by Tolkien, and i love poetry that can be sung.
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:iconrlkirkland:
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I've loved his work for many years.
Thanks for putting a face on this piece for me. :heart:
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:iconfaehwin:
Faehwin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, beautiful! It's Tom through and through. :)
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Djoseph Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
A lovely representation of an all too overlooked character. :thumbsup:
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Lucius007 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Cool! Usually this character all the overlooks, but it is important
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:iconvery-cute-yeah:
Very-cute-yeah Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
This is how I imagine him perfectly. Lush.
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hollylalaith Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful! I love Tom, he is the best!
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philippeL Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly as we might picture him!
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UnknownTone Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Well done! :D
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