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the choices of master Samwise by TolmanCotton the choices of master Samwise by TolmanCotton
gouache on paper.
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heidinanookie Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Don't know if I commented on this one yet, but this is one of the most stirring pieces LotR fanart I've ever seen.
EnchantressEmily Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! Sam is my favorite character.
Clair133 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Poor sam great work!!
ich-bin-s Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Poos Sam! I think I have never seen a picture of this scene and the film did it pretty different to the book, but I like this scene... And here it is, a picture of it (Yeah!) and not just some doodle, but a really, really good one, thanks! I like how the hobbits look - exactly how I have always seen them while reading the book - and the emotion you show so clear and how good you are with the gouache and... Well, I just like your work very much ;-)
heidinanookie Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very touching piece! I think in the movies this aspect of Sam is expressed not quite in the right way.
bulldozzerr Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I like, that hobbits look like in book! amaizing emotions!
WrappedUpFrodo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Look at my look at Frodo...

TolmanCotton Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
"Then as quickly as he could he cut away the binding cords and laid his head upon Frodo's breast and to his mouth, but no stir of life could he find, nor feel the faintest flutter of the heart." (J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers, Chapter X "The Choices of master Samwise")
Nothing missing.
WrappedUpFrodo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, in the movies you may be missing one thing... ^_^ Sorry if I caught you off guard.
TolmanCotton Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Did you? I still don't see what you mean. You see, I didn't take the picture from the movie. In the book Frodo wasn't wrapped up like a mummy, just bound up to the shoulders with cords that Sam cut immediately. His eyes were closed, btw, as Sam had seen in the mirror of Galadriel.
WrappedUpFrodo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ok, I should know because I read the books seven times. I see how you don't understand me, and I know remember the chapter. Hehe. Let's just forget about it and throw ourselves into a volcanoe! XD
TolmanCotton Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm just trying to understand what you mean. Would you please explain it to a poor ninnyhammer like me?
WrappedUpFrodo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Alright, here I go again...last time though...
So, as I recall in The Return of the King when Frodo gets encased in webbing, he was completely wrapped from head to toe. But in the second novel, Shelob only bounds him. I read the books seven times and should know, all I did was kind of mistake them both. There.
TolmanCotton Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ok. Perhaps now I understand. Perhaps. Don't overestimate my intelligence, though. At the moment I feel quite dumb.
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Superhobbit Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
One of the best works of these two I have ever seen. Well done.
Sakura-Uzumaki94 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
''Messer Semwise e le sue decisioni'' ;) ottimo disegno!
RedHeadQueen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that you use their real hair-colour :D
yellowpikmin88 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer mean sam was supposed to have black hair and frodo was supposed to have brown hair? how did jackson get that wrong?
RedHeadQueen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, Frodo is described 'fair-haired' while all of Sam's features, from skin tone to eyes and hair, are described tan/brown.
I don't know how he did that.
wickedlovelyfaery Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, no comments?

This is really well done. The colors are absolutely wonderful, I love the contrasts. The mood is so real. Great job!
Puddum Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful and heart-breaking.
VikingWidunder Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is realy good!
DappleHack Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful!
darthcloudycoo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
That is amazing. It makes my heart break.
Skg-93 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
beautiful painting
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