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Dead Marshes by ullakko Dead Marshes by ullakko
Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's novel The Two Towers: Book IV chapter II, "The Passage of the Marshes".

Painting done with mixed media: watercolor, pens, markers (and after scanning some color correction in Photoshop).
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Patchie97 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I'm reading the books for the first time (I saw the movies first and I kept wishing there were more hobbits, hahah), and I just wanted to say how awesome your art is! I like the movies, but now I'm seeing them as two different stories, if you catch my meaning. ;)

I think it's great how much attention you pay to the scenery and everything, because that's what Tolkien seems to write a lot about! Anyhow, it's a really beautiful painting and exactly how I pictured it, plus more awe. 
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ullakko Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for visiting my gallery and for the lovely comments! I'm very happy you enjoyed my work. :)
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Patchie97 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Awh, you're welcome but no need to thank me! :) It really all is fantastic work. 
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Bewildermunster Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did a great job on this scene!
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! <3
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ihartsnape Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Very lovely piece! You captured this scene beautifully. :)
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)
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CorinneRoberts Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Beautiful work. I love watercolors!
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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Dulliros Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great marsh lights and the faces are really spooky! :clap:
:+fav:
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, again! :heart:
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Ivillr Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning!

Catcheddarlatur!!!
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Haa, I never imagined the faces being so much larger than the hobbits'. *shudder* Thank you for bringing up the feeling of reading this :D It's one of my favourite parts in the books.
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D The size of the faces are actually a little mistake I made - I meant to have some sort of distorted perspective where the foregroud seems bigger, but I didn't do it properly which makes the faces seem huge. But it's okay, I don't mind them that way either!

Thanks so much for commenting. Much appreciated! :)
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Ahh, I see :D
It's pretty believable anyway. I think Tolkien said at some point that hobbits have been becoming shorter/smaller lately. Maybe the same is true for elves :)
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
I meant "remind me of", not "bring up". My English doesn't function very well before coffee.
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ArtbyGloriaColom Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely adore the use of light, color and composition!  Great scene to choose!
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :love:
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ArtbyGloriaColom Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My absolute pleasure!!!
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Haamurabai Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D
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milenkadelic Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely.
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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milenkadelic Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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SirNightshade Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Writer

Kun tätä vertaa siihen kuvaan, jossa hobitit ovat vasta lähteneet matkaan, huomaa selvästi kuinka Sormus on tähän mennessä jo riuduttanut Frodoa.


Upea tulkinta kokonaisuudessaan, mutta nuo virvanliekit ja kuolleet kasvot ovat erityisen vaikuttavia. :)

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ullakko Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Kiitos tästä mielettömän ilahduttavasta kommentista. <3 :)
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trulyonetoo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Please excuse my poor English.
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
No need to be sorry! :)
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trulyonetoo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
When I was young there was a large wetland area below near our house. I could see it from my bedroom window. It was a pretty spooky place...especially in summer with the fire flies. Reading about "The Dead Marshes" didn't add to the appeal of the place.
I like the way you portray the little guys. The clothing, the disheveled hair, the forlorn expression on Frodoe's face....erinomainen!
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for the lovely comment! :)
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Hibbi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
totally love gollum. this is very beautiful!
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D Thank you, glad you like him!
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014   Traditional Artist
I think I never saw that moment in the movie... First time I saw it I was quite young and my brother told me to close my eyes since it was frightening. And now it has become a habit =D

Nice drawing by the way, little Gollum is quite funny ; pretty fishy guy!!
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aww. :D
Thank you for commenting!
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SoulcolorsArt Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great with the lights, love this !
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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LittleLadyMary Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I love it! So cute and delicate.
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! (:
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LittleLadyMary Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
(: You're welcome 
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LeafyTheRainyScot19 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks great! I liked the lights and the colors surrounding them, very cool!
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for commenting! Much appreciated. :)
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shiroyuki-hime Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's great!! Love it! :love:
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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painted-flamingo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Beautiful! Love your LOTR pieces
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! ♥
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createdwithpassion Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you captured the scene perfectly!
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! ♥
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createdwithpassion Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome :D
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Very eerie!
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