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Awaiting the Riders of Rohan by peet Awaiting the Riders of Rohan by peet
'The three companions now left the hill-top, where they might be an easy mark against the pale sky, and they walked slowly down the northward slope. A little above the hill's foot they halted, and wrapping their cloaks about them, they sat huddled together upon the faded grass. The time passed slowly and heavily. The wind was thin and searching. Gimli was uneasy.

'What do you know of these horsemen, Aragorn?' he said. 'Do we sit here waiting for sudden death?'...

'You will soon learn the truth,' said Legolas. 'Already they approach.'

JRR Tolkien: 
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Book III,  Chapter 2: The Riders of Rohan
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Yay for chestnut Legolas. That's how I imagine him as well. Probably because the main elf characters in Lotr are missing midtones, and Legolas' hair isn't described.
gbindis Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
I love the picture, especially the sky!
venerablewise Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
I love this scene, above all when Gimli is defended by Legolas and when Aragorn triest to pacify the Rohirrims
Zolfyer Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
I like your style, in your paintings! And I love Gimli in this pic, because he does not look like "that funny little guy", like he is in the movies..! But yeah, really good work! :)
Sirielle Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005   Digital Artist
Yup, there he is. He looks really subtle comparing to the companions :aww:
But I would never really notice his face if not the closeup in scraps. Maybe I should wear glasses not only to the movies ;)
peet Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmm, well I guess the finished paintings are scanned at a pretty small scale. Most of my paintings are completed on A3, so there's always subtle details that will be lost after downsizing :).
Sirielle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005   Digital Artist
Oh, I see. So they are quite big :) Pity, scaning always kills something even while the scaning process, the downsizing adds more changes.
peet Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, don't get me wrong. My scanner is actually fairly good, and Photoshop is good for editing the images to make them look presentable. I have to scan them in two parts then stick them together. But of course, it's just inevitable that some details will be lost -- doesn't make them bad though, I don't think. Or at least I hope!!
AinuLaire Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
I love how you make your Legolas NOT blonde, though I cannot imagine him with bare legs like that... hehe. Nevertheless, still brilliant.
peet Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, but they're not bare. He's wearing what you would call 'braies' -- medieval clothing most akin to modern day tights if anything. Though I should have highlighted his skintones more appropriately to distinguish his legs from the rest :doh:. Oh well.
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