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Legolas aims for the Fell Beast by peet Legolas aims for the Fell Beast by peet
'Legolas laid down his paddle and took up the bow that he had brought from Lórien. Then he sprang ashore and climbed a few paces up the bank. Stringing the bow and fitting an arrow he turned, peering back over the River into the darkness. Across the water there were shrill cries, but nothing could be seen.
Frodo looked up at the Elf standing tall above him, as he gazed into the night, seeking a mark to shoot at. His head was dark, crowned with sharp white stars that glittered in the black pools of the sky behind.'


JRR Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: Book 2, Chapter 9: The Great River

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ShinyUmbreon01 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this so much! :D I picture Legolas with brown hair in the books too. ^^
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ChristineMW Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
spectacular work, the "his head was dark" line always puzzeled me. I never was sure if they were talking about hair color or the shadows.
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DragonSanctuaryLord Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
lol legolas is epic.
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HatakeNobara Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010   Writer
This was always one of my favourite passages. :heart: Thank you for so beautifully illustrating it.
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DrakeAuge Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
I really liked this version of Legolas, and you did the details really well!:) Keep up the good work!
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Bexkex92 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing, I checked your LoTR illustrations, and they're so... Great. The Tolkien-ish atmosphere.. wow.
This is so different from the movie Legolas, not just the hair, but the aura, I don't know how to say it, but it's positive :) He is much more like the Legolas described in the books, still don't know why...
You're a great artist, did you know? While some, like me, call they're sketch-like drawings "art", this truly is...
Love this, really
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Yu-Xiulong Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
Is great!

How tall is Legolas in the books?
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funky-yazz-jaz Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
You style is great! i love the sky. water colour?
And the way you draw faces with the eye-cheek bone line standing out.
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SatanicFreedom Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
That is fucking amazing. I love this painting!
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The-Wandering-Ranger Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Hobbyist
that's a painting!?!?
brilliant stuff!
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