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The Death of Boromir by peet The Death of Boromir by peet
'A mile, maybe, from Parth Galen in a little glade not far from the lake he found Boromir. He was sitting with his back to a great tree, as if he was resting. But Aragorn saw that he was pierced with many black-feathered arrows; his sword was still in his hand, but it was broken near the hilts; his horn cloven in two was at his side.'

JRR Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Book III  Chapter 1: The Departure of Boromir

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Please view the 2014 remake of this scene here: The Death of Boromir II

See this image under the entry for 'Boromir' at Tolkien Gateway here.

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24Pamela Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Student General Artist
good work Clap 
peet Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks for commenting! My preference is for the newer version of the same scene: The Death of Boromir II
ChristineMW Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
wow nice work
SwampLogger15 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
It's a nice picture, but they look like they're just sitting there having a casual conversation and Boromir has these arrows sticking in him. He doesn't seem to be in pain, and Aragorn doesn't seem concerned at all.
WayForge Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Student
So wonderful! ( but depressing) Their cloaks are magnificent!
Jose-Fien Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the way Aragorn is sitting !
Lord0Slayer Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
This is an excellent piece. It's very beautiful. My only problem with it is that Aragorn doesn't look concerned enough, and Boromir doesn't really seem that unhealthy looking, aside from the arrows of course.

Expressions aside, I'd almost call this masterful.
AeolianMode Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The emotion of this picture is astounding. The coloring is beautiful. The poses are great. I also like how you haven't been bound to the way the movies portray Aragorn and Boromir, and you've drawn how you imagined them from the book.

I love the surrounding forest and the trees.
Nebulosa-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is my favorite drawing of this scene. I love the expressions, Boromir's pain and Aragorn's compassion. A masterpiece indeed
Ernaug Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007   Photographer
great drawing! finally boromir-not-Sean-Bean :D
Arcturus075 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006
Great job, sad.
carolin54323 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
Aw, poor Boromir. I love how you captured the detail on the tree bark, it looks amazing. The backgrounds gorgeous too. The elven cloaks look wonderfully fluid as well, but my favourite part of this picture has got to be Aragorn's face. I like how he looks older and nobler, more fitting to a King of Gondor than movie-Aragorn, and I like the way you captured his expression. Wonderful. :)
AinuLaire Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
A very touching scene, and you captured it very well. I really like how you captured the mood here; the background very dark and dismal even though it is day, and the fact that the first thing that really captures your eyes is the red blood... poor Boromir.
peet Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much indeed. I quite like the background in this piece as well, moreso than the characters in retrospect. I wanted to give it that misty, gloomy quality which would hopefully fit the mood. Plus, it's still winter at this point :).
wn123 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2005
Be proud of this :p
peet Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :bounce:
Regen Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2004  Student General Artist
I can feel Boromir's pain...his face tells it all. Awesome art, yet again.
lady-lupin Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Everyone's said what I want to say! It's wonderful, Peet, really, as always. :hug:
NorwayFox Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2004
*sniffles* I always cry when I read this part of the book! And this picture shows the emotion quite well; especially Aragorn's expression. Amazing picture! The details are so stellar, it's mind-boggling.
peet Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, this is definitely one of the most touching scenes in the book, made all the more poignant because Boromir is one of my favourites :).
NorwayFox Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2004
Ah, yes, the same with me. Boromir is my second favorite character (Faramir being my first), and it is really upsetting when a favorite character dies. T_T *thinks of books like The Outsiders and many books by R.A. Salvatore*
Chrizzyfurr Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
great pic of boromir and aragorn.
but isnt boromir sitting to straight against that tree?
it is a very sad pic boromir dieing and aragorn promissing him to not let the white city fall.
well again great job.
i think boromir looks very good better than aragorn lol.
and those arrows are very well draw your a great artist peet.
:hug::heart: anya
peet Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks again. Yes, I personally imagine Boromir to be more noticeably handsome than Aragorn, at least at the time of the War of the Ring. Somehow, after he is crowned King Elessar, then I'd imagine that somewhat of his youthfulness would return to him.
Chrizzyfurr Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
yeah i think your right lol.
yeah boromir should be noble looking ofcours and aragorn is still the ranger so i think you did a great job.
:hug::heart: anya
dryade Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2004
You are the best :love:
Borimiiiiiiiir !! :tears:
Splendid :heart:
LinkD3 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2004
ive said it before. your strider makes viggo look like a chump ;) and yet again another pete classic which i have not commented!!!... WHY?.... id ont know... but i have now ;) lol
peet Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
And I'm thankful for it, however belated you may be :). Haha, yes, Viggo is a wimp. It's official :D!
Spaceman-Chris Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice job, I see you were inspired by Anke Eissman. You've done an excellent job on the cloaks and I love Aragorn's expression. I've always prefered the older, clean shaven look to Aragorn, gives him a nobler kingly look I think.
peet Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, and I'm glad that you prefer this type of Aragorn to the fast-becoming more common one (i.e. the movie look). Anke Eissmann and I are actually friends, so it's nice that you noticed a comparison there. She is one of my favourite artists.
ADriana-XST Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2003
It's a masterpiece... Looks like one of those great artists who drew pics for LOTR books, alan lee for exmple!
peet Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2003  Professional Traditional Artist
Why, thank you indeed!
marauder4600 Featured By Owner May 7, 2003
Wonderful! I love how it doesnt seem to be influenced by the movie..
swampy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2002
this is a great style you have. you kind of cast a new light on that scene
schiksemblicht Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2002   Digital Artist
Wow, great work. +fav. great colors
anatheme Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2002
I love those earthy colours, very well done
beleg Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2002
excellent painting !
I love it ...
all the emotion of the text have been translated into this great image ....

continue !
lobsterclaws Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2002
Lovely scene, you're very talented.
bookdiva Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2002
As always, your artwork is beyond description, so overwhelmingly beautiful, filled with such emotion and creativity. Nod
finred Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2002
another great work of art you got here, i thought i had you on my watch already,anyways ill add you to my watch again..
lordcrusan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2002
Wow Very Very well done. Put this in the same category asn Tolkien masterpieces.
littlelea Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2002
Pete your skill level between each piece progresses by such leaps I dont think it would be too far off to say we have the next Alan Lee here.. who is, by the way, my favorite artist behind Brian Froud ;) (Wink)

Youre definitely getting REALLY good with your faces, and the level of detail in that tree bark behind Boromir is wonderfully executed!

As always Pete, and wonderful piece... which does great justice to the stories Tolkien wrote. =) (Smile)

I need you to teach me a thing or two about watercolors!
perkan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2002  Professional Traditional Artist
Here it is, here it is, HERE IT IS! Your best work yet, Pete! A true masterpiece that diserves to make one count you to the elite of the Tolkien artists! Everything about this picture is so damn perfect! The colours are as always beautiful and fits perfectly in the world of Middle-Earth, the design on the clothes and weapons are perfect as well; just as I imagined them. As I mentioned before, I love the little details such as the broken Horn of Gondor. The expressions on both Boromir's and aragorn's faces are great as well. Borimir look just like if he knew that this is the end(just as it should be), and Aragorn's face is full of sorrow. The atmosphere in this picture is so fantastic that it can't be decribed. It's just pure Tolkien, that's all. Amazing work, Pete.Worship Horns
twistedfire Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2002   Traditional Artist
i've been a fan of LOTR since i read them when i was 11. this pic is quite beautiful...(is it in watercolors?!) i like how fluid their cloaks look and the incredible texture of the tree bark. my only criticism is that the expression on Boromir's face makes him look not quite dead...(of course, that may have been intentional...whatever)
i like :) (Smile)


chakram Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2002
Wow! Simply fabulous. Great work. +fav

ctw Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2002  Hobbyist
Very impressive work!! Watercolor? +fav
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