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The Fellowship of the Ring by peet The Fellowship of the Ring by peet
'That morning they lit a fire in a deep hollow shrouded by great bushes of holly, and their supper-breakfast was merrier than it had been since they set out. They did not hurry to bed afterwards, for they expected to have all the night to sleep in, and they did not mean to go on again until the evening of the next day. Only Aragorn was silent and restless. After a while he left the Company and wandered on to the ridge; there he stood in the shadow of a tree, looking out southwards and westwards, with his head posed as if he was listening. Then he returned to the brink of the dell, and looked down at the others laughing and talking.'

JRR Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Book II, Chapter 3: The Ring Goes South

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Painted in watercolour.

See this image under the entry for 'Fellowship of the Ring' at Tolkien Gateway here.

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ChristineMW Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Bill!!!!
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AzaliaFallen Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Oh Aragorn, moody as ever. Props for originality!
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks like it's inspired from the "Alan-Lee-style" :)
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escaflowne006 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing your whole gallery is amazing...I reread LOTR at least 4 times and I love it so love your art :heart:
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AinuLaire Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
-Still very happy you keep Legolas dark-haired
-Excellent Gandalf
-What is on that hobbit's head? Is that a hat? I have never seen a hat quite like that...
-Poor Aragorn, all alone :(

Yes, I do like it.
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peet Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
- But Legolas is dark-haired, I tell thee!!! ;)

- Glad you like the old wizard.

- 'Presently Sam appeared [...] and he had put on his head a tall shapeless felt bag, which he called a hat. In the gloom he looked very much like a dwarf.' FotR: Chapter III: Three is Company

- Read the excerpt as to Aragorn being set apart from the rest :).
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AinuLaire Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
Oh, thanks for the hat info! I never saw that before.

As for Aragorn, I know he is set apart, but it still makes me sad and feel for him... XD
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peet Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, don't be. He's been further away from 'civilisation' and on his own for a much, much greater length of time than this. He can look after himself ;).
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AinuLaire Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
Ah, it's just my soft feminine side speaking :P The side that says 'poor guy... he needs a hug!' :P
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peet Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Frodo's in the foreground there. He needs a hug... probably ;).
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AinuLaire Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
Yes, he also needs a hug... heck, I think every fellowship member needs a very big hug :D
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Celebrindal Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2005
Beautiful work, it brings the image of Middle Earth even to those who haven't read the books. Recognize my name? Nobody ever does.

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I'm watching you...
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peet Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
:omg: I'm so sorry for the late, late, late reply :doh:. Just wanted to thank you for the comment, and to tell you I'm glad you like my work. As for the name -- why that's Idril of Gondolin's second name. Celebrindal = silver-foot :).
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Sonaorein Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2005  Student
Omg, I :heart: Tolkien's works! *is a Tolkien junkie :XD:* :excited: You portray his characters sooo well, I am so definitely watching you!!!! :glomp:
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Aiwe Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so totally wonderfull! All the details and colors just blow me away... You've captured the "Fellowship of the Ring"-feeling in a very nice way! This pice of work makes me want to read LOTR again... and again! ;) I'll watch you... Keep up the good work!!! :hug:
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KaminaRhea Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2004
The detais of this piece stun me. The depth and the color as well. This is clearly one of those many over-looked treasures that are hidden on DA. :clap:
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peet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, indeed. There are many hidden treasures in DA, and I'm glad that you've numbered this alongside them. Thanks, belatedly, for the great comment!
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lindseydearnley Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2004
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Your work is beautiful. a real credit to the books.

Its difficult to find alot of people on DA who really seem to enjoy what they do. this peice is fantastic.
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zulu-eos Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
This is a talent one of the most spectacular talents far beyond what I've seen. This looks like a painting strait out of the High Middle Ages. Truely great depection of tolkiens story. You did this in such a way I have not seen before. This shoudl go straight into the book of which he wrote. What a marvelous piece of artwork here. Never that this talent of yours go to waste.
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peet Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
*bows deeply*

Thank you so much for all the complimentary words, rest assured I appreciate them greatly. Hopefully, I won't let this talent 'go to waste', as you put it, but equally so, for me to get anywhere will require a lot of hard work and dedication. Just as much as I've already put in to get to this stage :). Again, thanks a lot!
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zulu-eos Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure, such a piece like this deserves great attention.
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Shodan127 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2004   Traditional Artist
Again, interesting interpretation with a nice use of color and good composition. The contrast gets a little muddy though, over to the right most specifically. I like the set up but I kinda get lost where theres Gandalf's pipe and Boromir holding the horn. If you varied the tone across the page a bit more I think it would have a more powerful effect. Once again though, nice work.
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peet Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Again, thanks a lot. Compositionally, this was the hardest piece that I've done so far, with nine characters having to 'fill out' a relatively small canvas (especially as it's quite close-up too). Therefore, with my limited ability, there were bound to be problems with it. Overall, I'm pleased.
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mistermoster Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree with falling starchild..... your work takes a lot after master Alan Lee, you should be proud of that. Although I liked the movie's interpretation, I think yours rock, too. you can check both my own interpetations and my renderings on some of the movies characters in my gallery.... specially check out my aragorn [link]
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peet Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm more interested in personal interpretations rather than movie ones. For that, I'd just look at screenshots ;) . So I'll wander in sometime.
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falling-starchild Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2004
Wow. This illustration is certainly one of the most exquisite interpretations of the Fellowship that I have ever seen, professional or otherwise. It reminds me a great deal of some of the illustrations of Alan Lee and other artists of his skill level, but it still retains its unique quality. And the details are incredible. I especially like how you put Bill and the horn of Gondor in it. Well, you have officially blown me away! This is certainlly going in my favorites, and with the highest respect for your artistry. Excellent work on this. :)
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peet Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. To liken me so freely to Alan Lee is so embarrassing sometimes, for I find him to be the most exquisite of artists. But it's certainly a pleasure to read as well. Again, thank you very much indeed.

*bows deeply*
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Batman2oo8 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2003   Digital Artist
i love it some of the facial features aren't perfect but o man that is sweet!!!
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iax Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2003
nice pic here. the scene is very well depicted.
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tanuki-dono Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2003
You should be a professional illustrator, if you are not already. I can imagine your work in the best of the storybooks and on the best-seller book covers.
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peet Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
I cannot deny that it's one of my greatest desires to become a professional illustrator. But at the same time, it's one of the hardest professions to get into!
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confused-human Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2003
I absolutely love your style!

Keep it up...
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lady-lupin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely arrangement. I admire your skill so much, especially in capturing the folds in clothes.
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twospotz Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore the way you handle the colors. The muted earthly tones can quite often be such treacherous things, but you weild them like nothing else. Beautiful creation, and very peaceful as well. Good to see Legolas like a proper Mirkwooder, Darkhaired! ;-) And I agree, Go Billy! maybe you should attempt a picture with the horses of LoTR? :-) With each "master" by its side? But do not mention that to a particular white stallion...
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takarajewels Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2003
Details...from the amazing scenery, to the fine little details on Gandalf's hand...splendid...I like Legolas' face, and I'm so glad Bill the pony is there, too! Very very very nice!:heart:
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Meisiluosi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very lee-ish in colours. (That reminds me of something I hate to tell you, but I think I should... Some of you pics remind me of Alan Lee maybe too much. But everyone has inspirations and you certainly are developping a style of your own, which is becoming more and more distinct with every new picture. So keep it up...:-))

The composition, atmosphere and details of this pic are awesome. I admire your painting skill. Great work done here. Love the pic. +fav
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LinkD3 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2003
........................................ ................................peet.... ........................................ ................................you have a gift from god..................................... ..............................if tolikien were alive........he would most likely give you the most biggest hug in the history of all hugs....................... this is absolutely stunning! i mean you have totaly captured the essance and feel of tolkiens litriture. i just cant tell you how much i love this!...that is the perfect fellowship! :) i would haveto be vvvvvvvvvvverry vvvvvvvvverry stupid not to add this to my favs ;) amazing work dude!
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2003  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, again, I thank you kind Sir. Your comments continue to stun me everytime! :D
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perkan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2003  Professional Traditional Artist
This is simply the perfect fellowhip picture. The atmosphere, the composition and tones are all so wonderfully achieved with your outstanding eye for details and colour. But what i love the most is the improvement youve done on your expressions - the hobbits look especially as joyful and stout-hearted as they should.

What a classic piece! :+fav:
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Ludi-Price Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work, as always, bro. You're improvement has never failed to astound me. I like the way you worked the holly into it to give it that Christmas feeling, heh heh. Only thing I'd change is giving those nearest to the fire an orange cast, just to give the feel of a firey glow on them. Otherwise, it's all good...You show especially skill with forest landscape. I love your layering of the landscape in the background.
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RemiroQuai Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
You should ask whether a publisher is willing to make a LOTR edition with your ilustrations in it! I would definately buy it!
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2003  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you! But the publishers of Tolkien's work are notoriously difficult to persaude, so I'm going to wait until my skills are vastly improved before even trying to sway them!
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JoyceKimberly Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2003
Great work! It fits in the book really well, they could make a book with your work in it :)
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judetrinity Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2003   Traditional Artist
forgot to mention,
YAY FOR BILL THE PONY!
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judetrinity Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2003   Traditional Artist
I'm so glad you continue to stay true to your interpretation of the characters because they are so wonderful.
My favorite is Legolas (such pretty hair!) but Gandalf is amazing in this one!

by the way, you've inspired me to start messing around with watercolours as opposed to acrylics....wish me luck :-)
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2003  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot. There's no way that I'd change my view on these characters, or any characters for that matter. Tolkien's written word is infinitely more powerful than the movie's interpretation, and it has far more of a grip on me :D! Anyway, good luck with the watercolours, I look forward to seeing some results in the future. Just as a friendly word of advice, be prepared to persevere with them. They take time, unless they feel really natural to you :).
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addielikes Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You finished it! :)....it's really good pete! The detail is very good and the colors are wonderful. Very well done! :D
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:heart: ~-angelyami-
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PrincessArwen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
:O_o: awesome work :clap: great colours and details..! :heart:
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phoenirius Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2003
i still cant believe how much detail u do! its so beautiful. reminds me of howard shore's paintings
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shmegma Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2003   Digital Artist
I cant believe this hasnt been favorited yet, nice friggin' job cappa town.
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