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The Lord of Rivendell by peet The Lord of Rivendell by peet
'Gandalf was shorter in stature than the other two; but his long white hair, his sweeping silver beard, and his broad shoulders, made him look like some wise king of ancient legend. In his aged face under great snowy brows his dark eyes were set like coals that could leap suddenly into fire.

Glorfindel was tall and straight; his hair was of shining gold, his face fair and young and fearless and full of joy; his eyes were bright and keen, and his voice like music; on his brow sat wisdom, and in his hand was strength.

The face of Elrond was ageless, neither old nor young, though in it was written the memory of many things both glad and sorrowful. His hair was dark as the shadows of twilight, and upon it was set a circlet of silver; his eyes were grey as a clear evening, and in them was a light like the light of stars. Venerable he seemed as a king crowned with many winters, and yet hale as a tried warrior in the fullness of his strength. He was the Lord of Rivendell, and mighty among both Elves and Men.'

JRR Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Book II, Chapter 1: Many Meetings

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ScrollPirate Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
May I post this on my Lord of the Rings facebook page with a link back to your DA page?
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peet Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
YES! At the risk of being so late replying that the request has expired - I'm so sorry, I've been away from DA for years; I'm back now, however ...
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zevranarainai1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I seriously need to buy "The Fellowship" I have the last two and other of Tolkien's works before the Trilogy, but I could never get this one and your drawing makes me want to read it all the more. Amazing drawing, makes my fangirl giddy
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yoyonah Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Now, why is it ok for men in fantasy stories to have long hair, but in this world it is not ok? No fair. But I love the drawing :) .
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zevranarainai1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Hahaha I totally agree with you on this XD
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trish05 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Beautiful work.
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Acamaru Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
great job, but why is there wooden chair, fancy chair, wooden chair?
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peet Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Fancy chair for 'Lord of Rivendell'.
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ChristineMW Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
love your work, nuff said.
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Jose-Fien Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009   Traditional Artist
I love your style !
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Gwasanee Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgerous artwork. Your characters look fab! Love everything about this. :rose:
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Papiryj Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
awesome.! (:
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perbastet Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Exquisite,direct to My Favorites
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Tonks07 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your Glorfindel!
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darkartsmaster Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006   Photographer
Very nice :clap:
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carolin54323 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
I like your Elrond more than Hugo Weaving as Elrond, partly because I always want to shout 'Agent Smith!' at Elrond when watching the movies, but partly because Elrond doesn't strike me as particularly elven. Although i like your Elrond more, I think Elrond's hair-do in the movie was more suited to the character, but that's just me. Gandalf looks perfect, and Glorfindel's pretty cool too although his expression makes him look a little bored and sleepy... Glorfindel looks good in blue, nearly as good as he looks in grey. I think this is going to get a :+fav: from me.
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AngelofAmarth Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2005
I just love the character of Glorfindel and Elrond. You showed them greatly. :+fav:
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peet Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, I'm glad you like them :)
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AinuLaire Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
A very nice picture, but when I first saw the thumbnail I thought Glorfindel (I assume its Glorfindel) was asleep *grin*
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peet Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah yes. Somebody's mentioned that before. Oh well, I was rather hoping for him to look as if he's deeply taking in the words of Elrond -- perhaps a memory of something long ago that we don't get to hear about, and only elvish minds can comprehend (as well as Mithrandir of course :D).
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SonoRussa Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004
very very good!
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y2jenn Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2004   General Artist
Your gallery is a breath of fresh air. I've seen so many people's Tolkien based work and have come to notice that a lot of folks draw their characters to look like the actors. I'm one of them... but you choose to do them how you see them and I love that. I was hoping you had an Elrond pic in your gallery. Ever since the first time I read the Hobbit he's been my favorite elf (its only fitting my favorite actor play him) and you captured him perfectly. Its amazing to me how you're able to put on paper exactly what it is you're reading. Your talent blows me away. Beautiful, breath taking work. :+fav:
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LinnScarlett Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*lays hand on her heart and imitates haldirs-greeting-bow* welcome
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peet Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Is that a movie act? *shudders*
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LinnScarlett Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i know *slaps herself* but ill have a looksy at some more *smiles*
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peet Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Rest assured, I appreciate the comments very much :).
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LinnScarlett Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
by Eru, i really love your art, its soooooo beautifull, i want to comment them all, but iam kind of lazy *smiles sheepishly*
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peet Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, shame that.
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inziladun Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2003   Writer
Elrond looks more like Elros there, IMO; but fantastic picture though, og course! :boogie:
gandalf's face is a little too bony, though, hehe.
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inziladun Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2003   Writer
Haha, yes certainly! :lol:
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2003  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot. Well, Elros looks mighty beautiful to me, and by the end of the Third Age, Elrond would have aged very slightly, being of course 'Half-elven'. But still, surely my Elrond must at least be better than Hugo Weaving?!
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takarajewels Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2003
All of them are simply beautiful, I like how you did all the details in their clothing and also in Gandalf's hair and beard. Very very very nice work.
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ryuuza-art Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2003
Heh, I remember seeing this before you finished it :)

Look great with colour, and Glorfindel as well!
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aud Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2003
I like the perspective and compostion...
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vladimirsangel Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*nods* And I thought your "Last Unicorn" piece was exemplary...this is stunning work. +devWatch
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pussycat Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2003
:clap::worship::clap: no comment needed - magnificent work !
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raphi-kun Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2003
well done, dude!!! +fav
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judetrinity Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2003   Traditional Artist
wowsy, one of you best pieces yet!

i might set this as my desktop or somthign on my new laptop for a while.

i love the colors!
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s-s-sara Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2003  Student
Eee =3 So cool!!

It made me sad that Glorfindel was never in the movies. Stupid Arwen practically took over his place. *narrows eyes* eeeevil -hiss-

I love the detail. o_o Ish amazingyful. =3 :heart:
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mistress-samwise Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2003  Student General Artist
Oh, man! That's totally awesome! XD Excellent work!
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addielikes Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this peet! And like ~perkan That is very close to what I imagine Glorfindel to look like. :)...Both Gandalf and Elrond are very well done too: I imagine Elrond about the same as you do; Hugo Weaving played a good Elrond, but I just don't imagine Elrond looking like Hugo Weaving.

I am going to :+fav:! Great work, like always! :D

:heart: ~-angelyami-
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mizarek Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2003
I like it, but what are those lines on Elrond's face??
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perkan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2003  Professional Traditional Artist
oh I love it I LOVE IT! Incredibly perfect interpretations! Glorfindel is if not exactly, then very, very, very close to how I imagine him. Gandalf and Elrond are greatly gaptured as well, but Glorfindel is perfect!:D Hah he is one of my favourites in LOTR(afterall he fought the Nine:|)

Everything style-wise is perfect here as always, the colours and everything! :headbang:

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kiwidoc Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2003
This is beautiful - then again so is all your work. I especially like the flowing lines of the clothing on all three men.
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phoenirius Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2003
:O_o: I LUV IT!!! :clap:
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xcix Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2003
lovely. i like your style
may i know what medium is this?
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