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The Ride of the Rohirrim by peet The Ride of the Rohirrim by peet
'Suddenly the King cried to Snowmane and the horse sprang away. Behind him his banner blew in the wind, white horse upon a field of green, but he outpaced it. After him thundered the knights of his house, but he was ever before them. Éomer was there, the white horsetail on his helm floating in his speed, and the front of the first éored roared like a breaker foaming to the shore, but Théoden could not be overtaken. Fey he seemed, or the battle-fury of his fathers ran like new fire in his veins, and he was borne up on Snowmane like a god of old, even as Oromë the Great in the battle of the Valar when the world was young.'

JRR Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Book V, Chapter 5: The Ride of the Rohirrim
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methowwolf Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Ride to ruin and the world's ending!"

inspirebymusic Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Best scene in movie and books. <3
ReinoutJansen Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes... This looks about as bad-ass as it should look. My favorite chapter of the trilogy... And possibly of every written work ever...
Bone-chilling. One of my favorite moments of the whole Legendarium.
Lovely composition and use of traditional media. The shading you've done is really nice.
Pure gold. Fave it is.
UberGabzz Nov 25, 2007   Photographer
And there stood Meriadoc the hobbit in the midst of the slain, blinking like an owl in the daylight, for tears blinded him; and through a mist he looked on Éowyn's fair head, as she lay and did not move; and he looked on the face of the king, fallen in the midst of his glory. For Snowmane in his agony had rolled away from him again; yet he was the bane of his master.

Then Merry stooped and lifted his hand to kiss it, and lo! Théoden opened his eyes, and they were clear, and he spoke in a quiet voice though labored.
'Farewell, Master Holbytla!' he said. 'My body is broken. I go to my fathers. And even in their company I shall not now be ashamed. I felled the black serpent. A grim morn,and a glad day, and a golden sunset!'
The coloring you chose seems to be quite close to Alan Lee's illustration of the Rohirrim at the Battle of Pelenor Fields. I can definitely see where you got some inspiration.
Outstanding, Alan Lee would be proud!
IreneLangholm Aug 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing painting! Reminds me very much of Alan Lee, both in technique and style. And this picture [link] although I see it's not the same. Great work! :thumbsup::D
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