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The White Rider by peet The White Rider by peet
'The old man was too quick for him. He sprang to his feet and leaped to the top of a large rock. There he stood, grown suddenly tall, towering above them. His hood and his grey rags were flung away. His white garments shone. He lifted up his staff, and Gimli's axe leaped from his grasp and fell ringing on the ground. The sword of Aragorn, stiff in his motionless hand, blazed with a sudden fire. Legolas gave a great shout and shot an arrow high into the air: it vanished in a flash of flame.
'Mithrandir!' he cried. 'Mithrandir!''

JRR Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Book III,  Chapter 5: The White Rider

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Painted in watercolour.

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AnnabelSoul Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
asombroso
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peet Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Gratias!
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AnnabelSoul Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
=)
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Flaretale52 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student General Artist
What characters are in the scene?
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LoBoASK Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks really neat. I would compare your art style to elven with all the curves and light mood. And also an eye for a detail.
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh wow, this is very high praise indeed. I'm not sure I'd agree, but I suppose I strive for that in some respects :nod:
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LoBoASK Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Keep up the good work!
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Ginger-Aid Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Lord of the rings is best!
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Book-verse, I agree with you ;)
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Ginger-Aid Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
especially the Battle of the Five Armies, it was amazing!
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not really a fan of the movies, but I did contribute a few paintings for the 'making of' documentaries for the BotFA Extended Editions. :nod:
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Ginger-Aid Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Oh that's awesome!
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Kemomonster Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful. The Lord of the Rings is probably my favorite fantasy series.
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Fyreflysky Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Nice work.  I love how dense the trees are here. 
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peet Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like ;)
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JoAnNaLvArEz Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
super cool
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peet Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for commenting :D
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karmasluck Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Student General Artist
just..
woah....
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peet Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thanks!
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Removed6000 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Very good paintings.
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:iconpeet:
peet Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Much appreciated :)
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Removed6000 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
No problem.
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magigrapix Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
Very nice, it really looks like what the old illustrative style was like.
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peet Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot - this is what I try to keep in line with. It's simply how I enjoy my illustration, and what I feel Tolkien is most applicable to, too :)
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magigrapix Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
Your welcome, you've got a real talent for illustration. I had a quick look through your gallery.
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jessecarlsteen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome work! Love all the attention to detail. Great to see how you really paid attention to the source material :) (Smile) 
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - I'm always at pains to be as faithful to the text as possible, without betraying how I envisaged the scene too when I read it.
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UberJesusNinja Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats amazing man, looks like something straight out of the book :o
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Which is precisely my intention! Thanks a lot :)
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UberJesusNinja Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No probs man, love all of your work :)
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songokuforpresident Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful, good job dude :)
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asari13 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
epic scene
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peet Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:thumbsup: Thanks for commenting.
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Davidmonteiro Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi you are on dahub.deviantart.com/ I have to give you one or more lama to have a donation from you or how does it work? Because I suvi chain got a Favorites.
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peet Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
All queries and point exchanges go through :icondahub: rather than the artists themselves.
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axiabetty Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow O.o
love that book, much more then the movie :P
but mehh this drawing Oo
LOVE IT!
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peet Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Me too - the PJ's Fellowship is not too bad, but I believe he seriously lost the plot soon after.
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axiabetty Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well we've else to think that mostly of detailed, great scene and conversations in the books were cut offfor the movies... 'cause off time OK... that's WHY I always prefer to watch a movie and then the book :P 
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peet Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ok - anyway, thanks for the comment :)
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axiabetty Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome ^^
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Ellosse Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I love all the trees and how they kind of impede the view - making it seem as if you are watching this yourself. Great job!
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peet Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That was more or less the intention, so I'm glad you've noted it. Thanks so much for commenting.
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Ellosse Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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Naivara Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful work as always!! :heart:
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peet Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Appreciate it!
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AyaAzuresea Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this one...Great job!
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ElrondPeredhel Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
The atmosphere on this one look really different compared to the other painting I saw (I'm going through your gallery at this exact moment), may be it's due to the light, really realistic. Also, except for a few paintings of yours (including Legolas shooting at the Fell Beast for example), I always feel with your work like it could be a little better, or something could be improved. Here I'll change nothing :D

My favorite points : as always the trees and roots, Legolas's cape and Gimli (really 'Tolkienish' for me cause really thin).

Let's continue to watch this gallery ;) (and pardon my english, not my native language)
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pakhnokh Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
amazing!!
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agapelove490 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Love, love, love! :love: Such an incredibly amazing piece!
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MrMahoo Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Amazing illustration! :clap:
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