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Nazgul by akreon Nazgul by akreon
Commission for :iconriitual: .

I really enjoyed painting this piece. Not only I love working with watercolours but it was also a perfect excuse to watch the whole trilogy once again.

:heart: LOTR

So, here it is Nazgul crossing the Ford of Bruinen :) Enjoy!

Oh and Merry Christmas Everyone!
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Given 2010-07-04
Nazgul by *akreon ( Featured by elicoronel16 )
The composition is outstanding. I love the way you used the directional movement of lines leading your eye from the horses legs in the bottom right up to the top left following by the man's harsh sword to the top right. Though I do like the colour palette a lot, I think their needs to be more separation from the figure and the background. The figure would pop out a lot more if the background was a lot darker in general.
The man on the figure is very well done but I think there is room for improvement on the horse. Particularly In the jaw area near the reigns some more definition is needed. I do really like how you used white lines and form to make up your image, and the foggy appearance of trees in the top background adds a very nice touch to the atmosphere of the entire image. The image overall is very well done.
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So as to not repeat what the other critiques say...I will add these words.

The overall composition is phenomenal. The exagerrated size issues of the horse actually work quite nicely with the splashes to give the observer the sense that the Nazgul and mount are about to be leaping from the page.

The color choices give the entire piece a "other-worldly" quality that I really like. The barren trees in the background, along with the strong use of blues and other cool colors give me the sense that this is from another scene that was filmed in a winter landscape. I really like that.
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zombiehunterify 4 days ago  Student General Artist
EvilScarrlett Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! impressive painting!!
Faerietopia Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
HAWTNESS!!  great artwork.
joshuaclark0420 Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job with watercolors
shelshel Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful art work.
DrFedor Nov 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
its brilliant!
MidgarZolom Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool shot. I love how you kept all the white for highlights. The horse's eye is also a very effective inclusion.
awesome work!! beauty
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