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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 )
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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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Forcedlactationlover Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It's well drawn, and the action is palpable, but Tolkien did say that the Nazgul only rode black horses, many of them stolen from the Rohirrim. And, of course, The Nazgul never did cross the Bruinen, being caught in an Elvish caused flood.
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mconradart Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant! I love watercolor paintings! Plus, I'm a huge Tolkien fan! Keep up the great work!
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NamiAnArt Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool!))
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Dallony Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So amazing art work! I love the coloring and the emotions in it! :D
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badboy1o Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
awesome work 
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:iconevilscarrlett:
EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
a beautiful rendering of the scene! Made me stop and look closer.
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NorseLoveAffair Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing!
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MudslingerArtist Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014   Digital Artist
Oddly this looks half-creepy and half majestic and ALL beautiful 
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:iconpedro-elefante:
Pedro-Elefante Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   Traditional Artist
Beautiful!+fav 
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zombiehunterify Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
NAAAAAAAAAAAAZZZZGGGGGUUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!
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SallyGipsyPunk Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Amazing **
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EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! impressive painting!!
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Faerietopia Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
HAWTNESS!!  great artwork.
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5h0071n9-574R Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
neat =]
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joshuaclark0420 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job with watercolors
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:iconshelshel:
shelshel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful art work.
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:iconartkosh:
ArtKosh Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
its brilliant!
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MidgarZolom Featured By Owner 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.
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spiritImmortalLisa Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
awesome work!! beauty
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StoneyPony23 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!
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BlackxAbyss Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Very cool!
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sarahxkat Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm loving the colors in this. It's a really beautiful piece :)
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kirinmaru Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really great work! 
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BornFreak Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist
That's great! :la:
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Alecweirdo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH! Love this one totally!!!
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ioana24 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student General Artist
i loved the film. Your style is amazing
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Demorta Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this amazing! the colours are gorgeous! what medium did you use?
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Fairfate Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Writer
This is amazing!!! Your use of color did an excellent job making the nazgul and his horse look very chilly and ethereal! :) Are you planning on doing more paintings from Tolkien's stories?.... I would love to see you do a painting of Mirkwood from The Hobbit! :)
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ScareLight-Story Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
nice one!
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JoJen68 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
The detail is absolutely amazing!
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detourhk Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
very nice and very detailed. I love it very much. How did you even do that? It's awesome
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DaLeahWeathers Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
REALLY GOOD!!!
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The-Gij Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o__o Damn,this would be impressive even for digital art but knowing that you painted this amplifies the effect.
The color pallet you have here is just choice,it really makes the viewer (or atleast myself) imagine a frosty chase with death...that is if the reaper took a more 'pro-active' approach to his job lol

:clap: absolutely stunning work ^^
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ddossena Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Amazing!
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finalprodigy131 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow how did you get so good
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Citron--Vert Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I featured your wonderful devitation here [link]
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detourhk Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
nice
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TIAGOTLR Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
AMAZING
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Teura-the-Mentor Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Can I use this as a desktop background?
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fjoer Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Nice, it's pretty much alive.
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DarkButterflyOfNight Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow amazing picture!

The Nazgul looks fantastic along with this epic horse! I know horses are difficult to draw especially for me XD
Oh and the background is beautiful !!! I am so speechless! Love the trees!

You colored it with watercolours?! Wow that`s very amazing! I think painting with water colours is one of the difficultest painting styles. But yours is fabulous!!!

I :heart: LOTR too!!!!!

Wonderful work = :+fav: :D
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JerodArt Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice balance and composition. Props on a job well done!
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PriceJames Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the awesome energy bursting out of the page Very cool keep up with the awesomeness
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RottenHiro Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[link] Featured :)
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akreon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconrottenhiro:
RottenHiro Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem :hug:
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VanwaLome Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Najlepszy Nazgul ever.
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vdoinart Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
love your control of the medium. and the subject matter is awesome as well.
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sofieoldberg Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
hey, I love your watercolour technique! Just wondering, are you using masking fluid for the white lines or are you simply leaving canvas or do you use white gouache?
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EithneS Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
just beautiful..
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