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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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NamiAnArt Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool!))
Dallony Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So amazing art work! I love the coloring and the emotions in it! :D
badboy1o Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
awesome work 
EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
a beautiful rendering of the scene! Made me stop and look closer.
NorseLoveAffair Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student General Artist
MudSlinger077 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oddly this looks half-creepy and half majestic and ALL beautiful 
Pedro-Elefante Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   Traditional Artist
zombiehunterify Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
SallyGipsyPunk Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Amazing **
EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! impressive painting!!
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