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The key to Orthanc by Calealdarone The key to Orthanc by Calealdarone
As promised, another illustration to Tolkien's works. This is the scene when Fangorn gives the key to Orthanc, now uninhabited, to King Elessar. I'll try to add the exact quotation from the book soon.

Waterolour on cardboard, 2012.
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:iconjuliocesarpetrini:
juliocesarpetrini Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Great!
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Fernald Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This rocks!
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely use of watercolour :)
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rstrider9 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Wow!
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice.
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Calealdarone Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Thanks! :)
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ellethana Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
That is amazing!
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:iconcalealdarone:
Calealdarone Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Thank you.
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ellethana Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
:)
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taruhead Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
gorgeous job ; v ;
love the detail, and despite being of the same darkish, murky colours, you can make out every individual in the crowd emerging from the trees
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Calealdarone Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Thank you.
The crowd here was really tough to paint and I spent quite some time figuring out how to paint them right, but I'm quite happy with the effect now - the dull colours make Elessar's silhouette stand out nicely. :)
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DaughterOfAear Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely lovely! The colours are very rich despite their softness, and the way you've faded out some parts of the composition is very nice indeed. =]
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Calealdarone Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Thank you. :) I really enjoy painting scenes where parts of the landscape is hidden by mist and faded out - they're always a kind of an artistic challenge. :)
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BIackCrow Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice
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Calealdarone Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Thanks. :)
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JulietAimee Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
BEAUTIFUL!
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Calealdarone Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Thank you! :)
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JulietAimee Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yw
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