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November 10, 2013
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I See Fire - Erebor by TheEnderling I See Fire - Erebor by TheEnderling
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"I see Fire" (Elvish-Sindarian)

Some Tolkien love of Gandalf heading to Erebor. So much fun with this.

I'm a HUGE Tolkien and Jackson fan, the books, the movies etc. Cant get enough of it. This is a mixture of both the Hobbit Movies and the Book, I loved the first hobbit movie but Erebor didn't match 100% to what I saw in my head so I went back and looked at some of Tolkien's art work (He was a pretty awesome artist too i have to say) and his lake town is right in front of the entrance to the lonely mountain so I wanted to work on something that showed that, I think Jackson's laketown is further away because they have scaled it up to make the movie more epic (which is cool by me!) so yeah, i looked at all the maps of the lonely mountain and came up with this, its not as quite 'Lonely' in the sense that its around other smaller mountains but I wanted to show the branching arms and the Misty mountains in the distance too. Tolkien's maps are amazing to study alone so it's nice to work to things like this. I NEVER do fanart but I really couldn't resist, might try some more Tolkien stuff in the future! Not sure I am going to colour this one yet, I kind of like the Black and White. Feel free to give feedback :)

Side note: Tolkien's Languages are a pain to translate XD
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What programme did you use to get the sindarin letters?
TheEnderling 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
None, translated it by hand, I have most of tolkien's books, went and found the alphabets online to copy and paste them in one by one. 
oh sorry, didn't see the earlier conversation.
Very nice picture!

Just one question: I made a cover of the song "I See Fire" and want to upload it on my youtube-chanel and I'm searching for a picture to underlie the music. My I use this picture of you? Sure I'll credit you. ;)

Greetings Nithril
TheEnderling Apr 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks, glad you liked it. And sure, I can't see why not :) like my Facebook page to it and I would be thankful :) 
2ndMercWithAMouth Mar 4, 2014  Student Filmographer
It's a beautiful song too :)
so perfect ! very epic !
TheEnderling Feb 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for your comment ^_^
Please do a colour version soon!
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