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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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AllegraWylden Featured By Owner Edited Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this makes my little fangirl heart sooooooooo happy!!!  i love how you drew the mountain, great job!!!!  haha, i'm only slightly obsessed with tolkien...
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TheEnderling Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thats okay, I'm fully obsessed xD Glad you enjoyed it!
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Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
What programme did you use to get the sindarin letters?
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TheEnderling Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  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. 
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Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
oh sorry, didn't see the earlier conversation.
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NithrilMusic Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
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
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:icontheenderling:
TheEnderling Featured By Owner 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 :) www.facebook.com/vinhillart 
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NithrilMusic Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Thanks a lot! :)
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2ndMercWithAMouth Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Filmographer
It's a beautiful song too :)
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Cyrusma Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
so perfect ! very epic !
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TheEnderling Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for your comment ^_^
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Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Please do a colour version soon!
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TheEnderling Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you liked it but there's a large mistake in this shot in that the fire of lake town is very far away from this and it actually got this mixed up with the dwaven city (smaug's desolation you might say) so yeah, lol to avoid further retardness on my behalf I'll lay this one to rest until I try out the Tolkien world once again ^_^
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Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
:) btw, where did you get the sindarin font from?
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TheEnderling Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I found the individual lettering and screen shot them into photoshop, it can't actually be typed without an in depth system like they have for Japanese which whiches out characters for complex kanji on the fly. 
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Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
ahh, I see.
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THELORDISGREAT Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
This is amazing
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MRFELLATIO Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
WOW! this is amazing and so beautiful! I love Gandalf and Tolkien! please do more Tolkien!
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bairdduvessa Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
beautiful
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TheEnderling Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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WolvesKey Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great job! I really like this :)
In my head I can picture Gandalf rushing to the scene only to stop atop the hill and mutter in despair "I'm too late..."
Love the lonely and tragic feeling I'm getting from this, would've been great if Jackson had in-cooperated this in the films...somewhere...
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TheEnderling Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks for you comment, really glad you liked the piece :)
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jrafaelnavarro Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work!

But the ruins of the city of Dale are in front of Erebor, not Esgaroth, the Lake-town.
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TheEnderling Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
....Balls.
XD
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HopeForTheDragons Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
If poetry could be translated into a painting--you, good friend--have done just that.
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TheEnderling Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
such kind words, thank you very much :)
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RCris123 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Simply stunning! and very emotional!
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TheEnderling Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :) Glad you enjoyed it! x
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Nice
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Taina-dOS Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, it's awesome! I love everything, Gandalf's hair, the smoke beneath the mountain, the flames of Esgaroth, the river's water lighting... everything, wonderful job. :love:
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TheEnderling Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your kind words, I'm glad you enjoyed the painting! :)
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Taina-dOS Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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pinestater234 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Photographer
Wonderful Work!  Fav
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TheEnderling Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you and thank you for the fav too ^_^
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MapleGravy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Heart Oh goodness, this is so beautiful. 
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TheEnderling Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you liked it ^_^!!
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phantomessangel13 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013

This is beautiful. Your eye for creating something is so profoundly amazing. I'm just in awe of the whole thing. The black and white aspect of this really lends to the feel of the mountain's history as well. You know there's something there, something sinister, something profound and the way you present it really just draws your eye to the mountain. And, the black and white really makes you notice the smaller details, giving you a sense of the extreme importance that this mountain plays.

 

It's beautiful. Goodness, I wish I could elucidate my feelings about this picture...ah It's lovely and I could sit here and study it for hours, never quite getting bored. You have a remarkable talent for creating such engaging pictures. I love it. Thank you for sharing this!

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TheEnderling Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow thank you so much for your kind words and feed back, really happy that you enjoyed it so much. It's people like you that make the uploads worthwhile - thanks again! :)
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Thriin Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
it's simply awesome!!Love and I think it's perfect in b/w!!
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TheEnderling Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, yeah I think it should stay in black and white too. Glad you enjoyed it! :D
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Naivara Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the books and movies too! >u<
and this is a wonderful piece of art! great work!! :heart:
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TheEnderling Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :) I'm glad you liked it ^_^
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M3ganK Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Absolutely stunning! I love this! Its so incredibly detailed and well done! You should be very proud!
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TheEnderling Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your kind words :)
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M3ganK Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
You're very welcome!
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MagicXwitcH Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Great work!! =D
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TheEnderling Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks, i LOVED your LoTR Bag XD so awesome!
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MagicXwitcH Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, and thank you so much!!
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AH86 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thats amazing!! great job
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TheEnderling Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :) I had a lot of fun painting it.
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