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Eowyn and the Nazgul by Sassar Eowyn and the Nazgul by Sassar
Ok so I did this for a competition over at ArtOrder. You were supposed to do an interpretation of the scene where Eowyn faces the Nazgul in the Return of the King. As you might expect, it's quite difficult not to be influenced by Peter Jackson's interpretation in the films, I tried not to but there still is some resemblance. All in all I'm somewhat happy with the result, there are parts that I like and parts that I don't like, however I'm happy with the amount of effort I put into it and all that it taught me along the way.

Thanks for having a look, please leave a comment if you feel like it, means a lot to me :)
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dead01 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! My favourite of all paintings with them ;) Nazgul looks great :)
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tine55 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
this is very awesome,
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Laharl234 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think Fell Beasts were intended, by Tolkien, to resemble pterosaurs.
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honeybadger3 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist
I love her stance!
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Sassar Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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045-lucky Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
this is so good!
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Sassar Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you! :)
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loaded88 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
oh man this looks awesome! I'm a big lotr fan so to see this artwork coming from you is really cool :D I love the mood of the color scale in this pic, it works excellent in this scene and the way you've captured the fell beast is absolutly spot on, I agree with noleme it actually looks scarier than it does in the movie which of course is a big compliment ;)
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Sassar Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Student General Artist
yeah I do recall that you mentioned liking the Lord of the Rings artwork by John Howe. I like his art as well and it has served as a source of inspiration for me when I set about to create this piece. I'm glad you like it! :)
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lomehir Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Awesome! very original!
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Sassar Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you! :)
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noleme Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
This is a great rendering, so realistic. :) I appreciate how you didn't follow the movie canon, the fell beast looks absolutely creepy (whereas in the movie, it didn't scare me in the least). I'd probably die from fear if something like that turned on me ;P
Great job in every respect, my only nitpick would be the wideness of the beast's neck- if in the Middle Ages, executors had sometimes trouble with human necks, then Éowyn must be supernaturally strong to hew off a head like this. :omg:
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Sassar Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it and yes it did occur to me that the neck wasn't really in proportion to neither her sword nor her strength (which as you suggest would have to be supernatural to even stand a chance) but in times like that I tend to go for what I think looks better aesthetically and let there be a little room for nitpicking ;)
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CartoonGurra Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This painting is awesome. The shading and colors are really well done. You captured this moment dead on.
Keep it up my friend!
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Sassar Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks :)
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angelprincess101 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely incredible! My fave of the ones I've seen!
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Sassar Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Student General Artist
wow thank you!
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angelprincess101 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prblem at all!
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The-Templar Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done! I like the original elements you added. They make the painting much more interesting to look at.
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Sassar Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it :)
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