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"The Dragon is coming" by Tulikoura "The Dragon is coming" by Tulikoura
Inspiration from "The Hobbit", J.R.R.Tolkien. Dwarves are hurrying to the hidden doorway, and dragonfear is upon them.

I'm really excited about The Hobbit- movie, and this picture has been in my head since I heard about it. Finally it's ready - i'm not too sure if I should change or add something, though.

Pen & Ink -work.
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Jack-O-Lantern Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I was elloquent enough to say what I like about each and every peace made by You.

But I am not.

Here - it strikes me how detailed the peace is and yet, with the use of just one color, You managed to keep everything visible. Without any additional outlines and all that. I can see the back pack easily, I can tell where the dwarf ends and the mountain begins. That is really something.

Also - I absolutely love the perspective.

All the technical aspects, composition and the style contrubiute to the overall feel behind the peace. And I love it. Sorry Peter Jackson, THIS is how Tolkien should look like. Period.
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was a good drawing, the result managed to be almost what I imagined. Technical problems, like small error in perspective (position of dwarves doesn't quite fit with the surroundings) and not finding a proper way to draw the sky and so on - I don't mind them.

You truly honour me with your words, but for me it's really hard to see these features you mentioned as something special. Maybe I lack some perspective, I don't know, but why should I see it as special at all, as it's just a normal way to draw, hehe. This makes me smile.

I really must to thank you for your interest towards my drawings. After all, if artist creates art, viewers define it. I don't beg for comments or views, but I do appreciate comments as I have learnt a lot from them ;)
Jack-O-Lantern Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I see no technical errors.

Even so, in the age of optimization and accuracy up to dozens of numbers after the coma I cherish imperfections.

The sky is perfect. If You walk out of a dark forest to see a snowy mountain reflecting sunlight, blur is all you are going to see.

Also, If I like a gallery and while browsing it I notice that the artist appreciates feedback, I take actually take some time and try to write something thoughtful. It is a habit of mine. I think it is the best form of appreciation.
Dilnath Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Awesome dude!
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, thank you!
vilva73 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Pretty drawing. Much of light:)
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty much because I wasnt able to think a way to illustrate the sky - so I ended up using mist-like scenery there. Mist from the inner caves and tunnels, makes sense in a way.

Thank you for the comment!
Artigas Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
Great job, specially with the expressions.
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. Expressions are always hardest part so it's great to hear that succeeded. Not perfect, because nothing is perfect, but it helps to build the atmosphere.
kiwidoc Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
I love the sense of movement in this. They are truly terrified, and moving as fast as they can, and your pic really brings this across. It also gives each dwarf his own personality. Very well done indeed!
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