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King Theoden by Tulikoura King Theoden :icontulikoura:Tulikoura 238 12 Strike Force Ultra - Stand your ground by Tulikoura Strike Force Ultra - Stand your ground :icontulikoura:Tulikoura 21 3 Battle of Five Armies: King Under the Mountain by Tulikoura Battle of Five Armies: King Under the Mountain :icontulikoura:Tulikoura 344 44 Fall of Helsreach by Tulikoura Fall of Helsreach :icontulikoura:Tulikoura 50 12 Battle of Five Armies: Warriors of Dain by Tulikoura Battle of Five Armies: Warriors of Dain :icontulikoura:Tulikoura 397 78 Sebastian Yarrick - hero of Armageddon by Tulikoura
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Dark Souls - Jolly Cooperation by Tulikoura Dark Souls - Jolly Cooperation :icontulikoura:Tulikoura 85 16 Champions of Von Carstein by Tulikoura Champions of Von Carstein :icontulikoura:Tulikoura 17 29 Battle of Five Armies: Elves of Mirkwood by Tulikoura Battle of Five Armies: Elves of Mirkwood :icontulikoura:Tulikoura 287 56 Speedpainting - Forgotten Beast Midil by Tulikoura Speedpainting - Forgotten Beast Midil :icontulikoura:Tulikoura 37 12 Speedpainting - Forgotten Beast Omethu by Tulikoura Speedpainting - Forgotten Beast Omethu :icontulikoura:Tulikoura 37 10 Speedpainting - Forgotten Beast Ufsmat by Tulikoura Speedpainting - Forgotten Beast Ufsmat :icontulikoura:Tulikoura 45 14 Vostroyan Firstborn by Tulikoura Vostroyan Firstborn :icontulikoura:Tulikoura 139 31 The Dragon-helm of Dor-lomin by Tulikoura The Dragon-helm of Dor-lomin :icontulikoura:Tulikoura 300 79 Temple of Sun by Tulikoura Temple of Sun :icontulikoura:Tulikoura 26 10 Battle of Five Armies: Men of Esgaroth by Tulikoura
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King Theoden

"After a while the king led his men away somewhat eastward, to come between the fires of the siege and the outer fields. Still they were unchallenged, and still Théoden gave no signal.... A smell of burning was in the air and a very shadow of death. The horses were uneasy. But the king sat upon Snowmane, motionless, gazing upon the agony of Minas Tirith, as if stricken suddenly by anguish, or by dread. He seemed to shrink down, cowed by age.

"Ride now, ride now! Ride to Gondor!"

Suddenly the king cried to Snowmane and the horse sprang away. Behind him his banner blew in the wind, white horse upon a field of green, but he outpaced it. After him thundered the knights of his house, but he was ever before them. Éomer rode there, the white horsetail on his helm floating in his speed, and the front of the first éored roared like a breaker foaming to the shore, but Théoden could not be overtaken. Fey he seemed, or the battle-fury of his fathers ran like new fire in his veins, and he was borne up on Snowmane like a god of old."
Drawing ink work, for some reason suddenly remembered this part in the book, and wanted to try illustrating the old king of Rohan, desperate to prove himself in life before meeting his ancestors.

Strike Force Ultra - Stand your ground
Whelp, another attempt to use colours and use my drawing tablet. This is a drawing for my Warhammer40k Eternal Crusade guild, Strike Force Ultra. Tried first black and white but ultramarines aren't quite the same without... ultramarine. Here I tested lineart (ugh it's sloppy) and layer-based approach on shadows, basic colours, background and details like projectiles. I had fun doing this (usually I have a bit more spare time to doodle at my computer than focus on drawing ink and Middle-Earth, although those are coming as well), I simply love WH40k and it's for that great community so win-win!
Battle of Five Armies: King Under the Mountain
"Victory now vanished from hope. They had only stemmed the first onslaught of the black tide and now the goblins gathered again in the valley. There a host of Wargs came ravening and with them came the bodyguard of Bolg, goblins of huge size with scimitars of steel. Soon actual darkness was coming into a stormy sky; while still the great bats swirled about the heads and ears of elves and men, or fastened vampire-like on the stricken. Now Bard was fighting to defend the Eastern spur, and yet giving slowly back; and the elf-lords were at bay about their king upon the southern arm, near to the watch-post on Ravenhill.

Suddenly there was a great shout, and from the Gate came a trumpet call. They had forgotten Thorin! Part of the wall, moved by levers, fell outward with a crash into the pool. Out leapt the King under the Mountain, and his companions followed him. Hood and cloak were gone; they were in shining armour, and red light leapt from their eyes. In the gloom the great dwarf gleamed like gold in a dying fire.

Rocks were buried down from on high by the goblins above; but they held on. leapt down to the falls' foot, and rushed forward to battle. Wolf and rider fell or fled before them. Thorin wielded his axe with mighty strokes, and nothing seemed to harm him.

"To me! To me! Elves and Men! To me! O my kinsfolk!" he cried, and his voice shook like a horn in the valley.

Down, heedless of order, rushed all the dwarves of Dain to his help. Down too came many of the Lake-men, for Bard could not restrain them; and out upon the other side came many of the spearmen of the elves. Once again the goblins were stricken in the valley; and they were piled in heaps till Dale was dark and hideous with their corpses. The Wargs were scattered and Thorin drove right against the bodyguards of Bolg. But he could not pierce their ranks. Already behind him among the goblin dead lay many men and many dwarves, and many a fair elf that should have lived yet long ages merrily in the wood. And as the valley widened his onset grew ever slower. His numbers were too few. His flanks were unguarded. Soon the attackers were attacked, and they were forced into a great ring, facing every way, hemmed all about with goblins and wolves returning to the assault. The bodyguard of Bolg came howling against them, and drove in upon their ranks like waves upon cliffs of sand. Their friends could not help them, for the assault from the Mountain was renewed with redoubled force, and upon either side men and elves were being slowly beaten down."

Drawing ink work, took "only" two days to finish this one after the mind was set on drawing once again. "Charge of Thorin" was the original idea for this one. And oops, Thorin carries a sword instead of an axe (same mistake I made years ago) - maybe he switched to it after the battle was turning against him! Previous works: "Battle of Five Armies: Warriors of Dain"… , "Battle of Five Armies: Elves of Mirkwood… and "Battle of Five Armies: Men of Esgaroth"… . "Beorn Finds Thorin" has been made earlier… . Final work, "Thorin's Farewell", is also somewhere in the sketch pile...

Check also the first entry of Iron Hill dwarves during the war between dwarves and orcs… and younger Dáin… and older Dáin… kicking some orc/easterling butts.
Hyvää joulua!
Fröhliche Weihnachten!
God Jul!

And towards "art-rich" new year 2016.

I'm currently illustrating a small scale rpg book project, and that'll take a month at least. Then, hopefully, time to draw Middle-Earth stuff again :)


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Joona Kujanen
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Current Residence: Finland
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Favourite style of art: traditional


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mollythemole Featured By Owner Edited Aug 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm new on DA, so my compliment doesn't seem to be very significant, but your gallery is the most awesome I saw here!)
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why should it matter? If a person visits my gallery, likes what he sees and leaves a comment (or points of improvements/criticism) I thank him :) and thanks for the compliment, DA surely is vast enough for everyone to find something for his taste.
AsliBayrak Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Professional General Artist

Battle of Five Armies: King Under the Mountain by Tulikoura

:) Featured in tolkien

Tulikoura Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) What an honour, thank you!
janeydrey Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your works have so much details! They're awesome!
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
dwindt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding pen art. You have some great patience. Well done on your studies and keep up the excellent art.
moppiwolf Featured By Owner Edited Feb 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
Really good work and well done on your dd I'm so jealous........the details in your work are great really good drawing style ☺
wildewalder Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You sir, are a true artist. Your drawings from Tolkiens books brings me so much memories.... I´ve readed them all.... 

so much details....

thank you sir /,,/
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great to hear that :) especially since I know it requires "similar" mindset from artist and the reader in order to enjoy Middle-earth inspired art (there exists as many differing opinions on how things look like as there are artists!).

Thank you for visiting, and glad that you liked what you saw.
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