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LOTR - The journey begins by akaLilith LOTR - The journey begins by akaLilith
EDIT: Fixed up the shading in a few areas to make the drawing looked neater. Now I think I'm done.. , and very happy with it indeed.. I haven't worked with composition since UNMASKED and almost forgot how hard it was just to make each part of the drawing flow together.

I want to dedicate this drawing to my good friend and great artist =DavidDeb who gave me a link with TONS of LOTR screen shots to choose from.

It took me a long time to decide what to do with all of the potential references I had. There're too many things that I could do.. Draw portraits of each character individually? Put all of them in one paper? Draw main characters in a movie poster-style? Too many possibilities.. In the end I just made it simple and started from the beginning.

It's very likely that I'd draw a few LOTR fanarts but I decided to start my first piece with the innocence and cluelessness of Frodo and Sam and with the eagerness and uncertainty of Gandalf.

I don't know what my next drawing are going to be but here I started, where the first three of the fellowship started their journey to save the world.

I chose the references that reflected their personality. Some people asked why Frodo looked so scared, umm...that expression's pretty much his treadmark, isn't it?..lol.

I decided to make the shading on Frodo darker and more defined than Sam and Gandalf because I wanted the picture to tell the story how he's the center of this journey.

References;
Sam;[link]
Frodo;[link]
Gandalf;[link]
Background picture;[link]

I hope I did the movie justice... Honestly I can't wait to draw Aragorn and Legolas..

Pencils on A4 Canson drawing paper

A lot of hours.. Sorry I really have no idea how long it took.

**Full view appreciated!**

***All constructive criticism are always welcome and appreciated BUT hateful comments won't be tolerated***
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LauraTheStrange97 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Very well done, this is awesome!
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TryingMy-Best Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
GANDAAAAAAAAAAAALFFFF!!!! I have a 3D bookmark of him o3o me luv him so uch... <3333333333333
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agnes21 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible drawing! :) (Smile) 
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stem75 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Absolutely stunning drawing!!!

I'm not even close to your stage!

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ItsJustMeBro0 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing composition ! Just perfect :D And makes a huuuuuuge impression, CONGRTS!
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Sci-FiFanstasy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
You are tooo good at your Drawings!!!! :) :)
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CQuiggles96 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So so so beautiful!!! I cried when I saw this, this is so amazing
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Nefretethis Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
You have made ​​a very big impression on me - as always, you are so gifted! I can't belive that such talented persons as you exist... Great job! I just love your drawings! They look so realistic... I can almost feel their emotions! Incredible photographic realism, brilliantly shaded! And the detail is so stunning. You drew them just amazing... Absolutely brilliant! I can only say: beutiful work as always :)
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GhostWolfHybrid Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this, this is 100% amazing. you rule.
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miamary123456 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. Amazing work! Simply fantastic!!! :iconluvluvplz: How old are you? :love: :painter: :pencil: :heart:
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mangagirl9 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Bangingses show me what in your pocketses!
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mangagirl9 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Amazing!
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SueSturges Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Just fantastic!!! The best!
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Soda39 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
beautiful work!!
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icemaiden1 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
holy shit :O this is amazing!!
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Sun-Century Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is so amazing! The set up is beautiful and vibrant. (: Great work
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blissis33 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Your Gandalf is SPOT-ON! Dang! Awesome!!!
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emiliomorles Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Come on! this is amazing!!
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jasonbrian007 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Inspirational !
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AyaAzuresea Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely perfect! I love the Lord of the Rings and your art is just adorable! :)
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ObscureSanctuary Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
amazing!
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WojciechStachewicz Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Amazing ! This is my favorite movie. Great work :-)
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Frangitus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
you can **** my sister!
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:iconfrangitus:
Frangitus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Wow!
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mleonow Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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Idator Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa! How long did this take? It's just perfect!
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STEPHANE-LOGAN Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Simply Awesome !!!!!
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ShatteredSnowflakes Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Amazing :O
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inezlivinglife Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the best thing I've ever seen. In. My. Life.
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Akayla19 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
I want you..... to draw more pictures. You are so skilled!
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Agnes17 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow Amazing work!!!
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Agnes17 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like LOTR. You're very talented.
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frodosgirl Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so AMAZING! WOW! WOW! WOW!
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im-a-cat99 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Good Lord Jesus Christ with all the angels and saints, you are amazing. No amount of smilie faces can display my love/jelousy/omgwtf.

How big are your drawings? If you say they're in your sketchbook I'm going to go die in the corner.
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maliinaa Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
wow *-*
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CailinGore Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Photographer
I'm speechless! :wow: This is what perfection looks like :)
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kaori79 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
AMAZING!!! O___O I'm without words....compliments, really!
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Arythya Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist
So amazing.
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AuliaWijaya Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my god
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AiryFairyWish Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
Beautiful...
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graphic-rusty Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is the best lotr monatage I've seen on D:art, its worth all the long hours
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GinnyWeasley-13 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm in love with this drawing. You captured all the characters very well, particularly Gandalf...he has that wise, calculating thing going for him. I love the silhouette at the bottom too. Really great work.
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Merrilon Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Wow, this almost looks like a photo!
I especially like the look from Frodo's eyes :)

Great drawing!
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priihfrasnelli Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm without words...
Omfg... You are a GREAT artist! =O
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MagicalPictureMaker Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You.are.amazing!! That it's just wonderful!!
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iSaBeL-MR Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good
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nerdsharpie Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student General Artist
how did you make the hair lighter in places?
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Moflymaster98 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Just super.....
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Noctella1427 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*.* I :heart: it ^-^
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StoryRPArt Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
frodo's face is perfect! Gandalf's face is just like him, and Sam looks great! Amazing job on this!
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