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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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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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