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Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 5:46 pm
by Riv Res
As I said over at V-W, this guy just kinda came out of nowhere ...


© Rabbit Ridge Art

Posted: Sun May 30, 2010 9:36 am
by marbretherese
I love this, Riv - and believe it or not it bears a passing resemblance to our very own Fangorn - the gentleman from the Netherlands Tolkien Soc who attends Oxonmoot. I think it's the eyes and receding hair on top. Not that he's made of wood or anything . . . :D

I bet he'd love it!!!

Posted: Sun May 30, 2010 6:39 pm
by Lindariel
I think this is wonderful as well, Riv. The eyes are more of a black and white suggestion of the "brown, shot with green" that Tolkien describes, as well as the "enormous well" Pippin refers to here:
"One felt as if there was an enormous well behind them, filled up with ages of memory and long, slow, steady thinking; but their surface was sparkling with the present: like sun shimering on the outer leaves of a vast tree, or on the ripples of a very deep lake."
That's very hard to capture visually, I must admit, but it is the characteristic that I most associate with Treebeard, and that I've never seen adequately conveyed anywhere except in the Professor's words.

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:16 am
by Riv Res

© Rabbit Ridge Art

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:54 am
by Merry
Oh, I like this one best of all the ones of this type, Riv--and no wonder, coming from you! Wonderful colors, and I like the way you've done the trees and the sides of the valley in the background.

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:42 am
by Iolanthe
Oh!!! It's just beautiful Riv. This series is just going from strength to strength as you get into it. It's stunning. I love fact it's very organic (as an elven place would be) but still homely with the inviting, brightly lit windows. The colours are gorgeous.

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:00 pm
by marbretherese
beautiful colours Riv! it's lovely . . .!