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This was the picture that has kept me busy since last summer - a commission for the wonderful (and very patient)
. The original was painted on five separate A3 sheets and put together in Photoshop (to even my new computer's great distress). It's supposed to take place after the War of the Ring.
From left to right: Elladan ("Yes, we're got these really beautiful trees in Rivendell"), Sam ("Think you might let me have one?"), Elrohir ("I look pretty"), Frodo ("I'll just keep chatting animetedly though Aragorn is staring into space somewhere"), Arwen ("Good luck there was still so much cloth left from Elladan and Elrohir's clothes, these Gondorian seamstresses are really not up to scratch"), Aragorn ("I'm staring into space looking noble"), Gandalf ("Let him brag, he's earned it"), Pippin ("Admit it, I saved you just in the nick of time!"), Faramir ("Well done, little guy"), Merry ("No, YOU did most of the work, I only helped"), ╔owyn ("Still, I couldn't have done it without you"), ╔omer ("Those two are a lot funnier to watch than a pair of clowns"), Gimli ("The orc's arms were this broad! I'm telling you!"), Legolas ("I know it was just a regular orc, but I'll let him stick to his story if he likes it so much...")
Watercolour. Background (made by me) added in Photoshop.
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The dressing gown question: Aragorn's and Faramir's clothes were both designed after depictions of Byzantine fashion. I'm sorry, Faramir, that Aragorn's design looks so much more fully dressed...
BTW: It bemuses me that so many people are so amazed that these are my own interpretations of the characters. Have we really become that dependent on Orly and Viggo? That's pretty sad, really - those books were hugely popular for decades before the movies came out. Have the movies wiped them from our collective consciousness?
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