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Tolkien Daydreams by Lueb-Art Tolkien Daydreams by Lueb-Art
My portrait of J.R.R. Tolkien, based on several different photographs found on the Internet. Several major themes found in his writing can be seen conjured up in his pipe smoke: the Tree, the Dragon, the Horse, Gandalf, Gollum, the Broken Sword, the Mountains, Mordor, a Hobbit, and the Fields of Rohan. The smoke forms a Ring and the Eye of Sauron is in the center, coming from the dragon's mouth.
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:iconjanjayok:
JanJayOK Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, the smoke is awesome,  Also like the bookcases in the background..
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incoded Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The smoke looks amazing!  I love the texture on his coat
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Potat-Stache Featured By Owner Edited Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that my friend... Is a freaking awesome representation of his thoughts.

Well done:iconbravoplz:
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Neranella Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Awesome artwork. :w00t:
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AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Wonderful work!
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anly13 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
I saw this on Tolkien Gateway and thought "iconic!" And lo, how surprising to find out it's not a picture by some long-gone artist, but made so recently :-)
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adrilida1411 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
It is impressive the peace that you painted in his expression.
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:iconlueb-art:
Lueb-Art Featured By Owner May 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Forcedlactationlover Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It fits both the man and his tales, beautifully.
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:iconlueb-art:
Lueb-Art Featured By Owner May 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Hoenn-Master Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
I have now found the best summary of J.R.R. Tolkien I've ever seen in my life.
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:iconlueb-art:
Lueb-Art Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   Digital Artist
That's awesome, thanks!
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Hoenn-Master Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
:iconywplz:
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Eredev Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Awesome art is awesome (a bit cliché thing to say but it’s hard to write something smart when your jaw just hit the floor and I can hear the neighbours complaining about a loud noise...) :D
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Lueb-Art Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   Digital Artist
That's funny! Thanks.
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Eredev Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
No problem :D
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there, it's Feature time: [link] :)
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:iconlueb-art:
Lueb-Art Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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m4tus9 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely gorgeous work and perfect idea. I can feel whole atmosphere of Tolkiens books in one simply image!
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:iconlueb-art:
Lueb-Art Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   Digital Artist
That's cool! Just what I was trying to feel when creating it. Thanks!
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m4tus9 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very welcome!
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CleaLlyfr Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here: [link]

:D
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Lueb-Art Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Digital Artist
How cool! Thanks for sharing that.
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PhoenixScribe Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Writer
Fabulous!
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:iconlueb-art:
Lueb-Art Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! Tolkien was fabulous.
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PotatoOni Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome just awesome^^

The father of modern fantas great portrayed.
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Lueb-Art Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks.
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Fantastic Tolkien! Beautiful fine work . :rose:
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:iconlueb-art:
Lueb-Art Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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xHarbringer Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
A great portrait for a great man.
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:iconlueb-art:
Lueb-Art Featured By Owner May 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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xHarbringer Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
You're welcome, friend. :)

I love how you captured all those small details, it's simply beautiful.

If you'll ever want to do the portrait of a writer again, I'd recommend to go with H.P. Lovecraft. You have the skill and imagination to make a great portrait of that brilliant writer.

Nonetheless, you've made yourself a new watcher. You deserve it one hundred percent. ;)
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dreamersecho Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wow
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Lueb-Art Featured By Owner May 11, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks!
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dreamersecho Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No problem, it's awesome :D
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great concept and you captured him very well :)
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:iconlueb-art:
Lueb-Art Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012   Digital Artist
I appreciate that. Thank you!
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AFlyingPassion Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Words cannot describe how amazing and beautiful this portrait is! This is magnificent!
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:iconlueb-art:
Lueb-Art Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you SO much!
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AFlyingPassion Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your welcome! :D
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Lueb-Art Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   Digital Artist
I have to add that one night decades ago I had one of the most vivid dreams of my life, in the form of a sit down interview with this author. He gave me advice which I won't go into here. But I've always wanted to do this portrait of him in appreciation of his life-inspiring unique visit.
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I too love the concept here.
And Tolkien himself is very well done.
:clap:
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:iconlueb-art:
Lueb-Art Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome:)
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Wild-Huntress Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful concept, beautiful execution :love:
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:iconlueb-art:
Lueb-Art Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Melina-van-der-Werf Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Grats for the great work^^
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:iconlueb-art:
Lueb-Art Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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The-PussInBoots Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great picture :)
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Lueb-Art Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks so much! He was a GREAT man!
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