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One ring to rule them all by acjub One ring to rule them all by acjub
One Ring to rule them all,
One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all,
And in the darkness bind them.


It's done! :dummy:

I had so much fun drawing this one! I watched the Hobbit in December, and I just knew I had to draw something for it!
It's definitely one of, if not the most, time-consuming drawings I've ever done.
The size is A2. that is 420 x 594 mm (16.5 x 23.4 in)


LOTR is pretty much the most amazing film ever made, and the Hobbit was right up there.

Now for some thoughts from me about this image.
The idea was to show how the ring brings all these people together in it's evil way. I could have used Frodo instead of Bilbo, but i just loved Martin Freeman so much that i had to use him. At least it is a hobbit.

Mars Lumograph graphite pencils and Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencils.

I hope you guys like it! :huggle:

One pencil was killed in the making of this drawing, and one badly injured.
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This. is. incredible. You put so much time and so much deal into this; it is extremely beautiful. What medium did you use, you used it very well. How long did it take you to create this? I love all the texture in the individual faces, the hair, the folds in cloth, and the eyes. the values are phenomenal, from your darkest shadows to your whitest highlights. To have the ring in colour in the middle made it really bring this to life more, and at the same time it doesn't draw the attention entirely away from everything else because everything in this composition is modeled beautifully. And you got the faces dead on! I have never really watched the LOTR movies or the new one that just came out, but this kind of persuaded me to go see it. Overall you did amazing! Keep up the excellent work!
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Wow!!!! I have never seen any of the movies but this drawing caught my attention. The detail is amazing. The ability of the ring in the middle to capture your attention yet amazingly does not take away from the rest of the drawing is superb. The originality and thought is also what makes this drawing beautiful. The detail in the beard is really awesome. It's hard to find anything to critique in this drawing. If I had to find something it would be that the darks being darker might make it pop even more. That though is not a reflection of you but with the nature of graphite. You have done an amazing job and I am excited to see what you come up with next!!!!
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:iconrammsteinfan1994:
Rammsteinfan1994 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
This is cool love the detail and shading
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconrammsteinfan1994:
Rammsteinfan1994 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
No Problem
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KLSADAKO Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very impressive, I can see this took a lot of time and care not to mention the size ^^
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much! :love:
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Anna655 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow fantastic job! :D
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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xracecar Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I can actually talk like Gollum/Smeagol, so.... MY PRECIOUS!
This artwork is awesome! How long did this take for you to draw this?
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool, I wish I could :D
Thank you so much!
You know, I can NEVER remember to count my hours :XD: If I had to make a guess, I'd say around 20 :)
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:iconmariwelita:
Mariwelita Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Me encanta!!!
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, impressive :) It's so realistic and the composition is nice
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so so much! :D
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AcquaMarina29 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spectacular!!! omfg 
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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MYnicknameISdikas Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
I can't describe it, omg. Awesomeness!
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :la:
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:iconwqshoww:
wqshoww Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Interface Designer
P-E-R-F-E-C-T!
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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miamary123456 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is so awesome! The shading and detail and expressions (especially Gollum's) is AWESOME! I love how you made the ring in color, it makes it so much more artistic and it stands out a whole lot more. Beautiful piece, beautiful shading, amazing artist. I also like your note at the end of the description "One pencil was killed in the making of this drawing, and one badly injured.". It's super funny :)

Bravo! :clap:
Here's a rose!! :rose:
Take a bow! :bow:
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acjub Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! I'm sorry for the embarrassingly late reply :blush:
Thank you so very much for this lovely comment! :huggle:
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miamary123456 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're really welcome!
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LifeHasStarted Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student General Artist
well this is just perfect isn't it?
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :love:
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:iconrhuannon:
Rhuannon Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Artist
Oh,incrível,amo esse filme :squee:
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :love:
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:iconrhuannon:
Rhuannon Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Artist
Por nada :squee:
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LoonaLucy Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
very great drawing! wow!
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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EduardoLeon Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect!
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acjub Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
I just love it.
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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juliankerremans Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Incredable drawing. just amazing.! :D
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D It's the one I'm proudest of :la:
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juliankerremans Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
It's my pleasure :D . great :D .
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lechiffre17 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
great work on this!!
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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wolfgirl19xx Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its amazing how long did it take you?
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh..a long time! :XD:
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ChristianCowgirl116 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is STUNNING. I'm speechless... I love the hair and gandolf's beard. Beards are hard! WOWZA!

If you don't mind me asking, did you use an eraser at all for the hair? When I draw hair I use it a lot and so I was just wondering.
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much! :love:
Yes I've used erasers for the hair :nod:
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AStoKo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent work!
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Reneroo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is AMAZING! :D
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :love:
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markstewart Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
I must have missed this in my inbox. It's now going in my personal faves ... superb, congrats :D
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acjub Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you so much! :glomp:
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markstewart Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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Aurora9912 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
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