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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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Rammsteinfan1994 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
This is cool love the detail and shading
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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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Anna655 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow fantastic job! :D
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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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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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Mariwelita Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Me encanta!!!
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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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acjub Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so so much! :D
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