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Brothers in Arms by woutart Brothers in Arms by woutart
"Then Thingol fortified the marches of his realm, and went not to war, nor any out of Doriath save Mablung and Beleg, who were unwilling to have no part in these great deeds."

From "The Silmarillion" by J.R.R. Tolkien
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My entry for the "This Is War" contest from :iconthelotrclub:

Beleg and Mablung, fighting side by side in The Fifth Battle, Nirnaeth Arnoediad. Nowhere in The Silmarillion does it say with what host they fought, being the only ones to ride from Doriath. I tend to think they fought with Turgon and the host of Gondolin, since they made a good escape. In the background Thangorodrim looms, shrouded in smoke from it's craters and dust from the battle.

Here apparently they already lost their helmets ;) I always imagined Beleg to be fair haired, thus Mablung (Heavy Hand, hence the mace) is the dark haired one. Maybe I missed or forgot some details and their hair colour is off, but hey, my time is up! Deal with it. :D Finished just in time, from now on I am going into hybernation for three weeks (working on my house). Raced to finish this one. Could have been more detailed, but I need to let go now...

Hope you all enjoy!
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:iconjoryrferrell:
JoryRFerrell Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Artist
Hey...how much would an image like this cost? How long would it take to complete?
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:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Hi Jory,

This image is 10+ hours, if I remember correctly. Done 4 years ago.

I'll send you a personal note if you are interested in commissioning me?
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EduardoLeon Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!!!!! 
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:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
:bow:
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:icondarkendrama:
Darkendrama Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Great action scene
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:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Glad you enjoyed it :)
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Darkendrama Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
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You're welcome. If you have a spare minute could you vote for me in this Samhain storytelling contest on Gaelsong. My story is called A Druid's Destiny and it is listed 3rd. If I stay in 3rd I win $100, but if I can move up to first I would win $1000. I appreciate any support.
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woutart Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Sure np. Done.
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:icondarkendrama:
Darkendrama Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Thanks...Samhain blessings to you !
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love the details and the armor and the weapons and the hair and the background. Brilliant!
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:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
:) Thanks, glad you enjoy it!
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:iconphilippel:
philippeL Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Super nice!
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:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Thanks a lot!
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:iconphilippel:
philippeL Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem :wave:
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Andreth Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mablung!!!!! no one ever draws him and he's a great character, and with Beleg besides :D I am very happy to see this. Awesome job!!
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woutart Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Thanks!:) Yeah they're a pretty awesome duo!
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DemoComics Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks awesome!
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:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Well thanks!
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DemoComics Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome
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MLSlizz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mega stoer! Mooi werk!
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:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Stoer!? Bedankt! :D
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blu-ish Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
prachtig! :blowkiss:
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:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Dank je!
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Solardeus Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
whoa.. toevallig familie van Alan Lee? =P

echt heel erg vet gedaan, keep it up!
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:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Hahaha! :rofl:

Ik zie dat toch wel als een dik compliment. Bedankt!
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DBRv6 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Excellent! - really like the expressions on their faces and the contrast of the skin tones to the rest of the scene.
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:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Thanks. They should stand out in all their strength and prowess, glad it comes across.
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:icondifferentego:
differentego Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
epic :wow:
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:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
:D Thanks
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Shukibaby Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
very very cool
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:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
:D Thanks
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:iconmoumou38:
Moumou38 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
featured here : [link]
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:iconabepapakhian:
AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Great composition. The mood is wonderful!
It's begging for a sweep of the camera to the rest of the field.
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:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
Thanks! :D In a small corner in my mind I pondered about actually expanding the thing into more panels, but then again, that may destroy it's 'mystery'. ;)
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Wild-Huntress Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sure you'll win!
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:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Thanks, but we'll see. I'm just happy I was inspired by the subject :)
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:iconelbereth-evenstar:
Elbereth-Evenstar Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
This is an awesome pic! So detailed...
Good luck, I may enter to the contest too.
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:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Thanks!

Oh cool, the more the merrier!
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:iconelbereth-evenstar:
Elbereth-Evenstar Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
You're very welcome ^^
Yeah, I think this contest's going to have a lot of people. The theme is tempting :P
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LadyLuciolaLupus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic image, I think this contest is going to be great......Good luck......:star:
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:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Thanks! Yeah, I'm hoping for some awesome images!
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LadyLuciolaLupus Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's Ok, I better get to the chalkboard.....:)
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:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Yeah, you go girl! ;)
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:iconladyluciolalupus:
LadyLuciolaLupus Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is epic, like your works altogether, but digital touch takes them literally to another atmosphere. This amount of envy is hardly bearable! Haha! :D

Characters, design, composition, colours, background... all done extremely well. So many details! I really like how you faded out those soldiers further away.

You surely gave a hard blow at the beginning of that competition...! ;)
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woutart Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Thanks buddy, glad you like it, means a lot.

Hahaaa! Shock and Awe I believe it is called in military terms :) Actually I was just inspired and had this image in my head for a few months now. This contest was just a good excuse to dive into it :) I'm happy with the way it turned out.
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Thinkerman Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
good work here, man! The feel of the battle is really good. :)
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:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Thanks mate, I'm pretty satisfied :)
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Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Great! @_@ *stands stunned*
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woutart Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
:bow: Glad you enjoyed it! :)
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