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I Beheld... by AbePapakhian I Beheld... by AbePapakhian
Trying for a renaissance feel. Photoshop and pencils
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Grey vapors curtained off the horrors lagging behind and i wasn't sure exactly what i saw until my eyes pierced through the shield of smoke and backs of my starttled allies. Before i raised my head to this horrible dread a sickening shriek sounded in my ears. It was my own. Blazing eyes delurked from the shadows and metal glove grasped our captain's sword to cast the finishing blow on his defensless body. Like a child seeking refuge under the quilt I closed my eyes. But he was still there, waiting, eating away my soul and brain with heartless, blood-red gaze. The horrying shape made from shadow and dust, a creature conceived by death. I beheld...

Awsome art. I'm in awe :D
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Libra1010 Mar 20, 2014  New member
 I must admit that The Last Alliance is one of my favourite incidents from the entire Mythic Cycle composed by Professor Tolkien; Elves and Men take on The Dark Lord in Sword-and-Sandals style AND WIN (also The High Kings WRESTLE with Sauron - as far as I'm concerned this places them with Fingolfin and Huan, Hound of Valinor in the Gold Standard of Middle-Earth Heroics). 

 To be honest I actually see it as proof of Professor Tolkien's maxim that those who fail of their promise do not always fail of their seed; I see The Last Alliance as being the fulfilment of the mighty promise Hurin Thalion threw into the teeth of Morgoth and his thralls at the Battle of Tears Unnumbered "Day shall come again!" (not to mention that promise of victory glimpsed in the Union of Maedhros before the treachery of Ulfang upset the balance of the battle in the Enemy's favour); some part of my imagination would like to believe that 'Aure Entuluva' was the war-cry of the Alliance at Dagorland, where many ancient scores were settled.   
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Beautiful.  Love the renaissance feel!
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AbePapakhian Mar 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks.
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:iconkar7:
Valiant Gil-Galad and nice colord!
With a sence of reality,awesome!
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AbePapakhian Oct 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you.
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:iconkar7:
You are most welcome! 
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Cuileth Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist
The armor is awesome!
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AbePapakhian Sep 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you.
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Cuileth Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist
You're welcome!
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