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December 18, 2010
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MINAS TIRITH by AbePapakhian MINAS TIRITH by AbePapakhian
Finally done.
Watercolour on 300lb hot press paper.
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Very different form what I've imagined. A wonderful vision, indeed, the carved hill ,the city upon it, just as described, everything is lovelly.
Your landscape ability is even larger than the portait one.
Great perspective, nice insight on making the fields.
I envy your capacity to draw from your mind, that's rare, and very useful.
I only think you could have distinguished better the shades of grenn. It is hard to see where the grass ends and where the tree leaves star.But who am I to make such a coment ?
haha I've got much to learn with, you, fellow, I would also ask, if you din't mind, to take a look at my gallery for advice and critique.
Wonderful piece, Cheer,s
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
This really does deserve to be recognised as the definitive rendition of Minas Tirith and the Pellanor (prior to a whacking great orc-horde rather roughing the place up).
RobleskaZeppelin Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Better than the "original" from the movie :)
AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'd say different than the movie. Better would require the help weta workshop!
RobleskaZeppelin Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The main thing i like about your version are the fields and fruit trees around the Minas. And the whole look is spectacular, the city looks great and magnificent!
AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks! I've been trying to convince myself to do another view of Pelennor just to show how cultivated and alive with life it was. Throwing in a couple of little towns at various crossroads. One day...
RobleskaZeppelin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm looking forwards :)
johngrovesart Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the use of the curved perspective in this one, really imposes a sense of scale to the view. :-)
godofruin2 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
wow, how long did it take to do this, seems like along long time, super good
lovehatesmisery Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your version of Minas Tirith represents a time of peace. I instantly thought of the fourth age of Middle-earth where Aragorn is king, and Gondor prospers. :)
Griffitts Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist
To repeat what many others have said, I like the inclusions of farmlands on the Pelennor and the black stone of the outer wall.

I feel like there's got to be some way to make the black outer wall less visually jarring without hiding it behind trees... Maybe if the roofs in the city were also black? Regardless, I am quite impressed with this painting. While I think the movies did a good job overall, this artwork fits my own vision of Minas Tirith much better.
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