Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
February 21, 2011
Image Size
821 KB
Resolution
1938×2800
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
6,488
Favourites
273 (who?)
Comments
63
×
Minas Ithil by AbePapakhian Minas Ithil by AbePapakhian
This is partially done. Don't if I'll finish this.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconalekgorn:
alekgorn Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO beautyful!
Reply
:iconkonstantinpalailogos:
konstantinpalailogos Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, this is remarkably similar to how I imagined it when I first read The Two Towers. Very nice!
Reply
:iconabepapakhian:
AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
Reply
:icondrleprechaun:
DrLeprechaun Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to see the author's vision, and not the one shown in the movie.
Very well-done!
Reply
:icontedshatner10:
TedShatner10 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
It looks more a like small city than the movie Minas Morgul.
Reply
:iconabepapakhian:
AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It was a small city. Not only a fortified castle, but a community. This was Isildur's home, even though it was corrupted. I found the film version way too demonic.
Reply
:iconpetsto:
PetSto Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Wow! I can't believe how detailed is it and I like the idea of Minas Ithil before it became Minas Morgul. It must have been so magnificent.. :')
Reply
:iconabepapakhian:
AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I've been trying to add more to encompass the entire but I haven't been able to. Still a work in progress. You know these cities started off as the home away from home for Anarion and Isildur. So there needed to be a sense of Numenorean beauty to them before they evolved into fortresses and cities. Still, a nice exercise.
Reply
:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Nice castle and very well done.
Reply
:iconshamaroth:
Shamaroth Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student General Artist
¿What size paper did you use?
Reply
:iconbymoonlight96:
ByMoonlight96 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
I almost can't imagine how long this must've taken, with the painstaking detail. Lovely, lovely, lovely! Very elegant and admirable, as I can't draw architecture myself! Minas Ithil must've been a beautiful sight before it was darkened.
Reply
:iconabepapakhian:
AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I usually work on a few pieces at time so it doesn't seem like a long time, although I feel that this piece is still partially finished.
Reply
:iconleevah:
Leevah Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Hands-down awesome.
Reply
:iconcartoonstranger:
cartoonstranger Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
This is so impressive, if this is 'partially done', I can't imagine what it'll look like when it's finished. You should be so proud of this, it must have taken so much time, its so detailed!
Reply
:iconvastoe:
Vastoe Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Please do so, looks amazing already :)
Reply
:iconfinglas:
Finglas Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
wow, just wow!
Reply
:iconabepapakhian:
AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconfinglas:
Finglas Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Youre welcome
Reply
:iconelfhild:
Elfhild Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great drawing. I write fanfiction about the Nazgul and I'm always interested to see how other people see Minas Ithil/Morgul. I don't like the movie version - it's too close to the river. I see the city looking more like the movie version of Minas Tirith, with buildings and layers following the mountain's curves and ledges. You achieve this effect in this drawing.
Reply
:iconginnyweasley-13:
GinnyWeasley-13 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really great so far. Can't wait till its finished, it will be spectacular.
Reply
:iconkeoluvrockandwolves:
KeoLuvRockAndWolves Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very good job!!But i have a question for you:you've doned this from your own imagination,or from a picture?I'm asking you this because in the movie,Minas Ithil(Tower of the Moon) isn't very known as Minah Ithil,but as Tower of Black Sorcery(:
Reply
:iconabepapakhian:
AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It's from imagination, but I tend to use lots of reference photos to make sure things look real and believable. The movie is only capturing the end of this city, but there was a beginning. This is Isildur's city and it should reflect the power and majesty that Minas Anor, his brother Anorien's city. I only started this after I finished Minas Tirith as I became curious what this would look like.
Reply
:iconkeoluvrockandwolves:
KeoLuvRockAndWolves Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yup,that's right.anyway,very good job;)
Reply
:iconkahdrim:
Kahdrim Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!
Reply
:iconabepapakhian:
AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
Reply
:iconmetalmagpie:
MetalMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice work as it stands. :)
Reply
:iconshizawolf316:
ShizaWolf316 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Simply beautiful!
Reply
:iconandrewk5:
AndrewK5 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You accidentaly a word there
Reply
:iconnordiclynx:
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks VERY good so far :)
Reply
:icondaandric:
Daandric Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student General Artist
beautiful!
Reply
:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great! I really like seeing such kind of pictures (you know, not very welll known places or characters, or drawing Minas Ithil where most people would draw Minas Morgul :-) )
I have my own version of Minas Ithil in my gallery: [link] , although it's rather old drawing... :-)
Reply
:iconabepapakhian:
AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
If I ever had to draw Minas Morgul, I would need to see what it would have looked like before. I also wanted to get closer to the city than I did in the Minas Tirith painting.
Reply
:icondardo2:
dardo2 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really how I imagin it!
Reply
:iconabepapakhian:
AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
Reply
:iconmpakc:
MpakC Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like middle part an upper one...think the bottom needs more environment things to add.... thats my opinion=)
Reply
:iconabepapakhian:
AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah. Much more to be done before I'm completely satisfied. This drawing is still growing. I have a panel on the left and another on the right. It should feel like a more fully realized city.
Reply
:iconsugarcoatedlollipops:
SugarCoatedLollipops Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Very pretty~ @.@
Reply
:iconabepapakhian:
AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
Reply
:iconthe-wandering-ranger:
The-Wandering-Ranger Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist
certainly looks much nicer there than in the films...
Reply
:iconabepapakhian:
AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
John Howe's version is very powerful, but it has a sinister air about it that clashes with the city's origins. This is growing, btw. I'm curious about where I will call an end to it.
Reply
:iconthe-wandering-ranger:
The-Wandering-Ranger Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist
I understand what you mean, afterall there's only so much a ringwraith can do to make a beautiful city look evil :D
Reply
:iconstudiosity:
Studiosity Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome!
Reply
:iconabepapakhian:
AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconnordiclynx:
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so well made!
Reply
:iconabepapakhian:
AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you.
Reply
:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
very fine work! :nod:
Reply
:iconabepapakhian:
AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
Reply
:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
you're absolutely welcome! :nod:
Reply
:iconjon-snow:
Jon-Snow Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Alas for the Tower of the Moon that was! I don't think I've seen it before its corruption. It was certainly a beautiful city.
Reply
:iconabepapakhian:
AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I wanted to capture it's beauty. I'm sketching out more of it.
Reply
Add a Comment: