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The Ride of the Rohirrim by AbePapakhian The Ride of the Rohirrim by AbePapakhian
Well, I finally got this one done. Watercolour with some ps tweaking.
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The Ride of the Rohirrim by *AbePapakhian ( Suggested by BlackBerge and Featured by elicoronel16 )
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Libra1010 Mar 31, 2014  New member
Really, when your depiction of Middle-Earth is EVEN BETTER than the Films, you've done something VERY right; I must say that I particularly appreciate how you've depicted certain lords, knights and captains in colours non-green so that the scene seems to 'Pop' that much more! 
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:icontheastronomicon:
Rhorrics did not wear plate armour. The only ones with plate armour in the West were Gondorians, and it was a drab affair. That being said it is a beautiful piece, interpretation aside.
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:iconsirgodspeed:
Does Tolkien ever mention the Gondorians wearing plate?
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:icontheastronomicon:
Indeed, he did. They wore plain steel plate armor. I can't quote the books directly on it but they had the metallurgy skill to do so. It wasn't elaborate or pretty like the Rhunites though.
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:iconsirgodspeed:
They may have in theory had the metallurgy skill, but the only reference to anything resembling plate I know of is the vambraces of Prince Imrahil.
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:iconlilcrusher:
The people even in the very back are so detailed!
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methowwolf Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Arise, arise, Riders of Theoden! Fell deeds awake: fire and slaughter! Spears shall be shaken, Shields shall be splintered, a sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises!" DEAAAAAAATTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Great work.


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LimeGreenBunny Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eye Bulge Revamp How could any one human being have the patience to paint all of this?????????????????????? You are an amazing artist.
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AbePapakhian Oct 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. It's not so hard really, just do a little at a time.
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:iconzeonista:
"Ride to ruin and the world's ending!"
Magnificent depiction of Theoden ordering his household company to advance and begin the great charge across the Pelennor. There is something of an N.C. Wyeth feeling about this scene. You managed to make it possible for Theoden and his knights to wear plate armor without looking out of place!  
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