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The Lord of the Rings by Raiddo The Lord of the Rings by Raiddo
Another humble tribute to my favorite author, J.R.R.Tolkien. I designed it to resemble a stained glass depicting the key moments and deeds.

This one is also going to be on the wall of my Kung Fu school.

I've done the line work and basic colors in vectors, then brought the image to photoshop for further coloring and texture application. The original size is 2.30 mtr * 1.10 mtr.

Thanks for watching.
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:iconknightkeb:
knightkeb Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
OMG!!! is amazing
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:iconraiddo:
Raiddo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconrearmeddreamer:
RearmedDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am in awe.
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:iconraiddo:
Raiddo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you )
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SnowLeopard84 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Woow. Just...wow.
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:iconraiddo:
Raiddo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks ) Trying my best
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Democratic231 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Amazing work, really beautiful:)
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:iconraiddo:
Raiddo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:icontaiketsupro:
TaiketsuPRO Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so howd you do the Tree leaves, and how long did it take? it stands out the most to me...simply epic
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:iconraiddo:
Raiddo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Not much to be told about the leaves - I've painted several clusters of about 20 leaves each, then multiplied them. Later I've painted a ton of single leaves to make it flow... Overall the whole thing took me about a month to accomplish due to the huge size
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userevil Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Woow so Great work .
Big Fan
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:iconraiddo:
Raiddo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, man!
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:iconl1rko:
L1rko Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Wow man this is amazing 
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:iconraiddo:
Raiddo Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconarmenthedwarf:
ArmenTheDwarf Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I MIGHT CRY
ITS SO BEUTIFUL
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:iconraiddo:
Raiddo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!
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ArmenTheDwarf Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stained glass majesty!!!
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:iconmis-iesje:
Mis-Iesje Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Flawless! Really! You pictured every character epic and in the right position. 
You chose the best moments of Lotr which is a heavy job, with so much moments to choose from.
The longer I look at this epic drawing the more I see. 
I'll love it once and for all!
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:iconraiddo:
Raiddo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it. Indeed it wasn't an easy decision to pick only a few moments of this amazing book...
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:iconmis-iesje:
Mis-Iesje Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed! But I think you picked the right ones! (for the drawing). 
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Jason-T-Schmitt Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am truly amazed by the craftsmanship of this piece. I love the simplicity but also the amazing details. I would love to see more of this style in your art. From one artist to another, you inspire me. I hope you will do more Lord of the Rings in this style as well.
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:iconraiddo:
Raiddo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the kind words! And there will be more.
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:iconartfinatic14:
ArtFinatic14 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truly awe-inspiring art. I wish I could double-favorite.
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:iconraiddo:
Raiddo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconninjagirlbecky:
NinjagirlBecky Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
this is amazing
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:iconraiddo:
Raiddo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconzenoxen:
Zenoxen Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa.....I'm mesmerized. I wish I could make stuff with this stained glass style.
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:iconraiddo:
Raiddo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. 
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:iconhanaheart:
HanaHeart Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
wow...it's so amazing.
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:iconraiddo:
Raiddo Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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SongOfTheRiver Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Er mer gerd!!! Ier lerv ert!!!
(Translation: Oh, my god!!! I love it!!!)
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:iconraiddo:
Raiddo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Er mer gerd! Terk yer!!!
Ner terslershn nerdet. Ir sperk ermergerd ferlentler =D
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:iconsongoftheriver:
SongOfTheRiver Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ner wer! Ner wern erls erndr sertnds mer!
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:iconraiddo:
Raiddo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ir der erendstrd er!!! Ers er helerdr mireker!!
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:iconsongoftheriver:
SongOfTheRiver Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
... er dernt qwert erndersernd yer ercsernt.
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:iconraiddo:
Raiddo Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
(Translation: I do understand you! It's a holiday miracle!)
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:iconsongoftheriver:
SongOfTheRiver Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Errr- merercerl. Er gert ert.
Ser, wern qwershtern. Werts yer ercern percter?
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BeatchBall Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Writer
:omg: Holy Shit! I love art like this. Art that shows so little happening, and yet, so much. If you know who every body is, it just seams epic. If DON'T know who these people are . . . :explosion:
It looks great, I love it, it's one of the best LOTR art I've seen and I am adding it to my favourites.
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Raiddo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, that's a big bunch of compliments. Thank you very much!
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BeatchBall Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013   Writer
;)
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Zhalia225 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
It looks AWESOME ♥
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:iconraiddo:
Raiddo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconisen-vinter:
Isen-Vinter Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
it looks sooooo AWESOME OwO
i especially love gimli with erebor in the background and boromir with his last deed for the fellowship :heart:
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Raiddo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. Well, my love to Professor's books started with the song of Erebor in the Hobbit..
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Isen-Vinter Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
the song of erebor is awesome...and i really love how theire interpretation in the movie...
its just so sad that they kept it so short in the movie TAT

i kinda was like WTF as some people were complaining that the song was included...i mean the song is a centerpoint in the book...HOW could they have not the song included and pushed the story forward???
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Raiddo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
I know, right?!? The song is tremendously important - it is the first thing that awakens Bilbo's love to the traveling and adventure..
And it was THE moment I've been waiting to see in the movie the most.
I hope, in director's cut there'll be a longer version of the song.
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Isen-Vinter Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
oh dear i soooo hope they sing so whole song...it sounds soooo beautiful...it gave me shivers :heart:
in german or english its such a treat...never had it before that i had a tie between these two :meow:
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IrishDarkFire Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh my gosh i got chills looking at this it is so beautiful
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:iconraiddo:
Raiddo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Aikikitty Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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