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Saruman, come forth ! by Sieskja Saruman, come forth ! by Sieskja
Gandalf riding to Isengard at the sunset... My very first fanart of The Lord of the Rings.


And also my entry to the :icongrimgloomtale: contest! The aim was to illustrate (through drawing or writing) a scene from Tolkien's realm, using some imposed words. I chose here the words lights, mountains and flowers (and maybe also "couple", for the rider/horse one ;p).

Watercolors, India ink and white ink on 24*32cm paper.
 
Yesterday I just watched the animated movie directed by Ralph Bakshi from 1978... which haunted my childhood. For those who didn't know that movie here you can see a nice trailer (with added voices from Jackson's trailer) made by a fan (:


And a great source of musical inspiration...
Summoning - Saruman
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:iconradiozero:
Radiozero Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
Thank you for not drawing the eye
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:iconsieskja:
Sieskja Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016   Traditional Artist
Why would have I drawn an eye?
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Tzenor Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
On reconnait tout de suite Gandalf xD
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
:meow:
Au fait merci pour le watch.
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Tzenor Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Tu ne me connais pas, mais je sais que tu vas en cours à Lille xD =3 (Niark niark niark ESPION *_*) En fait : tu as fait un magnifique dessin très récemment à ma tite sœur ^^, et elle est dans ta classe =)

C'est grâce à elle que j'ai découvert ta magnifique galerie ^^
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
Je me doutais bien que tu avais un rapport avec Mary :aww:
Merci pour le compliment! :hug:
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Tzenor Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Comment tu as fait ? x3 ^^ en tout cas je te suivrais pas parce que tu es son amie de base mais parce que tu fais des choses très belles >< j'aimerais bien avoir 1/4 de ton talent xD
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
Elle vient de me watcher aussi et j'ai pu voir ses amis ^^
Encore merci :blush:
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Tzenor Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
^^
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beachelf Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
:icondennisflipplz: Awesomely Awesome! :icondennisflipplz:
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NargothIrihomis Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hiiiiii
bref;..
on va limité la la réaction débile de fan inconditionnel...
c'est gravement moultement réussi!!
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gbindis Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Amazing style!
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Agatha-Macpie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Le dynamisme de celui-ci est à tomber ! On sent l'énergie dans les paturons du cheval qui porte Gandalf ! Et les tons sépias sont vraiment sublimes ! C'est réellement épique ! Bravo !
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
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Ytril Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh gods, I know Bakshi's version and it's... sooo creepy for me, when I saw it first time I cannot believe in what I've just seen. That's so awkward.

But, your art! It's amazing, I love the sparkles on the sky and those flowers. They reminds me those ones fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edelweis… - and they're very popular in Goralian (polish mountainer) art:)
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Skogflickan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Lovelovelove this :love:
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations to the place in the Tolkien contest! You have been featured here: fav.me/d6kzr3b
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Beautiful and magical! :icongandalfplz: 
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured here: fav.me/d6kq3rh
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Tack :hug:
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Inga problem:)
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FaeTroubadour Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous, I really love the way you did the hills and flowers. (also, Summoning is an awesome band :D )
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Nice to meet some Summoning fans :hug:
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FaeTroubadour Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, they rock! But it seems like not many have heard of them.
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
I couldn't say that's a bad thing, at least they won't become something too "commercial".
And they're quite famous in the metal world, as we can notice through all the covers they inspired to other bands c:
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FaeTroubadour Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True, sucks when bands sell out. 

But yeah, at least somewhere they get the respect they deserve! I still need to convince my friends of how awesome they are, though...
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Topielica666 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Masterpiece!Love
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you! (and for all the favorites also!!!)
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Flane-Erenaeoth Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Amazing illustration and detail! Really like the composition :)
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Vetriz Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Très belle illustration :D
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work :) I like the 70's feel
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Naikkoh Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Et cette chevauchée était assez épique d'ailleurs ^^
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kxeron Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful colours - I really like how the dark tones of ground goes to softer and the flowers are nice . The whole lscenery kinda steals all the attraction from Gandalf :)
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
I can't resist to paint quite "strong" backgrounds, sometimes to the detriment of the subject!!
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kxeron Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And I think that' s not a bad thing at all :)
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InkyRose Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is brilliant! I hope you win- this piece certainly deserves first place! I love the bright light in the background sending out white rays- it's stunning! It contrasts sharply with the browns and earthy tones of Gandalf's surroundings but I like the fact you've added flowers from the contest requirement to suggest that there is hope for the future. :D
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Actually I did :blush:
I'm glad you like it, I didn't expect so much enthousiasm about this piece!! That's a great surprise!
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traces-on-a-page Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Very, very nice! :) I love your style.
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silamir Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   General Artist
beautiful!!!!!!
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!
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shiroyuki-hime Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks awesome!!! XD :lol:
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hallosse Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful. :D  Good luck in the contest!
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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hallosse Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Sure. :)
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Zaronen Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love the flowers! Your works are so colourful and magical. :)
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:iconsieskja:
Sieskja Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Awstein Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
That's absolutely beautiful! Such an elegant illustration, and so powerful as well... You mastery of watercolors is stunning!
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STelari Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The world has changed. I feel it in the water. I feel a high place coming.

Are these flowers painted after any real ones? I'd love so much to have these in my garden (and when about the garden, I'm waiting!). The sky here is, I think, my top favourite from your skies so far, it's magnificent.
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