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There are many paintings of Gandalf and Bilbo starting a journey, so I wanted to paint one where they are returning home. I'm still searching for my style by trying to keep things loose and leaving distinct brush strokes.

This painting started as a test for a paint program I've been making, but most of it was still done in Corel Painter. Some adjustments were done with Photoshop. The hobbit hole was referenced from photos taken on the Lord of the Rings movie set.
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Serandos Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i do love your artstyle, its calming and you can really imagine to walk along gandalf and bilbo in this world
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:iconproctorms:
proctorms Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017
This is so cool!  I love it!  Thank you!!!
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:icondynamoe:
Dynamoe Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017
1st Trophy 
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MusesTouch-digiArt Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice! I love that it has such sharp brush edges and not all smoothed out. 
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:iconricky4:
ricky4 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
Nice choice of color palette here! Excellent proportions and perspective! The visual trajectoire though seems to stall from the left but thanks to the lack of profondeur from the right which brings balance to your main piece! :thumbsup:
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:iconaronja:
Aronja Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
AMAZING!!! Check out mine if youre interested :) I also do some hobbiton artworks (traditional art)
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:iconwindysilver:
WindySilver Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Great work!
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:iconabyss1956:
abyss1956 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016
Very-Nice by KmyGraphic
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:iconnalmas:
nalmas Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so nice :) I would totally hang this on my wall if I lived on my own
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:iconreichou:
Reichou Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Waw awesome work !
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:iconbigartisteart:
bigartisteArt Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really beautiful! I love the warm but fresh atmosphere.
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:iconsvyre:
svyre Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the warm colors and sunny environment ^^ You did a great job on this!
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Forcedlactationlover Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The idea and its depiction are lovely, but Bilbo came home to find his house and furnishings being auctioned off. Not quite so peaceful as this.  
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:iconlisacred:
lisacred Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the colour tones! Keep it up!
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:iconpreston2694:
preston2694 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015   Digital Artist
Simply beautiful. Great work!
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:iconfyreflysky:
Fyreflysky Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Beautiful work.  I love the scratchiness of the painting. 
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:iconnarstak:
Narstak Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Student Interface Designer
I love the painting. Very atmospheric and just beautiful!
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:iconcrystelular:
crystelular Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Really beautiful work. It captures what's special about the story and their relationship. Wonderful!!
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:iconsamachango64:
Samachango64 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wow! It's beautiful
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cejohnson356 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello again Ari,

The content, lighting, colors and medium are used well. I like your idea of leaving 'distinct' strokes. It really does make your work stand out. Great job all around. You do have a gift.

Cat
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ModernMaking Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
cool :O I Love the Lighting and Galndalf and Bilbo :O
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:iconkrikuri:
Krikuri Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
This is stunning! I have always been in love with The Lord of the Rings series. I feel like I'm actually walking with Gandalf and Bilbo! 
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:iconwillart88:
Willart88 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconwolfieous:
wolfieous Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Wow, this is SO BEAUTIFUL. I feel like i'm in the Shire right now, so thank you! SO MUCH LUFF 
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:iconm-i-t-c-h-e-l:
M-i-t-c-h-e-l Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Wonderful artwork! Really beautiful!
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Verquaciousness Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so incredibly talented! I seriously cannot believe you found time in your day to give me of all people on dA a llama! rainbow cry 
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EVRMRCGR Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
Awesome!
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:iconarceus55:
Arceus55 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning. :wow:
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:iconmel3d:
mel3d Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
beautiful.
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:iconelpibeplay:
ElPibePlay Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Student Filmographer
beatiful! :D
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:iconssive:
ssive Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
beautiful art
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:iconlb-enzo:
LB-enzo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wish I could paint like this... your brush strokes are loose and free-flowing giving the piece a realistic feel. Super work man
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:iconlucelle:
Lucelle Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
OMG, I just love the 'Hobbit' but I never thought that someone would make something as beautiful as this... I'M AMAZED!
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:iconarisuonpaa:
arisuonpaa Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Thank you :)
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:iconkatergaris:
Katergaris Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can never have to much of "The Hobbit" :D
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:iconbitoyski:
BITOYSKI Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Woah :) great work!
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:iconkarolina888:
Karolina888 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
I love it!
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:iconn1njakees:
N1NJAKEES Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Awesome Painting :D
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Nice :)
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:iconnimfa36:
nimfa36 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a really fantastic job, I congratulate you. I love the colors and the perception of reality, seems the same movie.
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orlandito92 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
outstanding nicely done
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:iconbrillianceofthemoon:
BrillianceoftheMoon Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Beautiful!
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:iconmuck1:
muck1 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
And yet the wide world seems to be waiting still. Great one, I like it very much! :)
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:iconjaykayart1:
JayKayArt1 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is just mind-blowing! Big big inspiration and idol right there!
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:iconadx24:
adx24 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
the magical shire 
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:icongiwaffe:
giwaffe Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is my new favorite thing. 
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Duskitar Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
like this !!!
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GeekyDragonNerd Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Amazing! Well done!
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:iconcolinyuki:
ColinYuki Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I Love ! 
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:iconspookie-nekomata:
Spookie-Nekomata Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful composition and colours! Very beautiful and calming. 
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