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Done for the ArtOrder challenge.
A depiction of the confrontation between Eowyn and the Nazgul (The Lord of the Rings, of course).

Allegorical interpretation once again, inspired to Renaissance painters, in particular to Caravaggio.
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:iconhanasian:
Hanasian Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
The shieldless Maiden of Rohan.
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:iconthorberg22:
Thorberg22 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student Artist
Very renaissance-like
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:iconcelestialhost:
Celestialhost Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This picture has a very Wagnerian feel
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:iconmcderpywolfman:
Mcderpywolfman Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
well its different i'll give it that
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DazInABlender Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It seems that the statement, "...but I am not a man!" was not verbal. :clap:
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:iconirlandka:
Irlandka Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
great and original piece.
Caravaggio can only be jealous he didn't have a chance to know the story.
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Druce-White-Owl Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Writer
The amount of detail you put into the severed head is just incredible, and you can certainly see the renaissance influence in it; nice job.
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Aledin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconsongoharotto:
SonGoharotto Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stretches suspension of disbelief that the Witch King would mistake Eowyn for a man, just a bit...
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:iconambaryerno:
Ambaryerno Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Very cool concept.
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:iconridley100:
ridley100 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your Witch-King is awesome, although I'm not really a fan of the semi-naked Eowyn.
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:icongilmeril:
Gilmeril Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
really beautiful composition, love how u use diagonal (line thourgh weapons) to make the scene more dynamic.
and i love Renaissance painters!! <3
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:iconaledin:
Aledin Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconhuaraches:
HUARACHES Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
fucking awesome!!!!
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:iconcskadoz:
cskadoz Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   General Artist
nice battle armor! eowyn meets venus! :highfive: way cool vision.
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MissSparkle1 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Heh, this is definitely Renaissance, especially with clothes that mysterious seem to fail on the heroine. Mind you, that actually in a way makes her more badass, she slay a dragon with only a cloak covering her body.

Very nice piece, you really captured the scene and the art era.
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Urn-zak Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
this is pure and utter genius, but didn't the book describe the witch king as having a face made of flame? maybe im just remembering it wrong
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:iconaledin:
Aledin Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't remember it being made of flame, it was just "a big mace" if I also remember correctly. It's been a while.
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Urn-zak Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I wasn't talking about his weapon, I was talking about what he was supposed to look like under his mask/helmet...or am I thinking about the guy known as the 'Voice of Sauron'?
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Aledin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh, there was nothing visible under his armor. He was an invisible/intangible entity of sorts. Perhaps only his glowing eyes could be seen in the dark (if I remember correctly)
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icicleboy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
superb. I especially like the restrained palette. It really brings the whole piece together
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aristovoir Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
This demands a series of paintings. Very well done!
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:iconsyaz193:
Syaz193 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
..... $50 Billion, everybody! Going for once, going twice!!
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Herokiller12344 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
I don't recall Eowyn being naked during the fight. I take it this a painting during Middle Earth's Renaissance.
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sackvillebaggins Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is my favorite of this what I suppose is a contest. Nicely, nicely done.
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Aledin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Rabidus-Lepus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
I'm glad I read your description because my first response was "Eowyn wasn't naked". ;P

Caravaggio is one of my favorite painters and I think you capture his style and the style of most renaissance painters very nicely. :)
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Hollow-nyan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
A masterpiece !
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:iconchardor:
Chardor Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
i certainly adore the style change
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:iconlmcsoren:
LMCSoren Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Middle Earth viewed through the XVII century.
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:iconjshutter:
jshutter Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
that cut looks amazingg
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:icondsil:
DSil Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Gorgeous! Instantly evokes the Renaissance for me, I love the expanse of blood.
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:iconnoodlesyet:
Noodlesyet Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
umm, nice?
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:iconmetehansirin:
metehansirin Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
perfect composition!! i loved this one!!:)
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:iconjemms2012:
jemms2012 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic
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:iconamrhamza:
amrhamza Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
very very very beutiful
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:iconthandav:
thandav Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
very cool
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:iconthandav:
thandav Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
wonderful
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:iconeidenet:
Eidenet Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
amazing piece, especially Eowin interpretation...I love it
so pro
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diasake56 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
really love this piece especially how the monster looks like its part of the sky and the lighting on the woman :iconthumbsupplz:
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NonieR Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
...as a picture, pretty good. As even a symbolic take on a woman warrior armed and armored as a man--one who went into battle to defend her father and her people, at the presumed cost of her life? Well.... I'm afraid this is kind of insulting. Do you portray all your male heroes with naked taut buttocks carefully sunlit for our enjoyment?
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Aledin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting reaction, I didn't expect to trigger these emotions. Thanks for the comment.
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DonovanMcEwen Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
VERY well done man, I'm at a lost of words on how awesome this is. Keep up the good work
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:iconaledin:
Aledin Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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DonovanMcEwen Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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HermioneStar Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous. I can definitely see the Caravaggio influence here...I really like the way you used light and shadow, particularly on her skin and around the helmet. I admire your work on the drapery and the anatomy as well. This is majestic.
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Aledin Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, such a lovely comment! :hug:
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:icondraethius:
Draethius Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
This is a very different/interesting take on this scene... I love it though, such beautiful work!
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
nazguls used spectral swords, i think... maybe...
ANyway, great pic. Look like a bit Frazetta too, the Conan painter.
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Aledin Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
In the book the weapon is simply described as "a huge mace".
Although earlier in the book there's a scene where Frodo gets stabbed by one of them, and that was probably a spectral weapon if I remember correctly.
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