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Distant Light by hallosse Distant Light by hallosse
'What was before we see once more as our Kingdom, a distant light.'

Thorin falls at the Battle of Five Armies, so close to the 'distant light' of his Kingdom, but so, so far away...

This is my entry for :icongrimgloomtale:'s Tolkien Contest -fav.me/d68pyyf. I used the prompt words Lights, Shadow, and Ruins. I used Lights metaphorically and literally - the distant lights of Erebor colors his entire perspective and the Sun is rising, but he cannot see it. He's lying in the literal shadow of the Mountain, and in the metaphorical shadow of Death. Ruins is used in a metaphorical sense - Thorin's death at the Battle of Five Armies means that he's essentially dying in the ruins of his dreams, his Kingship, and his family: Fili and Kili fell defending him.

This is my first real digital painting! I used lots of reference and read tutorials 'til my eyes (metaphorically!) bled. I just downloaded GIMP and it's awesome. All those brushes....:stare:

Anyway, I think this one turned out really well - what do you more experienced people think? :D

Oh yeah.....

#majesty. Because reasons.
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tabiruu Featured By Owner Edited Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow, this is amazing
I applaud you
I just finished to read The Hobbit...
Thorin was one of my favourite characters, i loved him so so much :')
You did an amzing work here! This scene is so sad
and you did a proper art of it
aa I'm going to cry now

I haven't seen many fanarts of Thorin's death, and between all of those I've seen this is the best all long, seriously
you're amazing.
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hallosse Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
Wow!  This means a lot to me.  Thank you. :heart:
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tabiruu Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist
No problem!!! You totally deserve it♥♥♥
Keep up the great work~
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Always-The-Dreamer Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
I'm faving this because I like it Is that not the purpose of faving?
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hallosse Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah... That rant is pretty old; I should probably take it down.  Thanks for the fave and the comment. :)
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Always-The-Dreamer Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
You're welcome :)
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hallosse Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
:D
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kelidril Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
It's really beautiful !

His expression is...I don't find the correct word XD But when I look at him I'm feeling..sad and hurt for him.
 I really love an art which is able to give me an emotion !

As LightOverpowers58, I think the armor is very detailed and we focused a  little bit too much on this instead of focus on his expression...But it's really a beautiful painting !

(Sorry if my english is not really correct, I'm French ;) )
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hallosse Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow.  Thank you very much for your insight! :heart:  I'll try to fix the armor. :)  And your English is brilliant!
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kelidril Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
You're welcome ! It's a pleasure to tell someone her art is beautiful !
 I will wait with impatience the update, I'm sure you will succeed in fix the armor :) !

Thanks a lot for the 'brilliant' >///<
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