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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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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow!  This means a lot to me.  Thank you. :heart:
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:icontabiruu:
tabiruu Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  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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:iconhallosse:
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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:iconalways-the-dreamer:
Always-The-Dreamer Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
You're welcome :)
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
:D
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:iconkelidril:
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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:iconhallosse:
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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:iconkelidril:
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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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student General Artist
:hug: You're really encouraging.
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:iconkelidril:
kelidril Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
:D (Big Grin) With pleasure !
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student General Artist
:heart:
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Handmaiden19 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
It's exquisitely done but, most importantly, you have captured the emotion and tragedy of the moment - the death of a dream... It breaks my heart but I can't stop looking at it.... Thank you x
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! ..'the death of a dream'. That's a great way of putting it. :heart:
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J-ohimbi-n Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
the way the light brightens up composition and palette makes me crack <3
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconmiwakotakagi:
MiwakoTakagi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It is really beautiful, but so sad...Depressed 
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the comment. It is sad. :(
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Zunder4JC Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
I kind of would like to say "thank you" for letting us see your painting! It's absolutely beautiful, I love especially the shimmers of light and how you put them! Keep it up!
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! :heart: I'm glad you like it.
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:iconmorrighansmuse:
morrighansmuse Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Beautiful!
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks. :heart:
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:iconartisteamane:
ArtistEamane Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is so good
but so sad :'(
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. Yeah, it's gonna be sad.
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:iconartisteamane:
ArtistEamane Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! c:
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student General Artist
:D
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Alicia4568 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love the colors. It nearly looks real great job!!
Grtz
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks! ^^
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HelevornArt Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing - the colours, the mood, everything! Great work!
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks! :heart:
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:iconpepperlady:
PepperLady Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
I like the colours and the light (:
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconwanderingseeker:
WanderingSeeker Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Wow. How long did this take you?
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Many hours. *shudder*  Thanks for the comment. :D
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fmpm Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I love the coloring effects that you have used on this...it makes it hauntingly beautiful.
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks - I'm really glad you like the colors. :)
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Pure-Maiden7 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooo beautiful! Oh, his face and profile uurrrhh! You're s talented!!!
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconthriin:
Thriin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
what an awesome pic!! I love how soft it looks and it was such a heartbreaking moment.. *not really looking to the third part* :'(
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. :bow: I know  - it's gonna make us cry...:tears:
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:iconcamasarye:
camasarye Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Beautiful!
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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Dolithiiel Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
oh this is going to be the worst in the movie.
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for the comment!  How so? 
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:icondolithiiel:
Dolithiiel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Because now Thorin has a face we can associate with, and the fact that Richard Armitage makes Thorin likable :(
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
'Tis true!  I bet we'll all be sobbing in the theaters - and Fili and Kili, too. I'll definitely be crying.:iconhallosse: :iconcryingplz:
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Dolithiiel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
*and just think of all the fangirls who don't know it's coming*
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hallosse Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconevilgrinplz:
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