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Charge at the Pelennor Fields Fin by Mischeviouslittleelf Charge at the Pelennor Fields Fin by Mischeviouslittleelf

Day 66:

"DEATH! DEATH! DEATH!"

The Charge of the Rohirrim at the Pelennor Fields was always my favorite part of the Lord of the Rings, both books and movies. Besides it being such an awe inspiring scene, signaling the turn of the battle of Minas Tirith, it is also the culmination of a series of events that define the culture of Rohirrim as Tolkien described them. They are always written of in ways reminiscent of the old norse sagas, with characters and events far larger than life. When we meet them in the books however, we see them brought low by the scheming of Sauroman, the betrayal of Wormtongue, and they seem far lesser than their forebearers, never being able to live up to the heights of their fathers. There seems to be an unbridgable divide between their reality and the ideal they so desperately want to achieve. However, when they are thrown into the turmoil of the War of the Ring, they find themselves equal to great deeds and valor, and in the end prove themselves worthy of their heritage.

After Theoden falls, and the Witch King is slain, Eomer finds his King dead, and Eowyn also seeming to have been felled on the field of battle and he is so distraught that he gives himself to grief and madness and takes the entire army against the hordes of Mordor in what can either be described as a suicidal attack, or as in the words of the late King "In making an end worthy of remembering". This is my attempt at capturing that moment.

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Given 2016-03-09
Dynamic perspective and a rousing atmosphere lend to the amazing action-packed visuals of Charge at the Pelennor Fields Fin by Mischeviouslittleelf ( Featured by lovelessdevotions )
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osric72 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Very great art!
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DementedPirate Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3
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Afroformer Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
The horse is like, "Bruh, this is *not* gonna be a good time... =( " lol
I love how dramatically fantastic this is! Well done.
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Nighteba Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Impressive! :)
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Jessibels Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
Absolutely stunning colour pallette and atmosphere. :heart:
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The-Brave-Kitten Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I keep coming back to this picture. For a few days  I've been going back ot look at this. It's a wonderful picture.
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Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
master
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Airstrikefr Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
Hi ! Fantastic work !
May I use this as the artwork for my new Epic Orchestral song ? 
Keep up the good work !
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Eeren Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This is truly spectacular!!
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Wildwolfworkshop Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Student General Artist
With so many wonderful scenes in the lord of the rings, it is impossible to decide on a favorite. The scene at Pelennor is certainly deserving of such high praise, and I feel you have done an excellent job in capturing it. Awesome work, congratulations on the DD.
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RastrilloG Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah man, isn't only your paint great, you know how to illustrate a scene, and this part is my second favourite of TLotR, nice work, EXCELLENT WORK!
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
cool work
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Artchemist13 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOMNESS is STROOOOOOOONG WITH THIS ONE!!!!Clap Clap Clap 
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mea00 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done! Congrats on the DD
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teb1013 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
It's great that you have put this at the moment of sunrise and emphasize the dark sent from Mordor just beginning to break up, just as it is in the book. Dynamic and very well done.
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Lolita-Artz Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
amazing work!!:heart: WinningDD by marphilhearts
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Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
Epic art :iconkermityayplz:
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous lighting and work!!   Congratulations on your much deserved DD! :clap:
WinningDD by marphilhearts
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BlackWolflord666 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
Forth, Eorlingas ! CURSE YOU! 
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning work 
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Fantastic painting of this event in LOTR. It's terrifically cinematic! I'm impressed! Congrats on the DD!
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o0w0o Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
Grats on the DD!~ :hug:
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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FledgeGirl Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Student General Artist
First of all, the perspective is amazing. Even though I'm viewing this on my computer screen, I can't help but feel I could reach out to the left of the artwork, and stop the orc with a few swings of a blade. I also like how the fearful expression on the horse only magnifies the bravery of Eomer, nevertheless the horse listens to his rider's command and charges forward. The color of the sky (can't tell if it's sunset or sunrise) amplifies the blood and bravery of battle. I agree that the rise of Rohan begins when Theoden chooses  to aid Gondor. All in all, this piece is simply stunning. Keep up the good work! Clap 
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Iduna-Haya Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work ^^ Congratulations on the Daily Deviation!
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StaleArts Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I...I can see the fear in horses eyes...
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TheDarkDesert Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant perspective on this. Very good depth of field. It looks great!
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Valkaneer Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Professional Writer
Wow! Excellent lighting!
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Edited Mar 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Even I don't know if you are aware but your full size image is downloadable... DA nowadays has that automatically on so you have to be careful when you upload. Just hate to see if some sneaky art thief is around.
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yuzero Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist
YIS!!!
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SOLIDToM Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is far past awesomeness.
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2crazyimps Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016
Wow. Amazing!
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Penstray Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Well said, and extremely well-interpreted original Tolkien ideas in your work. That is precisely how I understood them to be also, as former viking warriors-like who have been knelled by treachery and deception, but who ultimately forge their way in battle to reclaim their ancestors' honor and in doing so claim a place in their version of Valhalla. Thank you so much for depicting this dream of theirs, and their resolution to accomplish it through any means necessary, in your art. It's great seeing this magnificent moment illustrated :happycry:
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sthefo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
Whaaaa! Worship 
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BryanSyme Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I love the motion in this!
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Jezuyz Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Student
AWESOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOME!
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NEWATLAS7 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016
WOW !!
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ArtPhotoGiovanni Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
That's perfect!!
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Fwo0sh Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glorious as always my good man!
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Dungace Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This is marvelous! 
I feel a new wallpaper of my desktop comming
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016
Oooh, the light on this!
And yes, it was such an inspiring scene. You're doing it more than justice!
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MithrilArts Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the best LotR illustrations I've ever seen, amazing work!
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