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As a father you shall be to me by MirachRavaia As a father you shall be to me by MirachRavaia
‘As a father you shall be to me,’ said Merry.
‘For a little while,’ said Théoden.


On the way to Dúnharrow: Théoden rides Snowmane, and at his side is Merry on his pony Stybba. This is my mental picture of them, uninfluenced by the movies. I always imagined Théoden looking older than in the movie (although younger than in the movie under Gríma's influence... he looked a bit too mouldy there...).

Art-trade with :iconfaqy:. I didn't mean it to get this detailed, honestly. It just, sort of... happened :) Done with aniline watercolours... and the scanner cut a bit from the bottom.
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Vision/Impact: The scene conveys your idea fairly well, like a little moment when Theoden looks down kindly at Merry. But could have been arranged differently to bring their relationship into focus a bit better, and have more emotional impact, for instance having Theoden ahead of Merry with him looking over his shoulder and Merry meeting his gaze.

Originality: I like that you are inspired by scenes in the movies without actually trying to duplicate a movie still. Using your own ideas about how they should look to change things.

Technique: I'll be talking about quite a few things here. First, the composition is nicely balanced, figures are well proportioned and nicely detailed. Secondly, your vibrant, clear colors are very nice! There is something about Middle-earth that just begs for this kind of coloration. Watercolor is a difficult medium to master, yet you have rendered Shadowfax with very nice, subtle gradations of gray, offering a nice contrast to the roan-colored pony. But there is not enough contrast in overall value to make your subject stand out from the background. Painted in the traditional way as you have here, the sky should be paler near the horizon and the mountains should be pale and misty, and somewhat less detailed, to give the illusion of distance.

One way to check if your subject is standing out enough is to scan it and view it in (large, if you have Win7) thumbnail size. If you cannot differentiate the subject from the background in a thumbnail then you know there is not enough contrast.

There are 3 ways (off the top of my head) to achieve contrast: value (light/dark), hue (color brightness/dullness or warm/cool colors), and texture (line width and detail). Any one or all three can be used to make your subject into a focal point.
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:iconwulfjakal:
wulfjakal Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
nice :meow:
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconwulfjakal:
wulfjakal Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
you're welcome ^w^
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Beautiful colors and I like how you painted Merry and the humble pony next to Theoden and his noble steed. :heart:
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! They make a nice couple of friends :)
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:iconheidinanookie:
heidinanookie Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Good job! Merry actually looks his age, for once. This is a lovely painting!
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Théoden looks his age as well, for once :) Thank you very much!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh my, this is remarkable work! I always enjoy to see all your work, but your traditional is just fabulous. :cuddle:
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :rose:
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:iconellethana:
ellethana Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I really like that!
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmeltintalle:
Meltintalle Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how you've portrayed Merry and Théoden. It's a lovely image!
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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:icondarkendrama:
Darkendrama Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Wow! This is fabulous!
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconfaqy:
faQy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...děkuju moc :hug:
hlavně ten okraj je skvělý :heart:
a moc hezké barvy :333333333333
mmmm....a detaily na Theodenově zbroji jsou super :33
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ďakujem! Naozaj to pôvodne chcel byť len nejaký milý obrázok Smieška a Théodena, ale nejako sa to zvrtlo :D
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:iconfaqy:
faQy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
veee...milý obrázek zní taky skvěle ale tohle je přece jen epičtější(ok netuším jak skloňovat slovo epický ^^ )
mmmm...ještě jednou děkuju za obrázek (a omlouvám se, protože na ten můj budeš asi muset ještě chvilku počkat ^^; ...ale už skicuju!!!-btw..používám návrhy na jejich oblečení z tvých obrázků, trochu se bojím dělat desing sama...snad to nebude vadit...)
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Kľudne si daj načas, ja som bola rýchla lebo som chcela niečo kresliť a nemala som inšpiráciu na tému, tak ma napadol AT :) A kľudne použi ich vzhľad z mojej galérie, aspoň budú viac "moji" :D
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Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
:thumbsup:
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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PunkRanger Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I like it, it made me smile :D Nice details on the armour
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconpunkranger:
PunkRanger Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
You're welcome ^^
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:iconninquetari:
ninquetari Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Indeed, so many details!
I love the colors; so lively and fit Rohan.
The pony is particularly cute. :)
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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