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Blue Mountains by neral85
Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains or Ered Luin, also known as the Ered Lindon, was the mountain range at the western edge of Middle-earth, forming the western boundary of Eriador. In the First Age, the Blue Mountains were an unbroken line separating Eriador from Beleriand. Seven rivers flowed from its western side, and the land these rivers flowed through was known as Ossiriand and later Lindon, inhabited by the Green Elves. Two Dwarven Fathers awoke under Mount Dolmed, founded the two westernmost houses of the Dwarves (the Firebeards and Broadbeams) and built two great city-states, Nogrod and Belegost. The Blue Mountains were ruined during the War of Wrath at the end of the First Age, and in the south central end of the range the sea broke through. The River Lhûn now flowed through the mountains to the Gulf of Lune. On the western side a small section of Lindon remained, and here the retreating Elves built the kingdom of Lindon, ruled by Ereinion Gil-galad, last High King of the Noldor.

This was another illustration for a monthly contest on the Czech website Projekt ilustrace. The topic was blue and I had many complex ideas but very little time, so in the end I made just this rather simple blue landscape. :-)

watercolour pencils

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If you like my Tolkien-related art, look at my related journal or gallery folder.
But you can find even more of my pictures on my website Angrenost.cz. It's in Czech, but you can still look at the gallery of illustrations. Enjoy! :-)
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I hope I raised your interest by the provocative headline. ;-)

DeviantArt certainly isn't dying in terms of numbers of deviations or technological innovations and upgrades. But here is what is worrying me: I've been active on dA for quite a long time (10 years already, with almost 300 Deviations submitted) and recently I took notice that feedback is becoming an increasingly rare resource. Where several years ago I ordinarily received up to ten comments to my artwork in the first day or two, nowadays there are often no more than two or three comments weeks after submission (and mostly by the same people).

I hope you don't misunderstand me: I don't want to sound ungrateful to the people who do comment on my pictures (I met so many wonderful people on dA and I enjoy debating with them on art and Tolkien's world and exchanging various comments).

I'm also ready to take the blame myself – perhaps it is only me doing a lousy job as an artist, so most people don't even find it worthy of commenting. Maybe that's the case, I'm ready to admit it. But I wonder, is my art really that much worse than, say, five years ago, as the amount of feedback would suggest? Or is there something different to it? I just wonder...

If I don't get any answer to it, that may count as an answer as well, but I would really like to hear from you. Have you noticed something similar, or is it just me? And if so, what do you think is the reason? And is there anything that could be done about it? What do you think?
  • Mood: Isolated
  • Reading: Peter Kreeft: The Philosophy of Tolkien
  • Drinking: coffee
Kings of the Golden Age of Gondor by neral85
Kings of the Golden Age of Gondor
Compilation of portraits of the four kings of Gondor who reigned in the 10th to 14th centuries of the Third Age. The term "Golden Age" is not canonical and arguably it could better fit the pinnacle of Gondors power during the reign of previous Ship-kings. But this was certainly a period of greatest splendour and wealth for Gondor, as the three lazy kings were using the prosperity gained by their predecessors. Even though military power slightly declined during this time, still it was a long period of relative peace for the Realm and the few raids from the East were quickly dealt with by the fourth of these kings, great Rómendacil II, who also forged a strong alliance with the Northmen. But woes were soon to come...

Atanatar II Alcarin, the sixteenth king of Gondor
Narmacil I, the seventeenth king of Gondor
Calmacil, the eighteenth king of Gondor
Rómendacil II, the nineteenth king of Gondor

You may also look at their predecessors: early kings of Gondor and Ship-kings of Gondor.

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If you like my Tolkien-related art, look at my related journal or gallery folder.
But you can find even more of my pictures on my website Angrenost.cz. It's in Czech, but you can still look over the gallery of illustrations. Enjoy! :-)
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Ship-kings of Gondor by neral85
Ship-kings of Gondor
The Ship-kings is a title given to the great King Tarannon Falastur and his three successors: Eärnil I, Ciryandil and Hyarmendacil I. The Ship-kings did much to expand Gondor's naval and military might. Between them, they enormously extended the South-kingdom's control over the southern lands of Middle-earth, including the lands west of the Mouths of Anduin, and as far south as the Haven of Umbar and the Harad.

Tarannon Falastur, the twelfth king of Gondor (and his infamous queen Berúthiel)
Earnil I, the thirteenth king of Gondor
Ciryandil, the fourteenth king of Gondor
Hyarmendacil, the fifteenth king of Gondor

You may also look at their predecessors, the early kings of Gondor, or their successors, the kings of the Golden Age of Gondor.

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If you like my Tolkien-related art, look at my related journal or gallery folder.
But you can find even more of my pictures on my website Angrenost.cz. It's in Czech, but you can still look over the gallery of illustrations. Enjoy! :-)
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neral85
Matěj Čadil
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Czech Republic
I've made a website about the world of J. R. R. Tolkien: Angrenost (in Czech) with my illustrations and a monarchist portal Pro monarchii (in Czech too).
You may also find me on Facebook, Last.fm and LinkedIn.
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:iconedenianprince:
EdenianPrince Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Thank you for the favourite! :D 
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome! :-)
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neral85 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :thanks:
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Djake Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for adding djake.deviantart.com/art/Hylon… to your collection!
I enjoyed your gallery as well - particularly the architectural depictions.  I wish I had that sort of patience for structures.
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neral85 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I love drawing buildings and landscapes. :-)
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Djake Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that's my problem, really.  I far prefer the flow of drawing organic structures to architecture, so I quickly lose patience, and end up doing a half-assed job of things.  -_^  On the other hand, that just makes me admire those who can pull off the task effectively.
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neral85 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I admire the workmanship of architects and builders (in case of real-life buildings) and I love to imagine various styles and details (in case of fantasy architecture), so I've never had problem with it, though I admit it may be a tedious task sometimes to finish it all.
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RedVioletPanda Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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neral85 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :nod:
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Orphydian Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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I would like to feature thes ein my group arsmilitaria.deviantart.com/

Ive sent the requests.

PS: I hope youll do more fortified churches or castles in the future. If you do pls. submit them to my group.
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Katkinn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist
Your Never Seen Before contest entry has been featured here: thehobbitfans.deviantart.com/j…
Congratulations on achieving an honourable mention! :la:
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neral85 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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Katkinn Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist
You're welcome! ^-^
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Lucy4you Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Student Artist
Thanks for the fave!!Hug Heart 
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neral85 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure! :wave:
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Lucy4you Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Artist
Hi emoticon Meow :3 
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Meridianos Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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cavallo400 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Thanks for adding my picture to your collection! :)
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neral85 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :-)
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6inchnails Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thans for favouring My piece of art "The Centaur"
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neral85 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :nod:
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godgott Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Interesting gallery.
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neral85 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :-)
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lonesome-wolf-child Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav! :hug:
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