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The Old Forest by Meisiluosi The Old Forest by Meisiluosi
I did this for an art trade with :iconfaqy: ...
Her contribution was this absolutely lovely Maedhros:
She required a picture of hobbits. It took me a long, long time but I finally got round to it.

I wish I could offer something more accomplished and in the future I may actually try (after all, this is probably my first picture prominently featuring hobbits of any kind, so I guess I owe them a pic or two)...
The hobbits (I haven't yet quite decided who's who in this pic) in the Old Forest. Probably on their way down to the valley of Withywindle.
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Finduriel Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016
Dear Meisiluosi,

I would like to use this illustration in my personal blog, for a series of articles made as a guided reading to 'The Lord of the Rings'. I will have no economical benefit on this use, will not modify your work, and will credit it properly.

This is an example on a previous article:… Right now we are crossing the Old Forest...

Thank you for your attention,

Meisiluosi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, feel free!
As long as you give credit and as long as it's not for commercial purposes, you can use any of my pics. You don't even need to ask permission or notify me (though I certainly appreciate that you did...:-)).
Finduriel Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
Thank you very much for your permission. I will post here the link to the article once it is ready.

And if I ever use any of your illustrations for forthcoming articles, I will notify you also :)
Finduriel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
Here is the link to my article. Hope to have credited properly your work.…

Thank you again :)
isabella-lp Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
This is really perfect, you really captured the essence of the book on this art. You made a perfect work here!
MudslingerArtist Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015   Digital Artist
Lovely work ^^
TheCorinna Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so awesome! great work :D
TallisKeeton Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Wow :) Interesting scene and perspective I think. And at least I've find some not-movie _and_ not-ugly hobbits :D And to find both at the same time is hard :) This is very like some classic childrens book illustration.
BloodKaika Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love everything about this!! The composition, the hobbits, the trees.....
Dulliros Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! :clap:
You captured the gloomy atmosphere of the forest very well. I also like your interpretation of the hobbits (even though the last one seems a little bit tall and blond for my taste).
One rarely sees pictures of the Old Forest, these days ;-).
Rideo18 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really nice!  Do you know, this looks like a proper old fashioned 'children's book' illustration to me. Not that LotR is a children's book but still, if they did an illustrated version, then this is a picture I would want to see in it. :D
Zarakoda Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

This. is. wonderful.


I love the perspective and view of this piece.  It really adds that sense of wonder I feel when reading Tolkien's works.

Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Digital Artist
Lovely! Mr Frodo the Explorer and his team in a Lost World of the Old Forest impression, great!
Elavyeth Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this... Old forest indeed. ^^
bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!
faQy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
pááá to vážně skvělé *___*
 hlavně se mi líbí ty jejich výrazy, jsou tak správně zmatení a realističtí(to mi nikdy nešlo..já mám všechno hrozně barevné a stylizované ^^; )

...a jdou ti dost dobře :D ...mmmmm....vážně hezky pracuješ s linkou a texturami-ty stromy :heart: -
děkuju moc za art-trade :hug:
Meisiluosi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Já zas zbožňuju ten tvůj osobitej, hravej styl. Já třeba zas mám problém, kdykoli se snažím od toho realismu odpoutat a udělat něco výrazněji stylizovanýho.
The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Love the line work and colors :D Hmmm, I'm guessing it should be Samwise in the foreground, he's rather rounder than the others. Behind him it looks to me like Frodo, slimer and finer features than the others.
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