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Nazgul by Doku-Sama Nazgul by Doku-Sama
:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz:

A Nazgul and his horse X3

He's running ... after something ... Frodo maybe ? xD
I'm actually in a "LOTR" mood. I've even bough the DVDs 2 weeks ago ! But I can't see them now T__T


It's done with watercolors ... yes, it is ...
Seriously, I'm always amaze how my watercolors don't look like watercolors :XD: Well, it's my fault, due to my technique, not watercolors' fault xD

The colors are strange and awful, but a little less in real life ... As always xD



Maintenant j'me dis que j'aurai du ajouter du sang sur l'épée :D *mode sadique on*



And sorry for the big file :/

Time taken ? ... There are dozens of hours XD !!






J'ai bien failli péter un câble avant de le finir celui-là :tears:



EDIT : More than 300 favs ?!?!!? Thank you so much :blushes: !

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Nazgul © Tolkien
Drawing © Doku-Sama
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:iconmistermya:
This is going to be one hard work to critique on! :meow:

Probably one of most my favourite works on deviantART, it portrays all that is Nazgul, beauty, terror and an unrelenting feel of doom. >:3

The artistic professionalism of the work is incredible, it has everything a grea work of art should have. Leading lines, creating by the trees, roots, even the direction of the flow of soil leads along the earth to the blackened face of the Nazgul. Colours swirl in complimentary perfection.

The only two flaws I could find, which took some searching, were as follows.
The sword looks as if is is pointing INTO the horse's shoulder and not along it, on a slightly inturned angle. All this requires is a trick of perspective, which could be solved in any situation by draw two squares, one at the source point, and one more slightly closer to the source point, then by creating two lines from the center of the closest square, curve inwards until they reach the center of the farthest square. OR the tip of the sword could have been larger to indicate it was closer to the viewer. :meow:
The second mistake I found was the movement of the horse, it doesn't feel as if it is galloping but moreso prancing, it's legs are tucked in, and all that would need to be done is to create some very mild contrast, for example the farthest back left leg were to be turned only on a slight angle, it would feel as if the horse was putting alot of energy into it's kicks and running.

But that is all I could find. The work is breathtaking, the contrast between the colours is perfect. The blend of dark dank greens, deathly blacks and superb purples. *Doku-sama has incredible knowledge of the way colours compliment one another and blend. :meow:

The originality is a hard one to judge, the idea of a Nazgul riding his steed though a forest is wonderful, but it has been done. I think the works magnificence more than compensates for this minor flaw.

*Doku-sama's style is perhaps one of my favourites on deviantART, I love the rich outlines and you can always tell when it's one of her works. :meow: The tonal range, especially on the horse and Nazgul is phenominal. Blending from black to dark blues. The only flaw I can find from the technique is how certain trees have a thick white highlight, and whilst this encapsulates the work, tree's unless wet or soaked by light don't usually give off a shine, and judging by the dank colours, there isn't a massive amount of light.

As I said before, this work is amazing and physically made me go "Wow." A perfect rendition of one of my most beloved tales.

Overall this is one of my favourite pieces on deviantART. It's magnificent and has very, very few flaws. *Doku-sama has an incredible grasp of artistic excellence, her style is original and refreshing and shows the talent of a professional artist. :meow:
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ferret82 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the style of this!
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Doku-Sama Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It was done quite quickly ^^
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Finale - Tokien's Legacy".  You can find it here: realmsoffantasy-myth.deviantar…  ^_^
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Doku-Sama Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you ! ^^
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! ^_^
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shadowsteed15 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
This is great. :-D I'm more in a Skyrim mood these days, but I love LOTR too. And I love the Nazgul, they are awesome. Great job. :-)
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Doku-Sama Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^
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Spynder4 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
O.o This is amaazing!!! If I try to color something with watercolors it's destined to fail xD Outstanding work :)
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:icondoku-sama:
Doku-Sama Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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PokeLover007 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How Did You Do This!!!!????? ITS AMAZING!!!!
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:icondoku-sama:
Doku-Sama Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I did it with few tools and A LOT of patience. Thank you :)
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PokeLover007 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You would need patience for that
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Doku-Sama Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh yes : time taken >50h
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PokeLover007 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I could never do that
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:icondoku-sama:
Doku-Sama Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You could. Everybody could. We all drew stick figures when we were young. You just need have the patience to improve and to draw/paint it.
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PokeLover007 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah i guess youre right. Thanks cmoing from you its a reak condidence booster !!
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Doku-Sama Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Np, good luck and keep going :)
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Awesome work here
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Doku-Sama Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks amazing!
I love how dynamic the pose is and your use of colour. Also: the details are lovely! :clap:
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:icondoku-sama:
Doku-Sama Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^ !
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Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. C:
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LittleBreeze Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! that looks awesome! :o
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:icondoku-sama:
Doku-Sama Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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Yiamme Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the detail and color in this! Well done! :heart:
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:icondoku-sama:
Doku-Sama Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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scientificartist Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Artistically, I can't say anything critical about this. As a whole, I like the piece. Technically, however, horses always have one hoof on the ground at all times when moving... I know it's picky, but it's true... Great work, though. Keep it up!
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Doku-Sama Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ! :D
No, not always, look at the second one >> [link] The impulse make them "fly", less than a second yes, but they don't always touch the ground.
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Ydriss Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my, this is a really great piece of art! I love how the purple sky sets a great type of mood and I especially adore the amount of details and work you've put into it - amazing (:
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Doku-Sama Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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8-S-O-U-L-8 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love the movement and medieval feel of the picture.
Great work!
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Doku-Sama Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
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8-S-O-U-L-8 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
welcome!
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marcjames07 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely colors! It has this medieval style of artistry. :D
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Doku-Sama Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
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SylwiaPakulska Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
great dynamic pose ^^
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Doku-Sama Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012   Digital Artist
wow...you got great talent. i love your art stile and this particular art is really nicelly done. congrats on your talent and i hope to see more soon :-)

keep'em'coming!

PSHoudini
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Doku-Sama Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Talent does not exist ^^ Only hard work !
Thank you :) !
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012   Digital Artist
:-)
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DeathMystery Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks like an old fashioned illustration to the antique book :) Amazing details!
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:icondoku-sama:
Doku-Sama Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ! ^__^
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DeathMystery Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks like an old fashioned illustration to the antique book :) Amazing details!
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creyk Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's pretty, the background is very well-colored, lovely technique
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Doku-Sama Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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Mysterykids Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful !!!! I really love it
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:icondoku-sama:
Doku-Sama Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :) !
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EpikPork Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Pas besoin de sang sur l'épee, mais je trouve qu'un highlight prononcé aurait ajouté du epik-ness à ta composition.
Ton coloriage est amazing. Et tout le mouvement dans ton dessin est plus qu'impressionnant.
Composition très dynamique, bravo.

... Tu sais, ton coloriage du sol et de l'herbe fait très... européen ? Ça me rappelle les BDs belges.
Mais peut-être que si j'en ouvrais une, je te dirais autrement, rawflies.
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Doku-Sama Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Un highlight prononcé, c'est-à-dire ? XD
Merci beaucoup :blushes: !

Ah, bah le sol et l'herbe c'est ce que j'ai fait le plus à l'arrache ... Ça en dit long sur la vision des bd belges lol
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EpikPork Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Ajoute une étoile ?? J'sais pas comment dire, haha. Fais en sorte que l'épée soit encore plus shiny, quoi :P.

Raaawflies.
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