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LotR: Fog on the Barrow-downs by LadyElleth LotR: Fog on the Barrow-downs by LadyElleth
Certainly the distances had now all become hazy and deceptive [...]. But even as he spoke he turned his gaze eastwards, and and he saw that on that side the hills were higher and looked down upon them; and all those hills were crowned with green mounds, and on some were standing stones, pointing upwards like jagged teeth out of green gums.

(J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring, Fog on the Barrow-downs)

My entry for :iconvvirtual: =vvirtual's Fantasy Landscapes contest. Wish me luck? :) As to how this is a fantasy landscape, the title should relate it clearly enough, even if the landscape itself is comprised of different parts of Dartmoor which in itself is a very real landscape. But then Tolkien's books are rather explicitly depicting a version of England (and Eriador more so than other landscapes) so that seems like a very justified choice.

Credits:

Foreground: :iconpnexus: [link] [link]

Background: [link]

Barrows, megaliths, dolmen: :icontogistock: [link] [link] :iconwhoosh-stock: [link] :iconimp13: [link]

Textures: :icondella-stock: [link] :icontspstock: [link]

Mist and everything else is hand-painted. :)
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Haamurabai Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really does bring you to the Barrow-downs. My fav chapters are 'The Old Forest', 'In the House of Tom Bombadil' & 'Fog on the Barrow-downs'. LOTR is my comfort book, to be read during the wintery, rainy weather, & these chapters I can go over again & again.
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ErisDulig Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Deliciously mysterious mist.
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: Thank you!
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dofaust Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Another gorgeous background...and...
a figure in the middle right, perhaps....TBD?
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The-Wandering-Ranger Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist
well done on this! :thumbsup:
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pnexus Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
Beautiful elleth and thanks for using my stock! While i know there was no time for it, and it would probably have meant using Tom Benzedril as well, i always feel the barrow downs being missed out of the film was a great shame.
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pandemonium-213 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Very atmospheric. Evokes how I have so often pictured the Barrow Downs. The elements of Dartmoor are a perfect choice for the composition!
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AinuLaire Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Very pretty! I like it!
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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Xepy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Nice work, I love colors >w<

Good Luck in contest :D
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