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The Hobbit: The Carrock at Night by LadyElleth The Hobbit: The Carrock at Night by LadyElleth
Artwork that I began a while back, before the Hobbit movie would begin to co-exist with my own mental images of the book. I postponed publishing it for several reasons, but tonight, being Tolkien's birthday, it seemed appropriate as an homage. In that vein:

The Professor!

The image shows, of course, Beorn on top of the Carrock. As Gandalf describes:

"As a bear he ranges far and wide. I once saw him sitting all alone on top of the Carrock at night watching the moon sinking towards the Misty Mountains, and I heard him growl in the language of bears: 'The day will come when they will perish and I shall go back!' That is why I believe he once came from the mountains himself."

(J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: Queer Lodgings.)

Credits:

Beorn: [link]
Background: [link] [link]
The Carrock: [link] (which is obviously not how I imagined the whole rock. ;))
Sky: [link]
Moon: [link]
Texture: [link]
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:iconmidnight-nightengale:
midnight-nightengale Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beorn yay
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is indeed! :D Thanks!
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:iconmidnight-nightengale:
midnight-nightengale Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it people need to speak of him much more
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure he'll be spoken about a lot more after the second movie. Just a little longer!
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:iconmidnight-nightengale:
midnight-nightengale Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
maybe
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:iconcibbwin:
Cibbwin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Exquisite work! Stunning mood and palate. :)
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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:iconcibbwin:
Cibbwin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome!
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:iconcatstock:
CatStock Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for using my stock, I'm glad it could be of use! =^_^=
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for offering it. :)
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:iconwhimseystock:
Whimseystock Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013   General Artist
What a talented artist you are. I am amazed! Thank you!!
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm blushing quite hard right now. Thank you very much! :heart:
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:iconwhimseystock:
Whimseystock Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013   General Artist
It is my privilege, dear lady.
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:iconcoolcurry-stock:
CoolCurry-Stock Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for choosing my stock!
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for providing it!
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Sirius-sdz Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
featured! [link]
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, thanks! :D Make some space there for future creations of mine, because I'll definitely use your texture again. ;)
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:iconremiya:
remiya Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous!
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmaiarcita:
maiarcita Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
On Saturday I saw the movie, and yesterday I was rereading the book to find the differences, and I read and when I arrived at the Carrock and Beorn , I imagine this same scene that you presents us!!
Amazing work, I love it!! :love:
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank you so much! Hearing such things is always a joy. :D

And, I suppose that's quite an honour. I was thinking to myself that if Peter Jackson didn't use the scene of bear-shape Beorn looking at the moon, it would be a waste of one fantastic moment, and I'm really curious how it might look if he used it, too. :D
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:iconmaiarcita:
maiarcita Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Welcome, it's a pleasure for me!! :blowkiss::rose:
And I I fully agree with you
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Yersef Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Wow, this is so poetic! *-*
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:iconmuttmix:
MuttMix Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice!
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:iconlaughingbomb:
laughingbomb Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<3 Wow! <3
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice! I hope the movies do Beorn justice.
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, me too - but after the first movie I'm mostly done being apprehensive. There may have been some problems with the pacing, but the characters I thought were fantastic. :)
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Agreed! :D
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princessofNil Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very pretty. love the texture!
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconladyannatar:
LadyAnnatar Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
omg, I was planning to make a Beorn manip too <_< :XD:
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He is a very tempting character to work with, isn't he? But that said, hey, go for it. :) Just because I made a Beorn manip one doesn't mean it has to stay the only one! (If that were the case, I'd have to scrap most all manips in my gallery because a lot of people depicted the same thing well before I did.
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LadyAnnatar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
It has the same idea!! Beorn sitting on the peak of a mountain, watching the moon and valey below xDDD . And yes, why didn`t I think of him before? <_<
Hope to see more Hobbit/Tolkien art from you!
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's in the book, and the idea alone makes for a nice picture! :) Why not go for it anyway? It can still be quite different, and even if it is not, hey - no one is going to be hurt like that. If you go ahead and anybody complains, you can always send them to this conversation.

There will be! I have a few ideas at the moment, and depending on the stock images that are available, I'll see if I can wrangle anything into shape. :)
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GoddessesofTime Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I thought it was a digital painting for a minute, before I saw the sources/category!
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, it's most all manipulated! :) The only touch-ups that are painted on entirely are Beorn's shadow, and some tablet work to fluff up his fur. :)
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:iconizzy358:
izzy358 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is beautiful you've created a lovely atmosphere with the textures and everything I love it :)
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
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colgatetotal97 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
its magical!
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank you! :)
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:iconkoalalalala:
koalalalala Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Gorgeous! I love the texture
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Textures are quite useful in tying everything together at the end of the manipping process. It's a lot of fun to simply go wild with them. :D
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Gejda Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Wonderfully done! The texture gives a very nice effect. I really like the mood. :) Always nice to find another Tolkien fan, too! :D
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :) I'm quite pleased with how this turned out, and glad you liked it, too. And I'm just looking through your gllery, that is some lovely work as well!
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:icongejda:
Gejda Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you as well, then :D
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ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply gorgeous. I do love that sky.
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconproofrockpilchard:
ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome.
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