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[personal profile] wallace_trust
 I've always loved the Watchers, they are the creepiest things!  I was so disappointed when the movies didn't cover them!  I had assumed Peter Jackson would have a field day with them, but as it stands the best movie treatment of them remains the Rankin-Bass animation.  Anyway, this illustration is brand new-- it seemed the right subject matter for the mood that's taken me of late. 

I made the Watchers in Carrara out of a slightly modified gargoyle mesh.  The eyes were programmed with a glow shader.  I used my older 7th-gen hobbit models in this image, so there was quite a bit of hand painting involved to correct all the errors.  I also used some fog and light Photoshop brushes.  My favorite aspect of this scene is the look of sheer defiance Sam's giving those Watchers!   :)  

The Two Watchers

Date: 2017-09-10 12:30 am (UTC)
febobe: (FroRB1)
From: [personal profile] febobe
Love it! Deliciously creepy!

Yeah, PJ could've done w/a little less Helm's Deep (yawn) and a little more space for the Watchers....

*hugs snugs loves*

Date: 2017-09-10 11:41 am (UTC)
shirebound: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shirebound
Niiice. The Professor's story is so rich and layered, especially how every bit of Middle-earth, animate or not, can be aware and watchful. Poor Sam, having to deal with these Watchers as well as everything else!

Date: 2017-09-10 12:45 pm (UTC)
lbilover: (i will not say the day is done)
From: [personal profile] lbilover
I was disappointed, too, that they didn't make it into the movies. They did seem right up PJ's alley. They haven't been featured in many illustrations either, so I'm glad you took this on. It's very powerful. I like how the light illuminates the awe on Frodo's face as well as Sam's determination. And the Watchers are very creepy and just as I imagined them. Great job!

Date: 2017-09-10 05:28 pm (UTC)
peripety: (lotr-cityofkings)
From: [personal profile] peripety
The Watchers would have been a fabulous addition to the film, they are so menacing and creepy, just as you capture here. I love the defiance and gritty strength you show in Sam, too. Lovely work!
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