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Forward! by NicolasRGiacondino Forward! by NicolasRGiacondino
Happy Týr's day, fellow watchers and watcherettes!

This week seems to be getting old in my schedule already and since I don't know if I'll have time to upload anything (my scanner has been a bit wonky lately), I thought I'd sift through the vault and offer you some never-before-seen piece.
Such is the case of this rare illustration, done a couple of years back for a fine gentleman who owns a jewelry making business.

I'm a very big fan of J.R.R Tolkien's works (I even gave lectures about them in my youth!) and so is this client, who identifies himself (obviously because of his craft) with Middle-Earth's Dwarves. His wife, who helps him with the business, has chosen a Rohirrim as her tolkiendili avatar; and since they've been married for a long time, their characters are also together in myth.
This image was done as a poster for their stand in a Tolkien event that was held in Buenos Aires, and I combined several elements that I had designed for him, as well as some new ones.
The anvil and clamps icon; the glittering caves of Aglarond as well as the characters' clothes and weaponry are all representative of their spirits as well as how I envision the Professor's imaginarium. I don't illustrate Fantasy often, but Tolkien's Fantasy is certainly the best to tackle if I feel like it!

So, I hope you enjoy this bit of nostalgia and let me know what you think!

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Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That is pretty amazing, you really put a lot of thought into your commissions.
ironhenry Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
soooo good!
kartiksharma Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student General Artist
soulfreeze Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
please don't draw anything for A J Dalton. His books are... er... lacking.
MaKo85 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww, they make such a wonderful couple :heart::meow:
shinigamigrahf Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Great works! Makes me want to see your take on Warhammer Fantasy. I bet you'd do an amazing rendition of Gotrek and Felix.
CaccoXL Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
There's nothing bad in this picture, everything's so perfect, from the design to the colours and particulars! A fantastic use of traditional crafts!
lanternjohn Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
I am a long time fan of your work, and this piece is no exception.
CapnFlynn Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Love love love love love!
MichaelCrichlow Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Excellent work, mate. :D
stalker9292 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Hoho! It is pretty good! You never stop to amaze me with your artworks. You are probably one of the best comics artist that i had ever seen. Thank you for this another masterpiece, Aerion!
Van-Oost Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Un capo Gilga!
SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
It has good senes of motion and action to it, which certainyly fits the the title. I heartily agree that you don't draw fantasy often enough Nic, since you sure seem to have a knack for it. :)
precinctomega Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Nic, I love the border on this. I'm wondering if I should get you to do the decorative borders for the Skrapyard rulebook, too...
JackAllenArt Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
amazing, i love it all and the characters within it.
beachrain Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great work, the deatils, like the pattern on the wood shield are awesome.
Blackwoodforest Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like your work and nice to see that the glamor of your images is not only defined by W40K (which is personally like!). The gold frames looks fantastic shiny.
nucularman Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great ;)
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