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The Witch King of Angmar by JonHodgson
The Witch King of Angmar
©2014 Sophisticated Games Ltd and Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd

Now then. So Rivendell for The One Ring rpg came out in PDF today, so I have a lot of art to share. Let's cut to the chase. Here's my rendition of The Witch King.

It's always a challenge to paint these huge characters. One thing Francesco (the game's designer) and I talked about time and time again was that Tolkien describes the Witch King as "masked". Now that can have a lot of different interpretations, and I suspect the most direct meaning is that he's swathed in some sort of shroud across his "face", in as much as he has a face... and that gives you some insight to my thinking on this one. 

One of the things that frightens me about the Nazgûl is that they are ancient. And I'm keen to get some of that into the visuals. The idea of an ancient, masked, sorcerer king, with some hints of the ancient exotic about him seems a good fit. The long distant past is a foreign county - when we look at artefacts of the bronze age we see a very different aesthetic than later early medieval stylings. I wanted some of that in there for The Witch King.

And so we took the chance and gave him a literal mask. There's echoes of Mycenae in there, maybe a little Persian styling. But neither one is too present hopefully.

The pose was also very important and I spent a lot of time on silhouettes to get the sloped, slightly inhuman feel. No arms was a definite thing I settled on very quickly.

As usual this kind of thing won't please everyone. But hey, what can you do?  

Background graphics by the mighty Paul Bourne.

Find out more about this supplement for The One Ring rpg here: www.cubicle7.co.uk/the-one-rin…

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Middle-earth, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises and are used under license by Sophisticated Games Ltd and their respective licensees.
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Rivendell by JonHodgson
Rivendell
©2014 Sophisticated Games Ltd and Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd
Rivendell, for "Rivendell", for The One Ring Roleplaying Game.  

This was another of those tricky pictorial maps I get to make for The One Ring roleplaying game.  We'd established the look of the location in this image: Rivendell by JonHodgson   It's always fun and a challenge to convert that single view point into a useable map for players of the game.

Rivendell is also a really frustrating place to draw or paint, since in my imagination it looks a lot of different ways, and it hurts to have to pin it down to a single set of buildings with a consistent look.  Such is gaming illustration!

In the book this one had an inset 2d map at the bottom right hand side, so the work is a little looser there than otherwise it'd be.


ArtRage.


Middle-earth, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises and are used under license by Sophisticated Games Ltd and their respective licensees.
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Rangers by JonHodgson
Rangers
©2014 Sophisticated Games Ltd and Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd
Rangers, for "Rivendell", for The One Ring Roleplaying Game.  This new supplement will allow players to play Rangers. Which is pretty durned exciting.

The model for the foremost Ranger was my good friend Mr Steve Emmott who *is* actually a Dúnadan Ranger.

ArtRage.


Middle-earth, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises and are used under license by Sophisticated Games Ltd and their respective licensees.
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The Vale of Imladris by JonHodgson
The Vale of Imladris
 ©2014 Sophisticated Games Ltd and Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd
The Vale of Imladris, for "Rivendell", for The One Ring Roleplaying Game.

ArtRage.


Middle-earth, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises and are used under license by Sophisticated Games Ltd and their respective licensees.
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JonHodgson
jon hodgson
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I wrote a fairly lengthy article the other day, and put it out there on my FB page, G+ and blog.  The goodly folk at ArtPact picked it up and have published it on their website.

"Know what it is you're doing and why you're doing it": artpact.com/Articles/49/Know-w…

I hope you find it useful, and consider joining ArtPact.
  • Listening to: Fleetwood Mac
  • Reading: Lone Wolf and Cub volume 3
  • Eating: All the vegetable currys

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:iconharry-botter:
Harry-Botter Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
would love the end of the fight from this picture

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alot dead lizards would look so awsome *-*
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tomeksz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Hello! 

Do you would like to feature my commission info 
in order to receive a feature La la la la of your commissions in return?

That would be awesome I am a dummy! 
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Kiraly27 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Wow ! nice galery!
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Harry-Botter Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
hello are you open for request?

I have some cool Request ideas.


1.
an sexy woman or other normal woman/mann (other?)  slays an pack of werewolves or lizardman

she/he stand on the top of the dead monster mountain with an winning position or sit on some dead monster body.


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if you dont like to draw werewolves ?

Dinosaurman or lizardman would be awsome too.


lizardman concept here  www.file-upload.net/download-9…

werewolf concept here  harry-botter.deviantart.com/ar…


2.
If you dont like it im would be really happy to see this Werewolf in some cool position

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or in other color

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3.
if you dont like werewolves , the lizardman from heavy metal 2000 would be awsome too ^^


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It would be so nice when you find time & interest on one of this Request .
Im not an good Artist but have some nice ideas ,it would be so fantastic when an wonderful Artist like you can do it.


Have an wonderful nice day
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:iconjonhodgson:
JonHodgson Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Harry, thanks for the suggestions! I do take commissions, which as a full time professional, I charge for. Drop me a note if you'd like to talk about what you're looking to spend on an image.

You have a great day too!
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Harry-Botter Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hello thanks for answer ,i have only Request ideas ,  because i dont have money :P 



Have an wonderful day 
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LJEKC Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014

Thank you for having accepted the invitation Jon. Welcome to Pathfinder-Art :)

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BlindNameless Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9L-OI…

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

imba skill!!!

somewhere download the texture stencils that you use?
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JonHodgson Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
No you have to make the textures yourself.  It'll do you good to get your hands dirty. Trust me.
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BlindNameless Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ok thx^^
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TheTundraGhost Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student Filmographer
Truly amazing and very inspiring works! :D I really enjoyed your vision of Middle-Earth.
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JonHodgson Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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DavyWagnarok Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
HOLY CRAP! You’re really good!

What can man do against such ridiculous talent? I must +Watch you! It’s gonna be fun collecting your deviations, dude!

If you have a moment, check out my gallery, and if you like what ya see, add me to your +Watch list as well!
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Cosmic-Cherry-Tree Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome to :iconof-middle-earth:

It's a great pleasure to have you with us! :floating:
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robadimat Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013   Digital Artist
Finally, something that I never saw in this world of clones...

Matt
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paolodiaque Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Really nice work! Great palette/mood! your pieces are really immersive :)
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:iconjonhodgson:
JonHodgson Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Samurai-Girl07 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
awesome works!!
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:iconjonhodgson:
JonHodgson Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Furedo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Hi! Great work!!!!!!
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