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Horse Lords of Rohan by JonHodgson
Horse Lords of Rohan
©2015 Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd and Sophisticated Games

The cover to the forthcoming Rohan supplement for The One Ring roleplaying game.
I used some artistic license on Tolkien's comment that the people of Rohan looked like Anglo Saxons on the Bayeux Tapestry with this one - I jumped back a few hundred years to earlier Anglo Saxon costuming, along with some older themes.

With help from Wulfheonadas.

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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Carn-Dum Loremaster's Map by JonHodgson
Carn-Dum Loremaster's Map
Image ©2014 Sophisticated Games Ltd and Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd

A view of Carn-Dûm, stronghold of the Witch-king of Angmar.

This image was a collaboration with the book's authors rather than wholly my own conception.  This means I probably can't answer questions or debate points of Tolkien lore to anyone's satisfaction on this one! :)

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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Carn-Dum Player-safe Map by JonHodgson
Carn-Dum Player-safe Map
Image ©2014 Sophisticated Games Ltd and Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd

A view of Carn-Dûm, stronghold of the Witch-king of Angmar.

For this version I've removed any Lore Master specific information so it's safe to show your players. 

This image was a collaboration with the book's authors rather than wholly my own conception.  This means I probably can't answer questions or debate points of Tolkien lore to anyone's satisfaction on this one! :)

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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Frodo and the Black Rider by JonHodgson
Frodo and the Black Rider

A cover I made for Sophisticated Games/Kosmos for one of their Middle-earth board games.

Image ©2014 Sophisticated Games Ltd and Kosmos Verlag
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 Cover Full Wrap by JonHodgson
Rivendell Cover Full Wrap
©2014 Sophisticated Games Ltd and Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd

The full wraparound cover to the forthcoming Rivendell supplement for The One Ring roleplaying game from Sophisticated Games and Cubicle 7.


This image shows Arwen and a young Aragorn.

Painted in ArtRage.

I previously posted the front cover crop here:
Rivendell by JonHodgson

A fun story from the Cubicle 7 forums:

Esteemed Customer at the C7 forums: "Did Aragorn keep Narsil in a full scabbard?"

Me: "Here's what we have to go on, from the Appendices. Remember we don't look at anything outside of LOTR, the Appendices and The Hobbit:

'2951. Sauron declares himself openly and gathers power in Mordor. He begins the rebuilding of Barad-dûr. Gollum turns towards Mordor. Sauron sends three of the Nazgûl to reoccupy Dol Guldur. Elrond reveals to 'Estel' his true name and ancestry, and delivers to him the shards of Narsil. Arwen, newly returned from Lórien, meets Aragorn in the woods of Imladris. Aragorn goes out into the Wild.'

So first up we have to decide is this entry written in chronological order. Given it ends with Aragorn heading off into the Wild I think it's safe to assume that it does. With all the inherent dangers of assumption. That's a lot of stuff listed that could be happening concurrently. So there's a chance Estel and Arwen meet before he's gifted the shards of Narsil. But let's assume not, especially as Arwen meets "Aragorn", not "Estel".

We're also assuming that having met Aragorn, Arwen and he actually have some kind of romantic relationship in that year. I think it's a pleasant assumption to make. But another assumption. Romantic love in Tolkien isn't, as we know, greatly detailed.

We also have no knowledge as to whether he carried Narsil around with him at this time. It seems likely that he took it with him into the Wild. But did he carry it around in Imladris, especially when it was just gifted to him? Possibly. I would say probably. But we don't really know from those two sentences.

Before this time we can fairly safely assume he owned a sword. Which could be the one he has in the image. Or it could be the broken Narsil in a full scabbard, based on the later appearance in LOTR. It seems unlikely to me that he'd carry it in a shortened scabbard in his guise as Strider since it might undermine his disguise.

We could talk the practicalities of carrying a sword, hilted for the full length blade, in a shorter-than-intended scabbard, but then we'd need to decide at what point in the blade Narsil was broken, and that seems like going a little bit far. 

The great thing is you can decide all this for yourself! Maybe it's Narsil, maybe it's just Estel's sword.

Oh! I've also just realised you guys haven't seen the back cover, which has two riders approaching.

This expands the narrative a little, as I imagine them to be Elladan and Elrohir. Are they coming to keep an eye on Estel's blossoming friendship with their sister? Or are they coming to summon Estel/Aragorn to an important meeting with their father as he has a gift for him? (if we make the reverse assumption and imagine Estel is unaware of his lineage at this point). Or maybe they're just fetching him for some ranging out into the lands around Imladris.

Fun stuff."

Esteemed Customer: "I have nothing to add, except that you guys are awesome."







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
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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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Orphydian Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
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JonHodgson Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Accepted! Thanks!
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Orphydian Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure!
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Orphydian Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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I missed these two ones initially. I sent again feature requests in my group

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Seraph777 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015   Digital Artist
Great to see your work on here, love the TOR game, my group is just about to start playing. 
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West-Wood Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! Really really really awesome Architecture works! Very encouraged with your painting, thanks a lot!)
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Orphydian Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

Hey

I would be honored to feature your Vlad the impaler work in my freshly opened group. Its specialised on high detailed military illustrations and it will host only the finest deviations and will gather some of the most talented artists.

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I already sent the requests for the works Im interested in. You have to confirm them.

You are also warmly invited to join.

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JonHodgson Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I've accepted the request. Thank you.
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Orphydian Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
great!

you should do more historical paintings but I suppose they are all comisioned
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JonHodgson Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yes indeed, it's been a while since I've had the opportunity of a historical commission. I should chase some!
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KeIIion Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
happy new year , would be awsome to see more of conan slaying some lizard

Crypts and Things by JonHodgson  or the end of this fight ^^
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KeIIion Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
would love the end of the fight from this picture

jonhodgson.deviantart.com/art/…

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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KeIIion 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.


harry-botter.deviantart.com/ar…

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

harry-botter.deviantart.com/ar…

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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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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KeIIion 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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