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Great Spider of Mirkwood by JonHodgson Great Spider of Mirkwood by JonHodgson
2010 Jon Hodgson. Background graphics by Paul Bourne.

Mirkwood Spider for The One Ring rpg from Sophisticated Games and Cubicle 7.

"Great Spiders display their dreadful heritage much more prominently than the lesser Attercops. They are gigantic in size, sometimes as big as horses or greater, but their soft, flexible bodies enable them to hide in surprisingly narrow passages. While they can always be described as monstrous spider creatures, their features often differ from one individual to another: the number and appearance of their legs and eyes may vary, for instance some are supported by long and thin stalks, others move about on strong and hairy limbs ending in claw- like appendages, some spy from the dark with clustered eyes, and others follow their prey with bulbous, many- windowed eyes. Regardless of the details, Great Spiders are always a terrifying sight."



Artrage, Painter, PS.
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:iconbronybyexception:
bronybyexception Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
I actually love this idea of the spiders of mirkwood
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RCris123 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013

OH MY GOD! THIS IS AMAZING! The texture, the feet, the almost human face! *fails*

Instant fave + Instant and eternal love.

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:iconridley100:
ridley100 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the human-like elements of the face.
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aye, that face!
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Fergusthefiddler Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Really creepy and evil. I think it would be a perfect Ungoliant instead of her 'lesser' children.
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DarqueJackal Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This gives me chills!
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child-of-aros Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow impressive
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:iconkarichristensen:
karichristensen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional
Beautiful details on this one.
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:iconalachney:
alachney Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome job! My arachnophobia just kicked in..... *shudders*
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:iconpapriko:
Papriko Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
OH GOD GET ME THE FLAMETHROWER
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:iconmr-nick:
mr-nick Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great design, high concept Tolkien stuff really tickles my scratchy places. Also the lighting really helps sell it as a forest creature. I liek
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work.
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Toxicbob2000 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
*shudder* Very nice.
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tinzart Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011   Digital Artist
Terrifying Buddy, well drawn. :(
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Hungrysparrow Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Genuinely creepy, I think it's the human-like face that does it. Great image.
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gzairborne Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
terrifying. amazing craftsmanship. exhibiting your masterful drawing and painting skills. pleasure to see such skill and attention to detail. thanks for sharing.
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Cloister Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Another one that have me looking for a while. Nice!
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HowlSeage Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
holy shit Jon...is it just me or are you getting better?
And if so, why didnt you ask permission first? I DONT APPROVE!
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JonHodgson Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
goood
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andreabianco Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
impressive concept, it has some of the power found in ancient Japanese horror illustrations
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orwen89 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
WOW
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Lurks-no-More Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Oh, very nice work giving the spider a face, while keeping it monstrous and very obviously spidery!
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nas4a2 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
very nice. i'm a sucker for detail :-) awesome...keep it up
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