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Rivendell by JonHodgson Rivendell by JonHodgson
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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.


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Zeonista Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
As much as I love the intricate art deco look of Peter Jackson's Rivendell, this picture of "the least homely house" is probably closer to the image in Tolkien's mind's eye.
heidinanookie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, I really love this!! The Rivendell in the movie looked nothing like what I imagined it to look like. Your version hits the nail on the head, though.
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Nice :)
AndrewDobell Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's also difficult because you're dealing with a very iconic location, somewhere that's been depicted very well in other media, not least of which are the films. 
I can imagine you will get a range of reactions to things such as this, both good and bad. 
Well done. 
Fred73fr Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice!
Thanks for the inspiration. ;)
JonHodgson Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! You're very welcome!
Fred73fr Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm fond of isometric view (or with a slight perspective effect) and your illustration will certainly stay for long as a reference for adding colors. Line art is nice, but yours with colors are definitely awesome ;)
That will certainly push me giving a try at Artrage as well. Inexpensive (compare to PS) and the outcome is brilliant. Thanks for the info as well ;)
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