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Bamfurlong by AndyIomoon Bamfurlong by AndyIomoon
It has been a long time coming - and here it is: my latest Tolkien illustration! The scene first fell out on the paper in a rush, right up to the inking stage. And then it sat, in hiatus, for quite some time as I fussed about how to paint it. Thankfully, this recent long weekend gave me enough time to tackle it head-on again.

Very happy with the vintage feel to the colours in the end.
Details of the steps leading to this stage can be found in my blog.

Many thanks for the support on this one.
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Given 2009-06-23
Bamfurlong by =AndyIomoon. From the suggester: "Along with it being an often-neglected scene from LOTR, the artist completely captures Farmer Maggot's personality with this one painting. The small details also make it perfect- full view is a must!" ( Suggested by AinuLaire and Featured by aunjuli )
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Dgarauz Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great ilustration!Amazing
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AsliBayrak Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
:) Featured in tolkien
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Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Great work, I love the cartoony mood. Neat style.
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks :)
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RobbVision Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
this is gorgeous! WOW!
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers, mate. I have been hanging my hat on this one for a while now. Time to bust out the next contender :-)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks - one of my faves this one :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
My pleasure! :hug:
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childersart Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Student General Artist
GREAT JOB!!
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks :)
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evoluzione Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant! :D
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers. Much appreciated :)
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lathelathe Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Nice. Looks like the hobbit's gonna stare the nasghul down.
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Feisty little fellow, isn't he :)
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Veragrom Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011   Photographer
Amazing
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly :)
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Veragrom Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011   Photographer
You're very welcome <3
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mortalsix Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
haha i like the vintage feel too, this is in a way peaceful but dark and i think u captured it so well! very itneresting =D
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. A heavy, brooding atmosphere was the aim. The storm is about to break! :)
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mortalsix Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
haha well i must say it was a success
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FoolofaTook97 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is so cute and serious! its so awesome!
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehheh - a nice combination. I like that :)
Thanks for the kind words.
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FoolofaTook97 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome!!! it was really awesome!! :)
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Elentarri Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Very beautiful!
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks :)
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Elentarri Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
:)
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Afalstein Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Ha! Love the hobbit, as everyone else has probably said already. Faced with a almighty undead sorcerer from the Dark Tower, and he just smokes his pipe. Excellent expression. Lacks the tension evident in the book's depiction,but plays it for a more whimsical air that fits beautifully. Very nice.
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm finding most of my depictions are not sticking to the written word with great faith but in this case I really wanted to capture the character of Farmer Maggot. He always impressed me as a tough nut with a wise head.
Thanks for taking the time to comment.
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Puddum Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness, this is so gorgeous and wonderful! Why haven't I seen it before? I love the colors and the layout and the poses and gosh, just everything. :omg:
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thank you kindly :)
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Ciardubh Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is gorgeous. Love how the signpost breaks the frame on the right.
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks :)
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TheShamelessHussy Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Gorgeous!
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks :)
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werewolfsfan Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
I want to retire to that cottage!
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As long as you didn't receive the same visitors of course :)
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devineworrior Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
Wicked work i love this piece.
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WordSmith7 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Every time I look at this picture I can't help but laughing at that hobbit. You did such a great job expressing him with this "snapshot" if you will. Nice!
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks. It seems very 'David & Goliath' in a way to me :)
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WordSmith7 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Yeah I can see that, although the rider is less expressionless than overconfident. But the hobbit/David are definitely defiant in both cases :)I wonder who would win in a showdown...
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graemeb Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Got some attention on this one, well done.
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LG-Young Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Belated congrats on the DD -- This is top quality work, so I'm glad it was recognized!

I absolutely adore the details in this, especially the autumnal leaves, the garden veggies, the mushroom'd sign, the bravely clamped pipe, and of course the cowering hound.
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks, LG. It feels like the highlight of my artistic endeavours this year and your belated comment has stirred me into thinking about the next scene to illustrate! I just have to find something esoteric... :)
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nataliesmillie Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Andy, this is wonderful. I love the movement, the colours and the rustic feel. Absolutely beautiful!
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks. As it happens I just got the framed version of this back from a friend who works in a print shop. It looks smashing under glass (even if I do say so myself :))
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nataliesmillie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
No probs - sometimes paintings look so much better framed and matted. Gives them something a bit extra
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oribi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Student General Artist
Amazing! I love the contrast between colours and the black rider :)
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks :)
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Eyeprod Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
good one!! :D
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