The King and the Squire

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  • #456
    ddaines
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    Here is a small vignette that has been forming long in my mind and only finished this week.

    A simple idea to depict King Theoden and his squire, knight of Rohan, Meriadoc the hobbit as they journey from the ruin of Orthanc discussing trivial matters such as pipe-weed.

    I wanted a relaxed uncluttered scene with Theoden riding in a fairly casual pose while Merry rides along side on his pony.

    I hope you enjoy.

    David

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    #8805
    ddaines
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    Here is a small vignette that has been forming long in my mind and only finished this week.

    A simple idea to depict King Theoden and his squire, knight of Rohan, Meriadoc the hobbit as they journey from the ruin of Orthanc discussing trivial matters such as pipe-weed.

    I wanted a relaxed uncluttered scene with Theoden riding in a fairly casual pose while Merry rides along side on his pony.

    I hope you enjoy.

    David

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/11_the_king_his_squire.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/11_the_king_his_squire.jpg[/imgz]

    #8806
    Arthadan
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    Very nice painting! I specially like the pony, it looks absolutely real. But Merry didn’t ride a pony alongside Théoden, Pippin rode with Gandalf and Merry with Aragorn (or was the opposite? Anywy is in The Two Towers, book III, begining of chapter XI – The Palantir). After, he rode to the Pelennor with Eowyn/Dernhelm. So I think is more a vignette of the happy days Théoden could have had after the defeat of Sauron if he hadn’t died in the Pelennor. Sorry to be picky :rolleyes:

    #8807
    hsf62
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    Who cares who rode with whom…:lol:
    Nicely painted, that’s what counts…;)

    #8808
    Thingol
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    I really like scenes like those you’ve made it David… simply peaceful…. ;) !!!!!

    #8811
    erchamion
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    Simple and very nice!, taking advantage of the pose and gaze direction of the figures ….:)

    #8813
    ddaines
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    Arthadan wrote:
    Very nice painting! I specially like the pony, it looks absolutely real. But Merry didn’t ride a pony alongside Théoden, Pippin rode with Gandalf and Merry with Aragorn (or was the opposite? Anywy is in The Two Towers, book III, begining of chapter XI – The Palantir). After, he rode to the Pelennor with Eowyn/Dernhelm. So I think is more a vignette of the happy days Théoden could have had after the defeat of Sauron if he hadn’t died in the Pelennor. Sorry to be picky :rolleyes:

    Oops, I got my chapters wrong and was a bit out of sequence – the pitfall of not checking first :/

    Theoden and Merry are described as chatting in the first few paragraphs of ‘The Muster of Rohan’ where Merry is described as riding his his little shaggy grey pony (I got the colour wrong :o) alongside Theoden telling him about his home and the doings of the Shire-folk etc. This was the scene I had in mind, I just thought my memory was better than it was having read the book last year :).

    Anyhow, glad you enjoyed it, by my reckoning I have another three dio’s to complete in the next week or so, so watch this space.

    #8814
    Arthadan
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    My bad, Master ddaines. I had forgoten that scene completely. Time to read again my favourite books.

    Keep the good work!

    ;)

    #8815
    ddaines
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    Arthadan wrote:
    My bad, Master ddaines. I had forgoten that scene completely. Time to read again my favourite books.

    Keep the good work!

    ;)

    No worries Arthedan, so had I, I was convinced my original statement was correct :D I was panicing double checking that i had read it somewhere.

    #9452
    jdbrown55
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    Nice David!

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