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The Mewlips by Loneanimator The Mewlips by Loneanimator
These are mysterious, nasty creatures from a ”Hobbit” poem by J R R Tolkien. Not much is known about them except that they live beyond the Merlock Mountains and that they have squishy feet, a lust for gold and a taste for human (or hobbit) flesh.
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castlegardener Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
wow, not something I would like to come across
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JoryRFerrell Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Artist
Hey...how much would an image like this cost? How long would it take to complete?
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Ivyssauro Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great drawing, i love how the fish is just hanging out there.
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
These grim marsh ghols have always had an appearance in my MERP campaigns. They are a lot of fun, and have given my players a few sessions to remember! I wish I had these pics available for their last appearance a couple of years ago.
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JDR-Illustrator Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is wonderful... Lovely image.
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KSilvershade Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
This is EPIC and also creepy. And now I am going to have nightmares. You are to be commended :)
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IrethCiryatann Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Awesome! Love it! XD
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marduk-report Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
oh, i love this poem haha. a very evocative picture t go with it :)
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edwardculles Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
That's sort of scary and really cool at the same time
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the murky colours and the textures :)
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ArturPiam Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
WOW!! That is a picture almost as good as the Alan Lee charcoal Illustrations from the Tales of the Perilous Realm! I think this is WONDERFUL!
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
I still have to get that edition of the book!
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Turtlebeast Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the mudskipper!
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Eugh... they're freaking creepy :/
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw your video version on Youtube a few days ago...:jawdrop:FANTASTIC!!!!
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
"You sink into the slime, who dare to knock upon their door, While down the grinning gargoyles stare and the noisome waters pour..."
Awesome!
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Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
He-he... as I read the stoy mentioned in the previous post, I can't but say "bravo!" to the artist who illustrated even 2 authors=)
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been looking for a picture of Mewlips, and yours is really great! I'm just writing a story about them :)
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EHammelArt Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I love that you've painted some of the ways you imagined Tolkien's characters from his literature. I've always wanted to do this same sort of thing, because I'd love to share my own imagination with people as well. ^_^ Your work is really inspiring to me.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
Many thanks for your nice comment, and I'm glad I've managed to inspire! :D
I think Tolkien's works invite to all kinds of interpretations, and all of them are fine. I love Peter Jackson's films, but they're not the definitive version. No version is.
It looks like you're mostly into digital art, right? I usually prefer traditional methods, but your images have a lot of life and imagination to them!
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EHammelArt Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah a lot of my work is digital, mainly because of how brainwashed i've been by my school for the past 2 years. I'm training to be a production concept artist/animator, and what I've heard for 2 years straight is that digital is the way to go now. I started getting more into traditional stuff lately, mainly because I think it just has such a more vibrant feeling to it, there is so much life and attitude and character that you can get with actual paint and pastels and paper or canvas.

I've been wanting to develop a painting of Lake Town from the Hobbit lately, (just recently reread it,) hopefully I'll get a nice kick out of making it =p.

Thank you for the nice comment on my images! =)
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
Well, I think it's probably true that if you're into production design and concept illustration you can produce great-looking art very quickly using digital tools. On the other hand, when doing art for books and such, traditional methods give very different results.

Of course you'll get a kick out your Lake Town project. You'll spend a lot of time dreaming, planning and designing. What could be more fun (except, maybe, doing it for the upcoming Hobbit film in New Zeeland)?
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EHammelArt Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man that would be a dream =D Hehe
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