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The Unexpected Stroke by Thaldir The Unexpected Stroke by Thaldir
My latest piece, the climax of the fight between Eowyn and the Witch-King of Angmar, Lord of the Nazgul, painted for the 'Eowyn and the Nazgul' challenge on Art Order [link]

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AdemKoc Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  New Deviant
This proves how even the weakest person can beat anyone with a bit of luck, he dident think more of the hobbit then an insect in the ground (book quote)
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Thaldir Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Right, although I believe a little more than luck was at work.
For the Witch-King only power counted, and tht was his undoing.
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AdemKoc Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  New Deviant
Mate.. Thats just what i said.
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PCamenzind Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015   Writer
Amazing representation!
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Thank you!
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ArinaBagginsArt Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Это одна из самых лучших интерпретаций боя Эовин и Короля-чародея, что я когда либо видела.
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Frxdo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
i think this is my new favorite piece of Lord of the Rings related artwork!! this captures the moment so perfectly, the details and colors are just fantastic.
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Thank you, I'm honored.
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
I think this was my favorite scene from the whole movie series. "I'm not a man, I'm a woman." - "I'm not a man either, I'm a HOBBIT!" - the Witch-King looks confused - "I don't believe that's what it means." - gets stabbed a lot and dies. :D
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
I love the scene too, it has everything.
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:iconmedjugore:
Medjugore Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Freaking Amazing Masterpiece
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Simbacca Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Well done, the viewpoint of this very cool.
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AmericanMustang18 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Brilliant work!
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Isiodith Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing :D It's my favorite scene and you captured it in a very unique way ^^
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Thank you very much. :love:
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Isiodith Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :happybounce:
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CaptainEmmarrr Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Awesome! :D
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Thanks! :)
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Lucius007 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Nazgul is good, Eowyn is terrible. By the way, she holds a sword or dagger?? She can not hold a sword in this position. She will be able to cut off his head? I don't believe .. XD
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Thaldir Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
You have every right to your opinion, of course.

That is a seax, an archetipal weapon of the Germanic peoples, a single-edged blade which worked as work-knife or side-arm, in historical samples blades vary from 7.5 to 75 centimeters.

No, she is not going to cut his (shadowy and immaterial) head off, she's going to stab him in the eyes.
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Lucius007 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
I have no more questions. I think she is not going to hit him in the eye, she'll beat him on the head, while his head is not a be between the shoulders.XD
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Blaar1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
wow
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
:)
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:iconwarork:
WARORK Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
I am no man! :D

Nice work!
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconavi17:
avi17 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Love the viewpoint/angle, makes a very unique composition!
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Thank you!
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DarqueJackal Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the look in Eowyn's eyes!
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Thank you so much! :)
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Zoon3d Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Nice composition and lighting, and unusual angle. Great work
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Thank you very much. :)
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:iconaire73:
aire73 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist
beautiful! I like the lighting, the detail. The angle is interesting too. :D
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Thank you very much! :love:
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jackhallow101 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
if it isnt to much to ask i enjoyed greatly your art style on thins and would like to request a cargul as well [link] its basically what a nazgul turns into if its never given a ring
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Thaldir Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Thank you for your appreciation. :)
I'm sorry but I don't take requests, these days I'm even too busy for private commissions...
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jemms2012 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing piece
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Thank you very much!
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Yaiden Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011   Digital Artist
awesome!
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Thank you!
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ConfusedDM Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Beautiful!
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Thanks!
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great poses and angle. This is different from all the other Eowyn-Witchking fanart that I've seen
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Thank you so much!
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Spyeder Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
What a beautiful and telling piece.
In one image you show more about the moment than any writer or director has managed for the past 50 years.
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
I am deeply honored, thank you.
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ekaluv26 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
AWESOME AWESOME AWE-SOME! LOVE IT! :D
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thank you so much! :love:
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:iconiryla:
Iryla Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work! I love the composition and her face :)
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thank you very much
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Wild-Huntress Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning!!!!
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