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Spiders of Mirkwood by TobyCarr Spiders of Mirkwood by TobyCarr
"Spiders of Mirkwood", Photoshop, Cintiq 12W tablet

This is the scene from The Hobbit, where Bilbo comes to the rescue of the Dwarfs, who have been strung up by the unusually large spiders that inhabit Mirkwood. In the book, Bilbo is invisible, but that doesn't make for a good painting, so I bended the truth a little.
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JeantineHobbit Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome! And thanks for this. The way I saw Bilbo on that branch while I read the book looked kinda weird! Your angle rocks! It my as well be from a spider's point of view! :)
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adibara Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
nicely done, love the camera angle :-)
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MGraphicDesign Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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Dancingonthegreen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Accurate spiders too. Web spinners have large abdomens and thin, stick-like legs.
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TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
yes, very accurate
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SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Outstanding!
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Nice work.
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x--Lurid--x Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I saw your art in my Hobbit magazine, googled your name, and conveniently your DA came up! Now I can follow your work.

Amazing work. :) ill have to consider getting a print of one of these, because you capture them perfectly.
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TobyCarr Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your kind comments. Yeah, I was really excited to get in the Hobbit magazine. It came about because of a competition I had entered through Deviantart. It still hasn't really dawned on me that my work is in the Hobbit magazine. Can't wait for the movie
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fargreencountry Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Oh, the spiders are creepy.
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Jakegothicsnake Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Yeah, but not as creepy as the spiders painted by Tolkien artist Ted Nasmith. Those spider illustrations actually make me wanna grawl into a fetal position and scream like a witness of a brutal homocide! O_O;
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Doll-Of-Murder Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i have HORRIBLE arachnophobia...... this is just a drawing...but it still sent shivers and unwanted crawlies under my skin xD excellent work! the spiders look so real!!!
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Jakegothicsnake Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
You want spider art that will cause REAL arachnophobia? Search for Ted Nasmith Spiders/Shelob on Google images. Get back to me if you start to have ocassional nightmares about them.
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fishyroo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Very nice! Go Bilbo!
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Pilgrimwanders Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
GO BILBO, GOOOOOOO!!!!!
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CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Featured... [link] :ahoy:
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Horrorcoco Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Would it be ok to share some of your work on my Horror page.. I will of course credit you? :)
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TobyCarr Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, thanks for the feedback everyone, you're very kind. Yes, Horrorcoco you can post my work on your page, if you could please provide a link to my website (toby-carr.com), that would be great.
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Horrorcoco Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Thank you so much Toby and I promise I will provide a link :-D
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Archenslav8 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very Nice! Can't wait for the Movie!!
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Ososhi Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
MIRKWOOD IS AWESOOME!
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TheDandyDragon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Have I mentioned how much I love this?! The angle is great and the spiders look awesome :D
Woo! Go, Bilbo, go!
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Nerwen20 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
This is really good! :clap: You captured Bilbo's taunting expression very well.
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Hobbit-Babe Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
you have mad skills. :D
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Horlf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Great work, love the colors and the atmosphere
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TheDandyDragon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Ah, this is so cool. I am reading through The Hobbit (for about the millionth time again) and getting around to this bit. Lovin the picture! The spiders look great!
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HomieBear Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Ha, true enough about him being invisible! That's about all I can paint, invisible things. Really nice work.
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