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The Gates of Moria by sandzen The Gates of Moria by sandzen
I've tried to find stones that reflect each of the characters in some way. Though, from that distance, in that saturation, I don't know if that's possible for the rest of you. Nor, even, I. All I can say is that big white one is Gandalf and his tiny pal is Frodo. And I think those three to the left of the gate are Merry, Pippin, and Legolas. The one way off on his own is Boromir. And the one standing befuddled at the gate is Gimli. Which leaves Aragorn and Sam over in the cool kids corner.

I'd like to say that this encompasses the kraken scene, having the water in the foreground there. It would be a lot of fun to dream of how to present, but, I don't know. I'm intimidated to say the least.

If someone speaks friend, I'll do it.
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4hikari Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Hehe, I see Gandalf rock! And of course Boromir is the lonely one. *endlessly amused by this* 
And like Frodo, I'd have to ask, "What's the Elvish word for 'friend'?" Followed by, "where's Gandalf to tell me the answer?" :XD:
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sandzen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013   General Artist
I aim to endlessly amuse. :)
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KagamineLenFangirl Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student
dwarf doors are invisible when closed, sometimes even their own masters cannot find them when forgotten
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sandzen Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   General Artist
Truly, the dwarves are the children of Aule.
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sassyeggs Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
this is crazy simple and yet gorgeous
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sandzen Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011   General Artist
Sweet. I'm glad you liked it. Yeah, simplicity will always trump complexity in zen gardens.

Thanks for the praise and the fav.
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FantasyChinaStory Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
This is great! I've never seen art like this before (apart from spur-of-the-moment beach art) and I am very impressed. It's fantastic!! You're very talented~~
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sandzen Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011   General Artist
Well, I'm floored by your praise. Thanks a lot. For that and the fav.
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FantasyChinaStory Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
=^_^= Tis my pleasure~ You deserve all of it!
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Ithelda Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :)
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sandzen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011   General Artist
Many thanks.
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MarvelousMatt Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
WOW
this is oddly interesting and very creative.
I am enjoying these very much
~<3
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sandzen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011   General Artist
Thanks a lot. Hope the others live up to the promise.
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AlexisAuer Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Thats so cool! Friend!
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sandzen Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011   General Artist
Aw, thanks. I guess I can't hold out after three requests. Let's see...
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AlexisAuer Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
yay! :clap:
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Malallory Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Mellon!
XD
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sandzen Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011   General Artist
Finally. Almost a year and a half after posting it, too.

Welp, to the drawing board!
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amaira515 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Student General Artist
haha I can totally see the characters in this, great job!
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sandzen Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011   General Artist
Thanks a lot. Selecting the stones was half the fun.
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amaira515 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Student General Artist
I can imagine and you're welcome :)
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Anamia Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Filmographer
This is one of the most original ideas I have seen!!!! Great job.
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sandzen Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011   General Artist
Thanks, we'll see how close I get to the full story. Hope you'll follow along.
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digging-for-apples Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Yes! I got all of them right, except that I thought Boromir and Gimli were each other. But still... 7/9? That's pretty good.
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sandzen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010   General Artist
It was close.

You may not have realized it, but that garden was a girlfriend test. You passed...barely.

So.

It looks like we can keep living together.
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digging-for-apples Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Of course I did.
You think I would fail a test based on LotR? :P
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sandzen Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010   General Artist
I don't know.

Who was the elf that accompanied Tuor into Gondolin....?
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honey-vinegar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
This is great, I spotted the Gandalf stone immediately :)
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sandzen Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010   General Artist
Haha, sweet.
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TheAnoraknophobe Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Friend, lol
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sandzen Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010   General Artist
Just for that insolence, I retract my promise.

;)
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