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The Shieldmaiden of Rohan by ashiey-chan The Shieldmaiden of Rohan by ashiey-chan
"You should not encourage him."
"And you should not doubt him."
"I do not doubt his heart. Only the reach of his arm."
"Why should Merry be left behind? He has as much cause to go to war as you. Why can he not fight for those he loves?"

~*~

There are very few things in my life that are as influencial and life-changing as The Lord of the Rings. With the amount of love that both the novels and the films have in my life I am greatly surprised that I have not drawn anything related before. But, yesterday as I sat down to watch the Fellowship of the Ring I felt inspired to draw Eowyn...Shieldmaiden of Rohan.

I hope you enjoy this, I am quite proud of this piece. The green flag behind her is taken from the "Two Towers" artwork from a design by Alan Lee.

Lord of the Rings will always be my first love.

Eowyn is copyrighted to J.R.R. Tolkien and Peter Jackson. This image is copyrighted to Ashiey-chan and is not to be used or produced without permission.
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:iconstarhaloidformer:
Starhaloidformer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I miss your work so much sis, I hope you upload something again soon!
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SeraphimEarl Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
She looks worried, but i do love it..
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ashiey-chan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Thank you so much!! I was hoping she looked worried, I'm glad I was successful!
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SeraphimEarl Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
welcome!
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NonieR Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
I love this! Everything detail is perfect, except--for me--the heavy mascara & eyeshadow, which seem kinda unlike her. ;) But I know that's standard for almost all modern fantasy & superheroine art, so I'm just being nitpicky. Sorry!
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ashiey-chan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
I'm so glad that you like the piece, and I don't think your being nitpicky at all! She was a total natural girl for sure!!
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Starlace Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011   Traditional Artist
Gorgeous artwork.
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ashiey-chan Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Wow, thank you so very much!
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StrawberrieCandie Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
So beautiful! I love her hair and the horses in the background.

Her dress is so pretty! ^^

I love Eowyn! She's really cool, and you really drew her so beautiful. :)
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ashiey-chan Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
I'm glad you like the horses, I was completely lazy and just drew them without an outline first. I was afraid they turned out weird looking! Haha!
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StrawberrieCandie Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
I think they look great! You did an amazing job! :)
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chocolatesock Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
this is absolutely beautiful! I love the thick outline around Eowyn. and her hair looks so curly and natural. there is alot of detail to this, great job. :)
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ashiey-chan Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Thank you!! I love drawing hair, it's my favorite part! :XD:
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ecorecycletree Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
SO breathtakingly beautiful, really captures the beauty of Eowen that you don't get to see in the movie. :)
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ashiey-chan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Thank you so much!! I wanted her to sorrowful, and I hope that comes across in this picture.
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ecorecycletree Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Yes. It totally DOES. :)
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the background and all the folds in her sleeve. Great job :) I can only agree in how life-changing Lotr is
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ashiey-chan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Wow, thank you so much I'm glad the clothing turned out well, it can sometimes be the most frustrating part of drawing.

Lord of the Rings is amazing, I can't express how much it means to me. I'm glad someone agrees.
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DanMerrell Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great. I love the way you use colored pencils, and the way you include elements from the movie without drawing the actress who played Eowyn, rather than Eowyn herself.

Bravo.
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ashiey-chan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Thank you so much for your words about colored pencils. They are the only medium I use and sometimes it can be so incredibly frustrating to browse art on deviantart and see all these amazing pictures done through computer. You offer great encouragement.

Miranda Otto was a great actress to be sure, but I when I always think of Eowyn I see her just a little different. Just slightly younger...
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DanMerrell Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very much so, lol.
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neral85 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beyutiful picture! :-)
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ashiey-chan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Thank you so much!
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neral85 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:-)
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Starhaloidformer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Very impressive sis nice job.
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ashiey-chan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Thanks Seany-boy!!
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Sekhmet-Heart Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. I love Eowyn, she's my favorite. She's so brave. :)
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ashiey-chan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Arwen is my favorite, but Eowyn is for sure a close second. Her courage and strength is amazing!
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AngelusAmy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Nice colors
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ashiey-chan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Thank you
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