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Minas Morgul Book Cover by seancruz Minas Morgul Book Cover by seancruz
This was my final for my Introduction to Illustration course. I was supposed to choose a well-known book and make a book cover for it along with an illustration.

I chose to do Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. The cover illustrates Minas Morgul signaling war with the green beam of light.

This was done using acrylic paint.

If you would like to see how I painted this, check out my process: [link]
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:icongamgeefest:
GamgeeFest Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Wonderful! I especially love the angle - it enhances how disorienting this moment must have been for Frodo and Sam.
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:iconseancruz:
seancruz Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Student Interface Designer
thanks! xD
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:icondragontamer363:
dragontamer363 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
just beautiful - the colours and light are awesome
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:iconseancruz:
seancruz Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Student Interface Designer
thank you very much!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks fantastic mate ;)
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:iconseancruz:
seancruz Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Student Interface Designer
thanks! xD
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:iconpeekychew:
PeekyChew Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Very impressive. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if I saw that on a book shelf.
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:iconseancruz:
seancruz Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Student Interface Designer
thanks! xD
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:iconpeekychew:
PeekyChew Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
But don't take that a bad way!
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:iconhace1epues:
hace1epues Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Wow, this is really neat!
You captured the lighting really well and I love love love the brush strokes!

Not to mention... I love LOTR... haha :)
I wish I were assigned projects like this lol
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:iconseancruz:
seancruz Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Student Interface Designer
thank you very much!
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:iconspirit-of-the-fire:
spirit-of-the-fire Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
This is incredible! The sense of scale is really amazing, and it looks just like a classic book cover illustration. Great job!
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:iconseancruz:
seancruz Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Student Interface Designer
hehe thank you!
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:iconfreak-angel56:
Freak-Angel56 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Cool work!
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:iconseancruz:
seancruz Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Student Interface Designer
thanks!
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:iconainulaire:
AinuLaire Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Very interesting execution!
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:iconseancruz:
seancruz Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Student Interface Designer
thank you!
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Stormfire-SF Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Simply an excellent piece. The lighting is insane, the style is very well done, and the perspective really adds a lot. Love it, mate.
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:iconseancruz:
seancruz Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Student Interface Designer
thanks a whole bunch!
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:iconstormfire-sf:
Stormfire-SF Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
It's all good.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder how far up it goes :sherlock: cool colour choice, it really does look like it's giving off light and illuminating the landscape too.
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:iconseancruz:
seancruz Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Student Interface Designer
thank you! The perspective is completely unrealistic, but it's the only way I could achieve that effect hehe
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:iconcbards:
cbards Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Wonderful work. You handled the lighting very well. :clap:
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:iconseancruz:
seancruz Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Student Interface Designer
thank you!
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:iconencoretheangel:
encoretheangel Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
boow bowww booow! This is pretty cool man! :wow:
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:iconseancruz:
seancruz Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Student Interface Designer
thanks! xD
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:iconscorpidilion:
Scorpidilion Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
good job :thumbsup: ;)
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:iconseancruz:
seancruz Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Student Interface Designer
thanks!! :P
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:iconsmiling-demon:
Smiling-Demon Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i like it!
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:iconseancruz:
seancruz Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Student Interface Designer
thank you!
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:iconbloknayrb:
bloknayrb Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jealous. I want a class that makes me do this.
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:iconseancruz:
seancruz Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Student Interface Designer
That's what we are going to try to do in Lum :D
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:iconbloknayrb:
bloknayrb Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh really?
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:iconseancruz:
seancruz Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Student Interface Designer
yep, soon the changes will come :)
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eeeenteresting...
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:iconseancruz:
seancruz Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Student Interface Designer
ty!!
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