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The Fellowship of the Ring by tenpoundpixel The Fellowship of the Ring by tenpoundpixel
Done for the Movie themed contest for #PixcellentArtists

The scene where the Fellowship of the Ring from Lord of the Rings is formed. Featuring Hugo Weaving as Elrond, Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn, Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey, Orlando Bloom as the fabulous Legolas, the always dying Sean Bean as Boromir, amazing John Rhys Davies as Gimli, Billy Boyd as Pippin, Dominic Monaghan as Merry, Elijah Wood as Frodo and Sean Astin as Samwise

I would have loved to insert Andy Serkis aka Gollum into the scene but I had to maintain a semblance of accuracy.

Added in some minimal animation for some extra oomph (16 frames at 0.08 delay) and exported at 256 colors. Would have wanted to make their blinking more separate from eachother but I didn't want to add any more frames so group blinking it is.

Nine Companions. So be it. You shall be the Fellowship of the Ring
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Given 2012-05-11
The Fellowship of the Ring by ~mr-winters Don't let the preview fool you; this pixel piece has a ton of detail. The stylization of this scene is amazing and humorous. Also suggested by =r0se-designs. ( Suggested by ValaSedai and Featured by Lyricanna )
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Maybewink Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Second guy from left, bottom row: 

My precious....@.@ 

XD
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PRANKED1 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
:iconcia: 
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Synchronized blinking!  ;p
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The-Green-Wyvern Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Then Sonic runs up and grabs the ring.
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LemonLyman Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
LOL, group blink! And Legolas eyeing Elrond almost amorously?
Awesome!
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firewyrm2018 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ring... so shiny....
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:iconanimesketchist:
animesketchist Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sonic might need dat o3o
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angelfabeth Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, this is really cool :)
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Illeander Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is cool, but its kinda funny to see them all blink at the same time. I read your comment. You might have been able to make a few of them blink when the light wasn't shining.
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AlmostMyself Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Heh, sparkles when legolas blinks.
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learningapple Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice one there!
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eat-ride-listen Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured [link] This is incredible; well done :)
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tenpoundpixel Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ooh! Thank you for the feature and I'm glad you like it! :D
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eat-ride-listen Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome; being a LOTR nut myself I do indeed enjoy it greatly :D
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Wild-Huntress Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing !!
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trinity6diversia Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, Legolas is so cute. :)
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euamodeus Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student General Artist
he,wow.
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SuperApartmentBros Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Ah hahahaha, awesome!!!!
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:iconrain-and-sunshine:
rain-and-sunshine Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
this is great!

frodo's expression is perfect...
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So.....I like everything besides the fact they all blink at the same time. That's really unnerving. If you had staggered it between frames or maybe had only a few of them blink that would have made it feel a lot more natural.

I had to stop looking at it because it was getting creepy.

Otherwise I think the pixel work is fantastic. Very vibrant and detailed. It's cool how you captured all the characters well so that even in such chibi form I can still tell who is who.
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spiritofcat Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The group blinking is kind of creepy, but I think sequential blinking would be just as freaky.
Great job over all though, and congrats on the DD!
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Whacked-Out-Inc Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Elrond is all like :iconreactiondogplz:.
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Okay, besides this being awesome, I JUST noticed the little sparkle in Legolas' eyes as he blinks. :rofl:

This is full of epic win. :clap:
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KanePaws Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Generally, this is very nice, but I will provide some additional comments should you wish to modify any part of your work. The timing of the blinking is rather inconsequential, in my opinion; what should be added, however, is a change of lighting upon the faces of those present.

The glow cast over the ring clearly generates a large amount of light, which is why the shadows on the pillars stretch into so bold a view, but it's the very fact that you accentuate this light so much that makes the unwavering shading of each character's face stand out.

It would probably be a lot more work, though, and so I would understand if you just dust your hands of the task at this point. A good job overall. ^^
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FluffyMejata Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
lawl
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Hyperchaotix Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*collective blink*

Somehow makes it more awesome. X3
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bohobella Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this. It kind of looks like Elrond is the host of a TV shopping network :lol:

I do agree that switching up the timing a bit would improve it, but it's simply epic either way.
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JaeTeaEll Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE HOW THEY BLINK IN SYNCH XD
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wordlefan Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All... blinking.... in... rythme.... O_O
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IthilFaer Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing....Love this movie, and the people are amazing!
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Gyrforce Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
This is absolutely amazing!!:jawdrop: You've done an awesome job! Totally worthy of the DD! Congrats!:D
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Alma-de-Gato Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
dat legolas blink :icondatassplz:
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LimeGreenBunny Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol cute. What's with Frodo's face?
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joshnickerson Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll be honest... I was totally expecting a 16-bit style Sonic the Hedgehog to run into the scene after a few moments, jump up, grab the ring, and then run off as the Fellowship stood shocked in horror.
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Edchriev Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Alright everyone, perfect timing. BLINK! BLINK! BLINK. but yes, this is good.
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BuickRegalRacecar56 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is fantastic!
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GlassLipsFullOfLies Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
unison blink! :stare:
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GreenStudio57 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This made me laugh for some reason. In a good way. I love it! :meow:
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JeffreyMonye Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
just blink'n and stair'n...and blink'n.LOL!
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Indigo-Serenade Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
EPICNESS! GRATS ON THE DD!
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ms-Bennington Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
lol...epic! I love this. :D
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Nolamom3507 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
I had to admit, the group blinking was the first thing that caught my eye. (and the little eye sparkle!) Love the varying shadow intensity.
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musictheatrelover Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Everyone's all: :l and frodo is... 0.0
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Just-is-Justice Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
kinda creepy XD
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agalakachikaboum Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Frodo's expression is just priceless XD

That tiny little sparkle! XD
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tenpoundpixel Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
You know somewhere out there, Sauron is watching too, blinking along with them. :noes:
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agalakachikaboum Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
D:
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CircuitDruid Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Am I the only one who finds them all blinking in unison kinda creepy? XD
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tenpoundpixel Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Don't worry, Even I'd be freaked out too were a group of people somehow blinking in perfect unison around me. Perhaps it's due to the ring... :hmm:
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CircuitDruid Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
I bet it is. look at it, all pretty and sparkling :D
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