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victoriaclare Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so lovely.  It looks like a real place, beautiful work!
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ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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LukaTrkanjec Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely wonderful Minas Tirith, one of the best illustrations of it I have ever seen. It is so much better than that plastic-looking model from the movies, far more realistic and also far more grandiose, it really looks like a historic city that evolved from a hill fort, to become a grand capital of ancient but battered kingdom. Marvelous concept!
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ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! There are some inconsistencies to be ironed out, but I'm glad it pleases the fans all the same. :)
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LukaTrkanjec Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, the cliff with the white tree should probably be much bigger, more pronounced and dominating, to truly look like a helm of a ship, as it is described in the books... but the rest of the picture is so great and realistic that this is easily forgiven.
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ElderEagle Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good!!
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:iconralphdamiani:
ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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MA-Graphics Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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:iconralphdamiani:
ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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rafaelzrt Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016   Digital Artist
Amazing! Cool vision of Minas Tirith, really nice work :D
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:iconralphdamiani:
ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Not very faithful to the books, but it's hard to top the movies. :)
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DrBookworm Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Student General Artist
I love how it still looks like a hill fortress and yet, it's still perfectly functional as a city with plenty of room for abandoned housing as it states in the book. :)
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ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :) 
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aredhelfromtirion Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
I actually could envision Minas Tirith like this. It's beautiful!
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:iconralphdamiani:
ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An interesting vision of Minas Tirith. And a beautiful painting! :-)
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ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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peet Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Really immensely beautiful, in so many ways. Even if it's not how I could envisage Minas Tirith in the particular. I'd seen this on Tolkien Gateway so it's nice to be able to let the artist know how much I admired it :thumbsup:
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ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I was just trying to do something different. The movie version is quite true to the books, I don't think I could have improved it. :)
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peet Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
The movie version is not too bad but a little too small for my liking.

Also there were no homes or farmsteads within the Rammas Echor, and the Pelennor (and the entirety of Rohan for that matter) was too arid! As you can tell I'm picky ;-)
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ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Ah yes, well, I believe they want to emphasize the decadence of men, which is why they always look so grim, dirty and miserable in all 6 movies. Sadly, for all his qualities, PJ is a bit too one-note in his stylistic choices. And then in the Hobbit trilogy, all subtlety was left behind.
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Agreed - subtlety is not in PJ's vocabulary - all the more reason why I don't understand the praise he receives, especially considering the master of subtlety he was adapting from.
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Toraach Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
That's great. The most climatic painting of the city in Middle Earth I've ever seen. 
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ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, those are big shoes to fill. :)
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FeanorFeuergeist Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful version of the white city, not compareable to all i've seen so far. The white houses with the red roofs look like old italien cities like Florence.
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ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I based on it on Tolkien's real life inspirations. :)
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aegeri Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :)
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ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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AndersKoehler Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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JSchio Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice! Beautiful scenery and colors Love 
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ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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Wiedzemin Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
Great! Totally different Minas Tirith with Ramas Echor!
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ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad someone spotted it. :)
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Wiedzemin Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
It was hard not to do it :) (Smile) Today I spot the White tree!
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EEHills Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
With the title, I was thinking Armenelos, Numenor.
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ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It could be, the geography isn't too accurate for anything in specific really. :) 
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Murtaghje Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this!
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ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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JadeEmptyGlass Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
You don't see much of Minas Tirith these days that hasn't been contaminated by the movies. This is incredibly well done.
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ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Yes, no point in just repeating the movies, as much as I like Alan Lee's design (maybe with more than a bit of uncredited Ted Nasmith).
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insanewarlock Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just beautiful!
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ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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LeDaverix Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really awsome ... seems to be a really loveley place to live. .. 
love also how you made the forest,.. that technique illuses a lot of detail :)
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ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Yeah, I'd love live there. :)
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wolfsbane6 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
Incredible!
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:iconralphdamiani:
ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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1im3 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Beautiful! ^^
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ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Hellkite-1 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Nice take on Minas Tirith
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ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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