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The Rage of Ulmo by ralphdamiani The Rage of Ulmo by ralphdamiani
Ulmo raises the Sea against the defiant Numenorians that broke the Ban of the Valar.
Based on the Silmarillion. Painted in Artrage and Photoshop.

Note: This is the third version of this drawing. Lots of things were still bothering me in the composition, lighting and the sense of scale (not to mention the JPG artifacts).

The old one is here for comparison: [link]
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:iconmyst222007:
Myst222007 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Yeah, I think I'm gonna hit the "Favorites" button right now...
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Aida-v Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Super!FAV! :D
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JerryLeeBee Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Outstanding work, Kendo.  The colour and lighting on this piece are tremendous.
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JerryLeeBee Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Sorry..."Kendo"?  What was I thinking.  Nicely done, Ralph.  (insert shamefully embarrassed face here)
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:iconralphdamiani:
ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No worries, thanks for the compliments. :)
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:iconvor0nwe:
vor0nwe Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Very impressive!

Is that ship firing its cannons at Ulmo, or is it just having problems with a fire on board?
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:iconralphdamiani:
ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! The ships caught fire in the maelstrom that ensued. :)
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:iconcyrusma:
Cyrusma Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
absolutely beautiful ! this ocean 's colors so perfect, llike ships and Vala Ulmo is fantastic !
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:iconralphdamiani:
ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconcolgatetotal97:
colgatetotal97 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is on a level of epic i could never achieve, amazing job!
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:iconralphdamiani:
ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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:iconrcris123:
RCris123 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
WOW! I like your depiction of Ulmo!
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:iconralphdamiani:
ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconrcris123:
RCris123 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Welcome
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:iconfinarphin:
finarphin Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
I really like this.  Great job.
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:iconralphdamiani:
ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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EduardoLeon Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Foderoso!!
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daniel666krieg Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Artist
fodástico!!!
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:iconralphdamiani:
ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Valeu :)
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:iconcaldurwen:
Caldurwen Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fjuuu...it´s so mysterious...
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CassidyHalliwell Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
that is amazing, scene is very good :)
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:iconvitaminanime:
vitaminanime Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
This pic is awesome! IN-FUCKING-CREDIBLE! I do say! Ulmo is my favorite vala! Perfect thing to be browsing while writing a precis of The Silmarillion
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:iconralphdamiani:
ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad it's inspiring. :)
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NikkiCadd Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Well, yes, wow! what else can I say!!!!!
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:iconailin1252:
Ailin1252 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This just sorta remembered me of why I think oceans are scary. Whoa.
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Kitt-Otter Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Never get on Ulmo's bad side!
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Notegolmo Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
I like your drawing, RalphD. Please note, however, that this is your own mythology, though based on Tolkien's. In the Silmarillion the Valar have actually returned their power over Arda to the Supreme Power. The destruction of Ar-Pharazon's fleet and Numenor was due to Eru Himself.
But your Ulmo is very well done and really terryfying. Thank you.
All the best,
Notengolmo
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Joel1245 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Not sure what Ralph would say but this may not be a depiction of the destruction of Ar-Pharazon's fleet. I could be wrong as I've just started reading The Silmarillion myself. In the beginning when Ulmo is being described, Tolkien wrote,

"If the Children of Eru beheld him they were filled with a great dread; for the arising of the King of the Sea was terrible, as a mounting wave that strides to the land, with dark helm foam-crested and raiment of mail shimmering from silver down into the shadows of green."

This may be just a depiction of that perhaps.

Anyway, Ralph, you blew me away with this one. Very good. You should do more. Would definitely buy a calendar of artwork like this.
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dardo2 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC!!!
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ivoignob Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is truely different and great! Never saw such a persective and scene before! Great work!
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piarro Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
fooking fantastic!!!
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:iconfgore:
Fgore Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing :)
:+fav:
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! Really gives a feeling of intensity and power.
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Celebel-Quettandil Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, amazing.
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Niniel81 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
woooooow!!! great job!!!
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SeekHim Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
I've always enjoyed seeing pics of the Valar.
Hope you plan to make more. Especially of Namo and Tulkas.

Hint Hint! ;)
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ralphdamiani Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed, I do. I have a sketch of Manwe and Varda I've yet to paint. =) But I'd love to paint Tulkas as well!

Thanks =)
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SeekHim Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
And Namo too! :)
Hint Hint!
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:iconralphdamiani:
ralphdamiani Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The Halls of Mandos and the tapestry of time would sure make a great setting. ;)
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SeekHim Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Now we're talking! ;)


GOD bless
John 3:16
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noleme Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Lovely image, but what a pity you removed the old one, I wanted to fave that one as well. I loved it :( The water was marvellous in both of them, as far as I'm concerned :)
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ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words. As for the old one, I actually liked some of its elements, like the water. But other things were bothering me in the composition, such as a better sense of scale. =)
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LeHellequin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
que brutal... mesmo.
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:iconralphdamiani:
ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Obrigado! =)
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LeHellequin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
ora essa!
continua mas é a fazer coisas destas, que são boas de ver haha :p
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BarbarNoxx Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
oh my god!
This one is AMAIZING!!!!!
:o

Great job!!!
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:iconralphdamiani:
ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :D
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1Rich1 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Awesome dude :)
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ggatz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
fuckin aye! Sensacional, que salto hein!
Blew me away, mate
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:iconralphdamiani:
ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D
As vezes jesuix ajuda.
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