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"Old Oliphaunt am I!!" by Richard Svensson

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Based on that famous poem provided by one of the great bards of Middle-Earth; Samwise Gamgee.

14 May 2008:-) Thomas Berndhäuser
Well... whoever told those orks that enraging that oliphant was agood idea had a very strange sense of humor.
I am very impressed by the angry look on that big ones face - you really caught that well. And you did a good job on the motion here - one can almost feel the ground shaking!
Nice one 2

:-) Richard Svensson replies: "Glad you like it! I love the poem, where the oliphaunt is depicted as a sort of bully of the animal kingdom. "Here I come and I don’t care who I step on!""
11 Jun 200845 Anon.
you shouldn’t have just made him a giant elephant, give him some differences
17 Sep 2008:-) George Dreamer
Lol thats nice! I remember it! 1

:-) Richard Svensson replies: "He’s on screen for just a few seconds, but I think he makes an impact."
18 Dec 2008:-) Jess E Owen
Wow..just stunning. A powerful, majestic image!

:-) Richard Svensson replies: "Many thanks! Big words for a simple picture."
19 Dec 2008:-) Jess E Owen
Sometimes simplicity is the best. I wish my paintings could be so ’simple.’ 12

:-) Richard Svensson replies: "When you do a painting (and you will recognize this) you almost always wish it could’ve been better. So I’m glad I managed to reach out and touch you with my oliphaunt 2"
23 Jan 2009:-) Kirsten KimotoCat Mikkelsen
Cyooooot! I like the facial expression!

:-) Richard Svensson replies: "Thanks! He’s just fed up with all the silly orcs."
23 Jan 2009:-) Cay Rhiannon Lin

:-) Richard Svensson replies: "SO DO I!!"
6 Mar 2009:-) Mariposa Gollery
Lol!!! I love the orks’ faces!!!

:-) Richard Svensson replies: "Even orcs can’t keep up their tough demeanour when chased by an oliphaunt!"
26 Oct 2009:-) Gabe Morrison
Excellent! I really love this one.

:-) Richard Svensson replies: "Thanks! I really like the poem."
10 Apr 2011:-) Samuel E Martens
Beautiful, however I can’t help thinking how much more he looks like a mammoth than an elephant. Maybe that’s why he’s an Oliphaunt.

:-) Richard Svensson replies: "Yep, his look is inspired by Mammuthus imperator and other giants."
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'Old Oliphaunt am I!!':
 • Created by: :-) Richard Svensson
 • Copyright: ©Richard Svensson. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Earth, Goblins, Middle, Mumakil, Oliphaunt, Orcs, Tolkien
 • Categories: Humourous or Cute Things, Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters, Orc, Goblins, Trolls, Trollocs..., European Traditions, Mythology
 • Techniques: Black Ink, Watercolour
 • Inspirations: JRR Tolkien
 • Submitted: 2007-12-07 07:40:44
 • Views: 7467
 • Resolution: 508x700

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