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Winter Lament by Tolkyes Winter Lament by Tolkyes
Oil on canvas. 24"x30".

This painting simply combines two of my favorite things to look at: icebergs and the landscape that is characteristic of the British Isles.
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shaneeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
It looks like Jaws in the iceberg, haha, fantastic work!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It was supposed to be a subtle grimacing face but not a shark. Oh, well.
 If you look closely at another area it kind of looks like an ape face, too. Again, not my intention (not consciously anyway). Maybe my subconscious has a goofy sense of humor. Judging by some of the dreams I've had over the years, that's entirely possible.
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BogumilHoder Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely inspiring works - it's a great pleasure to watch them! Thank you for sharing and good luck!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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PhilipHarvey Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic job on the colours, I just love the sky. The trees and iceberg look look superb too.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I like English scenery and the surreal shapes that icebergs make so I simply combined the two.
I'm glad you like the sky. I think it's one of my better ones, especially as it diffuses the hills in the background with its light and color. I need to do more backgrounds like that.
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Dozerson Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful. The details on the landscape are amazing. Also the ice burgh looks like a great white shark. :)
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. It wasn't meant to look like a shark. It was supposed to resemble a grimace or frowning face, though. It's based on a photo.
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Dozerson Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh that's cool. Either way it's awesome.
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Happyvietsmiley Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow this is amazing!! :O i thought it was a unique photograph at first but it's oil paint! good job :D
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I did use several photos to work from but it was hand painted.
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Happyvietsmiley Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
that is amazing, i love the colours, and how your photo references worked all so well together. Great job again! :D Love it.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks again. I use many photo references for some paintings, a limited amount for others and sometimes I like to be completely spontaneous. It all depends on what I'm going for with a particular painting.
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Happyvietsmiley Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
no problem :)
Ah i see! Well, you have great talent shown in your work no matter how many references you use or if you even use any =P
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BeckyKelley Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Really cool. Is it odd that I can see a great white shark in the ice?
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. People have said that before but it wasn't intentional. It's based on a photo of an iceberg that I came across that sort of looked like a frowning mouth. I exaggerated it when I painted it. Hence the title, "Winter Lament".
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PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I'm honored.
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khanhtung2711 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
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FreneticAmnesic Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, beautiful! This is really incredible. The colours and textures are simply breath-taking.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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B4Risingdawn Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ohmigoodness this is stunning. Absolutely stunning.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Sharky7 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
From the preview in my inbox I initially thought it was a digital manipulation. It looks so perfect! :wow:
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I often use photos to go by but everything is hand-painted.
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Sharky7 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
I see. ^^
You have all my respect for these artworks; drawing and colouring all those details must take you a lot of time and energy. :)
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I can spend anywhere between 100 to 200+ hours on a painting. It's worth it to me, though.
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auraming96 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing work
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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GarrettBrothers Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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vinoviola Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
great, great, great!!!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Thank you.
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vinoviola Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
:)
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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Quilsnap Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012   General Artist
fantastic, the brights work really well
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Defonthana Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
thats the prettiest and most brilliant thing i have ever seen!! LOVE ICE
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Bernhoft Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
It takes my breath away...
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Samholy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
masterpiece !!!
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grugster Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
I feature this wonderful work in my journal. [link]
Hope that is okay with you. If you don't want it there, please inform me and I will remove it immediately.
Bye Sunny
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Of course it's O.K. I'm flattered.
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Handie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
is it my imagination, or am I seeing animals carved into the ice??
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AkiCheval Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I do, too :omg:
I see two gorillas and a shark :XD:
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I came across a photo of an iceberg which looked vaguely like it had a grimacing face in it. I enhanced it a little. Other shapes that may look like animals or faces in the ice are unintentional. However, as I look at different photos of ice, snow and the fantastic shapes and varieties that icebergs come in, I either consciously or unconsciously will enhance these weird forms as I paint.
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Handie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
When I look at the far left bottom of the ice berg I can see a fish face - two big eyes, a gaping mouth complete with a razor sharp tooth. Then when I look at the top of the second hump, I can see the face of a Gorilla plain as day! It's neat that you didn't plan it that way but they just appeared.

You could do some really cool ice berg paintings if you were TRYING to put stuff in them.

Awesome job!
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Creedysgirl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010   Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
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Serpetra Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Odd but very pretty
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BishiBS Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
It has very mysterious atmosphere. beautiful;)
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mannnikki Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
beautiful
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