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Ithryn Luin by XteveAbanto Ithryn Luin by XteveAbanto
Here's my tribute to Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Well, not exactly a tribute but asked how many wizards there are, Gandalf says there are five, naming himself, Saruman the White, and Radagast the Brown, then saying he can't remember the names of the other two. Their names, Alatar and Pallando, appear in the book Unfinished Tales, but the filmmakers don't have rights to use material from that book. x)) Just so happy that PJ took the opportunity to acknowledge that on screen. :')

UPDATE [10-2-2013]: I decided to repaint Alatar's face. I thought I'd tweak it a bit coz I kind of like this piece and i wanted to improve it. :P
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Keltix2006 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Super caracters and faces!
TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
so cool
jonaserkul Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
I like to imagine that Pallando turned much like Saruman to the darker side and so turned these two former best friends into sworn enemies.
ihamo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Just amazing!
Cyrusma Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
I like it ! good job ! Alatar is right-hand side, i love his pointed hat
and Pallando is very powerful, allied to Sauron probably.
Artbox-DA Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Excellent faces and beards! :D
scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Great work! It makes you want to learn more about the blue wizards. One suggestion is that they went into the far East on a diplomatic mission. It was successful because Sauron received no help from the Eastern nations.
dumbfished Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional
I dig the lighting and shading in this.
Really cool texture effects too.
Noorterling Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student General Artist
This is fantastic... great job!
HelevornArt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow :love: beautifully done, and I actually didn't make that connection when I saw the movie. I do remember how he says that he doesn't know the names of the other two, but I never thought why :P
whittingtonrhett Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I totally agree! I love your depiction of them here...they are even less seen than Radagast...tho since the hobbit he's become much more well known...I have always liked the mysterious pair Alatar and Pallando, the blue wizards who disappeared into the east. If you swing over to my gallery I have a pic of the 5 Istari wizards arriving by ship in middle earth if u wanna check it's an older price of my artwork tho, and I would love to do a new version.
cinemajack Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Kick ass tribute!
Koriandr-star Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I think PJ should had went ahead and used the names, it's petty that simple naming refrences are denied because of no rights to use material from the book. Yet there is fan art and fanfiction dedicated to the stuff. Yes I know fan art and fanfiction exist because they don't cash in on the franchise but still the names Alatar and Pallando aren't going to make any money by their names alone (unless they were merchandises of them).

Who knows maybe they can get the rights by the next few films.

I do buy gandalf not remembering he even forgot the password for the door to moria!

Like the drawing, it has a atopsphere of compelling mystery and magic.
hallosse Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Yay! Go Alatar and Pallando!
ZehnWaters Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Well that depends, later writings Tolkien may have decided to have them come an entire age sooner and possibly arrived with the re-embodied Glorfindel (whose body would have been destroyed during the destruction of Gondolin). Here they are named Morinehtar ("Darkness-slayer") and Rómestámo ("East-helper") and do not turn to dark cults, but aid significantly in diminishing Sauron's forces.
ZDForrest Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
Well done!
SeekHim Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like the light effects on the wands!

GOD bless
John 3:16
LimstellaLebrun Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've still got half Unfinished tales to read, and while I've picked those I wanted to read so far, I've been wanting to leave the part on the Istari for the end, so that I must make me finish the book and not only read what I want to know the most xD

The faces of your wizards will be there when I read that part :3
jbpetals Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good job man!
panos4657 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Great work! I loved the Hobbit. I did a Gandalf myself. You can check it in my gallery and tell me your opinion. :D
Narghast Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
nice work dude
Paul774 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
great work!!!!! they look fantastic!!

I can live with Gandalf saying he doesn't recall their names, as it's never written anywhere by Tolkien whether or not all of the Istari knew each other.
They came separately; first Saruman with Radagast, then Gandalf alone, and then Alatar with Pallando who went to the East of Middle Earth, am I right?

Gandalf is running around Middle Earth for 2000 Years in a mortal body with an old brain, he seems to forget many things too^^ I liked that scene, and i bet i was the only person in the room who knew their names :D
grzegoszwu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is stunning! A great concept and a beautiful execution! They really look like blue wizards of the East! I'll remember this one :)
leenadwish Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist
it's beautiful!
noleme Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Nice touches representing these two went to the East. I loved the hints at elder history in The Hobbit movie.
Good job this image!
QuantumRiver Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Beautiful work and nice tidbit on these wizards as well.
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