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Time by linnsetane Time by linnsetane
This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Molds iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats the highest mountain down.

- Tolkien, The Hobbit


This was partly inspired by the riddle from The Hobbit, and by a dream I had about an abnormally huge crow ripping apart and eating small birds... Disturbing stuff, but very inspirational! And somehow, in my sleep-deprived mind, the two things fit together - and this was the outcome.

It took many, many hours (more like weeks) and was done in pencil on A3.
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:iconpbmp:
PbMp Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
the raven is perfect! ;)
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:iconlinnsetane:
linnsetane Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Thank you (:
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:iconmetalsnail:
MetalSnail Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, awesome pencil work!!!
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:iconlinnsetane:
linnsetane Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Thanks :D
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Elrubbertortilla Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Phenomenal work. Very very impressive.
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:iconlinnsetane:
linnsetane Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconbluepainthorse:
bluepainthorse Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Linn! I wanted you to know I added this incredible drawing to my 'Watchers Showcase' on my front page! :D I hope that's alright- it's a tribute to your support! (And your amazing talent!) [link]
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:iconlinnsetane:
linnsetane Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Cool, thanks! :D
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:icongraphitenightmare:
graphitenightmare Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Great atmosphere, you really captured the feeling of a dream
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:iconlinnsetane:
linnsetane Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Thanks (:
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:iconbluepainthorse:
bluepainthorse Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love, love love it!! Fantastic imagery! It has a great feel to it, mystical and beautiful. The three skulls hanging in the back is a perfect touch!
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:iconlinnsetane:
linnsetane Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Thank you so much!
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:iconbluepainthorse:
bluepainthorse Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It's my pleasure!
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:iconjesteroflullaby:
JesterOfLullaby Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
I can see how the riddle and your dream went hand and hand for this.
Great artwork!
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:iconlinnsetane:
linnsetane Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconupsidedowncross:
UpsideDownCross Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured this here!
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:iconlinnsetane:
linnsetane Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Thanks!
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Sidh-Art Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! That really is a Masterpiece! :thumbsup: I would never be able to get it like this.... especially because it is executed in such a "clean" way! :)
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:iconlinnsetane:
linnsetane Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thanks a lot! :dance:
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:iconchaoskatie:
ChaosKatie Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Lovely shading. ;)
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:iconlinnsetane:
linnsetane Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Thank you :)
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:iconhefsiular:
Hefsiular Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nydelig...
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:iconlinnsetane:
linnsetane Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Tusen takk!
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:iconblackbirdmotel:
Blackbirdmotel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Disturbing but beautiful stuff. I love it!
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:iconlinnsetane:
linnsetane Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconharrisons-forge:
Harrisons-Forge Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing amount of work in this and well worth it, it is beautiful ;)
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:iconlinnsetane:
linnsetane Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thank you so much! (:
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:iconharrisons-forge:
Harrisons-Forge Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are welcome ;)
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:iconigotsomepopsickles:
Igotsomepopsickles Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice.
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:iconlinnsetane:
linnsetane Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thank you!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional
nice job
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:iconlinnsetane:
linnsetane Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thanks (:
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DaOnlyOverlord Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I just saw this on Facebook. Fantastic work.:clap::clap::clap:
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:iconlinnsetane:
linnsetane Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thank you! :dance:
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OdditiesByErnie Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wonderful
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:iconlinnsetane:
linnsetane Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thanks!
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:icondraw-me-to-death:
Draw-me-to-death Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so awesome. Love the bird it's so real looking :)
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:iconlinnsetane:
linnsetane Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thanks :D
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JahPickney Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic drawing :D the inspiration from Tolkien is very cool :w00t:

This has the look of an illustration from a Stephen King story ;) :iconclappingplz:
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:iconlinnsetane:
linnsetane Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thank you so much!
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:iconjahpickney:
JahPickney Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome, friend :)
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:iconolaf68:
Olaf68 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
beautiful, the crow look prefect, and your cracking is amazing.
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:iconlinnsetane:
linnsetane Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thanks :)
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:iconolaf68:
Olaf68 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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:iconfabreeze:
Fabreeze Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Awesome!! love it! and love the source of inspiration!
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:iconlinnsetane:
linnsetane Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thanks, mate!
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Fabreeze Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
:)
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:icondanijel-knez:
Danijel-Knez Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply amazing artwork!
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:iconlinnsetane:
linnsetane Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thank you!
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Impaled-Corpse Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
Haha, hope it'll turn out good she said... A lot more than that I would say, Linn. This is perfect!
And those dreams are always the best! :D
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