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Tol Sirion by MatejCadil Tol Sirion by MatejCadil
Tol Sirion was an island on the upper reaches of the River Sirion where Finrod Felagund built the tower of Minas Tirith to keep watch upon the doings of Morgoth on the northern plain of Ard-galen and prevent passage south by Orcs through the Pass of Sirion, the West Gate of Beleriand. It was under the command of Finrod's brother Orodreth. The island was renamed Tol-in-Gaurhoth after its capture by Sauron.

pen and watercolour

This picture (together with two others: Barad Eithel and Esgaroth) was drawn for an art contest "O lahvičku miruvoru" ("For a bottle of miruvor") by Czech Tolkien society. I got second place. :-)

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This piece is also for sale on my Etsy shop: [link]

If you like my Tolkien-related art, look at my related journal or gallery folder.
But you can find even more of my pictures on my website Angrenost.cz. It's in Czech, but you can still look over the gallery of illustrations. Enjoy! :-)
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:iconjohncarswell:
johncarswell Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Love this, especially your depiction of the island. It looks like a worthy place for a fortress!

BTW, I used this in a post on "The Ruin of Beleriand" chapter in The Silmarillion. You can see it here: truemyths.org/2015/02/19/the-s…

Hope that's OK! Thank for sharing this work.
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry for belated answer, thanks for your comment! :thanks:
I have no problem with your use of my work. Interesting website. :-)
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AutumnLeaf1230 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You made reality all my mental images of Beleriand... is really beautiful :) is almost magic :)
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad it fits with your vision of Tolkien's world! :nod:
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
 This is a very fine image; highly distinct from Minas Tirith of the Third Age, but one can see that both are worthy of the title 'Tower on Guard' (it is also easy to imagine how Sauron might have reworked it into the lair of his Werewolves, turning something a little like Neuschwanstein into something even more like Castle Dracula!).
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed! Thanks for your comment! :-)
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:iconlibra1010:
Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
 Thank you for posting this image for the enjoyment of we browsers!
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:iconbellagbear:
BellaGBear Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
love the way the castle seems to be in an different style than the background and it works really good together!
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! I thought the castle would stand out better from the background with a sharper outline, whereas the background feels better when it's softer. :-)
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:iconkaydenise:
KayDenise Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
...whoa.
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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:iconkaydenise:
KayDenise Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!!!
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:iconjlpintado:
jlpintado Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
excellent construction
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:thanks:
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:iconjlpintado:
jlpintado Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
to envy
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:iconostentatiousnessness:
Ostentatiousnessness Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy. Sweet. Jesus
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=D
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:iconostentatiousnessness:
Ostentatiousnessness Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
actually wait:
"Jesus H Christ on a bike"
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DannDacryalrecca Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This looks awesome, thanks for posting it and congrats on second place ^^
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your comment! :-)
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:iconeluen:
Eluen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow :D i love your ideas!!! I may recommend you to try doing a bit more detailed work. For example, you can pick just one part of the castle, and draw it
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your comment!
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Beautiful! I especially like the mountains and rocks! I'm really enjoying your Middle Earth paintings! :rose:
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, I'm really glad you like it! :hug:
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. The colors, the wall. Brilliant!
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it! :-)
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:iconmad-penguin-rico:
Mad-Penguin-Rico Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Really cool, I love it :meow:
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :thanks:
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:iconrpbogal:
RPbogal Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So pretty
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :aww:
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:iconrpbogal:
RPbogal Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ur welcome
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:iconmonaco29:
Monaco29 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Nice work, you do have your own style!
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I try to develop sort of a style, especially for the elvish architecure of Middle-earth in this case. I'm glad you like it! :dance:
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:iconmonaco29:
Monaco29 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Nice done, welcome!
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noleme Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
I like how the sky, water, mountains and rocks are done. Also, the place has a unique design. I find the black lines a bit distracting as the background has none, but apart from that, great job. :nod:
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks fot your comment! :-)
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:iconlordmiste:
LordMiste Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Hej nekdy bych s tebou rad udelal obrazek xd
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Coz o to, nebranil bych se tomu... =D
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silmarlfan1 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
this would make a very beautiful digital piece. love it.
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :-)
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silmarlfan1 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
:)
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airysilvertail Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work with watercolours ir awesome!
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it! :-)
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Djeroon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely picture. I especially like the way you coloured the mountains. They look very majestic.
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :thanks:
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PerianArdocyl Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Haha, so weird. I was about to say it reminded me something out of The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon, and found in the description, it comes from Lord of the Rings... (everyone keeps saying that the former is a total rip-off of the latter)
This is very cool, though. =) I wouldn't've known it was watercolour.
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! :-)
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:iconwaterscolors:
Waterscolors Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010   General Artist
Breathtaking work of art.
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, I'm glad you like it! :-)
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Senelfy Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The mountains are beautiful! :heart:
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