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My Precioussss by JakeMurray My Precioussss by JakeMurray
Gollum has always been an absolute favorite character of mine, so when I was assigned this card from Fantasy Flight Games for their Lord of the Rings card game, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to paint up the portrait of him that I had always imagined from reading the hobbit. This was definitely one of my favorite pieces to come from 2013!

I'm also pleased to say that open edition giclée prints are available via my INPRNT store! INPRNT produces absolutely BEAUTIFUL gallery-quality prints (all of my previous prints were created by them, so I can vouch for the quality), so check them out!

PRINTS AVAILABLE HERE!

Image ©2013 Saul Zaentz Co.  TM Saul Zaentz Co. Under license to Fantasy Flight Games
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JeantineHobbit Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
Very excellent piece dude!
I'm pretty sure that's a stolen goblin boat he's in! ;)
Though I still find myself wondering how he paddles it with his legs without making ripples in the water.
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:iconjakemurray:
JakeMurray Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Yeah I'm not sure how that's supposed to work physically either, but it makes for some pretty creepy writing!
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:iconjeantinehobbit:
JeantineHobbit Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
Yesss it doessss... :)
But seriously, Gollum paddling a log down the Anduin still makes a lot more sense physically speaking!
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, that is just perfect! :D
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:iconjakemurray:
JakeMurray Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Eruanna17 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He's so creepy... You really got the scene right I think!:clap: I've never tried drawing or painting this because I haven't come up with a good excuse or explanation as to why you should even be able to see anything apart from his glowy eyes. At least in the book Tolkien writes that it's so dark Bilbo couldn't even see his own hand...
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:iconjakemurray:
JakeMurray Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I actually used to struggle a lot with scenes that were supposed to be very dark. You have to sort of learn how to imply a sense of darkness without actually being really literal, otherwise you'd lose your image to just a lot of blackness.
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Eruanna17 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a very good approach!:nod: Thanks for the tip :D
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netdisaster Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
man, i should have looked at the rest of your gallery a while back! all of your images are three dimensional and not just flat pieces. i still love the image where the peasant fellow is protecting his family. keep at it man! 
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:iconjakemurray:
JakeMurray Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :) I'm glad you like my work!
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yinetyang Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Best LotR illustration ever! Seriously, it's amazing.
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:iconjakemurray:
JakeMurray Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much. You're too kind! :D
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yinetyang Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
No, no, just pure jealousy :D
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Indfries Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
looks like Gollum is alive *___* You've done a great work! thanks for the wonderful art :la:
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:iconjakemurray:
JakeMurray Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you enjoy it. :)
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Indfries Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
of course :love:
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jasonthe5150 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
SO GOOD :D
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:iconjakemurray:
JakeMurray Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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GT-Illustrator Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The most beautifull gollum who I seeeeeeee... :clap:
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:iconjakemurray:
JakeMurray Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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biggdaddy3 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
This is just precious! Everything about Gollum has a nice...RING to it.

Like A Boss Emote 


Very well done though! Your art is amazing :D
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:iconjakemurray:
JakeMurray Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha thank you! LOTR puns are always welcome. :)
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Pebbles6 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fabulous!!! the detail is amazing!
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:iconjakemurray:
JakeMurray Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :D
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thealrog6 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I keep expecting him to look up and look around with those big eyes.:iconshiverplz:
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:iconjakemurray:
JakeMurray Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha maybe if you stare long enough.......
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:iconpebbles6:
Pebbles6 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my gosh! seriously me too! its so eerie....
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thealrog6 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It's just so... LIFE-LIKE!
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:iconpebbles6:
Pebbles6 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
for SURE!
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PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Gollum is such a wonderful character to depict, you've really captured his isolation and obsessiveness. :heart:
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
GREAT WORK!!!
Preciousss Sméagol is proud on his portrait!!!:iconsmeagolsmileplz:
Seriously, you have an awesome piece of art here!...
He's my favorite character as well...my gallery's overcrowded with my depictions of him, whether they're funny, serious, comics, whatever my mind fancies at the time!...
But this...
This is amazing.
Incredible job!
Faved yet.:iconclappingplz:
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:iconjakemurray:
JakeMurray Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconwuestenbrand:
wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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:iconjakemurray:
JakeMurray Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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OnionBananaJuice Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
This is an amazing painting!! And I love Gollum! :D
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:iconjakemurray:
JakeMurray Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconr4fu:
r4fu Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconjakemurray:
JakeMurray Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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S-Louis-King Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Once again phenomenal stuff Jake!
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Steve! :D Hope you're doing well!
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DanPoch Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Sweet! Just as I imagined him in his cave of solitude. Nice job.
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:iconjakemurray:
JakeMurray Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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MarkTarrisse Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great work, I really like the subtle hue variations you did here and there.
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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