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Under the Bridge by JakobHansson Under the Bridge by JakobHansson
Photoshop CS5, Wacom Intuos 4M.
Original size 9000 x 12000

This troll has found a nice stalking place under a bridge in the middle of the forest. He spends the waiting time fantasizing about who the next victim who comes by might be! I guess it must be a bit like fishing!

This image is a commision for the book Magical Creatures, written by Jim Pipe, published by Carlton Media Publishing 2012.

Along with several other artists I created illustrations showcasing various fantastic creatures. Now the book is out, I can finally showcase the work. :0)

Copyright 2012 Carlton Media Publishing
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:iconmerovingien69:
Amazing ! Reminds me some childhood stories, thanks a lot ! =)
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, good to hear!
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SzarySmok Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Great picture :) Nice Troll :)
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconmorgainelefee:
Morgainelefee Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Och sen kom den stora Bocken Bruse ... :D

nice work!
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That scenario would make a great sequel! Thanks for the comment :0)
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:iconstriderden:
StriderDen Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome atmosphere! Love the colors and details!
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconyulii:
yulii Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
wow I love this art :)
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :0)
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:iconnsolanki:
NSolanki Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011   Photographer
great image!
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconaldhisslass:
AldhisslaSS Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Ahah, extremely nice troll)
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The troll says thank you very much!
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:iconextwoblog:
ExtwoBlog Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Waiting for the rams to cross :)

flot arbejde :)
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Mange tak!
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:iconchouchettepeluchette:
ChouchettePeluchette Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this piece!

I really like your story with it. Makes you wonder what fantasies are going through his head. What battle his next meal will be.

It is much lighter and more colorful as well, despite the subject.

Great!

Cheers!

Thama
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :0) Cheers!
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:iconblacktiger2906:
BlackTiger2906 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really awesome!:meow:
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconblacktiger2906:
BlackTiger2906 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome X3
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:icondigimaree:
Digimaree Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Oh he's so cute! What a pity he eats people!
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Naughty and cute, then! Thanks for the comment :0)
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:icontulpi:
Tulpi Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Surprise! This piece has been featured here: [link]
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconcameoanderson:
cameoanderson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Holy crap this is awesome. I love the lighting, mood, and the little story. That is a HUGE file size. You must have a nicer computer than mine x.x Awesome, great, cool.

I might like to see a bit more detail in the leaves and flowers and possibly a highlight on the skull but I love it as is too.
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I have 8 gb of ram so that helps :0)
Anyways I will definitely consider another go at the leaves, flowers and skull. I was just getting a bit tired of painting on it and wanted some feedback! Have a nice day.
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:iconcameoanderson:
cameoanderson Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
I don't blame you. When you have a painting you're particularly proud of it is sooo hard to hold out on showing it off!
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:iconproudcreate:
proudcreate Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011   Digital Artist
Ahhh... this brings back memories. I used to read the story of the goats crossing the bridge where the troll lived when I was a little boy, but the illustration wasn't nearly as good as this. Well done! Ps. I still have trouble crossing bridges... always expecting a troll to jump from below. Keep up the good work! :D
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the great anecdote :0) Awesome to bring back memories!
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:iconproudcreate:
proudcreate Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011   Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconlrasan:
lrasan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is a great work of art, I like how created troll, gives me a lol :love:
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the comment :0)
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:iconfrancundo:
Francundo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Excelente!!
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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:iconphur-eak:
Phur-eak Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:w00t: this is luvly
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconfrenchfox:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Gorgeous fantasy drawing ! :love:
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :0)
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:icontanoshiboy:
tanoshiboy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Lovely piece.
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmaspix:
MasPix Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
akes me smile ,,, lovely image
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icon11th-memory:
11th-Memory Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love! i love the trolls expression matched with all the bones underneath him.
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:icon11th-memory:
11th-Memory Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconemmanuelmadailart:
EmmanuelMadailArt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
very cute! yet morbid at the same time =P it's great!
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :0) Maybe that is what should be written on my grave stone
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:iconemmanuelmadailart:
EmmanuelMadailArt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
LOL :mwahaha:
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