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Staffs of the Istari by Norloth Staffs of the Istari by Norloth
A picture for a friend's fan fic, he wants me to draw the five Istari's (aka the five wizards) staffs.

In clockwise direction, starting from Saruman's staff, they belong to: Saruman, Alatar, Pallando, Gandalf and Radagast.

Thanks *ShadyMedusa-stock for the beautiful background texture! Original texture is here: [link]

Hope you like it:)

For the lineart version, go here: [link]
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:iconheios-hobbit-gang:
Heios-Hobbit-Gang Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i know gandalf the white and sauraman but is the brown one gandalf the grey and is the other black one radagast and what is the other white one
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Norloth Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, please read my discription:
In clockwise direction, starting from Saruman's staff, they belong to: Saruman, Alatar, Pallando, Gandalf and Radagast.

:)
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Heios-Hobbit-Gang Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh cool how did you find out what the names of the other two wizards were
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:iconnorloth:
Norloth Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They were recorded in a chapter about Istari in Unfinished Tales.
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Heios-Hobbit-Gang Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh cool is it a video(you should send me a link of the video)
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Norloth Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is a book, please google or search your local library. 
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Heios-Hobbit-Gang Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok i will thanx
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earthshaker49 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
I really like this. Especially Alatar's staff. 
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earthshaker49 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
It seems that you made this befor the Hobbit came out but it looks like it would be very easy to add the blue stone to Radagast's staff. 
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Altidoro Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
very nice!
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:iconnorloth:
Norloth Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice
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Ziggyman Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I want them for my collection.
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Tuile-jewellery Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow! So nice! :)
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picainches Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
great
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Galendae Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Greetings!
I used your art for a Tolkien competition. I had to create the facebook "wall" of the Istari, and I used this one as a shared picture. Hope it's not a problem (if it is, tell me and I'll delete it). I uploaded it here on DA ([link]) and marked the source.
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Mithamlug Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
"What do you want, Gandalf Greyhame? Let me guess. The Key of Orthanc? Or perhaps the Keys of Barad-Dr itself, along with the Crowns of the Seven Kings and the Rods of the Five Wizards!?"
Very cool depiction of their staves! Pallando's in particular was rather creative, and I like how Alatar's looks like it might've been made from a branch of the White Tree of Gondor.
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Bluejayway33 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:D love it :D I always try and imagine what Alatar and Pallando might look like..
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SONS-OF-WOOKIES Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student Artist
nice
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Harakhty1989 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Very nicely done !
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:iconordinary33:
oRdinaRy33 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very, very cool. Well done :)
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:iconoomerr:
oomerr Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
amazing. thank you !
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lordjahzeme Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Excellent! I like the imaginative designs of the unseen wizards' staves. Are they your original interpretation/invention? Or has your friend described them as so in his fan fic? I personally think that Saruman's staff looks the most impressive. Very accurate depiction of his and Gandalf's staffs, relative to the movie. (I hope I don't offend you when I make that comparison! They really do look like the ones in the movie. If you invented the design first though, it's vice versa and you could probably claim royalties from them.)
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LoudSkies Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This was submitted on November 1, 2008, long after (relatively speaking) even the third movie came out, so the possibility of the movie stealing this idea is low to say the least. But, yes, the designs are quite marvelous.
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Rolinor1 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Wow that's amazing.
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fireproof78 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Very cool. I always was fascinated by the two Blue wizards.
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Norloth Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks:D
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emptyscarecrow Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Well done. Technically, though, 'Staves' of the Istari. It is proper English and it just sounds cooler.
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Norloth Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ejpokst Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
this is nice and it will be a very neat wallpaper
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Norloth Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks:D
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045-lucky Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
sorry for my poor grammer! *Alatar's staff is my favourite out of all of them!
(see I can write, honest!!)
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Norloth Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's okay...I can understand that.
Thank you very much!
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045-lucky Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
I like Alatars staff very much!!
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Luinrandr Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
迟来的感谢
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Norloth Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
不用谢XD
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IheartWETA Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
Awesome, did you design these yourself? If so, then you did a good job :D
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:iconnorloth:
Norloth Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I designed them, except Gandalf and Saruman's. :)
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IheartWETA Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
Haha, awesome! You should tell Peter Jackson. LOL
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Tatooine92 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Student Writer
Very awesome! :D
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Norloth Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Tatooine92 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Student Writer
Welcome! :D
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PippinIncarnate Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
oooh, palando's staff.....very fitting of the mysterious blue wizzard that.....nobody knows about XD

i like radagasts staff too...its like a gandalf staff hand-me-down from when gandalf got promoted :3
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Norloth Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really hope I can see all of them in movie!
Glad you like my version, thank you.:)
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juliann108 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Oh! I love Radagast's! :dance: I allways had imagined Alatar and Pallando's blue, becouse they say they was the "blue ones", so you know. I like Olorin's one is so real :D :clap:
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OhmGueil Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Radagast is the best, and his staff is mine :mwahaha:
Nice work :)
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Norloth Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
Thank you very much!
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Maeglin-Amandil Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Student Writer
I LOVE IT!
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Norloth Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad to hear that, thank you!
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Hanyabo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
啊。。。那个背景很漂亮啊。。。。。很像专业摄影师的效果。。。
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