Maedhros is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. First introduced in The Silmarillion and later mentioned in Unfinished Tales and The Children of Húrin, he is one of the most enduring characters in The Silmarillion, and has been the subject of paintings by artists such as Jenny Dolfen and Alan Lee. This is my version of Maedhros, the high King of Noldor. His Armor is an early version of the elven armor seen in The Lord of The Rings movie trilogy. Maedhros lived a long time before the Fellowship of the Ring existed, so his equipment looks more like an ancient stuff.
This is one of my numerous sketches for Silmarillion. This book inspires me every time i read it, and I read it frequently.
''Melkor was in his origins the mightiest of all the Ainur and the greatest in knowledge. During the Song of Creation his strange thoughts produced Discord, marring the fabric of reality even before its creation. Through pride, malice and a desire to dominate the wills of others he fell into darkness. He became the first Dark Lord...''
This illustration shows us Melkor's first shape. I will illustrate Morgoth soon.
"It seemed as if Tuor would be killed, but Lo! Suddenly Ecthelion, The Lord of the Fountain, his face the pallor of grey steel, and his shield arm hanging useless at his side, came before Tuor as he fell, and strove with that great demon."
my Ecthelion is not really pallor of grey...more like.. determined to take out the bloody bastard before the end The whole helmet spike impaling thing is kind of weird, but I made the helmet somewhat pointy. The shape and the eyeslits should remind of the fake corinthian helmets triarii used, I hoped it would look sort of ancient. It's a totally different age than I usually paint. Anyway, I struggled with this one quite a bit. He's a cool character and I wanted..not to frak him up entirely
Túrin Turambar is the primary protagonist and tragic hero of the novel The Children of Húrin, published after Tolkien's death by his son Christopher Tolkien. On my conceptual art Turin is carrying an elven outfit and the Dragon Helmet - a famous artifact, made by Dwarves, ancient helmet of king Azahgal. I designed this helmet after a huge inspiration of Alan Lee's ilustrations from "The Children of Hurin". I just added some nordic ornament from Dor-Lómin and a metal mask, that gave Turin a heroic anonymity. I wanted it to look like a mix of roman and anglo-saxon helmet.
Here's my concept of Fingolfin, the High King of Noldor. High Elves didn't know war until They started war with Morgoth to regain Silmarills. They didn't know warfare, so their first war euipment was simple, fine, but sometimes not practical. That was my view of first Noldor warriors and Fingolfin as their leader.