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.
"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
''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.
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.
''Manwe and melkor are brothers in Iluvatar's mind. At the beginning, the most powerful ainu was Melkor who had came to the earth. But Manwe is favourite child of ERU. Manwe is Lord of Arda and Aratar. His happiness in the wind and clouds. He loves all the fastest birds and the power of the wings. Manwe lives with lady of the stars; Varda. They lived in Valinor. They rost in Oiolosse, top of the Taniquetil.. The highest mountain of the world. İf Varda with him, Manwe sees behind the fogs, darkness and deep of the sea...''
I illustrated him again. You can see other drawing in here : [link]
''Aulë fashioned the substances of which Arda was composed and is the master of crafts and of the knowledge of substances. He delights in the nature of substances and in works of skill, but he is not concerned with possession or mastery. ''
Finally, I'm done with this one, after 30h of work !! damn it's been such a long time since my last digital illustration (it was the one with Celeborn and the weird sky xD).
I wanted to pay my tribute to this awesome lord : Glorfindel, Lord of the House of the Golden Flower : the Balrog Slayer ! He needed justice because he is one of the best character ever (with Ecthelion !) and when I ask people about Glorfindel, they see the teenager guy they chose for the decipher cards -__-' !!
I read the Fall of Gondolin not a long ago and I was listening to LoTR soundtrack it inspired me very much (Gosh, I'm in love with Howard Shores)
When elves were fleeing after the fall of the city, Glorfindel saved the lives of Tuor, Idril, and all the company when he defied the balrog that following them in the mountain. They fought long and Glorfindel finally stabbed it in the belly, but when the balrog fell it grabbed his long golden hair, pulling him back down over the edge of the cliff. He died in the fall, but his body was borne up by Thorondor, the great Eagle, and buried him.
I have to confess that I was not sure to finish this one...it is the 1rst time I draw a Balrog now I'm going to adopt it ! its name is Mou !
I'm so busy lately, it is just crazy...moreover, my mom got very badly sick so it's very complicated. I need a break...