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Soldier of Gondor by AbePapakhian Soldier of Gondor by AbePapakhian
Just an idea. Never developped.
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:iconmrhenrymason:
mrhenrymason Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Very cool and very vivid. Your artwork is really eye catching! Completley outside the realm over sized axes and armor with spikes. I like that. ;)

I have one question:
Ardapedia, the German-speaking Tolkien-Wikipedia is in a process of polishing their articles with professional artwork. So I am searching in Deviantart for artists who may allow us to use their work in a, of course, non commercial way. The consent of the artists is very important to us. Copyright and ownership of course would be marked so no one else could claim it. 

Could I use some of your works for this purpose?

I look forward to a positive answer. :D
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ElrondPeredhel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
I used your picture to illustrate an amateur game "profile" on a french forum (about Games Workshop LotR game) it's supposed to illustrate a "Man of the City" (as Tolkien call the soldiers of Minas Tirith who are not Guards of the Citadel neither from the fiefs), I consider them to be something between a highly trained militia and professional warriors (since they fight on a regular basis to defend Osgiliath or Cair Andros) used as the typical soldier of Gondor at the time of the Stewards is that allright ? If you were thinking to an earlier time than the regency of the Stewards and want your picture to be associated with an earlier period, that's allright, let me know. And if you want it to be removed that's allright too. :)

Regards, a fan.
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AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I consider this an illustration of the standard soldier serving in the Gondorian army, whatever the time frame during the third age. He is not a militia man, but a professional soldier. A heavy infantry man to be more precise. I don't mind you using the image provided you're not profitting from it.
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ElrondPeredhel Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Well my interpretation is that the only professionnal soldiers in Minas Tirith at the end of the Third Age are the Guards of the Citadel (a few hundred already) but I understand some might see things differently, so I might use it to illustrate a soldier of Gondor at the time of the kings, that'll be more appropriate. Indeed the fact he is one-eyed give the feeling of a veteran of many wars, which doesn't fit a militia man. ;)

No, I am not making any profit, neither is anyone on that project. It's only an unnoficial rewriting of the rules intending to make them closer of the books. :)
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
It's good enough as b&w illustration, shows a guy who's been around the battlefield a few times. I've seen worse published in actual game books. Including some who should have known better. *Stares hard at ICE.* You must be a re-enactor, or someone who goes to Faire properly dressed. The layering and arrangement of the kit suggests someone who's worn it, not just copied pictures from a book.    
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AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry. Never been to a Faire and I don't own a suit of armour. I just want to see my characters more fleshed out than is usual
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Well keep it up, everything looks great! I had wondered, since you had done a good job with the layering, put equipment in places where it would be worn well, and even included a belt pouch.
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WolfwithGlasses Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
I think they pictured the Gondorian Soldiers in the Movies quite poorly, they were packed in good plate armor, but where basically useless compared to the Rohirrim Warriors of Rohan.
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AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I believe that has less to do with how well they were armored and more to do with creating drama and tension and a sense of hopelessness. Which makes the heroics that much more stronger. But, you're right they caved in like a house of cards.
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SirGodspeed Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
That's an awesome-looking Gondorian soldier. There must be something wrong with me, because I feel his legs are a bit short, but I assume that is down to the length of the tunic rather than the anatomy.
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AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
One of a variety I've worked on. It does appear that way, but no. It's just the tunic.
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Fall3NAiRBoRnE Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
This is an awesome sketch.
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AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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heidinanookie Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice touch with the eye-patch!
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BrotherOstavia Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Love the concept. :)
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AnabelG Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
Wonderful!
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friendlymush Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
Thats awesome. You should do something with this, its a good character design.
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool :)
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