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Saltheart and TC by zorm Saltheart and TC by zorm
The jötunn-ish Saltheart Foamfollower and the title character Thomas Covenant from Lord Foul's Bane.

Saltheart's looks are strongly inspired by Oskar Kallis's Kalevipoeg paintings. When I opened LFB for the first time, mere months had passed since I had read the epic (which tells about a tragic Estonian hero-giant). So no wonder I drew such strong parallels between these two figures. Nope, he doesn't possess the IQ of a centipede's shoe, no matter what the stereotype. :roll:

TC's being his usual bloody jerk, but you need to wait for 2,5 books for him to start redeeming himself.

(c) Stephen R. Donaldson

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DarkXenith Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally, I find some decent fan art for the series ^^   Just started re-reading the whole lot, working my way up to LD.

:+FAV:
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zorm Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks, hope you enjoy the Last Dark. :)
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DemonikaDemise Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am on the very last book of The 2nd Chronicles of Thomas covenant, about 1/4 of the book to finish. This is wonderful! I have loved this series so far!
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skebz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I love this! I'm doing a project for university where I'm going to try and design covenant and a few other characters from the first book. The detail is great!
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zorm Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks. :) Some of my interpretations are heavily influenced by Finnish and Norse mythologies, but there are others. I think I once read someone imagining the Giants as Mediterranean. :D Good luck.
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EternalWX Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
awesome!
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
SALTHEART FOAMFOLLOWER FTW!!
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ogrebear Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic detailing... the little extras really make this work!
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zorm Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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chris-tougher-than-u Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional
great style :) is that guy a viking?
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zorm Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011   Digital Artist
He's a thousand-year-old giant. But their culture's somewhat Viking-ish; they revel in seafaring and adventures.
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chris-tougher-than-u Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional
interesting ^^ i love the pencils
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AdamSward Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely work. Its always nice when you can really dig into details without losing the playfulness of an image.
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zorm Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks. =D
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DaggerRavionFall Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so detailed and amazing.
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zorm Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks. =D
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great piece of work, nicely done!
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zorm Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks. =)
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your welcome!
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o0Magnus Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
great lineart
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zorm Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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CheshireMoon7 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Saltheart is great, Thomas I'll reserve judgement of until I reach the very, very end. Love your renderings - completely different to how I imagine them but great nonetheless!
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zorm Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011   Digital Artist
I've heard that a lot (that people have imagined the characters looking something utterly different). However, this corner of the world's up to its neck in folklore about giants, trolls, and other such wossnames (there's even that word vägimees which translates approximately into 'heroic giant'; haven't seen such a term in any other language before) already, so certain visuals stick in the mind for good. =D

Thomas does indeed remain a bit of a mystery--well, The Last Dark ought to solve that conundrum, unless there's going to be a Fourth Chronicles of Linden Avery or something.
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guitarfan01 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wouldn't it be the third chronicles of Linden?
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Garvals Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011   Digital Artist
As always - you are really master at detals!
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zorm Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ks-claw Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Naw, Saltheart looks wise in his own way, so I didn't think about the centipede thing until I read your comment. He looks like someone I'd love to share lunch and a chat with.
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zorm Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011   Digital Artist
Heh, I'd totally love to hang out with this guy too, and listen to his songs and stories. :heart:
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