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Fingolfin's Last Ride by EcthelionF Fingolfin's Last Ride by EcthelionF
Lord of all Noldor
A star in the night
And a bearer of hope
He rides into his glorious battle alone
Farewell to the valiant warlord

- Time Stands Still, from Nightfall in Middle-earth by Blind Guardian

A tribute to Fingolfin, the most valiant and proud Elven King of old.

I referred to a screen capture from the LotR movies for the posture.
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Ranger24 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Riding out like a badass into hell
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finwe Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Nice drawing and good job. Congrats!

About the scene; i think he must have some more anger and revenge in his face. The book describes even his eyes were shining because of what he became after all those he had lost at The Sudden Flame..
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EcthelionF Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Thank you, :)

Actually I did try putting some radiance into his eyes, however, it turned out funny...

So I decided to simply go for the 'gleamed as a star' description...
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finwe Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
and truly he shines like a star, well done with that shining. =)

I see you've worked on most of the famous Noldor kings in your gallery.
But what about me? Won't you draw something for father of all Noldor? :D
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EcthelionF Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
...I feel a little reluctant to say this, but...oh well, I really don't like Finwe that much! :D I'll blame it on all the annoying little details listed about him in HoMe 10...
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finwe Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Oh my! Come on! =D What annoying details it might be, i don't understand.
Do you mean "Chapter 10" with "HoMe 10"? I couldn't find anything about Finwe in Chapter 10.
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EcthelionF Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Oh no, it's History of Middle-earth 10, Morgoth's Ring. There are a lot more things about Finwe, Miriel and Indis there and most of them do not make Finwe look good, I have to say...
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finwe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
I had no idea that there is such a big documentation, other than stories in the Silmarillion. Silly me :noir:

I will read them ASAP.
I've always imagined Finwe as glorious as other first kings, even if there's not much about him in Silmarillion.
And the lost of Miriel always makes me sad. I hope those things you mentioned are not really big deal, and i hope i won't loose my respect for Finwe. =/
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Kitt-Otter Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely, lovely colors! He's so noble (and shiny!! :D). Makes me weepy, though, knowing what comes after.
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EcthelionF Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Thank you for liking it, :)
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LorianGrace Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I definitely love this work, though some anatomy details seem to be not very accurate.
Still, this painting has energy inside and this is what I like.
By the way, what song did you quote in your comment?
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EcthelionF Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Thanks, :)

The song is Time Stands Still by Blind Guardian, from their album Nightfall in Middle-earth.
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LorianGrace Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know this album, thank you for naming the song. I'll listen to it.
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WARORK Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
"The fate of us all lies deep in the dark, when time stands still at the Iron Hill!"

Blind Guardian is the best! :D

And the pic is awesome too! Especially the horse, I can never draw animals well.... :D
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EcthelionF Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Thanks, :)

I like Nightfall in Middle-earth a lot - in my opinion this is the best music for The Silmarillion so far.
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