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Aragorn son of Arathorn by Gold-Seven Aragorn son of Arathorn by Gold-Seven
"Where did you learn such tales, if all the land is empty and forgetful?" asked Peregrin. "The birds and beasts do not tell tales of that sort."
"The heirs of Elendil do not forget all things past," said Strider; "and many more things than I can tell are remembered in Rivendell."
"Have you often been to Rivendell?" said Frodo.
"I have,' said Strider. "I dwelt there once, and still I return when I may. There my heart is; but it is not my fate to sit in peace, even in the fair house of Elrond."

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


So, this is what "my" Aragorn has looked like for more than twenty-five years. And Viggo didn't go down without a fight, I can tell you. When I drew this, "Hidalgo" was on TV. Didn't avail him anything, however. :D (Still, good movie.)

Tutorial of this can be found here! [link]

Watercolour on cold-press paper. A3 size.
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Aragorn son of Arathorn by *Gold-Seven "Beautifully done watercolour, full of autumn colours and fantastic composition." ( Suggested by Veronica-Art and Featured by WDWParksGal )
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AsliBayrak Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
:) Featured in tolkien
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Green-Shado Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Hello! At the moment I am working on a thesis on Tolkien and especially the poem about Strider and I found your drawing simply stunning. I wanted to ask you whether I could - with your permission only - use it in my work.
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iamthegps Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Cool! If I could favorite everything of yours, I would. But that would just look weird. So have a metaphorical super-fav from me. You're amazing!
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moonman86 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
are you aware aragorn did indeed have a beard?
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
If he does, Tolkien doesn't tell us.
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moonman86 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
well aragon is descended from the dunedain and traditionally their men had beards 
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I do, anyway... 

"In a note written in December 1972 or later, and among the last writings of my father's on the subject of Middle-earth, there is a discussion of the Elvish strain in Men, as to its being observable in the beardlessness of those who were so descended (it was a characteristic of all Elves to be beardless)."
Unfinished Tales pp 247-8 (Unwin paperback edition).
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Funny, I heard it the other way round... do you have a quote to back that up? 
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moonman86 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
ill have to get back to you on that
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Eruraina Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So I've got a story for you, Gold-seven! I was casually strolling through a local bookstore, one of my favorite places to chill, when I can across a section dedicated to Tolkien. Among them I come across a book "Middle-Earth Envisioned -The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: On screen, On stage, and beyond". Interested, I start flipping through it. Eventually I come to painted images. Low and behold I open the book to see this picture. Your drawing of Aragorn son of Arathorn. Right away I recognized your style, and was sure that it was yours. Took a pic with my phone of the book cover and that page to check and make sure. And yup! Here it is! Must say, I do love your style! Never stop painting!
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