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December 19, 2012
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Celegorm by Gold-Seven Celegorm by Gold-Seven
A very fun commission already finished a while ago, for Amanda. Liquid watercolours on Canson paper, A5 size.

Celegorm is from J. R. R. Tolkien's Silmarillion.

Commission info: [link]

Hair colour blurb: Celegorm is frequently portrayed as blond, for his epithet "the fair". "Fair" in Tolkien's writings usually has nothing to do with hair colour but beauty. Because of the rather conspicuous juxtaposition with his younger brother Caranthir the dark, I go back and forth with his hair colour, though I usually draw him with very light brown hair. Hair length and colour were the commissioner's wishes in this one, and I was fine with both. And now can we please cut this?
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Lamastok Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
This looks great :D Celegorm is not one of my favourite characters, but the more Tolkien the better. I generally imagine him with silver hair, but my french edition of the Silm translates "fair" as beautiful, so I guess there is always room for speculation.
CuthalionSilver79 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Oh wow, he's so handsome (hence the 'fair')! Most art done on him he's blonde, so it's nice to see a difference ;)
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Exactly :)
Eninaj27 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wunderschöne Arbeit mit Wasserfarben ♥ Hast echt ne krasse Gallery
Ritiakaramne Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Oh, along with Righon, you paint my favourite... Knorrelben... ich mag knorrige elben
Anharaggadh Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I found this in HoME V:

"Then Celegorm arose amid the throng (p. 169). In QS this is followed by 'golden was his long hair'. In the Lay at this point (line 1844) Celegorm has 'gleaming hair'; his Old English name was Cynegrim Fœgerfeax ('Fair-hair'), IV. 213. The phrase was removed in The Silmarillion text on account of the dark hair of the Noldorin princes other than in 'the golden house of Finarfin' (see I. 44); but he remains 'Celegorm the fair' in The Silmarillion p. 60."

*Jaw drops* WOW..... I ..... I’m speachless.... Mind if I stare and drool? Didn’t think so :P You did a WONDERFUL, wonderful job on this! He looks so manly and sexy. Congrats on the wonderful picture! ;)
Rouan26 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Beautiful!!! LOVE IT.
NapoldeInLove Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I know the person who ultimately received the commission, and today I had the pleasure of seeing it in person. It's very interesting to see your watercolours up close, and the degree of control you have with both colour use and brush strokes. My own painting techniques are not yet up to snuff, but I've got a lot of years ahead of me to practice. You are an inspiration to me now, as much as you were when I first got into Tolkien's works about ten years ago. Thank you.
ThaliaTook Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well I was always going to draw him with silver hair and dark eyes, like his grandmother Miriel. For what that's worth.
Miskatonika Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the detail on the collar :)
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