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Earendil the Mariner by Gold-Seven Earendil the Mariner by Gold-Seven
"Hail Eärendil brightest of angels,
over Middle-earth sent unto Men!"

Eärendil the Mariner from Tolkien's Legendarium.

Media used: Schmincke tube watercolours for the first transparent layers; liquid watercolours from Rohrer&Klingner for the dark ones, and some white Ecoline Talens ink for some of the highlights and the clouds, all on Canson Montval paper.

Aaaah, the hair colour debate.
Eärendil's hair colour is not mentioned anywhere; he's the father of two dark-haired sons (Elros and Elrond) and the child of two golden-haired parents (Idril and Tuor) - I always imagined him blonde. Especially given that Tolkien was inspired to create him by a piece of Anglo-Saxon literature.

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