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Fingolfin by Gold-Seven Fingolfin by Gold-Seven
Fingolfin son of Finw. Drawn in a luxurious two hour session in a caf.

Strange that the last I time I drew him he looked like Daniel Day-Lewis and now like Charlie Sheen O_o Where's the common denominator?

Winsor/Newton watercolour on Moleskine sketchbook. The first to tell me Fingolfin was blonde will have all twelve "History of Middle-earth" volumes thrown at him.* And I've got some of those in hardcover. I'm warning you. (Throwing a single John Howe painting back at me won't hurt that much, so I win.)

* The second and third will also have them thrown at him, though aimed at less painful places.



Princes of the Eldali series:

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AncaXBre Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Really nice portrait. I love his eyes and the fact that her resembles Feanor:D

The funny thing for me about Fingolfin's hair color is that I wanted him to be dark haired(Finarfin to actuallyBlush ). I thought that Feanor would have been so annoyed if his half-brothers resembled him, but my version of the Silmarillion had a blond Fingolfin fighting Morgoth so I had to resign myself. Until I started looking for fan art here on DA and found artists such as yourself picturing him dark-haired based on Tolkien's own writings; I was overjoyed that at least one of them is dark-haired. I win!:D
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
I almost forgot to add "and extremely well-drawn to boot!":) (Smile) 
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
 I must say that this is definitely High King Fingolfin very much as I see him in my mind's eye; clear-sighted, stalwart and as reassuring as a black-maned lion to his own cub (with perhaps just the hint of a temper that matches that of his brother but does not resemble it, like  an electrical storm next to a wildfire, but is infinitely more securely harnessed to a common good).
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wyrdsmith Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad I saw the previous comment. you guys are on it. I always thought fingolfin was blond. now I think it's a great picture.
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MHuwCarr Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
I am glad to see that at least someone pays attention to the text that they are reading. It is clearly stated in the Silmarillon that only the Vanyar, or those of the 'GOlden House' have blond (or in the feminine case 'blonde') hair.

I have lost count of the number of times I have seen illustrations of the fighting machines in 'The War of the Worlds' that have jointed legs, although Wells explains at length that the Martian technology is devoid of the use of fixed pivots. Which leads me often to wonder, what's the point of illustrating if you haven't read the text?
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MHuwCarr Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
I am glad that someone actually pays attention to the descriptions in the text that they read. Everytime I see a martian fighting machine with jointed legs I think, "and which book did you read exactly?"

It is clearly stated in the Silmarillion that only the Vanyar and those of the 'Golden House' have blonde hair.
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Lawenta Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But! But! Books are made for reading, not for throwing! Bad Jenny! *pouts*
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I keep an old, heavy Lord of the Rings copy for throwing purposes. :D
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Lawenta Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lmao:
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haius Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist
He really does look like Charlie Sheen. MAN. Tiger's blood.
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