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Fingolfin's Challenge by Gold-Seven Fingolfin's Challenge by Gold-Seven
"His hopeless challenge dauntless cried
Fingolfin there: "Come, open wide,
dark king, your ghastly brazen doors!
Come forth, whom earth and heaven abhors!
Come forth, O monstrous craven lord,
and fight with thine own hand and sword,
thou wielder of hosts of banded thralls,
thou tyrant leaguered with strong walls,
thou foe of Gods and elvish race!
I wait thee here. Come! Show thy face!"

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lays of Beleriand/The Silmarillion


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:deviation: Print available here! [link]


Another commission for the wonderful :iconmelyanna: . This one was so rewarding to paint! Companion piece:

Schmincke watercolours on Veneto paper, some white gel pen.

Designs in the upper borders adapted from ~DeviantNepStock [link]

Check my blog for a walkthrough and mini-tut of this! [link]

Recommended listening: Two Steps from Hell with "Heart of Courage" [link]


:wow: Thank you so much for all the faves and comments!!

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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
 While I'm not entirely sold on your depiction of the High King's armour, I do love your depiction of the King himself, Ringil and Rochollor (particularly the noble steed, who looks fit to ride over ring wraiths!).
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wtfpadz Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
This is a beautiful picture, I love how it is nearly monochromatic in blue.
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Finale - Tokien's Legacy".  You can find it here: realmsoffantasy-myth.deviantar…  ^_^
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ArtOfKatjaK Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is beautiful :D :heart: I have a question.. do you use reference pics for the poses of the characters or just invent them? :)
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I only use reference in about 10% of all cases. For horses, I usually do; as for this one. For people, only when I want weird poses or tough angles.
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ArtOfKatjaK Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha...I meant to say I love your art related to J.R.R. Tolkien's books *facepalm* :D
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem. Most people use the two synonymously and don't even know Tolkien wrote more, so, kudos! ;)
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ArtOfKatjaK Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you ;) That's true, and it's a shame really :/ I love most of Tolkien's writing. My favorite is Silmarillion- everything is so beautifully described. :)
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Mine, too!
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ArtOfKatjaK Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Okey,thank you for answering :) I was just wondering, cos I usually make up the poses for people myself, so I was curious :) I do use references for horses too though. I really love your Lord Of The Rings art :heart:
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