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Maglor sketch by Gold-Seven Maglor sketch by Gold-Seven
:deviation: Print available here! [link]

Maglor always presents the problem of being believable as a son of Fëanor and (albeit reluctant) warrior and at the same time, being a poet without looking like a sissy. In the past, I've managed that more or less well, but I'm really happy with this one.

Pencil on pastel paper sketchbook.

From Tolkien's Silmarillion.
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
This is an amazing picture! Well done!
Elenwe12 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Maglor has always been my favorite character...I'm totally in love with him!!! and I'm very happy of the way you represented him.
CJodei Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Always been my fave :)
Lairaku Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I always thought you actually came pretty close to nailing it with the text accompanying The Sword and the Harp, even though thats totally different character.

Personally, I never really got it with Feanorians (or most of Silmarillion, really) till I learned up something about germanic heroic code, anglo-saxon literature in general aswell as concepts of chivalry or "what makes good ruler". I have lot of admiration for people like you who seem to catch it instinctivelly much better than I ever can by studying it :)
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Probably, the Silmarillion immediately connected with me *because* by the time I read it, I already had a very solid background in ancient myth. I had devoured the Edda and other Germanic tales (Siegfried and the Nibelungen, Dietrich, the Gods' Sagas - Odin, Loki, Baldr, Thor etc), Roman myths, Greek myths like the Iliad and Odyssey between the ages of ten and thirteen. SO I was familiar with the diction, the themes, and the storytelling tradition with little dialogue and high, epic prose. I had loved those tales even as a child, so I was natural I should ake to Tolkien's legendarium :)

And still, I never got any of the obvious parallels - Feanor and Prometheus, Lúthien/Beren and Orpheus/Eurydike...
WARORK Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Orpheus! That's what you're drawings of Maglor remind me of! I took an art history class last semester and some portraits of him were involved, these past weeks I've looked at these profiles and wondered at a nagging feeling of familiarity I've had...:P

Oh those longing, misunderstood eyes...:D
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The hairdo is rather early Greek too ;)
Darkendrama Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Wonderful work!
FlamexFlower Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Ohh, how I love him! And You for drawing this !
AlaudeSketchbook Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Maglor is one of the two characters of Silm I absolutely love. :love: This is just awesome :)
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