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Maglor sketch by Gold-Seven Maglor sketch by Gold-Seven
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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!
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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.
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CJodei Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Always been my fave :)
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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 :)
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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...
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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
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The hairdo is rather early Greek too ;)
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Darkendrama Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Wonderful work!
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FlamexFlower Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Ohh, how I love him! And You for drawing this !
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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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