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Spirit of Fire by Gold-Seven Spirit of Fire by Gold-Seven
A sketch of Fëanor that started life last Sunday at Hobbit Feest [link], now with a quick and fiery colouring job.

Fëanor is a character from J. R. R. Tolkien's Silmarillion. And this is the first time that I've managed to depict him every inch as I imagine him. The greatest of the Noldor, "of whose deeds came both their greatest renown and their most grievous woe."

Pencil, liquid watercolours on Canson Montval paper.

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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
 I think this is probably your best depiction of Fingolfin; it perfectly conveys his remarkable qualities, remarkable without being in the least ADMIRABLE (given that prideful temper of his).
Lamastok Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Was ich mit dich liebe, ist dass deine Elf-männer wie Männer aussehen.
TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
those are some bright eyes. perfect character portrait, love his intensity
velimirius Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Anime-Guru1217 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely watercolours!! > 7 <
EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
This is a gorgeous picture! Well done!
Dulliros Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also seit Du die flüssigen Farben benutzt, sind grade die roten Hintergründe wirklich überwältigend. Passt zum "Spirit of Fire". (Ein Hoch auf die Blumenkohle, die diesmal wirklich sein müssen :excited:)
Ich mag den verkniffenen Mund, den Du deinen Feanors immer gibst. Allein dieses kleine Detail bringt für mich schon seinen Charakter rüber.
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Feanor macht tierisch Spaß. Coolerweise habe ich grade zwei Commissions mit ihm laufen, das macht Laune!
Dulliros Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Da bin ich mal gespannt.
Schön, zu hören, dass der Laden brummt ;-)
SirGodspeed Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
This I like very much! I feel there is an unwarranted tendency to portray Tolkien's elves as overly slender/willowy in bodily shape and facial structure (often with very narrow faces, pointy chin, and almost pout-like narrow mouths.), and looking overly adolescent.

It's not that I don't appreciate these artistic interpretations as well - but I think it's possible to do some variation on the theme - and Feanor certainly seems like the kind of guy who would rely on natural authorative charisma and aura of command. Something I think you've captured perfectly (well, as close as anyone could. :P ). He looks like an Emperor to me, or an adult Crown Prince if you will.

And it is AWESOME.
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