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Maedhros by grzegoszwu Maedhros by grzegoszwu
Maedhros is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. First introduced in The Silmarillion and later mentioned in Unfinished Tales and The Children of Húrin, he is one of the most enduring characters in The Silmarillion, and has been the subject of paintings by artists such as Jenny Dolfen and Alan Lee. This is my version of Maedhros, the high King of Noldor. His Armor is an early version of the elven armor seen in The Lord of The Rings movie trilogy. Maedhros lived a long time before the Fellowship of the Ring existed, so his equipment looks more like an ancient stuff.

This is one of my numerous sketches for Silmarillion. This book inspires me every time i read it, and I read it frequently.
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lord-phillock Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014   Artist
you know, of all the artwork I've seen, this one strikes me as a really good approach for what came before the development of the more recent second-third age eldar armor designs we saw in the movies. And so far, I haven't seen a better concept! That's saying something! Well done!
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grzegoszwu Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! You gave me a huge push to further work. I have near 100 of sketches like that - concepts for Silmarillion, and I'd like to share them all, but first i want to remake them as a digital art and correct some details. I think after what I read I just need to do something about this today :D (Big Grin) Thank You for appreciation.

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lord-phillock Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014   Artist
I would love to see them!
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JeffLafferty Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool!
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Neranella Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Excellent artwork. :dalove:
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dylanradcliff Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
very very nice!!!
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grzegoszwu Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :) I'm doing my best, I have at least a hundred of these conceptual arts, and they are very important to me.
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The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The costume seems as though it were sown from leaves of a huge tree! Amazing design :D
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