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Manwe by grzegoszwu Manwe by grzegoszwu
My vision of Manwe, the King of the Valar, husband of Varda Elentári, brother of the Dark Lord Melkor, and King of Arda. He lived atop Mount Taniquetil, the highest mountain of the world, in the halls of Ilmarin. The winds and airs were his servants, and he was lord of air, wind, and clouds in Arda. He was the noblest and greatest in authority, but not in power, of the Aratar and Ainur.
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ignaciaOK Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
precioso trabajo....great're very talented =D
Gestureseeker Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm just curious ... did you intend to paint what ended up as this awesome portrayal of Manwe, Or did you intend to paint Azog at first ?
Sherlock Holmes ... cuz I see some anatomical similarities. :) (Smile) 
grzegoszwu Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Well, the date on the work could be misleading. You should remember, that the Hobbit movie was released in december, and every image and concept art was top secret before the premiere. Besides, the original concept of Manwe is a lot older than the Hobbit movie, by the way, with all admiration for The Lord of The Rings movie trilogy I despise the Hobbit movies, which excludes any inspirations from the Hobbit movie in my works, You can be sure of that. Thanks for the acclaim anyway :)
Gestureseeker Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student General Artist
... Oh, I kinda thought of the same thing with the dates and all, but it could have been possible. So I figured ... why not ask about it ?!
Anyways, since that's the case, that makes your image of Manwe even better, in my opinion!
I must agree ... unfortunately The Hobbit doesn't even come close to The Lord of The Rings, but it does make for a nice watch (for me at least), and I enjoy that I get to see some more of the characters from LoTR.
... and ... and Azog rules, though ! =P (Razz) 
Felipenn Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astonishing!!! He has a very "titanic" look, humanoid and elemental... very good indeed!
giubian Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning concept!
Brandebuque Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've thought Turkas like that, wonderful artwork though
skjaldulfr Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
This is perfect.
snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   General Artist
Jaw droppingly good :D
Rabidus-Lepus Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
He seems a little sterner than I imagine him but this is a pretty neat rendition nonetheless. :) Maybe in 2043 when the copyright on The Silmarillion runs out we'll get to see visual representation of such an awesome mythopeia. :)
LimstellaLebrun Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, talk about majesty D:
waslala Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Most original Manwë concept I've seen so far. Good job XD
Xephyriel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Digital Artist
wow, he's pretty sexy.
SeekHim Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He looks very powerful! And I like how you have him in his element the sky.
I hope you're planning to do the rest of the Valar.

Especially Namo! Hint, Hint! ;)

GOD bless
John 3:16
Neranella Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Awesome ! :D
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks mighty and powerful, as he should :)
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