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Turin Turambar in Doriath by grzegoszwu Turin Turambar in Doriath by grzegoszwu
Túrin Turambar is the primary protagonist and tragic hero of the novel The Children of Húrin, published after Tolkien's death by his son Christopher Tolkien. On my conceptual art Turin is carrying an elven outfit and the Dragon Helmet - a famous artifact, made by Dwarves, ancient helmet of king Azahgal. I designed this helmet after a huge inspiration of Alan Lee's ilustrations from "The Children of Hurin". I just added some nordic ornament from Dor-Lómin and a metal mask, that gave Turin a heroic anonymity. I wanted it to look like a mix of roman and anglo-saxon helmet.
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Dick-Plant Featured By Owner May 30, 2016
Reminds me Skyrim, awesome work
DarkOmen94 Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
More like a handsome rogue :P
avenger09 Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You and this fellow.……
Create the best versions of this Character. 
avenger09 Featured By Owner Edited May 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The mask is a great addition to this. 
jaredwebb Featured By Owner May 3, 2016
beautiful armourDeviantArt  well done
Smaug678 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
Toller Turin. ;-)
SonOfSaradoc Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
Wonderful technique and detail. Love it that your dragon helm looks like Glaurung is described!
OrionMagnus Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
xechon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work!!
Zared-Tregonwell Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing :)
Samogost Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Truth-lover3712 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015!! :squee:

Honestly: How much EXP have you got before you were able to make this?
grzegoszwu Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Actually It was one of my first artworks, I've spent a lot of time on drawing this one :) Thank You a lot!
Truth-lover3712 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
Oh wow! 
Hope to see more of ya! :D
Ilidrim Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
hamundr24 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student Writer
Your work is really incredible, I can't imagine being able to make visual art this well, it is a great gift you have. :)
codyrush Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Filmographer
The roman helmet is derived from celtic armor, as seen in the La Tene era…. Chain mail is also a celtic invention, ring mail being a conceit by the norse. Additionally the face mask is norse, but the gladiators also adopted a similar effect. Besides saxons were norse. The anglos were the celtic inhabitants of Brittania, otherwise known as Angloland  (or "England" in modern terminology).

What you've got, sir, is a celtic and norse inspired aesthetic, down to the coolus--i.e., the Gallic (As in Gaelic, as in the gauls, as in celtic… Emperial design---and the norse styled "browed" face mask. 
grzegoszwu Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Dear codyrush, thanks for Your lecture about the shortcomings of my description, I find it very interesting, really, because I consider myself as a history - lover, despite the fact I don't have much time to study it. Anyway, now I will know what the helmet looks like for the historical armament expert, but I still think I know very well what inspired me :) I want to underline the fact, that the illustration refers to a fantasy world, and as an inspiration I mean an impression, that's what I find in roman armament similar to this one. I dont' really take account about deatils and I'm not extremely correct about historical sapects.
codyrush Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
I've been researching iron age armor and battery for a celtic epic I'm scripting. I'm hardly an expert. Part of me just rankles when I see so many people attribute Roman aesthetics to exclusively Roman designers when nothing could be further from the truth. Meanwhile the celtic culture, who the Romans aped their designs from, is known for being blue and in a kilt. Sorry, what you witnessed was a spasm of historical puritanism.
lyndonnobles Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work. I especially enjoy your design of the helmet, particularly the visor. The visor is often neglected in many illustrations of the dragon helm. I love all the references to Elvish design as well, especially the boots.
JoryRFerrell Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Artist
How much would you charge for work like this? How long would it take to complete?
denisejf Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now this is beautiful...
Thoregor Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that helm!
geo8711 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Lovely work! I like the leaf blade on his sword, but I think it should be a bit longer to pierce Glaurung. Keep up the good work!
grzegoszwu Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I think (I don't remember it for sure at the moment) the blade You see is a simple elvish sword, Turin in Doriath earned the Dragon helmet, but the black sword Gurthang, the one that killed Glaurung and... whatever, it's a spoiler anyway :D... that sword was given to Turin a long time later in Nargothrond. Thank You for Your opinion and for appreciation :)
LoneCarbineer Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student General Artist
I love your depiction of the renowned Dragon-Helm! 
grzegoszwu Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank You very much Guys, I never expected such great revievs!
TenoreRobusto Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I favorited this some time ago, but I thought I'd just mention how much I admire the work you've done here. Great job.
lukemicallef Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Gorgeous. Shame about the watermark, but that's understandable.
Gabbanoche Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the helmets looks realy nice!
wulfjakal Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
i like the way you made his helmet
i allways tryed to imagine hw the helmet would look like
Felipenn Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome art! Loved the helmet design!!!
Karinta Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Turin Turambar, Turun Ambartanen.
TheImmortalChicken Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
The picture is excellent, very stunning, but the shadow is rather lacking.
LukasEnricBS Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is Amazing. I LOVE the design!! The helmet specially. I like that you kept close to Alan Lee's design on it, yet it still has it's own touch (not only is the face protected, but the details are also a bit different). I also like the clothes. Lee's version that appears on the cover of the book, while it looked perfect, always seemed a bit dull to me. It made one (or at least me) focus on the head only, since the position of the body and the sword, combined with the colours, always seemed to melt it all into one block at a first glance. But your version actually has some color and interesting design, really like it.
rogue-freighter Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
That is some awesome looking armor.
Evil-Shieldmaiden Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Very nice! Definitely a favourite.
NonieR Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Wow! This is probably my favorite of your spectacular works - brilliant original designs that match the movies' style with a flair of your own, and the rich color work, including more realistic leather color/texture than most people manage, and the active pose that highlights the man's *skill* without losing the majesty most artists only show in an upright and static stance.

You're my new favorite artist here, which is saying a lot.

Gaang Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
This is just so fucking cool! For some reason I'm really fascinated by the design of weapons and armour! More like this would be much appreciated!
noleme Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Awesome designs!
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!
Zaarin1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magnificent! I love his boots! And his helmet and sword and cloak...the whole thing is amazing. :D
annoulaki Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
This is just stunning....
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the pose and all the details :)
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