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Lord of the Rings : Glorfindel by JenZee Lord of the Rings : Glorfindel by JenZee
More or less finished version of my take on Glorfindel :). I had a lot of fun doing his outfit... Esp. the armour and his sleeves. He's not actually " finished-finished," as I'm pondering whether I should put a bow/sword in his outstretched hand... I couldn't make up my mind before, though I was definitely planning on putting *something* there, College has begun again though, so I know I won't have time until maybe er...the summer XD. Anyway, Glorfindel of Gondolin.. my fav. LotR character who got cut from the movies ;_;. Yes he is riding Asfaloth who you can't see, and I slacked on ;_;. Hope you like~. I'll add detail shots later!

Painter 7.0, no reference
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AncaXBre Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So nice to see an awesome portrayal of Glorfindel!!! You've captured him so much as I imagined him: proud and strong, with eyes that shine of wisdom. It's so him, I love you Tight Hug  I also love to see an original and well done armor. Not saying that the movie one was bad, just that it's inconceivable that a people as imaginative, crafty and diversity as the noldor would all wear the same armor design throughout the centuries. The breast-pate looks cool, but I can't really make out what the heraldry on it is, because it looks quite far from a golden flower to me.
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Lizzietheawesome Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is all things gloriously gorgeous and EPIC! Particularly because Glorfindel has always been a favorite Tolkien character of mine- I really feel like you snatched him right out of my imagination! :D which is TOTALLY COOL!!!
You're awesome.
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Solarfox123 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Arwen stole Asfaloth! :cry:
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coolprincess101 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
I thought it was Legolas for a sec.
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PersephonelovesErik Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is an amaizing depiction of Glorfindel, I was quite upset that he wasn't in the movie. But here he is now and just as elvishley (I don't think thats a word but who cares!) beautiful as ever!!!
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Cexxloc Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
:) nice
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theoriestodust Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
i love this, such a great vision of him!
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Pilgrimwanders Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
cool!!
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AnabelG Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
I love it! Great depiction! :iconiloveitplz:
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LadyAnnatar Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
i
love
it
<3
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Brujhah Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Nice, nice
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girlonwantedposters Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
perhaps reins to go in his hands? with the placement of the hands already a bow and arrow wouldnt really seem to work, and with a sword hed have to be touching some part of the blade, which, when riding may cause the risk of cutting himself. but thats just my personal opinion. its a fabulous painting. im going to put it in my box of awesomeness.
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LittleBootsie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
WOW. Great work!
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dusk666 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
Hmm... for some reason... I have thought that Glorfindel was a woman :o Maybe I should read the books again.. xD
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Senta69 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Really good work..Glorfindel is so..."sight"
I like it very much! :heart:
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Mireille713 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
His hands are epically fantastic. Epically.
All of it is very nice, though it is a bit too pastel for my taste.
While I like the inhuman take in his facial anatomy, his eye is a little bit too anime ánd therefor insinuates a rather irrealistic side taste that I do not believe you were going for.
In conclusion:

Kudos.
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sadette Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow. this is amazing. the colors are great, and i really like the "brightness" of it. ...i think i'm in love with you... ˆˆ
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FaerieDragon19 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
:faint: That's amazing! Well done! :D
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alandria Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
feature [link]
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Caeseigh Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
i love this! i could not believe they cut him from the movies...such a shame.
but this is really great work. exactly like i imagined him :)
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Akatsuki-no-Aiko Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
I sorta love Glorfindel too and that's sad that he's not on the movies! amazing colouring! and pose!
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tolkienelf Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
so this is like...you know right before Arwen knocks him off the horse...haha. Very nice. I think he should have a bow, but I think that's just personal preference really. My only quibble with this is that his breastplate kind of looks like it's for Gondor. It's beautiful, though.
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luthien-soroniel Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
This is REALLY cool!!! I like it alot! I envy your artist skills.
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Ka-Chan91 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
Awesome!
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Accendent-of-Heracy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
Can I use this this for a college project?
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Tigryph Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! About time Glorfindel got some love. You did a fantastic job, the detail is mind-blowing! Great work. Keep it up. :3
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Captain-Savvy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love him... this is awesome!
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ReikaiRose61 Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very well made!! I thought it was watercolor for a second until I saw the categories! :heart: :boogie: Keep up the good work! :D
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Lady-Of-The-Pen Featured By Owner May 18, 2008   General Artist
Very nice! Yes it was a shame they cut Glorfindel out of the movie, he was a cool character. But I suppose what they did worked...But you just can't improve upon the books! By they way maybe he could be holding a banner, just a suggestion.
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aminashi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Student General Artist
Glorfindel - yes. Arwen - no. ... Not in this scene. :D
I didn't understand the strange connection between Arwen and the Ring which was shown in movies. That was... very weird :|
But I love "The Lord of the Rings" (books and movies ^^)... and now I don't mind it so much :P

Great job, it's awesome :* :+fav: of course!
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elvybeauti Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Professional Photographer
I truly love to see when people decide to create from their mind's eye instead of a movie poster. Beautiful job.
And I also agree it should be a sword ^^
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StuntzTheDude Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Wonderful drawing of such a great lord.
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JenZee Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:.
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StuntzTheDude Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
Always a pleasure.
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triksu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Very beautiful colors :) Great work :)
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Mahira-chan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
wonderful work :D they such awesome characters from the film: Glorfindel, Tom Bombadil (sp?)...
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thejediknight1 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007   Photographer
OMFG DID U DRAW THIS?!?!?!?!?! WOW IT IS SOOO AMAZING! I LOVE THE COLORS! ITS SOOO BEAUTIFUL! keep up the good work!
Lori
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fazzygrl Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, if only he were in the movies...
It's wonderful!!!
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singovermyradio Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, this is amazing!!
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tolkienfreak44 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007   Photographer
*gasps*
Love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's a pity that they cut out Glorfindel from the movies!
Love him!
He was the one who basically saved frodo!
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Gilraen-Ar-Feiniel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007   Digital Artist
Featured! [link] :heart:
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SufiLover07 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
I love it. I tmakes me agry they didnt have him in the movie. But your picture makes up for it. ^^ Good job. Nicely done.
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Malinahen Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
I love this picture it really shows the balrog slayer and the kind elf lord at the same time
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sadette Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! that is awesome! the colors are really great and his armour is pretty dang cool. :jawdrop:
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firestar0692 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007   Photographer
That is just beautiful.
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maximum123 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Student Digital Artist
HOLY GLORFINDEL!!! A-a-a-amaz-z-zing!!!! *faints of admiration or amazement*

YOUR GREAT!!!! 5 star!!! :eyepopping:
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NoctourneAngel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know how many times I've been sitting down at the computer just to open up Deviantart and watch this drawing of Glorfindel. Seriously.
Hope you don't mind if I save it, print it and drool over it a little?
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Magic-AL Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
is he the one that gets killed in the second movie?
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Krad-Eelav Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Sword.
Swords own bows. :D

Anyways, beautiful!!!! I love the armor, and the clothes. The foredhead might be a tad too "pushed back"... oh, I don't know.
Great painting!
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hylian-squirrel Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He is amazing!! I think he should have been in the movie.
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