Glorfindel and Ecthelion by goldseven

Glorfindel and Ecthelion

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Added: Jan 08, 2006
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As the forces of Morgoth assail the Hidden City, Ecthelion of the Fountain and Glorfindel of the Golden Flower, along with the rest of Gondolin, muster their forces to defend their city against all hope.

(From "The Silmarillion" by J. R. R. Tolkien, although most of the descriptions here were taken from the Lost Tales). Done as a commission for Pentangle - and loads of fun I had, too!

Watercolour. Some Photoshop touchups on Glorfindel's armour.

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goldseven's picture

Ja, das Ohr sitzt komisch - war mir nicht aufgefallen. :/

Guest's picture

Oh, this is perfect . . . I am a huge fan of all your Silmarillion art, and honestly believe you are the best Feanorian/Silmarillion artist out there.
Glorfindel in this one is stunning -- of course, Ecthelion is wonderful also, but Glorfindel was my favorite character a long while before I fell for the Feanorians, and this pic literally gave me the shivers. It looks almost like a tapestry.
Well done, and thanks for sharing!

cariad's picture

Die Rüstungen sehen einfach toll aus gleiches gilt fur die Haare und die Farbkombination. Immer wieder faszinierend deine Art der Farbzusammenstellung. Ohr und Kiefer hmm - ich glaube ja, dass das Ohr nicht hundertprozent richtig sitzt, kann das aber nicht sicher sagen, weil ich nicht gut genug bin was das anatomisch korrekte Zeichnen von Menschen betrifft. Meine aber dass irgendwie dieses Eck beim Kieferknochen fehlt ... kann mich aber auch täuschen.

nekoko's picture

Wunderschön, mal wieder Smile
An Glorfindels Kiefer irritiert mich aber etwas.. der Übergang zum Ohr wirkt etwas zu glatt, finde ich. Ein klitzekleiner Schatten müsste da noch zwischen Ohr und Kiefer - wenn du verstehst was ich meine.. ansonsten wirkt das Ohr etwas fehlpositioniert, ohne den Schatten. Aber ich will gar nicht meckern (ich hoffe das war wenigstens konstruktiv) Ich liebe deine Bilder Smile

hythshade's picture

Your soft colors and style are just magnificent. I really love this piece. Thanks for sharing.

j-art's picture

Your Tolkien illustrations are always so awesome, make we want to try my hands on Tolkien stuff too, mabe some LOTR pieces some day if time allowes me to do so... however your's a a feast for the eyes - thanks for doing your fabulous art!

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Although I always imagined Ecthelion as someone a little older-looking and of slightly stronger constitution than the one on this illustration Ecthelion by Jenny Dolfen is great. Glorfindel by Jenny Dolfen is flawless and absolutely perfect. Makes me think of her "Fields of gold".

All the best,
Adam

Art at its best.