A fine depiction, and very close to my own conception of Glorfindel. (I'm no graphic artist, but would find Elves hard to draw. How do you make them look slightly more than Human, especially in good looks?)
Thank you! I find elves difficult as well. I don't even try to make them particularly beautiful or "exact" (I doubt I would succeed in that, I'm better with the sympathetic and the peculiar types), but instead try to depict the elvish characteristics using visual tricks such as complementary colors, unrealistic lighting or contrasts to other elements/characters in the image. Here my attempt was to show the magic or beauty of the elf with exaggerating the sinister, dark scenery versus the light, almost glowy character.
Great as always I like how you let him stand out from the brackground only by using contrast. In my opinion Tolkien elves should have some kind of "glow". You did that without any type of "halo". That's how it could work.
I think this scene in the book describes well how elves are perceived, especially by the hobbits: they hear noise and are expecting to see a dark rider emerge from the dark forest, instead they see this light, glowy creature appear... wanted to try and capture that.
Oh I've thought about that more than once! Maybe then they could've put in Tom Bombadil. Because, even though his part in the story doesn't have much to do with the plot, it's one of my favorite parts in the books.