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Glorfindel by ullakko Glorfindel by ullakko
The character is from the novel Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Watercolour and pens on paper.
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JeantineHobbit Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The "unseen hero" of the PJ movies! :D
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Forcedlactationlover Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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?)
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ullakko Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
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.
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Helegris-Nimbereth Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student General Artist
This is stunningly lovely, the character and horse are absolutely glowing in the darkness and gloom surrounding them, beautiful job ^_^
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ullakko Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for the comment! :)
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:iconhelegris-nimbereth:
Helegris-Nimbereth Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student General Artist
You're quite welcome :D
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PinkFrickenElephants Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this. He is like a shining ray of light in the dark gloom around him.
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it. (:
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PinkFrickenElephants Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure ^-^
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beemyhoneypie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
great water colors, the colors are perfectly gloomy 
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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IrethCiryatann Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
love the interpretation of the horse and Glorfindel; beautiful and graceful, yet tough!
amazing water-color in the back; awesome! XD
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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Dulliros Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great as always :worship:
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.
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
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. :)

Thank you so much for the comment, again! :heart:
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Dulliros Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.

I can't help it. I always end up faving your pictures. ;-)
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djial Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
waow cool, perfect contrast :clap:
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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flywrenfly Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   General Artist
This picture accurately portrays his beauty!
Glorfindel is one of my favorite elves in the book, it's super lame he wasn't in the movie but whatcha gonna do!
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ullakko Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!

I sometimes wish they made a lotr tv series instead of movies, so we wouldn't miss those minor characters and details... but yeah indeed, whatcha gonna do ;)
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flywrenfly Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   General Artist
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.
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DragonintheTARDIS Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh Tom Bombadil... he's such a bizarre and pointless character, yet so great at the same time... XD
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flywrenfly Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   General Artist
Agreed. He is a very merry fellow. Bright blue his jacket is, and his boots are yellow...
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DragonintheTARDIS Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I cannot stop faving all your Tolkien illustrations!! What kind of spell do you put on them?!
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ullakko Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so, so much for your wonderful comments! :love:
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! Thank *you* for your wonderful art <3
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Solarfox123 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Arwen stole his horse. :iconcryforever:
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha, true.. (:
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The-autumnwind Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sadly Glorfindel has been forgotten as of late due to the movie. It's nice to see him again!
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ullakko Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
And it's nice to imagine and draw characters without the influence of a film! :)
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Murdelizer Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
oh wow, this is so damn beautiful!
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ullakko Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you <3 <3 <3 !
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Neqtar Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, todella todella kaunis vesivärityö. Olet saanyt Asfalothin hohtamaan pimeässä yössä. --> fav.
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ullakko Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Kiitos kommentista ja favesta! Mukavaa että tykkäät. (:
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o0Amphigory0o Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
So beautiful! I really love this one.
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you dear! <3
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rain-and-sunshine Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
the character that the movies forgot! xD

lovely work :)
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Thymetenor Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful painting! I like its atmosphere, it's so well captured!
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ullakko Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. <3
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pokebolt Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, I'm speechless! I love this!
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :love:
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TakaraYuuki Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Writer
It's wonderful! Exactly how I would imagine Glorfindel!
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :love:
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TakaraYuuki Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Writer
NP, your work is ace!
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous. >w< Both horse and rider seem so ethereal among such a dark world.
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ullakko Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much <3 !
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fazzygrl Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely :)
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ullakko Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks. :)
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