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I do not love the bright sword by ellaine I do not love the bright sword by ellaine
War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend: the city of the Men of Númenor; and I would have her loved for her memory, her ancientry, her beauty, and her present wisdom. Not feared, save as men may fear the dignity of a man, old and wise.

J.R.R. Tolkien - Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Redrawing old ideas. Some of you may remember the old version. After rereading some fragments of Lord of the Rings, I felt the need to draw it once again, and who knows, maybe I will bring on paper the other ideas I already have in my head too^^. So, here the reason why I love Faramir:D.

And yes, FULL VIEW! pretty please^_^

Mediums: pencil, Painter 8, 5 hours of colouring
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phoequine Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the serious tinge, harmoniously blended by the colours and his demeanor ...awesome artwork..:)
ellaine Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist
Thank you very much:) I guess, I need to revisit this one someday, still like it, but could use some refreshment:)
Koyukionna Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Great picture.
MinervaBlack Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Faramir *w*
Lauriel-Moonlight Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude. That is one of my FAVORITE quotes from Tolkien.

Nice job. Faramir is my favorite character. =3
MaleficaIuli Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
*swoon**regains consciousness*Rarely i have seen a picture if Faramir :heart: so well-done:D:DNow this shall become one of my favourites interpretations of him:meow:
Le-Cri-du-Chat Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011 have great this one.:rose: Faramir is one of my fav characters:blackrose:
dragonstar10 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Beautiful and moving. This is a brilliant work.
OdaSpreVis Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
This is one of my favourite renderings of Faramir. The presence of the sword, ostensibly at odds with an otherwise tranquil academic scene, is a perfect analogy for the characters life - shared between his love of knowledge and an obligation to the defense of the realm. Brava!
Aranov Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Our dear Faramir. That's definitely one of my favorite quotes from the books.
Blueflame98 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
Des~ Breathe-taking
Zhaana Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neat I like Faramir too ;)
Phantom-Jaselin Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely picture, you did a great job.
fegie Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
I like that quote. :)
Elenel Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Hobbyist
Whoa! Nice! How did you do the patterns on his clothes?
JoieDeVie Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
That is one of my favorite passages in the book. I love this picture. 'Nuff said.
ellaine Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Hobbyist
Mine as well. Thank you!
BloodRose13th Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
he's my favorate LotR character, and you captured him beautifully
I love that quote as well.
ellaine Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007  Hobbyist
Mine too, I'm glad you like it then:)
ElwynAvalon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I want a print of that one! >w<
ellaine Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007  Hobbyist
I'm afraid it's not possible - the original picture has too low resolution and changing it wouldn't help much...
ElwynAvalon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw darn....
Well, it still is a gorgeous picture! You've a wonderful talent for doing Tolkien's characters justice.
ellaine Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007  Hobbyist
Thank you very much:)
Mireisen Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
Love his clothes design! This is also the reason I love Faramir, you expressed his interests in a very balanced way.
wattersk Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome passage from TTT. :D And just as awesome fanart! ^_^ Once again, perfect style and colour for Tolkien's work! Beautiful pic! ^_^
ictenbey Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006
SpiritofEowyn Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! Love this! Faramir, geeky, and books?



joolita Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005
Twoje prace maja niepowtarzalny klimat :D
scorcher Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2005
Oooh, wow! Amazing detail and the style is so pretty!! :wow: I love Faramir too!! :love:
Daga-Saar Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hethien Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2005
I always loved Faramir, what a learner =D I love his face, and all that background, all those books! But my favourite thing is the sky <3 very well done :3
Lalatiel Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005
Pfft, as if you need a reason to love Faramir ^_^ I love the muted colours you've used... it suits Lord of the Rings, and Gondor especially, so well.
gaia-pl Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Genialny! do tego jaki wyprostowany chlopak XDD
Flamehorn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2005
TearsoOfAnAngel Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005
The picture is veeery beautiful... You have great talent :highfive:
SereneAbyss Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2005   Traditional Artist
Wow, this is amazing! You have real talent, this is a great picture. And looking at your others, your work is amazing and inspiring. Great pictures!! :worship:
Lupis-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2005
ohhhh books are so hard for me to draw, good job ^_^
Irulana Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
genialnie pokolorowne poprostu, robi wrazenie :+fav:
Fire-n-ash Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
BRILLIANT! Faramir is ma lover! WOOT!
AsellusKamijo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2005   Digital Artist
thats awessome!
nice colors!
and books too!
Endelva Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2005  Professional Photographer
This is extremely beautiful, well done and original!:rose:
blueseas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005
This is great. I love his clothes and the sky in the background. :D
VampBeloved Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005
WOW!!! Thats amazing! :jawdrop:
mysia Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005
I really like the lighting and the mood of this picture but he looks kinda stiff. Especially his arm. The background has so much books, it's great. :)
Apsaravis Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol cos ostatnio dev mnie zawodzi, bo nie dostaje wiadomosci o sporej czesci prac:| np. o tej:>
Kurcze no ten twój Faramir pasuje jak ulal do mojego wyobrazenia;> (w filmie byl troche za prosiaczkowaty jak dla mnie:O )
ellaine Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005  Hobbyist
Dziekuje pieknie, ciesze sie, ze jeszce komus to moje wyobrazenie odpowiada^^. Mi jakos Faramir filmowy wizualnie nie przeszkadzal, bardziej boli mnie to, co Jackson zrobil z ta postacia w Dwoch Wiezach:/
Grisznak Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005
Ale "zwoju" nie usunelas ? Hmm, kto wie, moze i dobrze, bo z rysunkiem komponuje sie dobrze, a nie kazdy jest tak upierdliwy jak ja, zeby sie go czepiac. Nie jestem moze najlepszym obserwatorem, ale mam wrazenie, ze majstrowalas przy jego ciuchach.
Acha, jeszcze jedno, co sprawilo, ze malo z krzesla nie spadlem przed chwila, mam nadzieje, ze sie za to nie obrazisz, ale kiedy spojrzalem w ta dziure pomiedzy jego szata, stolkiem a parapetem to bylem pewien ze widze tam kaloryfer...
ellaine Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005  Hobbyist
"Zwoju" nie usunelam, bo nie przeszkadza mi az tak bardzo, a musialabym za duzo ruszyc razem z nim. Majstrowalam przy jego rekawie, owszem.

LOL, no ja wiem, ze Gondorczycy to byla wysoko rozwinieta cywilizacja, ale baz przesady, centralnego chyba jednak nie wynalezli. Ale mnie rozbawiles:D.
blindsiderocks Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
Wow... This is awesome! Beautiful work. Gotta love LOTR :D I miss waiting for the movies to come out....*sniff*
Minamoto Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
Ja najpierw sobie musze DVD zafundowac T___T ... co jak na razie pewnie sie skonczy po prostu nagrywarka do komputera na dzien dzisiejszy (idzie sprawdza&#263; totka).
A co do Faramira, to ogladajac pierwszy raz w kinie, zastanawialam sie skad tu sie wzial taki facet, przeciez w ksiazce jest calkiem ktos inny, dopiero potem dotarlo, ze to wredne cos to jednak jest on. (Oj, mimo swoich zalet, LoTR ma minusy, jak np brak Toma i porzadków w Shire). Ale wyobrazenie mniej wiecej sie zgadzalo - calkowicie mi sie natomiast nie zgadzala moja wizja Boromira :XD:

Ja tez jestem za ilustrowaniem tego typu ksiazek w takim bardziej tradycyjnym stylu, zreszta, magowy jest na tyle specyficzny, ze nie pasuje do wszystkiego. Wyobraz sobie Aragorna w stylu SD :XD:

W kazdym razie, twój styl do ilustracji mi pasuje ;)
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