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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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Koyukionna Jan 1, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Great picture.
MinervaBlack Apr 10, 2011
Faramir *w*
Lauriel-Moonlight Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude. That is one of my FAVORITE quotes from Tolkien.

Nice job. Faramir is my favorite character. =3
*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:
:iconle-cri-du-chat: have great this one.:rose: Faramir is one of my fav characters:blackrose:
Beautiful and moving. This is a brilliant work.
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 Jan 28, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Our dear Faramir. That's definitely one of my favorite quotes from the books.
Des~ Breathe-taking
Zhaana Nov 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neat I like Faramir too ;)
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