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Glorfindel Turnaround by 89ravenclaw Glorfindel Turnaround by 89ravenclaw
Glorfindel of the Golden Flower Turnaround by 89ravenclaw

I'm going to hate this when I look at it tomorrow, but I finally 'finished' this. It took me way too long because me and clean lines do not go together; I'm a rough and paint kind of artist.

I originally wanted to try and play with his color scheme and base it more on a celandine (yellow and greens), but it didn't look right with the color schemes I have going on for Gondolin as a whole. Greens and yellows are a lot closer to what I have going on for Doriath elves in my mind (I'm also using greens for more dubious characters and locations within the Fall of Gondolin narrative). So instead I went with the color scheme I had in my original concept painting for him, which are more earthly browns, blues, and yellows.

Once I have the color schemes for the other twelve captains of Gondolin, I'll come back to this and try to find a way for a more celandine palette.

In any case, I got the shapes to all represent the flower, though it does make the armor look a bit too second age (change of color should fix that). Luckily, the other armor concepts I have for the twelve captains look radically different from this.

Original Concept Painting Here: [link]

Tumblr: [link]

PS I really want to get someone to model this in Maya so I can rig it.
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SocQA Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Great artwork of Glorfindel! His armor looks fantastic. Btw, what is the font you're using for your Tolkien-artworks?
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I'm out of town and can't easily just open the file and look this up, but I believe it's the First Order font that's always on download pages for Lord of the Rings fonts
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SocQA Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Okay, found it! Thank you :thanks:
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MatteusCosplay Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hi, I've been looking at this design for a while now and I've been wondering if you would be alright with me making it? 
I really want to cosplay Glorfindel and this, by far is the best design I've come across. 
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
oooooo that would be really cool if you did that 8D

If you want more information about how the inner construction of the costume works, feel free to ask, as I once drafted up a few extra drawings for someone who was originally going to model this for me and have the information lying around anyways
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MatteusCosplay Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my gosh, that would be great. 
Any extra info would help big time!
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
just send me your email, and i'll send you the goods
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MatteusCosplay Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
awww yiss
I'll PM it to you. 
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
I think this is one of the best interpretations of him I've ever seen :)
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aldomann Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I couldn't agree more. The characterisation is just stunning!
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