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Lord of the Fountain by Merlkir Lord of the Fountain by Merlkir
"It seemed as if Tuor would be killed, but Lo! Suddenly Ecthelion, The Lord of the Fountain, his face the pallor of grey steel, and his shield arm hanging useless at his side, came before Tuor as he fell, and strove with that great demon."

my Ecthelion is not really pallor of grey...more like.. determined to take out the bloody bastard before the end ;) The whole helmet spike impaling thing is kind of weird, but I made the helmet somewhat pointy. The shape and the eyeslits should remind of the fake corinthian helmets triarii used, I hoped it would look sort of ancient. It's a totally different age than I usually paint.
Anyway, I struggled with this one quite a bit. He's a cool character and I wanted..not to frak him up entirely ;)
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
 "Arms? What sort of wimp needs TWO arms to kill one demon?"
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WhyMustIWrite Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Wow... I love the intensity in this piece. 
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betweenbirches Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm totally digging the Norse influence on the helmet.
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happypred Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I think you perfectly capture the grim determination in his face. It would be his final battle, and what a foe he conquered
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Ecthelion! Augh, this is brilliant. I really like the armor and helm designs, they do give that ancient quality to the piece.
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This scene in th book is amazing:)
You did a wonderful job at portraying it! I love how you used lightning here. His expression is very good too.
Well done!:clap:
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GonzalezMella Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Really cool man! Love your airbrushing technique!
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coranglais Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Don't worry, you didn't "frak him up" ... nice work! ;)
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Heh, glad you think so. Might be a time to repaint this again, it's quite old.
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dardo2 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you forgot the wings ;)
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