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Lord of the Rings: Denethor by Thaldir Lord of the Rings: Denethor by Thaldir
Due to an article on FFG's site, I'm, at long last, at liberty of showing another piece I did for the Lord of The Rings LCG.

Allow me to introduce Denethor II, ruling steward of Gondor.

Copyright: Fantasy Flight Games

Art Director: Zoe Robinson
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:iconmidgarzolom:
MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool! So much better than the movie Denethor. He's got so much personality in this shot. He looks like he's in control, but a little devious. Also, his hair looks so real!
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Ritiakaramne Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Well done, That's how I imagined him :)
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Thanks, happy to hear I 'got' him. :)
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The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Thank you.
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alcanis-ivennil Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Awww. All those little details. :heart: Love how he looks dignified but also cunning.
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Thank you, that's exactly the mix I was aiming for. :love:
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DarqueJackal Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is more what I had in mind of book Denethor! Thank you for this!!
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Very happy you like it so much, thank you!
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IthilienRanger Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Wow...this is MUCH more like the Denethor I pictured before I watched the movie!!
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Thanks for the great praise, I'm honored.
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done, indeed!!! His face reminds me of Patrick Troughton, somewhat!
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ElitaPrime Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Waaay better than the movie Denethor! Much more dignified and shrewd!
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Thank you very much, I'm honored.
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RianOfGondor Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
The greatest Denethor I've ever seen! He's really good!

I love the details of the face, the slight tension at the neck and the expression, the way he's raising his eyebrows and holding his mouth.
I even more like how you did his hands (they look real!), and how he's holding the stick. The stick itself is pretty, better than how I imagined it, so I'm glad to see your interpretation ^^
I fact I like all of the details of the texture of column, the design of the chair and the stairs in the background (with the symbols). And the game of light is very well done.
Actually the only thing I would change would be his robe, I'd see it rather richer :)

Thank you for sharing (and sorry for any mistake, I'm not English)
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Thank you so much!
Working on Lord of the Rings art is a privilege, and being assigned Denethor had me quite nervous, he is a very complex character, and I tried to portray some of his facets the best I could.

Given how, in my opinion, Denethor has turned pride disguised as humility into an art form I opted for a relatively simple outfit, playing with the black and silver that are the colors of Gondor (keeping in mind, though that in the old times 'true' black was a rare and expensive color, since it was very difficult to obtain).

Of course I don't expect everyone to agree with my choice, how we imagine a character is highly personal. :-)

...And don't worry about your English, it's very good (and I'm not a native speaker either)
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RianOfGondor Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Denethor is my second favorite character forever, and I think you managed to portray him very well!

I actually think what you say about Denethor and his pride disguised as humility very interesting. I agree with you in a way. Do you remember the scene when we meet him for the first time? The way Tolkien describe it, it's the lack of ornamentations (his 'humility') in this Great hall of Kings that makes Denethor very impressive. Him sitting in that low plain chair behind the magnificent high throne, and still managing to look kingly and grand. He really is fascinating, I love that! :)

So it's alright I can understand your opinion and I think it quite likely ^^

Can I ask you what is the 'Lord of the Rings art'? I don't think I ever heard of it.
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Thank you so much!I hope you'll like my other works for this game as well.

Sorry for being confusing, by 'Lord of the Rings art' I meant only 'artworks based on 'the Lord of the Rings' '.
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RianOfGondor Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
:)
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AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
well done!
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Thank you!
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AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Your welcome!
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GamgeeFest Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
This is excellent! One of the best Denethors I've seen. His expression is perfect and you've done amazing with all the little details.
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Thaldir Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Thank you very much. Denethor was one scary assignement.
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Johny-and-Mary Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
The best drawn Denethor I've ever seen.
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Thank you very much, I'm honored.
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Amazing...
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Thaldir Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Thanks! :)
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Your welcome :hug:
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namioevangelista Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Adorable work
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Thank you very much!
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namioevangelista Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Always welcome, my friend
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
very beautiful colors and light. can feel the texture on almost everything. stunning! :)
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Thank you! *bows*
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
welcome. :)
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ShidoEV Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work my friend, as always! I love the details and him expression! Very well done!

:hug:
Miguel Couto
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Thaldir Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Thank you very much, my friend.
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