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The Valar - Tolkien Artwork by whittingtonrhett The Valar - Tolkien Artwork by whittingtonrhett
This is my biggest acheivement art-wise...this took me months to plan and draw and complete. after having read the Silmarillion several times, I originially decided to do a poster on "The Children of Hurin", but the more I thought about it, I wanted to do a poster of the Valar. I have never seen any satisfactory renditions of the Valar in person or on the net, so I decided to draw up what I had in my head when I read it...this may perhaps look comic book-ish, but hey, thats What I was kinda going for. I know so many people that like LOTR but have never read the Silmarillion, and they are floored when I mention that Tolkien had "Gods" of Middle Earth, so hopefully this poster can help them get a visual and understand the Hierarchy therein...we'll see...sound off and let me know what you guys think...
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wildwindsca Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
great work!! just saw this today , very impressive, I am also a massive Tolkien fan,
whittingtonrhett Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!  I conisider this to be my biggest and best piece of artwork that I have done.  not too many people seem to know about the Silmarillion or the Valar, so its awesome to see that people actually recognize these characters and to get feedback ! thanks very much!  :) 
Alucard3598 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.........................:o (Eek) 
Herokiller12344 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Tulkas definitely looks like the kinda guy that would beat the hell out Morgoth.
andrewsallee Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
You know, seeing this made me wonder. Have you ever read the Dragonlance series? If you haven't I am pretty sure you'd enjoy them.
Gwailome Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
They resemle greatly the X-men))
whittingtonrhett Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer I guess that comes from my comic book style of art...alThough interestingly enough have always been a bigger DC fan than Marvel, so I am less Familiar with the looks of those thing that was difficult for me with this work was finding the balance between comic book style and detailed fantasy art. But thanks for the comment! It's food for thought :)
Gwailome Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Actually I'm not a fan of comics and Marvel and so on, so I may be wrong, but that was the impression)
Well, if it was a part of the plan than it's a success)
SeekHim Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
This is stunning!
Your depiction of Orome is one of the best I've ever seen!
Its also a neat toucht that Mandos has a scythe!
I also like have you have your other 'tapestries' around Vaire!

GOD bless
John 3:16
whittingtonrhett Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! Those tapestries are actually photos from some of my hand colored posters I have done...I was gonna re draw all that for the tapestries, but I figured why re-invent the wheel if imhad already drawn that before lol
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