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Namo Mandos by edarlein Namo Mandos by edarlein
Namo Mandos, Vala, the elder of Fëanturi.

Námo the elder dwells in Mandos, which is westward in Valinor. He is the keeper of the Houses of the Dead, and the summoner of the spirits of the slain. He forgets nothing; and he knows all things that shall be, save only those that lie still in the freedom of Ilúvatar. He is the Doomsman of the Valar; but he pronounces his dooms and his Judgements only at the bidding of Manwë. (JRR Tolkien).
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QuantumPhysica Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you drew him, it's almost exactly as how I always pictured him in my mind. He looks eerie and harsh, but also a bit sad as well. I can't really describe the feeling I get from this drawing, but it's nice! :D
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
This is a great picture! Well done!
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LunadelCielo Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
This is very nice! Nice vibe to it all.
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batwinged-squirrel Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
*fangirls*

This is gorgeous! I love Mandos; he and Lorien are my favorite Valar. This is almost exactly how I always picture him. The shading is awesome! *faves*
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PoPanda Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
exquisite!
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primulatook Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful work!
what a heavy burden he held...
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Brunnhilde Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
I love the way you draw the robes - they look soooo realistic! Do you use some reference photos?
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Cwylldren Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely!
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strangeillusion Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing!! :+fav:
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SvetlAngel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Боги мои! Мой любимый мужчина Арды! :heart:
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alexandriatiffany Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Oh this is an incredible drawing. I love it.
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Tannalein Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great pencil work :D
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edarlein Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Thanks! :)
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Makosharkman Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
is this guy one of the Ringwraith?
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Glaurung-II Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
... and only Luthien could move him with her song.

Nice work with the pencils. I love the way his face is shadowed and how the clother fold so delicately.
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edarlein Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Thank you :thanks:
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Glaurung-II Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob!
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the comment on my work! I looked at your avatar and my first thought was, "I bet she's either from Poland or Russia". I can't say why, but a lot of Polish and Russian artists have this little something to their style that I absolutely love. Yours is no exception. Some of my favourite artists are Catherine Karina Chmiel (Polish) and Iwan Bilibin, there's so something flowy and delicate to your style as well. Keep up the great work! :)
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edarlein Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
You are welcome. And thank you very much :) As for Bilibin, I like his work very much, but I never noticed in my drawings any likeness to his style. But it wasn't by accident, that you have mentioned Bilibin - you precisely have something in common with him ;)
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