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Son of Gondor by The-Wizard-of-Art Son of Gondor by The-Wizard-of-Art
Boromir in the scene: "Caras Galadhon" in The Fellowship of the Ring


Boromir:'My father is a noble man, but his rule is failing, and... our... our people lose faith. He looks to me to make things right, I would do it... I would see the glory of Gondor restored. Have you ever seen it, Aragorn? The white Tower of Ecthelion...glimmering like a spike of pearl and silver, its banners caught high in the morning breeze. Have you ever been called home... by the clear ringing of silver trumpets?

Aragorn:'I have seen the white city. Long ago.'

Boromir:'One day...our paths will lead us there. And the tower guard shall take up the call, "The lords of Gondor have returned"'.

Of the three portraits I've done so far, this one was the most challenging, and probably the most rewarding. The reference screenshot wasn't as tightly focused on his face as I would have liked, getting a good picture of it on my DS was a very tedious affair, and painting a person's face in hues of blue just felt strange. I am, of course, very pleased with how it turned out, even though it took nearly a month to complete. I started this painting on the twenty-third of August, shortly after the failed attempt of a different Boromir portrait. I developed the sketch off and on for a little less than a week whilst working on a separate project and was ready to paint by the twenty-ninth. I then spent until the twelfth of September working on it, and took a short break to get a start on the next portrait. After working for two days straight to put the finishing touches on it I feel there's nothing I can do to improve it.

So there you have it folks. The third portrait in the series, and my ninth ever DS painting (for any of you unfamiliar with my work, this was painted on a DSi XL in Art Academy: First Semester). Stay tuned for more.

Edit: Process video [link] , courtesy of :iconravenousdrake: .

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danadess Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
WOAH. Amazing skill
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The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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Naivara Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg!! amazing work with Boromir! :heart:
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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NolweNamiel Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Great work! Boromir is one of my favourites.
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! He's a favorite of mine as well, though regrettably short-lived.
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MariaB9 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess it is needless to say how awesome this is.
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The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Maybe so, but I still enjoy hearing it.:D
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MariaB9 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When someone says about a work of yours that it is beautiful or amazing, you feel like "Awwww yeah", am I wrong?
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The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I'd say you're pretty spot-on.:D
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