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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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:iconethlenn:
Ethlenn Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Just found it and I'm loving what I found^^
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it! :D
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danadess Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
WOAH. Amazing skill
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
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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:iconnolwenamiel:
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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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
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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:iconmariab9:
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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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
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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:iconmariab9:
MariaB9 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I will say it: your works are awesome.
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I do appreciate it!
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:iconmariab9:
MariaB9 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome :) .
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SallyGipsyPunk Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
amazing *^*
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconotherdruid:
otherdruid Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :clap:
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!:D
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:iconotherdruid:
otherdruid Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:iconquadtrofang:
quadtrofang Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student General Artist
One does not simply draw this awesome!!
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconbeardstrokeplz: Indeed!
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:iconbadlilmunkee:
badlilmunkee Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my poor dear Boromir... *heart breaks all over again for this very noble, but sadly misunderstood character*

This is truly such a beautiful rendition of Sean Bean as this awesome character.

Love this.
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! It was a true joy to work on.:D
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:iconjashin3378:
jashin3378 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Boromir was my favourite character in the trilogy him and gandalf. and this is done so realistically that it's crazy. I'll be sure to check out more of your LOTR deviations in time :D
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, thank you!
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:icontaqresu650:
Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Seriously, your art is amazing. I like the life-like qualities and the value.
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:icontaqresu650:
Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your Welcome, who are you doing next?
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll give you a hint: look at the order in which the portraits were submitted, and see if you can pick up on the pattern;).
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:icontaqresu650:
Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's not in alphabetical order.
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:icondoitsu-the-epic:
Doitsu-The-Epic Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are amazing. You just got a favorite and watch from me. :]
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! I appreciate it.:D
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:icondoitsu-the-epic:
Doitsu-The-Epic Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome!
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:iconeveresshiawind:
EveresshiaWind Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No. You didn't make this with a DS...

My jaw literally dropped when I read that in the comments below and I immediately showed my friends. (I guess I missed this this first time I went through your profile,) but God, does your talent out do me!!! **bows**
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, but I did.

I suppose you could say my talent for these portraits was more "discovered" than developed. I myself didn't even know it was possible until I started "Elfstone" as an experiment. With that said, I think these portraits stand as a good example of what can happen when you're not afraid to try something new, whether you think it will work or not.
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ezeqquiel Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
I seriously can't believe this was made on a DSi.
I mean, I've seen the video and everything, but it's still unbelievable.
Did you work with the regular DS stylus? What about the screen resolution? How did you beat that inconvenient?
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually, I used the larger pen stylus that comes with the XL. The wider grip allows for better control and is easier to draw with all around. I'm not quite sure what you mean about the screen resolution though.
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ezeqquiel Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Well, you worked in a 256x192 resolution screen. The pictures are quite bigger than that, so that's what I meant.
Now that I think of it, it's perfectly possible to have a canvas that's bigger than the screen you're working on, so never mind... ^^;

I just thought it must have been hard to work in such a small surface, that's all.
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The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I see. Well, since I painted it on a DSi XL the screen was about twice the size of a standard DS. Also, the program I used allows a full-view zoom for working in the finer details. I actually did most of the work in zoom mode.
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Illaris3 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
great scene and great work by you. i'm always happy when somebody do same boromir-art
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Melusine8 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow magnificent!
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:iconkumama:
Kumama Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh wow, this is breathtaking! I love it, you've done such a wonderful job!
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so well made. I'm impressed :)
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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ComIsybell Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So...EPIC...Can not...comprehend...the....AWESOMENESS


Finally someone has actually read the book and quotes it well :3
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The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Though, technically, I got the quote from the movie. But I have read the books... more times than I can count.
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ComIsybell Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob ^^ lol yea
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AkkarinsGirl Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
OMG ... now im in awe to you talent!
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