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Aragorn at Rivendell by aautio Aragorn at Rivendell by aautio
“Here is the Sword that was Broken!” – Aragorn at the Council of Elrond


“ ‘And here in the house of Elrond more shall be made clear to you,’ said Aragorn, standing up. He cast his sword upon the table that stood before Elrond, and the blade was in two pieces. ‘Here is the Sword that was Broken!’ he said.”

-- J. R. R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings, Book 2



Continuing my series of the fellowship, here's Aragorn. Another WIP that I started at a seminar in December and finally finished last night when I couldn't sleep.. HB pencil and 2B mech. pencil + some photoshop & tablet as usual.

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A coloured version can be found here.
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Roekkum Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
Original and rather surprising appearance on Aragorn, but I like it. It's much more true to my vision of him than Viggo Mortensen ever will be ;p :+fav:
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Caith Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
Oh yeah..that sword..that was made by a dwarf...for a man..and never involved with elves until it broke..but PJ still insisted on calling it the 'elvish blade'.. *strangles air* I am a fan of both books and movies (when I'm not on a self rightious Dear-God-Man-Could-You-Screw-The-Dwarven-Race-Over-Any-More rant) and I enjoy this portrayal of Aragorn. The clean chin is a nice touch.
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aautio Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
True.. PJ also had it splintered into a dozen shards even though the book says it was merely snapped in two.. :roll:

Anyway: Thanks! :D
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HermyEmma Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Well, for the first time, I think I saw a interesting issue. Personally, having read the entire LOTR series and seen the movies, I believe that your depiction of Aragorn is very well done, but...it seems his face is too thin. Remember, he's a ranger, a hunter, a man who is used to the woods and foraging for food as well eating quite hearty and healthy. He looks emaciated instead of strong and healthy in his face.

Other than that, this is a very poetic and beautiful picture. Awesome job, dear. Keep it up! ^.^ I love your work.
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aautio Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
Thank you very much! :hug:

Hhmm, that is interesting and I see your point.. but I on the other hand have always pictured him like this for some reason - as very tall, wiry and gaunt. I suppose we all have slightly different image of these characters in our minds. ;)
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HermyEmma Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're very welcome and yes, I agree. No Matter what, your depiction is still very beautiful.
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AinuLaire Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
I myself love both movie fan art and book fan art, and since Aragorn is my favorite character, this made me squee ^^ I love his facial expression, and his features... he definitely looks grim, but he looks like he can light up when he smiles. He looks a little bit stiff and unnatural with his outstretched arm, but otherwise, it's awesome.
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aautio Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
Thanks! :) Good to hear you as an Aragorn fan approve of this portrayal of him. :D You're right about the stiff pose, though.. I'm not entirely pleased with it. This was another of those drawings which I sketched down fairly quickly and there are some mistakes with posing and proportions.
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amegusa Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the expression of his face, it looks very natural. :) But (in my comments there always must be some 'but'. - don't be angry ;)) So... this thing behind Elessar I guess it's something wall decor, isn't it? It looks like his shield, especially because of his pose... I think you should add something more to background. For you, I belive it's not a problem ;)
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aautio Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
Thank you! :)

Oh, it's the backrest of the chair he just stood up from, actually. I thought at first I would draw another chair along the table but then I thought it'd be better to concentrate on the figure of Aragorn and the sword and not mix in too many elements.. makes for a better composition in my opinion.
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