“One only was there in war greater,
more high in honour in the hearts of the Elves
than Túrin son of Húrin, tower of Hithlum,
even the hunter Beleg of the hidden people,
whose father was the forest and the fells his home;
to bend whose bow, Belthronding named,
that the black yewtree once bore of yore,
had none the might; unmatched in knowledge
of the woods’ secrets and the weary hills.”
-- J. R. R. Tolkien: The Lay of the Children of Húrin
The second drawing I managed to finish this week. Beleg is one of my favourite elves. I've shown him here as one of the greatest trackers that ever lived. He's tracking the orcs that captured his friend Túrin, perhaps. I have no idea what he thinks to decipher from those straws, but hey, he's the great tracker, not me!
I ended up drawing Anglachel the same as with the Túrin illustration (now in scraps: [link]
) even if I swore it was not my final design.. oh well. Also Belthronding should probably look bigger and stronger, but I wanted the whole bow in and the edge of the paper was there, and..
Anyway it's my view of Beleg.. in my mind he looks just like Legolas -- only bigger, meaner and stronger.
After I had sketched this I had to do a Legolas sketch too.. just to make it clear to myself how exactly are they different. I don't know when I'll finish that one though. This is the usual deal: HB pencil and mech. pencil, printer paper and Photoshop colouring.
Now.. back to work.