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Boromir at Rivendell by aautio Boromir at Rivendell by aautio
Boromir at the Council of Elrond

“Seated a little apart was a tall man with a fair and noble face, dark-haired and grey-eyed, proud and stern of glance.

He was cloaked and booted as if for a journey on horseback; and indeed though his garments were rich, and his cloak was lined with fur, they were stained with long travel. He had a collar of silver in which a single white stone was set; his locks were shorn about his shoulders. On a baldric he wore a great horn tipped with silver that now was laid upon his knees.”

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

Boromir son of Denethor II was a proud man and a great warrior, who fought to save Gondor from the attacks of Mordor. He came to Rivendell to seek answers to a strange prophecy that he and his brother were given in a dream, hoping this would help him in his task..

So.. it's a straightforward portrait: my take at Boromir at the Council of Elrond. It's an older piece I drew in November but hadn’t submitted for some reason.. I have already drawn that sketch of Legolas at Rivendell (that one could definitely use some more work), another of Aragorn is in the works and perhaps I might end up drawing the whole Fellowship at some point, who knows..

Drawn with HB and 5B pencil, the paper effect and some changes added in Photoshop. Cheers to =elegaer for the heraldic design of Elrond on the chair - I shamelessly ripped her off! ;)

There's a coloured version here.
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ArwenAmidala Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
See, ok so THAT'S MUCH more the way I pictured Boromir. Of course, Sean Bean was amazing, but I wish they'd stuck him in a darker wig...
Iavas Apr 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Great picture, but I just can't help commenting that it looks like he's about to make a very rude gesture. Fits the character, though. :)
Captain-Savvy Feb 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :D
lynx-the-ranger Mar 1, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
beautiful pencil work! Boromir is my favourite character in the books. :)
I imagined him looking a bit older, but I love this drawing nonetheless. Great work!
Thanks! Hhmm, I guess he does look quite young in here.. I didn't really think much about it, but I've always pictured him as living his best years, not yet showing signs of age. He was around 40 years old, but as he was a dúnadan, I thought it would translate roughly to 30.
lynx-the-ranger Mar 4, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
:nod: Ah, I see what you mean! However, the Numenor blood of the Stewards had become diluted throughout the generations, so except for a handful of Dunadain like Aragorn, most Gondorians wouldn't have that longevity. Just my theory! I love the drawing! :)
True, but most lesser dúnedain still stayed fit long and lived well over 100 years. Aragorn with his 200+ year lifespan was clearly a very special case, of course. And thanks again! :D
lynx-the-ranger Mar 5, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome -- please keep up the wonderful work! And it was fun talking about the dunedain. :D
hmmm... I always pictured Boromir with a beard. I agree with Toradh your detailing is excellent and it adds to your pictures immensly. And Boromir is definetly not evil he only wanted to protect his people.
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Hhmm.. since pureblooded dúnedain are said to have very little beard, I've always imagined he had none or at least he kept it shaven.. kind of a status thing. That's just my image of him, though.. And there have been different interpretations of Gandalf's sentence where he said "..The blood of Westernesse runs nearly true in [Denethor]; as it does in his other son, Faramir, and yet did not in Boromir..". Some take it this might be made evident by the fact that he had a beard, but.. I never saw him that way, in any case.

And I agree; Proud, rash and warlike -yes. Evil - no.
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