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Sketch:Dragonhelm of Dor-lomin by aautio Sketch:Dragonhelm of Dor-lomin by aautio
Yes, yet another helmet! Probably the one that has the most detailed description of all (in "Narn i Hîn Húrin," Book of Lot Tales I). The Famed Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin, a mighty heirloom of the House of Hador worn by Hador Goldenhead, Galdor the Tall and eventually Túrin. Originally made for Azaghâl, dwarf-lord of Belegost, by the legendary Telchar of Norgrod. 2B pencil.

More helmet studies in scraps: [link] [link] [link]
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patientwords Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Holy shit, this is awesome!
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Aqueron1320 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
With this helmet I could carve out an entire empire for me and all my Reese's Pieces!
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roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
amazing!!!!!!!!!
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InKibus Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
Oh my, that is marvelous! You did a really magnificent job!
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Ntaki Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
Turambarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

your gallery is simply awesome man ^_^
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aautio Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
:D Cheers! Glad you like it!
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:iconaltarieloflothlorien:
That is the most freakin' awesome helmate I have ever seen!!! And it's from Tolkien which makes it ten times better!!!
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Dunadan-from-Bag-End Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful art! any of your drawings is so beautiful! perfect I could almost say... the helmet is great also. I wonder how would you imagine dwarves' masks that dwarves were wearing them when fighting with dragons - I couldn't find much visualisations of those masks... what do you think about it?
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Elenai Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006
Great design :) I always wondered how could it cover all the face and how would the dragon on it look, ad i really like your vision :nod:
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aautio Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006
Thanks a lot! It's a little bit based on a Great Helm design (you know, the type worn by knights over a smaller helmet), but i wanted to make it look more dwarven and heavy somehow.
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Steelpengu Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
That's a hella cool helmet. I like the idea of the dragon actually emerging from the helm like that. I could see a matching suit of armor that integrates the rest of the dragon scaling up to the helm.
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aautio Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005
Thank you! Now THAT is an awesome idea.. Dwarven dragon-armour. I'll definitely think about this! I made a [sketch] about a big battle in the book and was thinking of making several drawings of that kind of the many events that took place during it. One of those would be the death of Azaghâl the dwarf-lord in combat with Glaurung the father of Dragons.. He is the one for whom this helmet was originally made (and the idea of the dragon decoration was to mock Glaurung), and I can just see him wearing a matching suit of armour.. Thank you for the idea! :D
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Steelpengu Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, you're quite welcome! That would be a hell of a pic!
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vixentheangryfox Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Dude, I want one XD lol.....I really like the disign of this one. I like how this one looks just as good from the sides as it does from the front.

In all serious-ness...this would make a really nice shelf or bookends
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aautio Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005
Heh, yeah this would look good on the mantlepiece as well.. :) And thanks. :)
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lilie-morhiril Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005   Traditional Artist
wow...new helms are good!^^...but this is great!!! I love that dragon on the top of helmet^^
well, is it diffucult draw a dragon?!?°° I've never drawed one, I always think that it's very difficult to draw a dragon...and I don't know why^^'
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aautio Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
I have always found it difficult too.. This is also a little bit like a caricature -- the helm was crafted to mock Glaurung anyway.. I think i will draw some illustrations for Narn i hîn Húrin at some point so i will try to draw Glaurung (and this helmet) again.
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lilie-morhiril Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005   Traditional Artist
ohh
well, but the dragon that you draw is really beauty, it doesn't seem a caricature^^
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aautio Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
:) well ok, maybe not really a caricature, but somewhat simplified and stylised.. and the whole helmet is supposed to look fearsome.
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lilie-morhiril Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005   Traditional Artist
well, I want be able to draw a dragon like yours!>__<
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Verwildert Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that looks like my kind of helmet. Doomy, sharp, freaky, and dragon..y.. >.> Yes. Very nice sketch. Have you ever done a drawing of Smaug? Just curious... I like the way you did this dragon's head. :)
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aautio Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
Thanks, Lissu. ;) I've always found dragons rather difficult to draw for some reason but i think this turned out ok.. i'm still not sure if it's my definitive image of Glaurung, though. I think i've done several drawings of Smaug.. something like 15 years ago. I have no idea if those have survived the ages.. nor would i wish to show them even if i did find them! :XD: I should draw him though.. definitely i will, some day. But i think i'll still be doing more Silmarillion illustrations first -- which means there will be a Glaurung pic or two.. :)
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Verwildert Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the dragon turned out awesome. I would love to see your take on Smaug sometime in the future. :heart:
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JonEvangelist Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005  Professional General Artist
this one's great.you never run out of design ideas. :worship:
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aautio Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005
Thanks a lot, mate! I try to keep my design quite close to what my ideas of real functional weapons and armour are like. This one is very much a fantasy helm, perhaps it would need some adjustments to a more realistic direction.. but basically it's a type of great helm, worn over a smaller helmet.
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Succubus1982 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoooooooooooa! Now THAT is a nice helmet. *kiss it* My preciousssssssss........ :+favlove:
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aautio Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005
Thank you! :D I thought a dwarf helm should look quite different from the elven ones.. scary and definitely very heavy!
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