Ok.. So i said i got the helmets out of my system, didn't i? I guess i lied, then.
Thanks to ~Sirielle
i ended up drawing more.. Lets see when i'll actually use these as a part of some illustration.
The Fall of Gondolin is quite a special case and i was going to postpone doing illustrations of that for some time.. i've got so many ideas i want to do before that. But it never hurts to do some planning before you start. So here are some helmet designs for different regiments of Gondolin based on how they're described in "Of Tuor and His Coming to Gondolin" and "The Fall of Gondolin" from the Book of Lost Tales I & II. A detailed "up-to-date" version of the Fall doesn't exist so we don't know how Tolkien finally intended to describe these events. Anyway, here i've shown designs for some specific groups.. most others would be variants of these with different colours and insignia. 2B pencil.
More helmet studies in scraps: [link] [link] [link]