The High King of the Exiles
Fingolfin was held overlord of all the Noldor, and Fingon after him, though their own realm was but the northern land of Hithlum; yet their people were the most hardy and valiant, most feared by the Orcs and most hated by Morgoth.
-- J. R. R. Tolkien: The Silmarillion, Chapter 14: Of Beleriand and its Realms
Now Fingolfin, King of the North, and High King of the Noldor, seeing that his people were become numerous and strong, and the Men allied to them were many and valiant, pondered once more an assault upon Angband.
-- J. R. R. Tolkien: The Silmarillion, Chapter 18: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin
The first High King pondering grave matters of state upon his throne..
A simple drawing.. I had just about enough forethought to draw a couple of haphazard construction lines to help getting the throne perspective about right, but other than that it was a fairly quick one.
I chose fairly simple and modest clothes for him this time.. something like more practical everyday wear instead of the more formal robes. Again I threw in some simple knotwork decoration.. and this time, again as a bit of laugh, I chose to repeat King Solomons knot design for the border because.. well, he is a king, right?
I left the lineart fairly clean and didnt shade it (save for the skin), since I thought I would try to paint it digitally at some point. I have no idea if Ill ever end up doing that, though.
HB pencil on art paper + Photoshop.