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Very cool

The Shire

Nov 29 2013, 8:39pm

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Very cool [In reply to] Can't Post

I love the design. I think it truly reflects that these Elves are the only Elves on the front lines regularly. They are reminiscent of the Tower Guards of Gondor, another nation on the front lines.

You really get a feeling that Thranduil (and Oropher) were influenced by kingdoms of the First Age. I can more accurately picture the hidden warriors of Nargothrond.

I also find it interesting to see the way this forest nation tackles the issue of remaining unseen. Lothlorien Elves have their cloaks that change color, probably devised by Noldor or influenced by the power of Nenya. Mirkwood Elves have neither, so their camouflage is more typical, relying on leaf shaped motifs and patterns.

Subject User Time
Incredible concept art for Thranduil's guards. MatthewJer18 Send a private message to MatthewJer18 Nov 29 2013, 8:14pm
    Excellent design. Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Nov 29 2013, 8:25pm
        That's right up there with Azog.... ecthelionsbeard Send a private message to ecthelionsbeard Nov 29 2013, 8:35pm
    Very cool Carnivoran Send a private message to Carnivoran Nov 29 2013, 8:39pm
    In the bottom pictures, is that mesh over their eyes? Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Nov 29 2013, 8:55pm
        Might some of the palace guard... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Nov 29 2013, 10:16pm
    Great design indeed! Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Nov 29 2013, 9:41pm
    Another page from the art book: MatthewJer18 Send a private message to MatthewJer18 Nov 29 2013, 10:12pm
    Any chance of getting a link to the original Tumblr post? Anduinel Send a private message to Anduinel Nov 30 2013, 2:10am
        Weta has it on their website ... Defiant Send a private message to Defiant Nov 30 2013, 3:18am
    Wonderful detail! Maiarmike Send a private message to Maiarmike Nov 30 2013, 7:51am
    Beautiful nandorin elf Send a private message to nandorin elf Dec 1 2013, 1:28am


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