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Great design indeed!

Captain Salt
Tol Eressea

Nov 29 2013, 9:41pm

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Great design indeed! [In reply to] Can't Post

Seems like there might be some Second Age/Numenorean cultural influence (the helmets in particular seem to have shades of the Citadel/Fountain Guards from RotK...or, perhaps it should be said that the Fountain Guards were modeled after these Palace Guards?)

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!

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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