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Lord of the Gems by Mami02 Lord of the Gems by Mami02
"In the greatest of his achievements, FŽanor captured the light of the Two Trees to make the three Silmarils, also called the Great Jewels. He prized the Silmarils above all else, and
grew increasingly suspicious that the Valar and other Eldar coveted them. He either vainly displayed the jewels or jealously guarded them from all except his immediate family."

- tolkiengateway.net


:star:A picture of the mighty elf, FŽanor, prince and later High-King of the Noldorian elves from JRR Tolkien's "The Silmarillion" (ancient prelude to Lord of the Rings). Here, he is in his younger days :)

I've been working on this for sometime, made for :iconmanstock:#ManStock's "Heroes and Villains fanart contest" [link]

I'd like to call FŽanor as the villain of this piece, though I never think it entirely his fault because the story is too tragic and complicated, and because the first Dark Lord, Morgoth, was mainly responsible for starting all the evils that had happened in Valinor and Middle-Earth where Feanor for the most part, is sometimes just a tool.

Info about FŽanor here : [link] ,
[link]

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FŽanor is a great craftsman, he created many beautiful gems, the greatest of them being the Silmarils that were so pure and bright that even the Valar and all who dwelled in the
blessed realm were in awe and admiration of them, including the Dark Lord who lusted greedily after them, stole them with a murderous act of vile treachery and awakened FŽanor's
wrath. That started a long, terrible and tragic war which ate up everything upon its path in flames of ruin, deception and despair that was the main driving force of all the events and
tragedy that fell upon middle-earth in the first age.

I could go on and on...it's a big story, and one of my favourite books :XD:
Hope you like this :)

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Credits :

:bulletred:~mikiu378 - [link] - Pose reference.
:bulletred:*redheadstock - sparkles, light beams, floral designs, design on belt
:bulletred:~JavierZhX - clouds
:bulletred:*stayka - textures
Character belongs to JRR Tolkien
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:iconemmiko28:
emmiko28 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
like him; so very handsome. :D
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:iconmami02:
Mami02 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
thank you :D
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:iconemmiko28:
emmiko28 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
you know, when i'm looking at this pic, i'm literary drooling. :blush:
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
This is one of the best Feanors that I've seen. :) He looks very much like an elf lord
and I like how he's clutching his famous gems.

GOD bless
John 3:16
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:iconmami02:
Mami02 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Thank you :)
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ArtisticFictioneer Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Feanor...just Feanor. This is amazing!
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:iconmami02:
Mami02 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
thanks :)
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Elaini-the-Mystic Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
The picture is amazing. I wouldn't call him a villain though. I think "antihero" would suit him better.
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Mami02 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Thanks. Melkor is the true villain, I think. Feanor just lets himself be manipulated...and I guess I like Feanor too much to call him evil :meow:
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Elaini-the-Mystic Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Though he does have some villainous qualities as well.
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A very good Feanor! I like how you draw hair, they are so flowing:)
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:iconmami02:
Mami02 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
thank you
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:iconrahona:
Rahona Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Very nice work. I like the effect you did with the light from the gems in his hand and the almost abstract way you painted the Tree.

Couple of questions. What is his right hand doing? Also, I like that you had the pin at his waist be made of two parts twining together, but shouldn't the lower one go under that highest loop where the two cross so that it holds tight together? And how can he move with that breastplate?
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:iconmami02:
Mami02 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Thanks, and for the critique :)
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:iconrahona:
Rahona Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome. Really though, what is his right hand doing?
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:iconmami02:
Mami02 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
It is doing nothing at all. It is just following the reference, which btw isn't a real person, but a 3d image. The finished picture is different from the reference because clothes are added.

If it looks strange, maybe thats why it needs that critique, whic is much appreciated. Thank you.
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Rahona Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I guess also, how does that pin stay on? There is no hint of string going over the metal, nor is there any hint of another piece of wire going behind the fabric and main ornament to hold it there.
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Hellooooo, I have featured you here: [link]
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:iconmami02:
Mami02 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Thank you :)
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
:bulletgreen:Congratulations on winning SECOND PLACE in the #ManStock Fan Art: Heroes and Villains contest!:bulletgreen:
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:iconmami02:
Mami02 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
:dummy: Thank youuu!!
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Anarloth Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!
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:iconmami02:
Mami02 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Thank you :)
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Anarloth Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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arcadiasw Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
He's certainly is Lord of the Gems. His shirt is shaped like a diamond. LOL! He looks really intense and is the tree behind him made of diamonds? The leaves from the tree are shaped like gems. Also, can he give me a diamond since he has plenty to spare?
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Mami02 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Thanks A. You won't get ANYTHING from this guy, so forget about jewels. he'll raise a war on your country before he lets you anywhere near his jewel-box,or even if you hide them up in heaven, he'll still climb up there to take them back, LOL!

(By the way he features in a prequel to the Lord of the Rings, and I'm really fond of him :aww:)
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arcadiasw Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
So he is a jerk. :p Well, I guess if you like him, he can't be that bad. :)
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love his armor and belt and the circlet and the cloak and the pose. Awesome!
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:iconmami02:
Mami02 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Thank you very much :meow:
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Starspirit42 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student General Artist
I love how the red kinda reflects that firey spirit in him, and the darker colors show his evil side and it contrasts so nicely with the light. However i woulda called him the Lord of the Jewels harhar. Very nice color choice. He is a character that is tragically flawed. I always wondered...how much blame can actually be placed on this character for what happened because it's not like he forced people to go with him...they just did because of his leadership skills. It's just...his intentions were poor and in the end his lack of judgement gets him killed. There must have been some merit to his character, a good side. Nobody would've followed him if he was really a villain. He was impatient and didn't seem to think things through, instead acting on impulse. I believe that to be his tragic flaw of an otherwise ok character. Anyways...Idk why I told you this...I felt like sharing.
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Mami02 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Thanks! Those are my thoughts too. That's why Feanor to me is the most interesting of the lot. I thought a long time about using 'Lord of the Jewels' but it kept making me think of 'Family jewels'hehehehe :P =P :rofl:
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Starspirit42 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student General Artist
^ lmao I never would've thought of it that way XD but now I will...oh geez.
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
He certainly looks like a proud elven lord!

GOD bless
John 3:16
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:iconmami02:
Mami02 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Thank you :)
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Lady-Susan Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist
I instantly knew it was Feanor even before I opened the link to your piece ^^ It's just so gorgeous :) I love his facial expression too, it shows his strong personnality and somewhat sense of superiority ;)

I do like feanor a lot, but my all time favorite from the Noldor elves has to be Maglor (guess it's the whole thing about music and ending your life in exile, singing on the shores by the sea he'll never be alowed to cross :p )
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:iconmami02:
Mami02 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Thank you :hug:

I'm especially fond of the house of Feanor... Maedhros and Maglor are my other 2 favourites :)
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great one! Feanor's one of my all-time favourite fictional characters and I love your way of depicting him!
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Mami02 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Thank you so much :) Its really hard to pick favourites from the Noldor elves, but I suppose Feanor's at the top of the list (with Maedhros following close second :lol:)
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hell yeah, you think like me :D They may not be the "good" guys always, but they are perhaps one of Tolkien's best developed characters.
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:iconavi17:
avi17 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Lovely. :D I love his expression and the Silmarils' shine.
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:iconmami02:
Mami02 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Thanks very much :)
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:iconmikiu378:
mikiu378 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely fantasy art! Thanks for the cross-linking.
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:iconmami02:
Mami02 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Thank you! Great stock!!
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Xiraus Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome, love the scene and the atmosphere and also the hair *-*
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:iconmami02:
Mami02 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Thanks!! Glad you like it :D
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Nice work.
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:iconmami02:
Mami02 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Thanks!!
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
You're welcome.
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Ashlee1012000 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Nice work :)
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Mami02 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Thanks , ashlee :)
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