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A Captain That Men Would Follow by peet A Captain That Men Would Follow by peet
'Pippin pressed forward as they passed under the lamp beneath the gate-arch, and when he saw the pale face of Faramir he caught his breath. It was the face of one who has been assailed by a great fear or anguish, but has mastered it and now is quiet. Proud and grave he stood for a moment as he spoke to the guard, and Pippin gazing at him saw how closely he resembled his brother Boromir - whom Pippin had liked from the first, admiring the great man's lordly but kindly manner. Yet suddenly for Faramir his heart was strangely moved with a feeling that he had not known before. Here was one with an air of high nobility such as Aragorn at times revealed, less high perhaps, yet also less incalculable and remote: one of the Kings of Men born into a later time, but touched with the wisdom and sadness of the Elder Race. He knew now why Beregond spoke his name with love. He was a captain that men would follow, that he would follow, even under the shadow of the black wings.'

'Faramir!' he cried aloud with the others. 'Faramir!' And Faramir catching his strange voice among the clamour of the men of the City, turned and looked down at him and was amazed.'

JRR Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Book V, Chapter 4: The Siege of Gondor


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Painted in watercolour. Companion piece to A Man from the South

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AnarielRowen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017
Oh, so good!
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peet Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :blush:
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Lyra-de-Ilussia-art Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
So beautiful, I'd wish to draw people like you Love 
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peet Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like :) I want to improve my anatomy and expressions, but I'm pleased you're happy with them!
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Montague-5741-GWR Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it me?  Or does Faramir look like Tom Cruise in this picture?
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peet Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, possible. I assure you this wasn't the intention though ;)
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Montague-5741-GWR Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
Nicely done! Faramir looks very lordly indeed, but also very weary by his responsibilities. My only criticism is that the surcoat drapery doesn't reflect the armor being worn underneath.
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peet Featured By Owner Edited Sep 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Very happy you approve of Faramir's lordliness - I was indeed pleased with the result. Re the drapery of the clothing, I'd argue that there is no armour being worn beneath (certainly not chain mail at least). I've always held to the view that the Rangers of Ithilien did not wear any, since they were a largely guerrilla force, whose strength lay in stealth, secrecy and ambush. Furthermore, as per Tolkien's word -- 'All had swords at their sides, and were clad in green and brown of varied hues, as if the better to walk unseen in the glades of Ithilien' -- this would mean that they'd want to be unheard also. Metal armour would not help much in that regard
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AnarielRowen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017
"they'd want to be unheard "
They say there are ways to prevent one's chain-mail from clinking...
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peet Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Pray, do tell. It may assist me in any future portrayals ... ;)
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AnarielRowen Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017
I don't know for sure, but I was told that if you put something kike a thin string through horisontal row of rings and lace its ends and repeat the procedure for all the rows, the mail won't clink. But it must be very time-consuming. 
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peet Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Time consuming indeed it sounds, but probably child's play for the heirs of the Numenoreans! Thanks for getting back to me :highfive:
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AnarielRowen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017
I am not often here, so don't take my silence as an offence ^)
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
No sweat, you did what you thought was right, and it really didn't make any difference in the end result. I was quite taken with the picture.
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peet Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
No worries :thumbsup: But you know what us Tolkien artists/enthusiasts are like, agonising over every little detail. Hence, I felt my choice warranted a mild response/defence ;)
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untuox Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
Great drawing.
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peet Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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untuox Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Wellcome!
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Cuthillius Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're really good at doing clothes in watercolor.
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peet Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. I do believe I'm approving, and I hope the upward trajectory remains the same :)
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Cuthillius Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you determine where the folds go? Wing it?
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peet Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Some of it is winged, and some of it is based on reference (such as Faramir's clothing in this piece). Generally speaking though, after years and years of practice, things make more sense to you. Still, I'd always recommend references :) it helps so much.
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Cuthillius Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah. :)
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JeantineHobbit Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome Faramir! :)
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peet Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:thumbsup: Very glad you approve my friend.
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shadowycat Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Very nice!  :D
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peet Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanking you :D
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MuttMix Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Very realistic!
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peet Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! Do you really think so? I'm not so sure - I find it's a little too stylised for that, but I'll take the compliment nonetheless :D
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yamisaibot Featured By Owner Edited Mar 20, 2015  Student General Artist
I really love your way of couloring, is so increible :clap: 
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peet Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
As ever I really appreciate your works, thanks for taking the time to comment :)
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yamisaibot Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student General Artist
youre welcome :aww:
and no problem :D 
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whiskeyabuse Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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peet Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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