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Early Kings of Gondor by neral85 Early Kings of Gondor by neral85
These are the kings of Gondor from the early Third Age.

ballpoint pen, coloured pencil

Just out of curiosity: Which one (I mean which picture, not which character) is your favourite? Or several of them? :-)

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Pictures in this series:
Meneldil, the third king of Gondor
Cemendur, the fourth king of Gondor
Eärendil, the fifth king of Gondor
Anardil, the sixth king of Gondor (and his queen)
Ostoher, the seventh king of Gondor
Rómendacil I, the eighth king of Gondor
Turambar, the ninth king of Gondor
Atanatar I, the tenth king of Gondor (and his queen)
Siriondil, the eleventh king of Gondor

For their successors, see the Ship-kings of Gondor and the kings of the Golden Age of Gondor!

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If you like my Tolkien-related art, look at my related journal or gallery folder.
But you can find even more of my pictures on my website Angrenost.cz. It's in Czech, but you can still look over the gallery of illustrations. Enjoy! :-)
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aredhelfromtirion Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Moji oblíbení jsou jednoznačně Cemendur, Eärendil a Siriondil. U toho prvního je to ten teplý a příjemný ráz celého obrazu, výborně  korespondující s Cemendurovým jménem, u Eärendila celková atmosféra (hvězda nad zpola setmělým oceánem) a krásný rám, u Siriondila řeka a ladění obrazu do zelena. :) (Smile)
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Is there a Byzantium influence to your Gondorian royalty and their clothing designs? I always picked up on that myself, at least, likening Arnor and Gondor to the split between the Eastern and Western Roman Empire. Just a thought that came to me today whilst milling around your gallery again :) 
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neral85 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Byzantium influence? Definitely! I have a similar idea of Gondor and Arnor, so the inspiration and influence is quite intentional.
The one area where I have to admit the LotR films really influenced my is the architectural design, especially of Rivendell (and elven architecture in general) and Minas Tirith (and Gondorian architecture). The architecture of Before that, I didn't have clear conception of how Gondor would look like, perhaps something impressive-vaguely-medieval-lavishly-decorated. One of my earliest pictures may illustrate it: www.angrenost.cz/obrazky.php?a… :-) . Gondor in the film is clearly heavily influenced by Byzantine design, art and architecture, which I liked very much and adopted it for my own illustrations (for example here in the architectural design it is quite obvious).
And of course, it was only logical to use the same source of inspiration for this series of Gondorian royalty. :nod:
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peet Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah yes, I love this description of 'impressive-vaguely-medieval-lavishly-decorated' ;). And it's nice to see your early portrayal of Osgiliath, very interesting indeed. The Byzantium theme in terms of architecture wasn't immediately obvious to me when I read the story per se, moreso it was when I moved on to the Appendices and other works in the Tolkien canon which provide Gondor's history and back story that I really started to make the connection. Still, I always imagine something vaguely majestic and proud, and white. Always white in my view; though of course this wouldn't necessarily be so for all Gondorian architecture. In any case, I approve - obviously! :D
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neral85 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I imagine mostly white too, after all Minas Tirith is known as the White City. :nod:
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peet Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Although strangely I read somewhere that the phrase 'White City' is never uttered once in LotR ... not sure how accurate that is though :D.
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neral85 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am not sure either (and I am to lazy to look it up), but it may be so.
Certainly the White Tower is there, and the White Tree, and the city stands at the foot of the White Mountains, so it seems natural to call Minas Tirith the White City, but it may be a later invention. :-)
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peet Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Ok, I just searched through my pdf. copy of LotR, and yes, no mention of the 'White City' anywhere. Though yes, lots of White elsewhere, as you've noted ;)
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neral85 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting... :-)
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Adds777 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Fantastic pictures. I love Tolkien's Middle Earth and I've
Always had a fascination with anything to do with Arnor & 
Gondor & her line of Kings.

Would you consider completing your collection of portraits
by drawing Elendil, Isildur & Anarion, and also the kings of
Gondor after Hyarmendacil I.

I'm sure there is enough information in the LOTR appendix section the Annuals of the Kings & rulers to do this. I'm very impressed with your portraits of the Kings of Gondor so far. Finishing off with King Elessar Telcontar of the reunited Kingdom. Nice work indeed!

Let me know if l can help with ideas for drawing the rest
Of the House of Anarion.
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your comment! :-) I'd like to draw the rest of the line, hopefully I'll find time to do it. But Atanatar Alcarin & sons should be quite fun to draw, so I should get into it at last. :-)
I didn't start with Elendil, Isildur and Anárion originally, because I wanted to practise first on the less important kings which came later.

Yes, I think there is a decent amount of information to hint something about all the kings of Gondor. But surely I'll appreciate some ideas for them.
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Adds777 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Hello,
Yes l'm looking forward to seeing your portraits
Of the rest of line of the Kings of Gondor.
I wonder if in due time you could even do the Arnorian Kings as well.

Awaiting your work in expectation.


with regards
Adds777
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your comment, I'm really glad you like my pictures. I do have several of the following kings semi-finished, though currently I don't have much time for it. I hope I'll be to finish the Gondorian line though.
As for Arnor, it's more difficult, as we have much less information about its kings. But we'll see... Númenorian kings would be interesting, too... ;-) In any case, Gondor goes first. =D
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EarlofChutney Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I cannot decide between Earendil, Turambar, and Siriondil. I think it is great that you decided to put them all together!
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neral85 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your comment, I'm glad you lilke it! :thanks:
Ship-kings coming soon! ;-)
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EarlofChutney Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
I love all of them, but seeing them all together is awesome! :wow:
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for a nice comment! :-) I also like it to look at them all together... :-)
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bohemian-empress Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
The one in the middle.
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ostoher, one of my favourites too. =D
Thanks. :thanks:
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Comicalfreakazoid Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011   General Artist
:wow: these are great! :squee:
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :-)
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ecorecycletree Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
These are really amazing!! :)
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neral85 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty cool Elf-kings there! :)
Having trouble figuring out what that title along the top says, though, and I have studied Elvish script... ^^;
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neral85 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's just the same as the title of the deviation, only in Quenya: Arinyë arani Ondonóreo, which is "The early kings of Gondor". :-)
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oops, Kings of Men... ^^;
It was the wings on the helmets that confused me - they look so Elvish!
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kdso Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Keep it up! :clap:
Thanks for your submission in the Group :iconi-deserve-more: …I hope your artwork gets more appreciation!!

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Lyzzy-Beth Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh wow! this is amazing! :omfg: You've done some wonderful art there. :nod: :clap:

There was a time - few year ago - when i knew everything about Tolkiens world. i was even able to read those elvish letters. :D But since then i forgot so much about it... i'm getting a bit nostalgic, when i see your picture. :aww:

The kings (and queens) in every picture look very majestic, but my fav pieces are Earendil and Siriondil. :)
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neral85 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's nice. :-) Well, I remained quite a devoted Tolkien fan to this day, partly because of the website I have and still occasionally update. ;-) Drawing these illustration is a good way for me to stay somehow connected to the Tolkien's world... :aww:
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Chalaya Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, all of them together looks amazing! I adore this one!!!
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like these pictures! :dance:
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Chalaya Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! I really do!
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nendawen Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the idea of using Byzantine kings and queens as inspiration for this early kingship of Gondor. Good job!
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! :-)
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I like the picture of Eärendil the most, beacuse there are so beautiful colours in the background :)
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :-) Yes, I'm quite happy with the background of Eärendil. :aww:
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xodieromanticxo Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love the picture of Romendacil because it looks like he's going off to fight with his awesome shield!!! but Earendil is my fav character
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neral85 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :clap:
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AzaleaWynters Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Writer
they're all really amazing. I love how they look like illustrations in a medieval book. *wants more*
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neral85 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :-) I'm glad they make such an impression. :-)
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dardo2 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great gallery!
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :thanks:
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Apolloette Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are all amazing! :heart:
If only Gondor was real... :(
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it! :-)
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coranglais Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
I love this series! I hope you keep it going!
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
Yes, the Ship-kings are in process... ;-)
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