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Young Mahtan by Filat Young Mahtan by Filat
Mahtan Aulendil, father of Nerdanel.
I know about the beard, but it is so hard for to imagine (and draw!) an elf with a beard, so I decided to portray him in his youth.

"He usually wore a band of copper about his head. His hair was not as dark or black as was that of most of the Noldor, but brown, and had glints of coppery-red in it." (c) The Shibboleth of Feanor, HoME vol.12
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Siiw Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just noticed that this picture and your picture of Maedhros has some similarity. It really looks like they are related! Maedhros must look a lot like his grandfather :D
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patientwords Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
What a cutie!
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coranglais Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Very nice work!
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NonieR Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Oh, this is striking! ;)

Thank you for giving him a man's face, and especially a man's mouth, however lovely he may be; I like bishi boys now and then, but Tolkien's men were men.
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Ritiakaramne Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Right you are, I can't make friends with bearded elfs, too. I hope they shave!!!
I love him! - but only shaved
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Ailin1252 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing! I love his face and hair, and for this is the first portrait I've ever seen of him he will look like that in my imagination from now on :aww:
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iluvobiwan91 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well done, as always! And I know what you mean. ^_^ I've still not drawn a bearded elf... it's just, strange. ;P
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Filat Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Yeh, very strange!
Though it's really interesting to try :)
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Elentarri Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Beautiful work as always. I love your portrayal of Tolkien's world.

Happy festive season.
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Filat Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Thank you!
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