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LOTR - Char Redesigns by Changinghand LOTR - Char Redesigns by Changinghand
Alright, some more practice here. These two are the first in a number of studies I’ll be doing. I’ll be redesigning a handful of characters where the race of each person is changed. Important as an exercise in drawing diversity, and the fact that POC representation in fantasy is mostly non-existant.
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Herokiller12344 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Well it certainly looks good.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
 Now this is a very intriguing image and my only quibbles are that Eomer isn't fair-haired, since the Rohirrim are very associated with that look to help distinguish them from Gondorians (I believe that there are blondes to be found amongst the mongols and other steppe peoples, so you would not be obliged to change anything else - while the Rohirrim are saxon by culture there's no reason they have to be White Anglo-Saxon Protestant-types).

 www.trotamundos.ch/dia_show/mo…

 britam.org/blondmongols.jpg

  As for your image of Boromir it's just about perfect even if he isn't as grey-eyed as Tolkien described him (apologies, but I WILL quibble where explicit description in the text is concerned); might I please ask if you drew on Ethiopian physical types when illustrating him? (I believe that the name Gondor may have been borrowed from Gondar in that ancient nation - perhaps you could borrow from local architectural styles should you ever draw up a Minas Tirith to match this Boromir?).

www.exploreabyssinia.com/image…


 I must say that while I'm something of an old fogey when it comes to my mental image of Middle-Earth, I do find these thought-experiments fascinating rather than distressing; The Silmarillion Project of Mr Aaron Diaz holds my interest for much the same reason as this rendition of Eomer of Rohan and Boromir of Gondor does! (even where I middy disagree with it, it's very well drawn).

 silmarillionproject.tumblr.com…
 
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Avianosez Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Why Boromir is black? О_о
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dabigboss888 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Artist
nice

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TheIceCreamTruck Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student General Artist
See, my only problem with this is that now there's the whole "Black guy dies first" thing going on for Boromir.
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AteMozzarella Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous, and I've pretty much fallen in love. I checked around and I suppose you haven't done others (?) but you've inspired me to draw some of my own redesigns <3
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Changinghand Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I haven't done any others lately but I'm planning to expand on it eventually. Glad you've been inspired to make some art :) 
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AteMozzarella Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I hope to see them :) 
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dedicatedfollower467 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
These are gorgeous! Have you done more yet, or are you still working on them?
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Changinghand Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I haven't done any recently, but I'm planning to do more of these as time goes by :)
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