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Ar-Pharazon by steamey Ar-Pharazon by steamey
Then Ar-Pharazon hardened his heart, and he went aboard his mighty ship, Alcarondas, Castle of the Sea. Manyoared it was and many-masted, golden and sable; and upon it the throne of Ar-Pharazon was set. Then he did on his panoply and his crown, and let raise his standard, and he gave the signal for the raising of the anchors; and in that hour the trumpets of Numenor outrang the thunder.Thus the fleets of the Numenoreans moved against the menace of the West; and there was little wind, but they had many oars and many strong slaves to row beneath the lash. The sun went down, and there came a great silence.
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Nastyfoxy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ваши работы невероятны! От них невозможно оторвать глазHeart Love 
steamey Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
kimberly80 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Лицо у Ар-Фаразона нравится, таким и представляю...
steamey Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Ура.Хоть кто-то).А то уже выражалось мнение,что он выглядит старовато.
kimberly80 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Советую забить на всякие там мнения и делать как тебе нравится)
SirGodspeed Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013

This is amazing. Ar-Pharazon looks like a mad prophet, it's perfect. XD


I agree that the Tree symbols may not entirely fit, but eh, it's not a big enough deal for me to complain too much about.

steamey Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Thanks God!
WanderingSeeker Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
The water in this is beautiful and grabs my attention right away!  Would love to see a full out waterscape from you, because you've captured so much wonder in one crash of a wave.  Absolutely stunning!
Kitt-Otter Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
woah, intense!
beatricebadams Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Lots of nice details, especially the shore birds.
But it was the crazy eyes that drew me in! Those mad numenorians!

Lore debate...
I know they had a white tree of their own, but it's possible the Numenorians could have chosen a different emblem. With the political climate in Numenor at the time of this scene, sailing to the True West -- that tree was the symbol of the agreement with the Valar: the island's protection so long as they don't try to go west. I doubt they'd want that tree on their breast anymore... It's an Interesting choice, and an interesting debate: what would Ar-Pharazon have chosen for his standard?

Meanwhile, that's not something easily changed on your piece, so don't touch a thing! It's splendid!
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