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Honour Guard

It has been a very long time since I have updated this, so I'll have a couple more posts coming up soon.  This one will be about a commission for an upcoming Lord of the Rings deck called "The Wastes of Eriador" from Fantasy Flight Games.
It was a pretty straightforward project, here is what the AD sent:

Ally. A Guard of the Citadel, dressed in silver with a helm of mithril, bearing the carved wings of sea-birds. He stands guard next to the open gate leading into the topmost tier of Minas Tirith, where we can see the leafless White Tree of Gondor standing prominently behind him.
So here is the drawing I sent:
Honour Guard Sketch, 10"x10", pencil on Strathmore 400 series, 2014.
This was approved, so I went ahead and did the final using oil on masonite.

The AD liked it, but wanted me to enlarge the arms and the chest.  I digitally did all the changes, and here is the final image:
Honour Guard, 10"x10", digital and oil on paper on masonite, 2014. ©Fantasy Flight Games
And here is the final printing of the card:


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