I really, really, really DO love Eönwë, my favorite character! And I love you, and I start loving him more and more with each of your new painting of him. ))) I'v never seen better images of Eönwë than yours. Just THANK YOU! ))
God this is amazing! There are pieces where I just think "very well done!" or even "beautiful!" and then look for the next one - but I keep staring at this picture for minutes on end. I think what gets me is that on top of the excellent execution several details that suggest an entirely fitting characterization: The expression and hair in combination with those tasseled insignia just says "I'm modest about myself - but I'm here to represent Manwë" (this splendor-through-modestly-fitting-into-your-place-in-the-order-of-things is so Tolkien!); the feathers on his shoulder plates connect him to Manwë and make him seem angelic (and since they're not ruffled he's never even come close to being hit...). I'm gushing - but I won't apologize. This is gushworthy!