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Gondolin by Simanion Gondolin by Simanion
I think this fits under fan art (?) I like how this sketch turned out. I dont think you can really see much of it here, but i tried to see how small and detailed i could make each building (the whole paper is A5), staircase, window etc. Based on the city in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Silmarillion".
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AmAndArInI Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
This drawing is so amazing that I decided to feature it in my journal
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:D
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AmAndArInI Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
This is much more impressive I could have imagined for Gondolin. o_O
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konstantinpalailogos Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Reminds me of city landscapes from the Nuremberg Chronicle.
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LernoVictoria Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty much the coolest thing I've ever seen.
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Simanion Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, let's not go crazy now. But thanks :aww:
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luminousleopard Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
that's fricking cool
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Simanion Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like! :aww:
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Sara-FE Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Lovely drawing!
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Simanion Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! :aww:
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mrtaylorwall Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
that's dandy...nice job !
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Simanion Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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Koeno77Shiro Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O________O it;s great! I couldn't do details like this! You're amazing *ooo*
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Simanion Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! Glad you like it :aww:
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Koeno77Shiro Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's my pleasure to see such a detailed and outstanding work. You really did a great job :D
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Ultima-eFFik Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Student
Waaah, that is just adorable! *v*
I cannot imagine how much patience one should have to draw something as detailed as it is! :heart: And all those tiny fairy-talish buildings look so cute all together!~
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Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! Sorry I took so long getting around to answering, but I really appreciate your comment. Thanks :aww:
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Ultima-eFFik Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Student
Very welcome! :heart:
And don't worry, that's just fine XD It's the same way here XDD
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Anouk-Lisole Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
This is amazingly intricate! I love it!
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Simanion Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! I had to sharpen the pencil every two minutes, lol. Cheers for the fave too :aww:
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Anouk-Lisole Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
My goodness! Well, you deserve every fave you get!
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PippinIncarnate Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Very nice! I have to say that it reminds me a bit too much of Minas Tirith, but then again, I'm not as much of a silmarillion scholar as I should be, so I'm really in no place to be speaking of the proper way for gondolin to look ^^; But I think the likeness I see is just because the bridge reinds me a lot of Alan Lee's Cincprt for Rath Dinen in the movies

anyway, very awesome. it has an oldschool fantasy illuration feel that you just don't see too much of anymore. aaaaand, I have to agree with the masses; the bridge is awesome.
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Simanion Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! Minas Tirith eh? I guess it does have a tower not unlike Ecthelion, and I know what you mean about the bridge. I wish I could do Minas Tirith properly..one day. I based the structure of the city off this legendary picture if you've ever seen it: [link] that's only half, the other half has a bridge and another small section. Glad you like it! and cheers for the fave :D
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moyrazenith Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
pretty outstanding for being a hidden city xD but beautiful anyway ^^
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Simanion Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
haha, thanks :D I guess they dont have much of a defence either, unless those gates were made of mythril or something. Maybe they were.
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azurecorsair Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
wooot!! :D
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Simanion Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I love Gondolin :D Thanks for the fave!
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azurecorsair Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
me too np :D
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Minas-Tirith-Hakan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
Good work, I like this...:)
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Simanion Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou :D Maybe one day you can make Gondolin too :D
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Minas-Tirith-Hakan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
Maybe...:)
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Jithral Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
WOW! And I thought my cathedral was very detailed, but your city beats it all! :O
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Simanion Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I saw your cathedral, its beautiful work! much more realistic than mine :nod: Thankyou, and thanks for the fave :D
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Jithral Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
You're welcome :D
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popeyethecat Featured By Owner May 8, 2007
The detail is AMAZING. I could stare at this forever
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Simanion Featured By Owner May 9, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! actually the detail of this one was quite obscured when I put it up here, I'll see if I can get a better scan one day - I'll tell you if it happens :D Thanks for the fave too.
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moonstars24 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
my goodness... the details.... they're so... detailed....:jawdrop:
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Simanion Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
haha, thankyou. Details can be like that :D thanks for the fave!
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blackthornart Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
omg..........:wow: this is great!!! :clap:
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Simanion Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh thanks! Im glad you found it and that you like it :aww: Thankyou for the fave too :peace:
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blackthornart Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
like it very much :nod: :D you're welcome
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Why have I not ever seen this one???!!! This is awesome Simon:clap:
Its very unique:D
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Simanion Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Why thankyou Sabrina, I guess it is kind of hidden away down here a bit lol. Im glad you like it!
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loess Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
i love the bridge.
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Simanion Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah i like that part too, I think that kind of makes it. Thanks
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ElectrikPinkPirate Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
oh wow O.O :wow: Glorfindel's city! WOO!
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Simanion Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay! Thanks for being wowed. I actually like this one alot but i think its a bit neglected, probably becasue it's pencil and not really bold enough. But thanks for commenting my pink pirate friend.
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ElectrikPinkPirate Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
haha no problem! ^_^ tat part of tolkien is so overlooked, it's nice to see some of it :D it is the shiz :D
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NaujTheDragonfly Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, and how long did this take?
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Simanion Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou. Umm i know a long time because anything i do takes forever but i'd probably estimate a couple of months from start to finish, doing little bits over time. I had to continually sharpen my pencil and it ended up only a couple of centimetres when i was done.
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