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Namo, the Judge by Maureval Namo, the Judge by Maureval
Namo, often called Mandos, probably the wisest among the Valar.
Indoubtedly my most favourite Vala (alongside with Irmo). ^^;

Quite oriental vision of him (a sage/priest mixed with a samurai). In fact his "profession" has a lot in common with the priesthood. ;)

Although this image may also suit Irmo, the Lord of Dreams, the younger brother of Namo.

No reference.

Mandos/Namo & Lorien/Irmo (c) JRRT "Silmarillion"
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Kathyjlarson Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Namo is my favorite also, and this is exactly as I imagined he would look. Stern, but yet not without compassion. +fav 
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PeregrineAlba Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Green does suit him.
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mushroomjardin Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
That's a very cool concept. There's quite a lot of character I see in this piece. Almost sorrow behind the cold exterior.
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
This is an amazing picture! Well done!
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very interesting take on Namo! One would expect him to be dressed in black and grey,
but green is nice when one thinks about it. He's the Vala of death, and death is a rebirth.
The sage aspect is nice too, because he is also the Vala of prophecy.

GOD bless
John 3:16
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LajlaNiemi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
really strande - that green and those hair...I expected more of grey or violet :) ...but this is the Judge indeed
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LochNessieMonster Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No words for how much I love this.
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Ailin1252 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Majestic, wise, and severe but fair. Pretty good for Mandos, and this all-new interpretation of him makes this piece even more interesting. I never really thought about having eastern influences for the Valar, but, hey, that really works :la:. Great!
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cellardoorsky Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Nice take on him- I never would have thought of incorporating eastern influences into something as dominantly western as Tolkien! But I think you made it work, and made it work well at that. Also I really like the little gold swirls behind him. <3
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AlisonAilfinnAllan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Lovely
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GamgeeFest Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
He does look very judge-y. I like that you took a different approach for his features as well. Well done!
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Sirandea Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
This is really cool! He has a very intense presence about him. You drew the folded arms excellently - they're not the easiest things to do but they look great ^-^ I really like the Eastern influence in his costume and hairstyle, and those cheekbones are just something else! Very nice work.
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gbindis Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Amazing idea to paint him as a samurai. I love his eyes! Mandos is one of my favourites characters among the Valars.
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The-Wandering-Ranger Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist
cool
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tomato-bird Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wait, no he could just use his stare.
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tomato-bird Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
He looks pretty serious. :D he needs a gavel badly
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Saeleth Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Wow, really beautiful! And he's my favourite Vala too! ;) ^__^
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Nerwen20 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Ohhh O.O
He really DOES look like Mandos!
Great work.
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a fantastic picture, and my favourite Vala!
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful work !!!! :heart: Nice concept for the Namo and cool highlight effects! !
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Quenta-Silmarillion Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
great one!
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