I've been trying to add more to encompass the entire but I haven't been able to. Still a work in progress. You know these cities started off as the home away from home for Anarion and Isildur. So there needed to be a sense of Numenorean beauty to them before they evolved into fortresses and cities. Still, a nice exercise.
I almost can't imagine how long this must've taken, with the painstaking detail. Lovely, lovely, lovely! Very elegant and admirable, as I can't draw architecture myself! Minas Ithil must've been a beautiful sight before it was darkened.
This is a great drawing. I write fanfiction about the Nazgul and I'm always interested to see how other people see Minas Ithil/Morgul. I don't like the movie version - it's too close to the river. I see the city looking more like the movie version of Minas Tirith, with buildings and layers following the mountain's curves and ledges. You achieve this effect in this drawing.
very good job!!But i have a question for you:you've doned this from your own imagination,or from a picture?I'm asking you this because in the movie,Minas Ithil(Tower of the Moon) isn't very known as Minah Ithil,but as Tower of Black Sorcery(:
It's from imagination, but I tend to use lots of reference photos to make sure things look real and believable. The movie is only capturing the end of this city, but there was a beginning. This is Isildur's city and it should reflect the power and majesty that Minas Anor, his brother Anorien's city. I only started this after I finished Minas Tirith as I became curious what this would look like.
Great! I really like seeing such kind of pictures (you know, not very welll known places or characters, or drawing Minas Ithil where most people would draw Minas Morgul ) I have my own version of Minas Ithil in my gallery: [link] , although it's rather old drawing...