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Thranduil and son by Deisi Thranduil and son by Deisi
I just now realized that I have no pictures of my version of Legolas on my devArt page. I have lots on my website, [link] but none that I deemed good enough to put up here. So, let me give you a little blurb on why I have overhauled the movie Legolas.
I realize that this may cost me many of the friends I have here, but I cannot stand watching Orlando Bloom try to act! Legolas is my favorite character in the books, aside from Merry and Pippin, where he actually has a personality/ sense of humor/ backstory. But man... the movies... I pretty much cringe every time Orlando opens his mouth.
So. I have basically come up with a design as far away as I can possibly get from the blonde, poncy movie Legolas. I cropped off all his hair and made it darker and angled out his face. Unfortunately, my version of Legolas does not coincide with the description of his father in The Hobbit, which gives him fair hair. So... let's just say Legolas takes after his mother. Maybe I'll draw her. Sorry Thranduil's a little scary looking.
I apologize to anyone I offended with my blatant Orlando-bashing.
Textures from [link]
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SeekMeOut Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

I love orlando...

 

But your right, I'm missing some of the book humour

 

"I am off to find the sun!" -Legolas

 

Or something like that :P

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Glorrosaelin Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your Legolas. :D I tend to picture him as a blonde, but he looks really good with dark hair. Thranduil is awesome too. I have to admire Thranduil's cape and Legolas' aumlet. :clap:

I agree with the comment that Orlando can't act. When I watched the movies for the first time, I just ignored him and focused on a rock or other character behind him. The things that caught my attention were the fact that his eye color was very inconsistant (One minute it's brown, than grey, then blue, next thing you know, it'll be green.), and that Orlando bears a startling resemblance to my older brother.
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Deisi Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: Haha! I know, the backgrounds are a lot more interesting than his acting.

And thanks! :)
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Glorrosaelin Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They sure are.

No problem!
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Sabatuar Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
You should be happy to know that the books describe Legolas as "dark" rather then "fair".
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Niphredill Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
even though I've always imagined Legolas as a blonde, I DESPISE Bloom in his role. I mean, all he did was prance around and look brainless!
Your version is very cute and refreshing :)
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Deisi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Niphredill Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
Most welcome :)
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Galenfea Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
I agree, Orlando Bloom can't act, and yay for dark-haired Legolas! Does it really say that he was probably dark in the Letters? I always supposed that the default was dark, especially for Sindar, but I wasn't sure. Would rock if it was.
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Deisi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that's the big debate... it doesn't actually explicitly say anywhere whether he's fair or dark-haired. I don't pretend to be knowledgeable about all things Tolkien, but I always got the impression that he should be dark.
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