“Here was one with an air of high nobility such as Aragorn at times revealed, less high perhaps, yet also less incalculable and remote: one of the Kings of Men born into a later time, but touched with the wisdom and sadness of the Elder Race. […] He was a captain that men would follow, […] even under the shadow of the black wings.”
This is pretty much how I had imagined Faramir would look like, before the movie series gave him ginger hair. J. R. R Tolkien would turn over in his grave! Of course, I understand that the movies had to distinguish clearly between Aragorn and Boromir, hence this travesty.
Faramir is one of my favourite characters in Lord of the Rings. I also like the romance between Faramir and Eowyn more than the Aragorn-Arwen pairing, which I consider to be simply a variation of the love-at-first-sight cliche. Faramir helps Eowyn move on, and the development of her feelings for Faramir is gradual and believable.
I had originally planned to draw the entire scene showing Faramir wrapping his mother’s cloak around Eowyn, but my patience and skill were both insufficient.
Made using Photoshop CS5.