Nice work and THANK YOU! because I want to draw Manwe too. But I did not know how to draw his face. For example, you added mustache and bear but some people did not add them. So I confused. But this is successful drawing.
Thanks. But, as for the moustache and beard, this drawing was done some time ago and now I have a different vision of the Valar in which they most certainly don't have moustache Your Iluvatar and Ainur are awesome, I' waiting for your version of Manwe!
Yes I think both of us think about different vision of ainur. But as I said, I confused. Because John Howe, Alan LEE or others imagened like they are look like normal MEN. I mean with mustache, with beard (like AULE). But Melkor is like animal. And Ulmo is like fish...... I dont know my friend. I am so confused.
I know it's a little late to reply, but I totally agree with you. Personally I prefer to picture the more ambiguous Valar as "dressing up" like a bunch of different types of humans, the ones that they only caught a glimpse of during the Vision and somehow just got stuck in their minds! For example my mental image of Yavanna has dark skin and dresses in a style representing our brothers and sisters who are more in-tune with nature, particularly trees and her Aulë has sort of "ruler of El Dorado with some serious bling-but is surprisingly humble" vibe going on!