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Anglachel by ekukanova Anglachel by ekukanova
''...There is malice in this sword. The dark heart of the smith still dwells in it. It will not love the hand it serves, neither will it abide with you long...''


Illustration for the Children of Hurin by Tolkien
gouashe, watercolour and colored pensils on paper, 33x35cm

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:iconthe-devi-stator:
Such gorgeous art!
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:iconjsinuco:
Jsinuco Dec 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
gorgeous watercolour!
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:iconmangakajua:
YOU CREATE FANTASTIC WORK
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:iconelandhwen:
but thats not Legolas, isnt it? o.O
though a beautiful picture *.*
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:icontenorerobusto:
TenoreRobusto Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The reflective qualities of the blade, especially taking the red colors from the roof, making it appear covered in blood (as has been mentioned before) are quite striking. This whole scene is very, very well done. I only have one question: what made you decide to portray Elu Thingol as being brown haired instead of Silver-haired? I only ask because it seemed to be one of his most striking features, meriting becoming part of his name, Thingol meaning "Grey cloak," and referring to his hair (as well as apparently being the tallest child of Iluvatar ever born, which is saying something, considering that Elendil was approximately 8 feet tall).
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:icontenorerobusto:
TenoreRobusto Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, no worries.  I was just curious, as your other work including him had the correct hair color. :P

But more importantly, your work is really, really terrific!  You have such amazing skill. :D
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:iconekukanova:
Please blame that pirated translation of JRR, as it's from 90's  that I read,  there was a mis-translation :)
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:iconturnermohan:
TurnerMohan Sep 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow i absolutely love your armor for beleg, the design is great (sharp and gothic, but so leaflike) and you REALLY know how to capture the way light reflects off curved, polished steel surfaces, no easy task ;)

what is you're medium for pieces like this (this one and your other children of turin related paintings i mean)? is it always watercolor/gouashe/pencils? as always, terrific work!
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:iconekukanova:
Thank you, I'm glad, you like it!

 yes, all the pieces like this made with gouashe and watercolours ( the use of colored pensils is absolutly minimal, only for refinement at home stretch:  the faces, hear and other small details)
a mix of liquid  watercolor and chalky  gouashe gives a capability to render a very  different textures :)
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