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''...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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:iconkoroleva12:
Koroleva12 Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just discovered your art and I'm amazed! -- Very inspiring
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:iconekukanova:
ekukanova Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
Thank you very much!^^
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:iconspikedpsycho:
spikedpsycho Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
"Blood, ew. You keep it"
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:iconcaroscha:
caroscha Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
LOL. They could've avoided a lot of pain with that ;(
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:iconaerio-chan:
Aerio-chan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Love it!!
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:iconrbow:
rbow Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Excellent work!!!
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:iconarashi-no-tori:
Arashi-no-Tori Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Вы видели, что фрагмент этой картины используется на Lord of the Rings вики? lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Gurthang
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:iconekukanova:
ekukanova Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Да, спасибо, это с моего разрешения)  к сожалению случай редкий(
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:iconartigas:
Artigas Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Bravo! I love your Gurthang design. It is so hard to paint a black but reflective object and you made it so superbly. Also, the sword look slender but solid, and very very sharp. Those qualities are very hard to show in a painting, and you do it as a master! My sincere admiration!
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:iconlamastok:
Lamastok Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
These pieces of armor ._______.
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:iconjoryrferrell:
JoryRFerrell Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Artist
How much would you charge for an image like this? How long would it take to complete?
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:iconekukanova:
ekukanova Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
This one should take a month(ish). For an original size, it would be 1.2K E. Add postage and insurance =)
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:iconthe-devi-stator:
The-Devi-stator Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Such gorgeous art!
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:iconekukanova:
ekukanova Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Thanks!^^
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:iconjsinuco:
Jsinuco Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
gorgeous watercolour!
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:iconmangakajua:
mangakaJUA Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist
YOU CREATE FANTASTIC WORK
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:iconelandhwen:
Elandhwen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
but thats not Legolas, isnt it? o.O
though a beautiful picture *.*
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:icontenorerobusto:
TenoreRobusto Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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:
ekukanova Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
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 Featured By Owner 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:
ekukanova Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
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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:iconpuppetinfaith:
Puppetinfaith Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013

This. Is. Stunning.

 

Honestly, this depicts the scene perfectly!  :iconclapplz:

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:iconekukanova:
ekukanova Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconkimberly80:
kimberly80 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Волшебная работа, очень красиво, чем то средневековые миниатюры напоминает...здорово
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:iconekukanova:
ekukanova Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Спасибо! :D
От вас, как от человека с безупречным вкусом, такие слова особенно приятно читать;
мне очень нравятся ваши работы, ваш стиль :love:
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:iconkimberly80:
kimberly80 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Спасибо, про безупречный вкус эт слишком)))
но тоже читать приятно
восхищаюсь вашими работами, желаю творческого вдохновения и буду с интересом ждать продолжения
удачного дня)
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:icondjial:
djial Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
waow that's so accurate !
the armour is stunning :clap:
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:iconcuileth:
Cuileth Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist
So wonderful!
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:iconithildin-da:
Ithildin-dA Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent work. I only wish I could find the right words to express how wonderful this is.
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:iconekukanova:
ekukanova Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Thank you very much! I'm really grateful for your words. They are giving me an energies to do it!:hug:
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:iconsanguithar:
Sanguithar Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow. I love how the windows' reflection in the sword makes it look like the sword is blooded, like a reflection of what's to come. Love the looks of the three of them. And the detail is just stunning. O.o
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:iconekukanova:
ekukanova Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Thank you!^^:hug:
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:iconemmiko28:
emmiko28 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
:greetings: this is great; the colors, the clothes :wow: melian the maia is perfect ... just perfect *enchanted* :squee:

but! why is elu thingol red/brown haired? :crazy: it's thingol, right?
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:iconekukanova:
ekukanova Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Thank you!

:blush: yes, this is Thingol (I read Silmarillion with mistranslate)
but so far I got a reference for original text, and my latest versions of Elu have a right colour of hear:)
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:iconemmiko28:
emmiko28 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
ah! ok then. :D :D :D
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:icondazmar:
dazmar Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is just perfect
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:iconrockerrainmarie:
RockerRainMarie Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love the colors and poses : )
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:iconred-vanguard:
Red-Vanguard Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
The blade that turned black when Turin inadvertently used it to kill a friend... I think...
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:iconzlobanajvacsia:
ZlobaNajvacsia Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
amazing
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:iconekukanova:
ekukanova Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconwild-huntress:
Wild-Huntress Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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:iconekukanova:
ekukanova Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconmuratek:
Muratek Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
its AwSOME!
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:iconvikingjon:
vikingjon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love your style! The sylvan/cathedral-like architecture background is wonderful!
I recall the times as a child that I would lose myself in the great artwork of the yearly Tolkien calendars. I was always fascinated by the different interpretations of the literature. :)
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:iconstudlrow-pictures:
STUDLROW-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Ну прямо прерафаэлиты. :))
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:iconekukanova:
ekukanova Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
По правде говоря, не поклонница творчества прерафаэлитов, просто пытаюсь изображать нечто похожее на средневековье в реалистической манере. Но всё равно спасибо!:)
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:icongoraakkaya:
goraakkaya Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
удивительно переданы эмоции!!!
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:iconekukanova:
ekukanova Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Спасибо! стараемся применять то, чему научили в мастерской портрета :)
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:iconzousha:
Zousha Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like the way this illustration feels, almost like an old Arthur Rackham illustration. Perfect for capturing the sense of nostalgia and tragedy The Children of Hurin and The Silmarilion are supposed to evoke.
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