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Morgoth by EKukanova Morgoth by EKukanova
This vision of Morgoth is inspired by one fan-novell   Замысел Эру — фанфик по фэндому «Толкин Джон Р.Р. «Сильмариллион»», «Толкин Джон Р.Р. «Арда и Средиземье»»   And this cloak of bleeding wings is hallucination of captive Maedhros)

charcoal and gouache on pastel paper, 56x36cm

fragments-  Morgoth- fragment1 by EKukanova       Morgoth- fragment2 by EKukanova
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:iconossiriand84:
ossiriand84 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Imagine this in a HUGE frame in your living room :) (Smile) 
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Observer14 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Something I always appreciate about your artistry, Elena, is the way you deeply understand the character behind the description.  You have wonderful technical skill, but you reach deep into the nature of the character in the way you wrap light and dark, symbol and metaphor, composition and color, expression and pose into an image of truth.  Tolkien (and his friend C.S.Lewis) had a deep understanding of humanity, as well as true good and evil, which is what makes their stories, and the mythology they created behind them, so completely real. In your art, you tap into that sense of the real.

One characteristic of the deepest evil is that it has its own beauty, which is what attracts people to it.  Your "monster" here doesn't look like a beast, or an overdone demon, but rather like a beautiful, heroic figure, while at the same time being probably the greatest evil in all of Tolkien's universe.

Amazing how his crown seems to be woven right into his forehead.

Your art makes my heart skip a beat...   ;-)
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Ephaistien Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Вот это да! Он же просто ВЕЛИКОЛЕПЕН тут!!! Замечательное исполнение. Он кажется таким...огромным...могущественным. Восхищает и пугает одновременно! Идеальная работа!Heart 
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Спасибо большое! Очень рада что удалось воплотить, перенести свои ощущения на бумагу)
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Ephaistien Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Не за что! Замечательный образ!
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half-ralf Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist
восхитительный Моргот.
при всей детальности кажется монолитным; при отсутствии дополнительных средств, подчёркивающих масштаб, размеры, кажется огромным!
камни -  лава, боже мой) какая красота. весь в своей стихии - гранитный + металлический + острый.
удивительно, насколько устрашающим может быть такое красивое и правильное мужское лицо.

несмотря на всё написанное выше, слов у меня, конечно, нет. но попытаться стоило хД
спасибо вам)
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Спасибо вам огромное за эти слова! :aww:  Значит челендж удался, сделать его устрашающе-ужасным но без уродства,  с остатками красоты и величия айнур, спасибо!
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Tang1950 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
We are having a conversation about this beautiful piece on Facebook. Is this image of Morgoth *after* the Fall of Fingolfin, or before, or some other time?
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
You can see the eagle scars on his face=)
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LajlaNiemi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my, this one leaves me breathless <3
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Thank you!^___^
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Blue-Anima Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017   General Artist
Oh my he's gorgeous. 

I forget how breath-taking your work is. How heavy and exquisite and full of feeling. It makes my heart feel heavy :love: 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Thank you very much! :sun:
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
Sublime!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
Thank you!^^
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:iconremus-is-my-king:
Remus-Is-My-King Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I love your gallery!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
Thank you! :sun:
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:iconithilloth:
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017   General Artist
Perfectly disturbing :clap:
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
As it must) Thank you!
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:iconmerychess:
MeryChess Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017   Digital Artist
Крутотища! Просто ВАУ
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
Спасибо большое!^____^
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful drawing :clap:
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JDGr Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
finally someone undertands what 'Mighty Arising' means. I have a physical image slightly different on mind (did a sketch in case you wanna see), but really enjoyed how you translated him so well within the dark atmosphere on this work. He looks precisely mighty, no matter how fallen, scarred or cramped he is. And that's always the figure I had in mind from the books.
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Annael-88 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
Oh My Lord... of the Rings! он просто лучший Моргот что я видела! Лучший!+fav 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
Спасибо огромное! ^___^ :sun:
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
 Very impressive! (Would you forgive me if I saw a resemblance to Mr Mads Mikkelsen in this particular portrait of The Enemy?).
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jodeee Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
ooof this is absolutely beautiful! I love the lighting on the face and his bone structure. Gorgeous!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
Awww thank you very much! coming from you means a lot! ^__^
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pixg Featured By Owner Edited Jan 10, 2017
Great work, i like the crows feathers.
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wolverene1970 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
О, вот это здорово! Тут Моргот страшнее, чем в предыдущей работе. Очень даже зловещий, и красота его самая что ни на есть жуткая. Браво!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
Татьяна, спасибо! ^__^
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NuminousFecundity Featured By Owner Edited Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! He looks a little bit like Mads Mikkelsen (who would probably make an excellent Morgoth, imo), though that could just be me.    
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LukaTrkanjec Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, certainly much more interesting and original than the usual, John-Howeish-spikey-dark-lord concept.
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
Thank you very much!  Thats truly a great compliment))
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Baldece Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Student General Artist
Wow !! Amazing work !
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MagnusKervalen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
Он просто великолепен!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
Спасибо!
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JGloverArt Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Incredible work!
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adaydreaming-artist Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Professional Writer
Замечательная работа. Я люблю ваши gouache картины, и это прекрасное изображение Мелькора.
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batchix Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Professional Artist
this is so so gorgeous and inspiring.  I want to sculpt it! 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
Wow! It would be very interesting))  I visited your profile, and your sculptures are just amazing!:heart:
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batchix Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Professional Artist
thank you!  I'm glad you like them! <3   with your permission would it be okay if I did sculpt from your drawing?  It would probably be just a really quick study sometime.  
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Bazylia-de-Grean Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
The most amazing portrait of Morgoth I've ever seen :clap: Love all the details, and the light on the Silmarills.
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
Thank you! :aww:
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Samy-Consu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
Spectacular!! All details are perfect!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
Thank you!
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Samy-Consu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
it's really a pleasure!
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juanramram Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
Absolutely fantastic
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017   Digital Artist
Amazing idea, very fitting colour scheme, mood, everything! Whose hallucination is it - Melkor's or of the painter?
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
Thank you very much, Karolina!  All details are an illustration for the text, there Maitimo have this vision of Morgoth in his nightmares)
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