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Morwen by EKukanova Morwen by EKukanova
A sketch for an illustration series for "Children of Hurin"
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Anharaggadh Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
"Proudest and most beautiful of mortal women in the days of old" indeed! She is the quintessential strong, tragic female character of Tolkien’s history of the Men and Elves of the First Age. I like her character, she was competent and inteligent, considered to be a trusted confidant and adviser by her husband.
EKukanova Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
Thank you very much for your kind words!^^
Anharaggadh Featured By Owner 6 days ago
No need to thank, you deserve all kinds of kind words. This is beautiful. And Morwen was very interesting character. Proud and cold, yes, but also very brave and wise.
Artigas Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
I love the look in her eyes! gorgeous drawing. Your traces are so light and delicate but have a furious personality that delights me.
OLIVER-YOUNG Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You have a great history . Alexander Nevski it is one of your great heroes .
Do you know the Cantata " Alexander Nevski " by Prokofiev ? A fantastic music .
I had to do it , i think 25 years ago . In Sicily .
There was a great choir , of course Sicilian and we had the prepare a concert for the
Christmas eve . I knew that will be not very easy , because of the language , and in this way
I had to find a solution . We were in summer time  and I had a good idea ,
to put together the work necessity with the pleasure of a beautiful holiday  ,
because in summer time in Sicily you have about 38-40C .
We had to use a great villa on the seaside . In day time , we were free ,
in the evening , every day , we made rehearsal from 21p.m until 23,30 ...every night ,
When I was small boy ,in the school , I studied the Russian language ,- and I remember ,
even today- the russian alphabet . I had to teach them to pronounce every word in russian.
was fantastic and they had a great pleasure to do it . After the rehearsal , in the meddle
of the night we went to the ice cream party  , always .
Of course in the autumn the rehearsals were in normal way .
In December was a fantastic concerto . Was unbelievable that a sicilian choir 
made this Prokofiev's Cantata in russian language . This is important for the real atmosphere 
of specific russian music and creativity . 
I knew , that yours great Feodor Schaliapin , the bass singer , when he had to do 
the "Boris Godunov " opera in London , in the beginning of last century , he obliged 
the english singers and choir to make all in russian language .
This your drawing recorded me about some costumes for the Stravinski's ballets ,
The Fire Bird , Petrouska , in the time of Djiaghilev's ballet company , in the beginning 
of last century in Paris .
I believe that your costumes would be wonderful for this kind of music .
Now ,I would wish to you , ...Good Morning 
I wrote you a long message ( excise me for so long ) in the Notes from the "Friends" department 
Hatred-Mistress Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done! You captured her strong personality. I definitely love it!
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Thank you!^^
Shadowmaid Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Oh my. . . She's definitely beautiful, but the first thing I thought when I saw this was, "Don't be messin' with her!" And that, of couse, is why the Easterlings called her a witch.
EKukanova Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Thank you very much! I  have in plans to make a color version of it)))
TheSaxster Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Lovely.  Your attention to tiny details is impressive.
EKukanova Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Thank you for your lovely comments!
Yes, I love details very much:)
Hatred-Mistress Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You absolutely captured her essence. She is Morwen, definitely :)
TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is Exactly what Tolkien described her as, tall and beautiful, stern, but also stubborn and cold, almost looks alittle anemic, like a lot of people in old time portraits, when nutrition wasnt as good. very mortal, and notably different form your elves. magnificent work!
guinever87 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
wow! absolutely amazing! Alan Lee could not have done better!!!
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Thank you!:aww:
Sigovius Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely done. Her expression is so subtle, so nuanced. Very impressive.
swansdaughter Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
I see her strength of will and her endurance.
AmAndArInI Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I featured your illustration in my journal[link]
Thanx for sharing. :D
vetya Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Xsana89 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Боже мой, как оно прекрасно *0* Уважаемый автор, сегодня впервые увидела ваши рисунки, и ваш изумительный стиль поразил меня в самое сердце. Не видела ничего столь восхитительного с тех пор, как увлеклась творчеством Туулики. У вас такие живые, такие настоящие, такие красивые работы... помимо потрясающей техники и стиля хочется отметить то, как вы показали персонажей - в кои-то веки я вижу настоящих героев Толкиена, это они, они самые, в них верится... Спасибо вам за ваши замечательные рисунки *_*
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
большое спасибо за вашу оценку моего творчества:)
Neranella Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Royale attitude, superbe.
selebriana Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
похожа на вас!)
EKukanova Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
руки с себя рисовала, да )))
selebriana Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
я на айдишку глянула и сюда и в лице что-то такое навело на мысли))
kreestuhmoosenhoffer Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
This is a great portrayal of Morwen. Sometimes people make her a little too beautiful or "elvish", but I think here you've managed to catch not only her beauty but also her mortality. She looks like a Secondborn. Very nice!
Starlace Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
Oooh. I really, really love this. Your style is just fantastic and her expression is so perfect!
JamesCloudy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Awesome drawing!
GamgeeFest Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
You've really captured her strength and determination.
ninquetari Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
What a beautiful drawing! She's beautiful, the details are amazing, and I love her expression.
IndioBlack619 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING job :thumbsup:
Cacofonia Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :thumbsup:
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is beautiful. You have a great drawing style :)
Filat Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Очень нравится!
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love her hair and the circlet and the brooch. And her hands are awesome too!
echochina Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
You do her justice! I always liked that charitor too.
StrawberryJam1313 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Absolutely beautiful!
Kitt-Otter Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Her stare is paralyzing! Well done!
SeekHim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
She really looks like the "Proudest and most beautiful of mortal women."
Nerwen20 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Oh! Stunning! :D
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