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November 19, 2011
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Morwen by ekukanova Morwen by ekukanova
A sketch for an illustration series for "Children of Hurin"
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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!
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