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Elwing  
Destruction of the Havens of Sirion
Illustration for Silmarillion by Tolkien

watercolor and gouache on paper,  46,5x34,5cm
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akato3 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
It's too beautiful!! Hope see Earendil oneday 😍
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silamir Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015   General Artist
Ohhh so breathtakingly beautiful!!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
Thank you!
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silamir Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015   General Artist
welcome!
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aegeri Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow ...wonderful Clap 
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
Thank you!
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is so beautiful :) Exquisite 
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
Thank you!
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wolverene1970 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
Слов нет, как красиво. Спасибо! :)
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
:thanks:
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thandav Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
xlnt
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victoria-elena Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015   General Artist
I love the way you've illustrated the sea foam. Everything about this image is so dreamy and whimsical. 
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
Thank you!)
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kayra18 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
WOW, love how you have made the transformation the main object of this piece rather than the Silmaril. I don't know if it's just me but she even appears to be crying the emotion in her face amazingly done
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
Thank you very much!  and yes, there is a tears on her face.
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
MORE SEAGULLS!  :D

Honestly, I love the way you have shown Elwing transforming into a sea bird, with the light of the Silmaril at her breast, reflecting off of her face, and off the tears falling from her eyes.  You have captured her look of anguish and desperation.

As always, you do the most beautiful hair!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Edited Dec 6, 2015
Thank you very much, Charles!
Totally glad that you appreciated that details, and I have in project some pieses with Elwing and seagulls).  
 
Sorry for so late feedbeck,   I'm sure that it was very interesting discussion of the Oath as the original sin of Middle Earth, and I reed now one fun-novel there I found good explanation why exactly Genesis 3,  but I'm afraid that my English is not enough good for take part in such complicate discussions /: 
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Have you read any of C.S Lewis' science fiction?  He had a trilogy, starting with "Out of the Silent Planet".  The "science" part is sometimes a little amusing (he was WAY ahead of a lot of our contemporary SciFi writers), but they make for a very interesting study of human nature.

(I don't think I will ever grow tired of your seagulls, Elena. ;-) )
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015
Thank you for telling me of this work by Lewis, it was a cause for get a line on this writer.    I read only The Cronicles of Narnia and was not interested of his other works, it was my omitting :)
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Lewis is certainly a very interesting author.  Some of his books on the meaning of Christian belief are absolute classics.  He had a wonderful imagination and a love for children which came out in his Chronicles of Narnia, but he was also a stunning intellectual.  I need to find my copy of his space trilogy and read that again too.  :D
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Saimain Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Your work is beyond incredible.  Every new piece you post and I just want to stare at it for hours.  *___*  Are you going to make a Tolkien-inspired artbook out of all of these paintings?
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
Thank you very much, dear Adele! :hug:
I hope to kreate an artbook someday, but afraid that it comes not very soon :/
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Ysydora Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
 Wow! Awesome! Heart Love
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Black--Forest Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The water o.O omg...
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Aida-v Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
Прекрасно!
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pearwood Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Like a swan, indeed.
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
so very beautiful :clap:
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
Thank you very much, dear friend!^^
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure Elena :)
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karorufanqueen Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
TT_TT i cry because a love it *¬*
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OLIVER-YOUNG Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful colors , this is spirit and light
something like the poetry of colors and delicate lines
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
Thank you!^^
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Virus-Tormentor Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
SO beautiful! :love:
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Belle-Skies Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!
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NdrN Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
Beautiful!
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thequeensthrall Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
really lovely!
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blsam Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
love it :heart: 
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fiddlesandfox Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so detailed and beautiful!!
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ExDwhisperTBNR Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely!
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Anvonavi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Царевна-лебедь Врубеля вспоминилась.
Красиво!
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galinilime Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Student Artist
Ну просто слов нет - дух захватывает!
Глаза как живые!.. Да и весь рисунок, словно момент пойман в движении!

Задумка и исполнение - все просто на высоте)))
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Verlisaerys Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful! :heart:
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