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Her magic voice by EKukanova Her magic voice by EKukanova
"...in that time when the Quendi awoke beside the waters of Cuivienen she departed from Valinor and came to the Hither Lands, and there she filled the silence of Middle-earth before the dawn with her voice and the voices of her birds..."

Melian the Maia
illustration for the "Silmarillion" by Tolkien
gouache and watercolor on paper,  44x62cm

The print is available.  More information via email.
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:iconlindior:
Lindior Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017
In this and other depictions of her, I feel that you have the best Melian on the Internet  :) (Smile)  :jayla:
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giantrider8 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
Your amazing artwork is so beautyfull that I have no oder words...
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
Thank you!
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:iconhot68white:
Hot68White Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016
Love Heart Clap 
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:iconlunarislarva:
LunarisLarva Featured By Owner May 16, 2015   Traditional Artist
Breathtaking! I literally have no words!
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:iconbrandonloucksart:
BrandonLoucksArt Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful and everything in very well done. I love your trees and branches, the way you can see the stars through the branches and the little flowers and ferns at the bottom. Excellent job on her sheer, flowing gown, her hair and face.
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Thank you! ^^
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Very beautiful!  I love the birds!
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:iconroundtower:
roundtower Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015   Traditional Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº5 o Destacados nº 5" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo!. 

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* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 5. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!. 
the self portrait Gold Medal Emote
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Thank you very much!!! :dance:  making all my best)
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:iconroundtower:
roundtower Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015   Traditional Artist
A real pleasure dear friend Elena! Huggle! :happybounce: Love 
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:iconpeet:
peet Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning work. What I love about this piece is that the 'emptiness' and 'quite' of M-e at this point in its history really jumps out at me, of course save for the nightingales (or whatever these birds are, perhaps unclassifiable by mortals). It's really beautiful, and adds a haunting yet not melancholic feel to things - fey and ethereal are perhaps better terms. Lovely, as ever. :+fav:
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Thank you very much, dear friend! glad you like it)
Sometimes I wish to add a joyful note to this so sad book...
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:iconpeet:
peet Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I think bittersweet perfectly encapsulates the whole of Tolkien's work ....
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:iconvirnagray:
virnagray Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Thank you!
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:iconvirnagray:
virnagray Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure!
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:iconrbow:
rbow Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Very beautiful work!
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:iconartigas:
Artigas Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
This hair is a masterpiece! I also love the stars and the little flowers! Great, just great!
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Shinnynyanya Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Это невероятно красивая работа, такая легкость и полное ощущение присутствия...А она сама-как часть этого мира, леса навечно.Я бы сказала неотделимая от своего мира) Чудесно)
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
:aww: Спасибо!))
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014   Digital Artist
Your Melian is wonderful - the face, the  hair, the whole presence in all illustrations. Fantastic surrounding as well.
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Thank you so much, my dear! :heart:
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations in hangaroundtheweb.com/2014/06/d…
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SophiaDeSagara Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Она необыкновенна, невесома, волшебна. Прямо слышу взмахи крыльев и ее чудесный голос, напевающий неведомою мелодию.
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Даже так..  спасибо!))
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
You draw the most elegant figures with the most delicate features. And the rest is all of the finest quality with just the right amount of detail.
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Thank you, dear friend!^^
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:iconrearda:
Rearda Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a beautiful depiction, and is echoed by Luthien as she danced and sang.
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deviantwin15 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
I am speaceless! Wondeful work! :)
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Thank you!
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deviantwin15 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
No problem :) *looks at watch-list* *GASP* I Must watch you :)
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xxxshadowedsoulxxx Featured By Owner May 29, 2014   Digital Artist
This is a very charming painting. The Silmarillion doesn't get nearly as much attention as it deserves. Thank you for this lovely vision.
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SueMArt Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning. love it. Clap 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconsuemart:
SueMArt Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure, I so enjoy looking at your gorgeous work Spread More Love Emote - PLZ 
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kimberly80 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Настоящий фэритейл) волшебно и очень красиво, корни деревьев, белые цветы и звезды сквозь небо, заданный ритм движения, немного расцветка птиц меня смутила, я вроде сороку опознала) а остальные почему-то с попугаями ассоциируются, наверное из-за цвета, хотя по виду никакие они не попугаи конечно) папортники вижу, здорово все в целом, красиво и поэтично...
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EKukanova Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Спасибо!)) ну да, воплотила своё давнее желание изобразить волшебное видение в волшебном лесу) 
 признаю, есть у меня такая проблема, -желание уместить все свои эмоции и информацию по теме в одну картинку; в итоге- птички недостаточно разноцветные...     о! поняла что же не так: придётся пригасить птичек под цвет платья Мелиан, тогда рассказ будет про Мелиан, а про разноцветных птичек- уже в следующей картинке)
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kimberly80 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
а может птичек беленькими сделать или голубенькими или сининькими, холодненькими, а то они действительно почти все внимание на себя берут?А Мелиан очень красивая...
я тоже вот все часто пытаюсь зарисовать, все время себя останавливаю, а то у меня бы вообще ковровая живопись наблюдалась) просто хочется всего и сразу)
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EKukanova Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
хотела развить тему встречи Тингола и Мелиан в Нан-Эльмоте, (там у неё получился небольшой шлейф из птичек), и увлеклась.
удивительная вещь: почему-то недоработки становятся очевидны только после выкладывания в сеть,- примерно треть работ потом доделывалась :\
а хотение всего и сразу- да, есть такая проблема, борюсь с которой  не всегда успешно)
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kimberly80 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
а с доделыванием работ всегда так, поначалу не всегда все видно и чем больше времени проходит, тем оно все виднее и виднее))) ну, у меня точно так...а птички эт хорошо, я за природу!
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Riopopo Featured By Owner May 26, 2014   Traditional Artist
Awesome! How beautiful!
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:iconn924:
n924 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Beautiful! She's so full of light.
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PhotoshopGirl29 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Really love this!
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EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderfully detailed!
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ElrondPeredhel Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Wow ! Just checking that picture of you I realize that you have some physical similarities with a lot of your feminine characters, and especially this one, o you take yourself as a model or is just chance ?
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Of course, like many other artists I have my own idea of beauty so it's no wonder that all my characters have a some similarity, by the way for all my female characters I’ve been posing myself, and my husband has played the male characters.
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ElrondPeredhel Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Ho this explain everything then ! :D Thanks for your reply.
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ElrondPeredhel Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Wonderful ! She has something "egyptian" (or eastern) that your previous ladies didn't have, that's a nice thing. :) And the birds and the composition are lovely !
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flyingfish98 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Beautiful work, as ever.  The way the branches and birds swirl around her is wonderful - definitely an entangling feel to the forest.

Do you have prints of your work available?
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