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King of the Valinorian Noldor by EKukanova King of the Valinorian Noldor by EKukanova
Arafinwe
War of Wrath,  Tol Sirion

watercolor,  37x45cm
This is an illustration for fan-novell by Eilian:
  • Just under his feet, the grass was green and tough, despite all the December winds. At his feet, there was a plain gray stone. Someone's hand had decorated its surface with a chiseled image of a torch and a harp. For the fifty and hundred years the image had slightly been rubbed off.

    Arafinwe squatted and caressed the grass with his hand. Cold, with sharp edges, fighting the winds and the winter to the last, the grass was clinging to his palm with the gentleness that only he could understand.

    He knew that Findarato had been restored to life and was waiting for him in the distant Valinor, but here it had no more meaning than a yesterday song. The King of the Noldor in Valinor was standing on the grave of his son, the son who had died on this isle fifty and a hundred years ago.

    Arafinwe fell on his knees and pressed his cheek to the cold, frozen ground.
Эйлиан Инглориэль, "Король погибшей земли"
"Король погибшей земли" Эйлиан

Used reference:   Of the Winter 15  by  :iconladyeru: 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Thank you very much, Lawrence! :aww:
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
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oOSulimeOo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Heartbreaking, but beautiful!
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SueMArt Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning as always.
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annamare Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is such a beautifully imagined moment! I would love to read that fan-novel. And this illustration is just... perfect. Arafinwe finding his firstborn's grave. It's unspeakably moving. All the cold winter colours, then the vibrant grass and flowers - beautiful contrast.
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:iconthinkerman:
Thinkerman Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Amazing, all I can say :)

Is this solely watercolour or it has something above it on some places?
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:iconartkosh:
ArtKosh Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017   Traditional Artist
Безупречно! Эмоционально.. 
привлёкло красивое звенящее пятно синего на мече
и вдруг заметила/осознала что используещь точки-блики на кольчуге, одежде, в окружении - очень красиво, создают волшебное мерцание в работе
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Полина, спасибо!^^  так ведь классика же, Вермеер, у него тоже всё гладенько сделано, но здесь и там возникают звонкие такие сочные блички точками,  очень мне нравится)
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:iconkayra18:
kayra18 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
As a lover of your Andreth and Aegnor pieces I must say i'm converted and this one is my favourite of yours yet Heart 
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:iconarashi-no-tori:
Arashi-no-Tori Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Прямо по поч... в смысле, по эмоциям!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
Ну как всегда, всем делюсь, не всё же мне одной)
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:iconrobi83:
robi83 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful design,  much realistic ,compliments :)
 
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:iconme-jasna:
Me-Jasna Featured By Owner Edited Apr 8, 2017

От слов «Арафинвэ» и «Война гнева» мне хочется громко верещать и прыгать до потолка, простите за банальность; а на эту акварель хочется тихо и долго смотреть не отрываясь.

Спасибо!!!

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:iconfilat:
Filat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Ох, Лена... Даже не знаю, что говорить про Арафинвэ, но как, кааааак мне нравятся товарищи на заднем плане! Как мне нравится это зимнее, тяжелое, набрякшее снегом небо, и снежинки, и то, как перекликаются плащ на плечах и снег под ногами!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Маша, спасибо!   Давно хотелось что-то сделать с этим сочетанием, белый снег-свинцовое небо, и на этом фоне какая-то графика.  И вот таки да, про важность фона)), с товарищами на заднем плане пришлось повозиться при всей кажущейся несделанности, чтобы они и были, и такие как надо, и не лезли чрезмерно)
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:iconfilat:
Filat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Да, фон делает половину в атмосфере и настроении, это точно))
С товарищами не зря возилась! Эта "несделанность", да при маленьким их размере...в общем, меня от такой задачки бы в дрожь бросило)) Отдельно классно, что видно - вот стоят двухметровые лоси, рядом с которыми ты будешь прыгать изо всех сил, чтобы до плеча достать :D
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5ocean Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Вот да, совершенно согласна! Ребята на заднем фоне - просто огонь! И небо, и стяги - я в восторге!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
Спасибо большое!^^
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Brunild Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017   Traditional Artist
There are many feelings here, it's so touching. I really love your paintings, they looks so alive ❤!!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Thank you very much, my friend!! :sun:
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:iconnuredhel:
Nuredhel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful, and heartbreaking. Wonderful work, i just love your technique, you are so gifted!
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:iconladyeru:
LadyEru Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
This is wonderful!!!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Thank you! :heart:
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MarinaArens Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
Ваши иллюстрации всегда в самое сердце!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Спасибо!^^
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:iconloonyleo:
loonyleo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing details, just amazing. How did you do all that grass? It looks like many hours of work, OMG! 
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:iconalithking:
alithking Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
Beautiful artwork, congratulations! Clap 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
Thank you!^___^
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:iconmonmoshi:
monmoshi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome work !
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
Thank you!
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:iconmonmoshi:
monmoshi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome^^
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:iconkanago:
KanaGo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
Здорово, очень красиво!
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:iconromenriel:
romenriel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
This is so heartbreaking...
And it's absolutelly stunning depiction, as all of you art :) (Smile) 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
Thank you very much! :aww: :shamrock:
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:iconromenriel:
romenriel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Not at all Hug 
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Crystal-Cuthalion Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
Beautiful! You are probably the best Tolkien artist out there at the moment. I hope one day you will draw Feanor and Fingolfin too :)
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
Thank you! :aww:   I hope to draw Fingolfin soon)
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Lolliangel00 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing,,,really great work! :)
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
Thank you! :sun:
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:iconlolliangel00:
Lolliangel00 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure! 
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:iconnelyasun:
Nelyasun Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
yay, Finarfin
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
:D  :sun:
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:iconnelyasun:
Nelyasun Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
we needs to see more of him, I think, poor him aways getting overshadowed by his brothers
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