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Lady of the Sea by EKukanova Lady of the Sea by EKukanova
Uinen
Illustration for Silmarillion by Tolkien

At first, I wanted to paint a lighthouse instead of the moon, in order to get that proper Silmarillion primal feeling, I guess you all understand why... =)
Then I went with the moon, just to make it closer to our human perceiption.
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EzlerRes Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
I love the reefs and the pearls. 
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LunarisLarva Featured By Owner May 16, 2015   Traditional Artist
The details on the water and all over her dress and veil are stunning. Beautiful colour scheme. In love with your art!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
Thank you very much for your kind words!^^
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LunarisLarva Featured By Owner May 16, 2015   Traditional Artist
My pleasure! You've made me want to reread the Silmarillion!
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strinesfinelines Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful great mood !
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UnicornAlora Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely!!! The subtle colors are very soothing, & the lines, the flow, the portions, the theme -all excellent! Wonderous & breathtaking! :) 
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MuseThatWeaves Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You probably hear this all the time, but.. wow. I'm blown away by your style. I'm reminded of Millais when I see your works of ephemeral women. It's all very beautiful, and I hope you continue to share your works here and cultivate your art. Thank you! 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Thank you very much! :aww:
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Seapopcorney Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this belongs to museum! ;)
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
:))))))
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:iconcopper9lives:
copper9lives Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Exquisite! :faint:
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:iconrbow:
rbow Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Excellent work!!!
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Artigas Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014


So beautiful! I love the way you paint the hands, the breasts, the eyes and the smile. This wet dress is superb and corals in her hair and the flying fish look fantastic. I love the mystical mood on this one, the moon reflecting on water, the water ripples, so perfectly neat and u-natural. I love the way the dress flows like a wave or a jellyfish! There's so much to see in your details. Is she holding a pearl in her hand?

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EKukanova Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Thank you very much!
Yes, thats a pearl in her hand)    I really took my inspiration in jellyfishes (I don't know, what is the form), and pearl-shells, I'd like to make her scintillant, like a pearl) I tried to portray her beautiful, but dangerous, like quite a number of her creatures))
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Artigas Featured By Owner Edited Jul 13, 2014
You sure did suceeded! One can see all those details that make this work unique and beautiful! I love the way you think about every detail! Superb art indeed!
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BleachmyNARUTO Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
She's so beautiful...!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Thanks, I tried = )
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deviantwin15 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
I love this one too! Great Jobb :)
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:iconavoice:
Avoice Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014   General Artist
This is really well done.  I have a big obsession with flying fish, and they are done very well. 
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virnagray Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So gorgeous♡♥♡
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ZenitramArtist Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Beautiful.
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Malleni-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You have such an amazing style. Love all your paintings :heart:
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Thank you!)
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newboldworld Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Superb!
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Brunild Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014   Traditional Artist
This work is beautiful but what impresses me most, besides the magnificent use of color, is the three-dimensionality of the subject. Uinen is so "real" in your painting that I can almost touch it.

I hope to
learn a lot watching your wonderful paintings :heart: !!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Thank you, dear friend! :hug:
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Elleylie Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Как каждая деталь с остальными гармонирует.... И освещение такое волшебное. Невероятные ваши работы, в общем )
Стоит ли ожидать Элентари в вашем исполнении? )
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Спасибо!))^^
А Элентари- сложно её себе представить, особенно после такого количества всевозможных интерпретаций.., да и свет звёзд- он холодный, далёкий и чужой...   амбициозная это идея, изобразить Прекраснейшую...  скорого результата не обещаю, но наброски делаются :)
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Elleylie Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Это будет нечто... )
Тогда вдохновения вам как можно больше на столь грандиозное дело!
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kimberly80 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Это наверное самая красивая Уинен, что я видела!
Просто волшебно! и очень таинственно настоящая богиня моря...
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Спасибо, друг!)))
давно так не мучилась с лицом, (несколько раз смывала, протерла бумагу почти до дыры, покрыла акриловым грунтом, последний вариант получше чем предыдущие, всё равно не довольна, может когда нибудь доделаю)
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kimberly80 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
А мне лицо как раз очень понравилось...
да, со смываниями это бывает, я недавно уже все нарисовала, а потом что-то мне не понравилось, я решила смыть, ну и пошло поехало, бульвар не выдержал двоих и рисунок отправился в мусор, акварель штука такая(
с акрилом проще в этом смысле, но понятно, что не на бумаге
для меня кстати до сих пор вопрос что взять под акрил, моя приятельница обещала мне работу, а я вот озадачилась и думаю на чем делать...вопрос...чтоб и исправить можно и не вело сильно...
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
С акрилом в чистом виде никогда дела не имела, (хотя хочу попробовать), использовала для подмолёвков под масло -своего рода ещё один, цветной слой грунта.
а чтобы не повело- как вариант, оргалит на подрамнике, это уже точно не поведёт) и под такой материал как акрил очень даже хорошо, (хотя не все  заказчики признают оргалит, для таких- иконописные доски)). 
  акрилом по бумаге- не знаю не знаю; по моему, прикол акрила заключается в том, что им можно писать на чём угодно и не обязательно убирать под стекло.  (..недавно поняла, что пора возвращаться к технике "холст-масло"(или акрил),  когда пришлось везти на выставку 30  больших гуашно-акварельных картинок со стёклами :/ )
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kimberly80 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Да, оргалит на подрамнике хорошо, сама одно время увлекалась, но вот если охота большой размер сделать и повесить) его особо на стену тоже не взгромоздишь, тяжеловатая конструкция выходит) но акрил действительно хорош тем, что стеклить не обязательно....
упоминание об иконописных досках меня, как иконописца веселит))) вот как она на вас упадет размером два на два метра) шутка, но случаи бывали....вывод у меня пока один напрашивается, хороший плотный холст уже загрунтованный и на подрамнике
и нет ничего нового под солнцем....
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Два на два?!!  вау!, не перевелись ещё заказчики)))  да, тут уж человечество кроме холста пока ничего не изобрело)
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ElrondPeredhel Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Gorgeous is the word :)
I like her tits, not only as a male-chauvinist saying weird compliments, but also cause Uinen really seems like a young lady to me (not like Varda, Yavanna or Melian) so a big chest will be to "motherly" (don't know if the word is appropriate here) and will fit better the godesses who have a more important role in the story. Another aspect which leads me to that conclusion is that, even if she is married to Ossė, the members of the "Guild of the Venturers" call themselves "Uinen's lovers" (if my memory isn't betraying me). So, not only focusing on her chest that's more a general comment to say that, if Uinen is more positive than her jealous and short-tempered husband, she isn't the kind of angel/godess who acts as guardian and a mother. Which I think is really well shown in your drawing with her kinky smile and look. :)

Did I say that the colors were perfect also ? That red you are using is just awesome !
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iamfergie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooooh, gorgeous! A lighthouse would have been cool, but I really like the light of the moon reflecting off of the water. And I LOVE the coral in her hair!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Thank you very much!))^^
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jayden444 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Love it love it love it!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Thank you!))^^
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Very exquisite and graceful.
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Thank you, dear friend!)
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m0thman72 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a wonderful, sensual creation
very beautiful
:)
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Thank you!^^
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Halowing Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful
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Elfvenartist Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty
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BrandonLoucksArt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!, and I think you did the right thing by going with the moon.
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Kharasya Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing!
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flyingfish98 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
She's beautiful, but with an unpredictable edge, just like the sea.  And she's got flying fish Love 
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Thank you!^^ I tried to portray her with this aspect of her personality, and flying fishes are absolutely magic creatures)))
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