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Maedhros
fragment- Maedros -fragment by EKukanova
Destruction of the Havens of Sirion
Illustraton for Silmarillion by Tolkien

watercolor and white gouache on paper,  55x33cm

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:iconziggy777:
ziggy777 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017
This is wonderful- I love the weapon you have made of his arm! Great idea. And his face is so determined but bereft- full of sorrow and horror. He shows such conflict in his face.
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
Thank you for the feature!
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:iconrhunel:
rhunel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017   General Artist
You're very welcome! I will be back! ;-D
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JDGr Featured By Owner May 15, 2017   Traditional Artist
interesting armor design you've created to his maimed arm, so he could use it as a weapon - seems like a very sharp blade, judging by the blood spilled in!
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RafaelSkywalker Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Great work! It mades me like to read it again!
Suggest: Please, make an art about the battle between Morgoth and Fingolfin, it's one of my favourites scenes of the book.
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gwydionx Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. All the detail is gorgeous, and that armor... <3 It's fantastic. I'm just... Yeah. Kind of in awe, lol. :) Very cool.
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
Thank you very much! :aww:
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Uki1995 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
Amazing! I m speechless...
Hope there is more of yours illustrations for Silmarillion.
Have you made them for book if yes, where can we see
all of your work?
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
Thank you!
All my Tolkien-inspired works you can see here, I hope to publish art-book with my works myself next year =)
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Uki1995 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
Great. Wish you all the best.
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ossiriand84 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
Such a terrible oath. Scary.
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FairYng Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016
Да, верю однозначно. Маэдрос, переживший гибель отца и почти всех братьев, Маэдрос, безумно уставший от клятвы и порождённой ею крови... неверное, именно таким и увидели Маэдроса Элрос и Элронд, увидели и испугались, не могли не испугаться.
Самой трагической фигурой из Феанорингов обычно считают Маглора, - не без причины - но Маэдрос, по-моему, ещё трагичнее.
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
Спасибо!  да, именно это и хотела передать в этом его портрете)
не знаю, мне показалось, что самым трагическим считают как раз Маэдроса, хотя участь Маглора, если вдуматься, единственного оставшегося в живых после всего,  едва ли слаще..,  но Маэдрос, верный своим убеждениям до конца, вызывает у меня как-то больше сочувствия и уважения.
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Alphwen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
I`m totally impressed! His face (sad maybe), the weapon, his hair!
I love Maitimo and I love how you draw him!
<3
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
Thank you! :aww:
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Flane-Erenaeoth Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! I love the design of the weapon for his cut off hand! Looks great!
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Blue-Anima Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016   General Artist
The look in his eye is quite fascinating. He looks so grim and steely, but I feel like there's some deep, withering weariness there too. The color and armor is wonderful. 
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016
Thank you very much!^^  I tried to draw here the combination of his decision and disappointment in Oath.
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Blue-Anima Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016   General Artist
I think you succeeded. 
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aredhelfromtirion Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016
Wow... this is perhaps the most stunning depiction of Maedhros I've ever seen. The expression in his face is so unhappy and yet determined. I hope we will see more of him...
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Brunild Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016   Traditional Artist
I was impressed by your depiction of Maedhros, in truth I am not an admirer of this character and the Noldor in general. But there is something of different in your drawing which differs from conventional Tolkien's art...Your Maedhros have a kind of strong expressiveness in his features and posture: he is resolute, not a victim of a martyr. I really like this! Elves are not always victims but responsable for their actions ( in my opinion).

Of course great work on your drawing! Do you use black in your paintings, do you paint at first the background or the character? sorry for this questions, it's only my curiosity ^^
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
Thank you very much, Brunilde!^^
I can't say as well that I love very much Feanorians.  With this piece I tried to understand this character, he is not only victime or martyr,  but he did that he did.  I don't think that he loved to kill other children of Iluvatar, but he was convinced in necessity of acting the Oath.

Yes, I use black, this piese is almost grisaille), but I'm oftern use for geting a gray color  combination of green and red or blue/orange, or violet/yellow.  I always make at first a background close to complete condition, and after that a character, because it is more easy to make according a character to the background than conversely.
Sorry for the late feedbeck, but English is not easy enough for me, hope my explications are more or less clear))
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romenriel Featured By Owner Edited Apr 15, 2017
I love what you wrote and also painted. I am myself big Maedhros-fan, but I am sure he was responsible for deeds he did and he was not only victim, but also murderer. This is what makes this character so intersting and attractive, I think.
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Brunild Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thanks to you too dear! Your English is much more better than mine, I made many mistakes in English in my comments ;)

I figured you were using this combination of colors in your paintings, your works are really bright. Thanks for the tips!!
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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
This is simply gorgeous!!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016
Thank you!
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Valdemar80 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016
Будут ли еще темы Феанорингов? 
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016
Будут)
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Gwailome Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016
Щас меня предадут анафеме и тапкам фанаты, но)... голова непропорциональна туловищу и размаху плеч. Особенно учитывая рост Маэдроса. И доспех, облегающий как кожа, нефункционален, даже если это мифрил - от пореза защитит, но не от гематом и сломанных костей, поддоспешник бы хорошо) причем и на тело и на руки
Про шлем понятно, это та же тема, что Ночной Дозор без шапок))

Техника несомненно офигенна. И атмосфера внушает
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016
Спасибо за критику, эх, вот ваши бы слова и на стадии линейного рисунка)   В рисунке всё смотрелось нормально, даже с замерами, должна заметить, что голова таки укладывается в росте канонические 8 раз, хотя у него могло быть и больше)  
Вот про доспех я поспорю, тут что называется на вкус и цвет. Нарисуй я всё как положено, с поддоспешником, тут же кто нибудь начнёт верещать, мол "а чего такой широкий? он же эльф!"  По поводу дизайна доспеха мне представляется что эльфы могли черпать вдохновение в природе, то есть делать панцирь из пластин разного размера и формы на подвижном соединении. Технически это сложно, но у эльфов время было на подобные вещи)) И ещё я думаю, что они всё таки полагались больше на быстроту реакции и движений, чем на прочность доспеха).   А шлем -мне не интересно было рисовать, и думаю мало кому интересно было бы на него смотреть,  рыжая шевелюра- она всяко лучше), и вообще он тут с девушками воюет).    Ну а я предпочитаю визуальные эффекты правде жизни, это уж моя позиция).
На самом деле это первый раз когда я рисовала фигуру в придуманном доспехе в полный рост, промахи впредь учтём)
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Gwailome Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
Увы, увы, я редко нынче в ДА захожу

Ай, и что ви таки слушаете нежных дев, которым подавай субтильных мальчиков? ) где у Профессора сказано, что эльфы тощие-тонкие? Да нигде. Хотя так же, как и у людей, вариабельность однозначно есть - встречаются и атлеты, и тростинки у обоих полов, но в целом, я уверена, у взрослых эльфийских мужиков все в порядке с мускулами)) примерно вот так breogan.deviantart.com/art/Elv…

Нивапрос, Нолдор могли уморочиться об доспехи до степени "змеиная кожа", но сомневаюсь, что успели овладеть нанотехнологиями) а насчет полагаться на подвижность... ну это где-то в лесу или боевке 10х10, а в бугурте, когда тебя сов семх сторон заживают и свои и чужие... по мне так лучше и поддоспешник, и доспех покрепче на все части тела)

Хехе, девушка тоже может словчиться и дать по голове)) и без шлема будет грустно даже эпическому герою)) но я понимаю, да)

Конечно, своя позиция - это святое) я так, с позиции эльфа/орка, которого регулярно бьют на играх по живому телу, замечаю

Да здравствует гармония достверности и эффектности))
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Cyrusma Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
i like this character, he's very handsome
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LadyLothkiller Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
I almost stopped breathing for a sec!
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heidinanookie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
ooooh, I'd be scared of him.
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BleachmyNARUTO Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
So sinister...! I got chills XD
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
:)
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Will-Erwin Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a fantastic depiction of one of my favorite characters from the Silmarilion. Well done! Have a llama.
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
Thank you very much! :glomp:
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Will-Erwin Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure!
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Tindome-Art Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Delightfully dark and sinister. Very, very Noldor indeed! The detailing is delicious to look at.
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Borislava-K Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015
Он прекрасен! И этот усталый от всего окружающего взгляд...
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015
Спасибо!  именно это и хотелось передать в его лице)
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RenMoraes Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Impressive concept !!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015
Thanks!
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adaydreaming-artist Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Professional Writer
Я люблю свой ​​взгляд на Толкиена символов. Цвета и эмоции в этой картине красивы.  Картина имеет интенсивность и чувство печали.  Мне очень нравится ваша работа.

Сколько лет вы были живописи акварелью?
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015
Спасибо большое!

Можно сказать что 10 лет.  Начиналось это скорей как гуашь с небольшой примесью акварели, но в последние пару лет превратилось в акварель с белилами).
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TwiggyStone Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Beautifully done :heart:
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Meisiluosi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning. And very close to how I imagine him.
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
Thank you! :hug:
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