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Namo Mandos
Illustration for Silmarillion by Tolkien
watercolor and white gouache on paper,  45x33,5cm

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в контакте- Елена Куканова
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016   Traditional Artist
I have heard of "Beyond the Down" but I never read the translation, I do not think there is a translation of this story. However, it is interesting to know that Melkor is not portrait in the guise of a monster or as a scary being. ^^ ;)
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STelari Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I've always considered Alan Lee, the illustrator so known for his Tolkien illustrations, to be one of the most fabulous illustrators in general, and here you are, in my eyes so much better than him.

Really brilliant work.
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
I did not saw Namo's portrait by Alan Lee, but he is one of my favorite artists, and if you think so, thats a greatest compliment for me!
Thank you very much, dear Silvia!
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Menkhar Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really stunning! Clap 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
Thank you!^^
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Arashi-no-Tori Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
В кои-то веки вижу Намо, который похож на Намо. А не на какого-то ацкого злодея, как все изображают.
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
Спасибо!  Ага, именно, не добрый и не злой, просто судья, для каждого в зависимости от личного восприятия).  Как и Мандос, не рай и не ад, зал ожидания, для кого-то становится местом отдыха, для кого-то -заточения.
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
As some others have mentioned, I think this is a wonderful portrait -- Ancient, majestic, dark, the speaker of doom, the one who remembers all....  but not an EVIL figure.  He is someone who inspires fear, but not out of a sense of malevolence or hate.  He speaks the truth, and watches over the souls of the dead.

More beautiful work, Elena.
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016
Thank you very much, Charles!  
I reflected a lot of Namo, and I tried to put all that features of his character here, trully glad if it apparent)
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
The more I look at this, the more I start to notice.  He looks like he is the intersection between light and dark -- his robe is black, but lined in white/silver.  His hair seems to give off a subtle glow of light.  His hall is dark, but filled with floating wisps of light.  The dark statues guard against any who might try to enter unbidden, but his hand is extended in welcome.

Elena, I never cease to be amazed by the detail and thought you put into all your work.  ;-)
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Asphaloth Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah cool!
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wolverene1970 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
 Да! Я его таким и вижу!
Великолепно )
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
Спасибо!! :hug:
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:iconaloiinthesky:
AloiInTheSky Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So wonderful~ Looks eerie and magical. Love how Mandos is gorgeous himself XD
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
Thank you!^^
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squallina Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
That's incredibly beautiful! :O
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:iconartkosh:
ArtKosh Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016   Traditional Artist
Чудесный! я не могу представить как можно выращивать такую красоту!
а можно фрагмент потолка покрупнее? порассматривать хочется
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
Спасибо, друг!   да так, понемножку собираются отовсюду впечатления, потом когда набираются нужные детали -склеивается это всё в  то что хотелось склеить))   
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SueMArt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning as always.
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Even better than I imagined him! This is glorious
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
Thank you very much!^^
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MorellAgrysis Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really amazing!
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ErelasInglor Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Wow, you managed to give him an other-worldly and solemn feel without making him frightening.  Love the play of light draped over him.  This is fantastic.
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
Thank you very much!
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MagnusKervalen Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
А я вот тоже не мечтал, что вы когда-нибудь нарисуете моего любимого валу. А тут захожу - и такой приятный сюрприз!
Спасибо огромное.
Он прекрасен.
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
По ходу работы над историями, которые у меня сейчас в процессе вот и Намо возник, куда же без него?)
Спасибо!
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Nuveena777 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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JASON9000 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
It's nice to see him in a form besides the doomy grim reaper version I've seen of Mandos. Great job on this.
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
Thank you very much!
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nastasija999 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Великолепно!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
Спасибо!
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Erintii Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
He is both majestic and terrifying for me. Expression of his eyes is so serious, that even the welcoming gesture of his hand cannot undo the first impression. Or  maybe it is because of statues and dark, cathedral-like interior?
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deviantwin15 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Simply astounding! :D
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Thank you!^^
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deviantwin15 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
You are most welcome Hiril! :)
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Me-Jasna Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Я и не мечтала (вернее, не надеялась)! А вот ведь она, мечта!
Какой он... брат своей сестры. )))
И вообще, это настоящий Намо. ))

Несказанное, невыразимое спасибо!!!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Спасибо большое!!  очень долго вынашивался, и вот, наконец)
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MarinaArens Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Восхитительно! 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Спасибо!
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finex666 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
reminds me more of a vampire ^__ still awesome
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ElizabethBlack77 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Эру Единый, Елена, я вас так люблю ♥ 
какой же он прекрасный, какой же он канонный(ну точнее мой хэдканонный) я просто не могу 

спасибо за Ваше творчество от всей души, правда ♥
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Спасибо огромное за тёплые слова!^^
по ходу размышлений над историями с которыми работала в последнее время даже Намо вот представился, как-то без него рассказ будет не полным)    Обещаю его брата следующим, ну по крайней мере из айнур)
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ElizabethBlack77 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Ирмоооо:зззз Вы чудесная
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
The dark seer.
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