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Nienor and Glaurung by EKukanova Nienor and Glaurung by EKukanova
Illustration for the Children of Hurin by Tolkien
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GammaCavy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... isn't he golden, not black?
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amlugwen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
awesome!
... Glaurung is looking at her as if she's a cookie he wants to eat ^^
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SciFiLover2 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
Not bad. Glaurung's eyes have a real piercing intelligence and expressiveness here, and I love the inky black colour of his scales you've given him! Also, the foggy mists all around Glaurung are wholly appropriate for what he does to Nienor with hisdragon-spell, and I love the seemingly all-consuming hsadow he seems to cast over the ground in front of her! I also love how beautiful Nienor looks, and there's a real hint of danger and fierceness in her design that's difficult to place - with that blonde hair, her figure, the white clothing blowing in the wind, it's so subtle I can't put my finger on it! :) I also love as I said how the lighting contrasts between Nienor on the ground and Glaurung in front of her. And Glaurung looks really, really poisonous and deadly withy those webbed spines along his head and body together with his poison-black colour!! :)
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girthaedestroyer Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done! Glaurung is one of my favorites
out of Tolkien's dragons. And this is one of my favorite stories from the Simerelion (probably spelled that all wrong).
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MoonFey Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015   Traditional Artist

Wow! Such a masterful interpretation of light and darkness, innocence and malice! :w00t:

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BlueDisciple Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I was thinking the scale was off, then I realized I was remembering Ancalagon the Black, not Glaurung. Really beautiful.
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UnicornAlora Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool!!
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Bookworm-Fangirl Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! Would it be ok if I used it as an icon or header on my blog? I'd credit you, of course
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Yes, it's alright with me, glad you like it, thank you for requesting)    usually nobody asking of my permission for reposting my works aniwhere(
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Bookworm-Fangirl Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, thanks!
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Dokkalfr Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Masterfully done!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Thank you!
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OspreyEamon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
I love the softness of this and the contrast between the blue-white and the dress and the blue-black of the scales is very striking. Can't help but imagine Nienor is giving him the finger with the hand we can't see.
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Artigas Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
I like this Glaurung a lot! As it happens I have a similar view of the creature. Large but not gargantuan, black, fat and massive and with this malignant set of eyes! Just amazing!
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littleangelf--k Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
I love this!
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invertedtriangle Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your really amazing i love this
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invertedtriangle Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing. one of my favorite books 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
thanks! mine too))
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:icontaurauthiel:
Taurauthiel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
This is not at all how I imagined Glaurung. This is much better! :faint:
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Thank you! :aww:
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Elves-of-Avarthrel Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Power over a dragon or friendship?
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Little-Snowbird Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Oh my gosh, I think I know what scene this is.  Nienor, from her posture, looks as if she's struck motionless by the sight of Glaurung.  And you can feel it when you look at this; there is something about this Father of dragons that really draws you in and makes you pay attention to him.
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betweenbirches Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is terrifying and breathtaking.
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SarkaSkorpikova Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the contrast, love Nienor's body and hair, love Glaurung's eyes, I love it all!
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DuperDumby0 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Beautiful
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Erwanna-Dragony Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful ! I love the contrasts between Nienor and Glaurung !
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Thanks!
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Erwanna-Dragony Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome !
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RogueRaven452 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist
The good and evil is illustrated quite elegantly.... The whole Beauty & the Beast
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Thank you!:)
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VikingMongolGirl Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Love the contrasts between the lights and dark
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Requiem777 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
I love your style :)
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dazmar Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So awesome ans scary at the same time
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Ithildin-dA Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant work ... simply marvelous. :heart:
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MewEllyAzura Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is probably the creepiest dragon I've ever seen (which is quite fitting). I got a bit of a shiver looking at him...
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jayden444 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
I LOVE your Tolkien art! Please keep painting!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Thank you, You're most welcome!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
beautifully done! :thumbsup:
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is gorgeous. I love the movement in her dress.
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jessicassketchbook Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully done! And I agree, I love the contrast as well. :)
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flyingfish98 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Beautiful work; love the way Glaurung emerges from the darkness.
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning work!! :heart:
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thank you!:hug:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome :heart:
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blacklothussayshello Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can feel the tension
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Scilens Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
this is wonderful = )
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful work!! :)
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Freawaru2020 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh this is so beautiful! (well... I hesitate to say that Glaurung is beautiful, but the piece as a whole is!) I especially love the lighting.
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Dulliros Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great picture that captures the essence of the scene. :clap:
I like the misty clouds around Glaurung's head - and also the fact that you can feel what is going on inside Nienor, even though you cannot see her face.
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Bohax Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... Nienor is more beautiful than i had imagined. And glaurung, more terrible.
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