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Feanor with silmaril by steamey Feanor with silmaril by steamey
Tomorrow I go to the premiere of "The Hobbit"^^
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Oshun1 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
Nevermind if I already told you, but I adore this picture. Very intense and beautiful and I love the light and shadows!
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steamey Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
Thank you anyway;)
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Baglafecht Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  New Deviant
Sorry, Féanor had a troubled childhood but that doesn't excuse his arrogance. His father did a very poor job in allowing so much rivalry to grow between the half-brothers. This image depicts Féanor's character very well, I think. Please give us a convincing portrait of Fingolfin, too, who had a heart as big as a whale. And what about Féanor's mother Miriel, who got re-embodied as soon as her husband was slain so that they didn't have to meet in Mandos' 'Halls of Awaiting.' She got a nice job in weaving tapestries depicting the whole tragedy her son was leading his people into. And I'd like to know what Finwë told his beloved son when he showed up in the abovementioned halls. I hope he's still slapping him around. Keep going, please!
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steamey Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Tough and straightforward. To some extent you are right... It's hard to judge these things.
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5ilvara Featured By Owner Edited Jan 10, 2015
Must you draw such glorious art on the character I despite most on Middle-Earth? Ah, you're so skilled at drawing facial bone structures and skin, it's amazing... As always.

I love you art to pieces, and I hope Peter Jackson will not touch the Silmarilion at all now that you made so many wonderful illustrations for it. The only thing that would make it all ever greater would be to get to publish an illustrated series edition of the Silmarilion. I'd buy it without blinking. When I say series, through, it's because of the price more than the length.

But still totally worth it!
(Or an ebook? The Estate doesn't even need to know—you can just sell it to me~kay I shut up)
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steamey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Woah! I had no idea that my drawings have such an impact!
But you know, I'm not so adamantly set in relation to the film adaptation. It's not the direction... rather a desire to see the carefully designed furniture, weapons, appearance, architecture design and characters. Agree that Peter succeeded.All my elves and the atmosphere are the result of the inspiration for his work.He showed that fantasy can be represented as a historical scene. Realistic, ambitious, impressive.Otherwise I would probably draw something in the style of illustrations to the old tales. Something schematic and possibly black and white.
And about the Silmarillion ... You're a little ahead of the event)). Now I'm waiting for an answer from one of the publishers, whose owners also like Tolkien. Don't know what they will decide, but I hope for a positive response. Recently went on sale a reissue of The Silmarillion with illustrations by Denis Gordeev, so I'm not sure that these publishers will want to compete.:saddestthingintheworld  
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5ilvara Featured By Owner Edited Jan 11, 2015
In case you get a positive venue from any options -publishers, self-publishing, ebooks, whatever- I'm interested.

Through, I may have to precise that I'm more interested in a book retelling the stronger tales of the Silmarillion in a narrative tone instead of the historian-like one Tolkien used. Something that would be to the Silmarilion what a child book would be to a real novel. If you get the idea...
In fact, something along the lines of what is being done there : silmarillionseries.wordpress.c…

But, now for an illustrated version of the classic Silmarilion with about one picture every 10 pages or more, that I wouldn't be as much into.
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ebe-kastein Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hoping that I don't sound too pesky, could you be so kind and share with me the photo of the model you based this art piece on? Am *very* intrigued to see that person, even if he posseses but a fraction of the beauty he has on your portrait!!! Pleeease!
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steamey Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Now you probably think that the original is much prettier?)
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Cyrusma Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
perfect
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Finale - Tokien's Legacy".  You can find it here: realmsoffantasy-myth.deviantar…  ^_^
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steamey Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Oh!Ok..
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FinduilasFaelivrin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Best character in the Silmarillion and best fanart. I love it!
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Cyrisesevens Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm reading The Silmarillion in this moment and I'd like to say that I really liked Feanor in the beginning of the book. But when he killed lots of the (innocent) Telleri to steal their beautifull boat, and then when he abandoned a part of the Noldor -who didn't believe in him anymore- I started to hated him. Even if he was like alot a victim of Morgoth's lies, he was going too far to be forgiven...
By the way, his pride for his Silmarils -even if it is the greatest thing he has never created- made me furious.
And even if there is a little default with his hand, I think it is the betterdrawing of Feanor I ever saw ! You're really really talented ! I wonder, with which tool did you draw all your amazing drawings/ paintings ? With a computer and a tablet or with paint ? I'm kind of jealous of you because I think I'll never do such wonderfull art as yours, and I'm sure you draw since a couple of years to be able to do such perfect peace of art !
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steamey Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
A little default with his hand?What do you mean?Anatomical or logical?*i'm worried because I know that bad depict hands Sweating a little... 
And yes, this is a computer+a tablet.And a standard set of brushes.
I repeated many times - all the people know how to draw. Just look at the children. There is no one who would argue otherwise. Another thing - that one bother learning, while others give up. So everything is in your hands. Maybe you will never compare to Leonardo da Vinci, but you can always enjoy the process of drawing.
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Cyrisesevens Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The hand is too small, compared to the head. That's all, don't worry about it, you draw better than me, you just have some things to improve, but your drawings are really well drawn ! ^^ So I should say it is a logical default ^^.
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steamey Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
In one of the books of our russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov, one character says that people are not evil,but unhappy and confused. I think every character in The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit (except embodiment of pure evil like Balrogs and orcs) can be understood and forgiven.Each of them had their own motives for actions. Even Morgoth could be understood in the aspirations... at least in the beginning.People tend to think as well as he did,because he was moved by envy and ambition.
Thank you for your kind words^^Yeah, I draw on the tablet in photoshop.My hands have long forgotten what paper is).It is more convenient,more economical and forests remain intact and unharmed.Don't be jealous, the drawings do not have enough detail, anatomical accuracy and skill). It is far from perfect as to Pluto.It can be said, I still continue to learn.
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Validia Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Este "Fëanor" es muy guapo  :D
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steamey Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Gracias por las amables palabras Emoticon: Bow 
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Validia Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Gracias a ti por compartir tu creación Meow :3 
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steamey Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Qué es un artista sin un espectador!)
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ebe-kastein Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist

An excellent model! Where did you find this one to work with?


 


This is another brilliant job by you, Steamey. A lovely play of light and shadow, just right for this dark trouble-maker.

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steamey Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Oh!))I don`t know what his name is.I think he was a model on the cover of a fashion magazine.Very hot guy!)But i didn't tried to portray him as well...take a few distinctive facial features - that`s all.
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
I really like this one! The lighting and Feanor's set-jawed expression really captures his personality a great deal. His hard-gripping hand, reddened by the light, is another nod to his fame, if not in a positive light (sic).
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steamey Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
God!Everybody likes him!Whyyyyyy....!!! :giggle:
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LajlaNiemi Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
wow...just....wow...this is definitely him!
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Bil0vd Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Such a good work !! (though I really hate Feanor ;) if you got the inspiration to paint one day Glorfindel or Fingolfin, I would be really happy)
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Succubus1982 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merciful Valar! (Well not to our dear Fea) :iconfapfapfapplz: So amazingly hot......
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steamey Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
:hug:
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SirGodspeed Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Powerful figure - very fitting the character.
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steamey Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Thanks a lot)...but i really don`t understand why is this picture so popular.Honestly)
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SirGodspeed Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
I think it has partly to do with how it plays with the deep shadow (like with Rembrandt's Night Watch), as well as how if you look at the character, it kind of "spreads out" from the top (with the hair and face and diadem) and then "falls together" as you look downwards (with the collar and outer clothing).

It's also one of those fairly rare pieces that portray an elf with a fairly wide face and jaw, which I think a lot of people subconsciously feel fits Feanor's uncompromising, larger-than-life personality.

But I'm not an artist. So hey I wouldn't really know. XD
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steamey Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Hmm,interesting opinion).
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voirreyj Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
This really is how I see Feanor - wonderful.
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heartofoshun Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
I love this pic. It is a very interesting interpretation of Feanor. the face is amazing,
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steamey Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Thanks).My first middle-earth-theme art.
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malinair Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
wow!!!love it love it!!!
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steamey Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
:handshake:
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StrawberryJam1313 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Wow! Feanor! <3 My favourite character looks so beautiful!

I love the two halves of his face - light and dark. And of course, after the Silmaril is taken, there is no longer any light, is there? He seriously looks so fantastically deadly! And his robes and armour... just beautiful. In fact he reminds me a little of Thorin (appearance-wise), especially the braids. Was that on purpose? Because tbh I see a lot of similarities in Thorin's and Feanor's personalities...
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steamey Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Indeed,he is very charismatic in his book.
It's strange, but the more I look at him,the more I don`t like him.I'm afraid I could not make his face more beautiful.Dangerous,threatening - yes,but not beautiful.Comparing this pic with Thorin you mean Thorin played by Richard Armitage? Because as far as I know before film screening all other Torin-characters were like pictures of Ralph Bakshi i.e. he was bearded as Santa and sexy as a Christmas stocking.I dont think that was focused on Oakenshield at any stage of drawing...Braids that you are so interested in just a tribute to the previously developed elves design style for trilogy 2001-2003.I think you've noticed that I often borrow different details from there.That's because it certainly charmed me at first sight. Especially the subject world of elves.Their appearance,weapons,houses, ships,their whole story...
By the way, you are very aptly noticed similarities between the two characters.Both have a strong spirit, but at some point succumbed to temptation.
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Faedou Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Waow !!!!!!!!!
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Zaarin1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magnificent!
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steamey Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Nice to hear^^ Thank you.
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Zaarin1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure. :)
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Ritiakaramne Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Handsome face
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STUDLROW-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Нерлохо)
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STUDLROW-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
*"неплохо" О:)
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steamey Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Как?!И не будет никаких скептических комментариев по поводу руки??))
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STUDLROW-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
:)) Ну, про детали Вам наверняка уже не раз говорили, а я смотрю в целом, в т.ч. в плане перспективы будущих творений, с учётом ошибок прошлого. :)))
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dylanradcliff Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
wowowowowowo
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