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Hurin and Morwen by steamey Hurin and Morwen by steamey
But Hurin passed on and on the sixth day he came at last to the place of the burning of Glaurung. There he saw the tall Standing Stone standing near the brink of Cabed Naeramarth. Hurin did not look at the stone, he already knew what was written on it and he knew he was not here alone. Sitting in the shadow of the stone there was some homeless wanderer, broken with age it seemed, to wayworn to heed his coming. Hurin stood there silent and at length the wanderer casted back the tattered hood and lifted up the face. Morwen it was, sharpnosed with broken teeth and grey, with a lean hand she clawed at the cloak upon her breast but when her eyes looked into his Hurin knew her, for though they were wild and full of fear a light still gleamed in them, the Elven light that long ago had earned her name, Eledwen : Elfsheen.
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:iconfalasta:
Exquisite picture for one of the most heartwrenching stories ever written.

In some ways it illustrates perfectly why Death was considered the "Gift" of Men ...
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:iconoosulimeoo:
Incredibly good
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Manink Dec 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Very very nice indeed! :clap:
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:iconelrondperedhel:
Even if I like your drawing skills (obviously really good) I'm not found of your Elves (too jacksonians for my said even if their faces are really fine: who said Elves should have long and straight hair ?). But your men from the First Age are brilliant, with those celtics and nordics clothing and those amazing faces. This one is one of the best you made : you can really feel how old and sad Morwen is and in the same time that she was awesomely sexy back in the day (please Hurin don't beat me !)
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:iconsteamey:
Alas!) Jackson introduced me to the world of Tolkien and I involuntarily see this world through his eyes.
What exactly do you think should be the elves? I will listened to your opinion.
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:iconelrondperedhel:
It's not that they shouldn't look like yours but that for me there should be more diversity.

Firstable Elves are divided in three families, each one with an hair color (Vanyar : blond ; Sindar : dark ; Noldor : dark) and some "minorities" inside them (Sindar : silver and may be blond ; Noldor : blond and red). So it's not easy to make all those characters (all looking more or less young, handsome and powerful) standing out from each other. For me the best way is to change the haircuts : some with shorter hair, some with 'pony-tail', etc...

More important : I don't think that Elves have all stiff/straight hair, all the opposite in fact. Why ? Because Aegnor is specifically remarked to have really straight hair and because Tolkien did say that Elves don't have hair like Asian's hair (he may have been referring to color at this time, so difficult to say).

I was also introduced to Tolkien almost only by Jackson (I read the Hobbit before watching the movies though) so I tottally understand. And that's for me an interisting exercice to try seeing things differently. ;)
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:iconsteamey:
Well...yeah...this makes sense. I think if Peter started shooting `The Silmarillion`, they would have done it same way - split all branch of the genus with hairstyles, heraldic colors, clothing, weapons... I should be more diligent in the transfer of these details too. Probably my elves seem indistinguishable among themselves.
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:iconelrondperedhel:
Don't worry they are still cool :D But what you are describing is a long work (many authors already do that : Jenny Dolfen, Turner Mohan, Ravenclaw -not sure about her name- etc...) so it's up to you. I think you'll do great at creating "Elven cultures" given to your really adequate design for the Houses of Men.
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