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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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Ermerlyn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
*cries*
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valloria Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't believe how accurate you depicted Morwen: she had grown old but some of her beauty still remained. This is so sad indeed. Great job!
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steamey Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Thank you)
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yamilboricua Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student General Artist
really love this piece i have the book and still remember how sad the ending was but it is a great story
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:iconsteamey:
steamey Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Yeah...:saddestthingintheworld 
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Sorrowscoldfrost Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Beautifully done. That was such a depressing scene in the book.
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:iconsteamey:
steamey Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
The story of their family all the same.
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falasta Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
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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oOSulimeOo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Incredibly good
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TygrisLily Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
beautiful :) 
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Manink Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Very very nice indeed! :clap:
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:iconsteamey:
steamey Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Meow :3 
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ElrondPeredhel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
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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steamey Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
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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ElrondPeredhel Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
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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steamey Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
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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ElrondPeredhel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
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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RhapsodyBrd Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
This is love!
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TheLadyofImladris Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So Beautiful 
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gbindis Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Wow, it looks so ...peaceful!
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:iconsteamey:
steamey Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Their tragedy left behind and ahead of only the death.
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gbindis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Exactly!
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kimberly80 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Ой, чего это я не по русски..Морвен меня прямо здесь поразила, у нее получилось лицо женщины которая не сломалась и теперь я вот сижу и думаю...
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steamey Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Да,приятно говорить на родном,соглашусь^^ 
Я старалась сделать как можно менее стилизованно и отстранено. В этих толкиновских мифах ведь есть что-то схожее с реальной мировой историей,а историю создают люди.
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kimberly80 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Здорово получилось, я вообще по детям Хурина мало как-то видела, вобщем мне очень понравилось и по композиции и по образности...
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steamey Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
В Сильме и Неоконченных в каждом почти абзаце можно увидеть законченный готовый сюжет для рисунков.Мне странно отчего выбирают только самые броские моменты.Впрочем,и с Хурином и Морвен уже раньше существовал канонический арт,так что я тоже тут по пятам иду).
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kimberly80 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Ну да, уже прям канон сложился, к примеру битву Иовин с королем назгулов или Финголфина с Морготом только ленивый не рисовал, я штук 100 видела, много растиражированных сюжетов, которые очень популярны , конечно мы все идем по чьим то следам, но всегда хочется увидеть что-то новое даже в уже сложившемся и удивиться, бывает что неожиданная деталь очень цепляет...
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steamey Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Да уж,тогда рисовать или воспринимая как вызов способностям или уж вовсе не браться).Тут только нестандартное видение спасет.
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kimberly80 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Вобщем выпьем за креатив в искусстве)))
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:iconsteamey:
steamey Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Однозначно!) 
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kimberly80 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Morven just struck me here ....
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avi17 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Gorgeous!
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully made :)
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steamey Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
:w00t!:
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colgatetotal97 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
the ending... one of the most depressing things ive ever read. i felt so, so sorry for Hurin.
this is beautiful btw
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FliegenLicht Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*sobbing grossly over the beauty and sadness*
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Zaarin1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful! I like yours even better than Ted Nasmith's, I think. :)
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steamey Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Ohhh...better compliment that I have heard!
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Zaarin1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ted Nasmith is a wonderful artist, but there's something so beautifully tender about the way you depicted them. :)
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steamey Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
:blushes:
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FlamexFlower Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You made me cry like a child.
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steamey Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
This is...good or bad?
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FlamexFlower Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The best
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:iconsteamey:
steamey Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Nice to hear it ^^
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Taurauthiel Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
The story behind is so terribly sad, but I think you captured the moment very well. Good job! :clap:
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Hiland-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ahh... I cried at this scene in the story. Not one of the more well known tales of Tolkein but one worth the read... well done! There is a book that goes into the full detail of this story, it's called the "Children of Hurin." The story is sad but also one that leaves a bit of hope behind.
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Mami02 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
I love this story more than that of Beren and Luthien..but it is such a sad one :(
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Neranella Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Beautiful and touching. :love:
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Lady-Lena-LaFaye Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful artwork.
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
I don't know if I can call this one a favorite, but it is still a moving picture. It's a sad ending to such a tale of heroism, and probably only Tolkien could have written it. You capture the scene quite nicely, and are in rare company. (I believe the only other artist to illustrate it was Alan Lee.)
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