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Aredhel & Eol
Illustration for Silmarillion by Tolkien
gouache and watercolours on paper, 48x27cm

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Image size
800x458px 338.42 KB
Shutter Speed
1/15 second
Focal Length
38 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Mar 1, 2014, 4:21:11 PM
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AlphaXSpartan's avatar
this is so awesome great job im new to deviant but this is the bes i've seen so far
Koehari's avatar
This is very close to how I have come to think of these two in my mind.Aredhel is proud, beautiful,strong and a "free thinker"" out of the box for someone in her world both in the stories and in your version. And indeed he is too.But he could have gotten his girl to like him with less peculiar methods to put it mildly 😁!!
Though I guess then it wouldnt have been such an intriguing story. Nothing short of fantastic depiction of this odd pair!
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Intense stuff going on in this image. Eol is among the least likable characters in The Silmarillion and you totally caught his grim nature here. Has a wealth of portent to it. Strong image.
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Thank you very much!  But I think of the two characters as a victimes and have a sort of compassion on Eol).
KipRasmussen's avatar
Always good to hear a different perspective on a story I've read dozens of times. I can totally see that. 
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Stunning, dramatic composition - and beautifully painted! I love your work!
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Thank you very much, dear Abigail!  coming from you it means a lot ^^
LosVelka's avatar
I absolutely agree on this piece (and many other of yours) gorgeousness. Only one lesser detail, in my most humble opinion: that galvorn is way too blueish. Otherwise perfect! Faved by the way
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Thank you very much!   agree with your comment of galvorn, maybe next time).
LosVelka's avatar
Can't wait next one! Watching you :)
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Wow!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love how you've painted Eol's features: very dark, expressive and virile- perfect for his character. And Aredhel is beautiful- those flowing white robes are so realistic and a lovely contrast to the darker side of the painting.
The diagonals of the branches really add nicely to the tension of the piece, building on the already tense aura coming from Eol. And the way you've painted his armour is really magnificent. I love the design, and the shine on the metal of his armour and sword really fits well in his environment- not an easy thing to do. Also, the flowing, lightness of the hair of the elves and of the horse is perfect!
A beautiful piece! Well done! :)
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Thank you very much! ^^
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The mysterious eol.... Not enough drawings of him out there. I like this one, thank u!
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Прошла по всем рисункам, к каждому хочется оставить восторженный комментарий! Огромное спасибо !!!
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Hi, it is my honor to tell you that this picture is being featured in our group :iconsharpenededge: galleries

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Thank you for the feature! :sun:
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you are most welcome
Kossara's avatar
Hello and thank you for the greatest Tolkien art ever! I wanted to ask if I can use a fragment of "Destiny" for a fanfic of mine and credit you, of course, as your work was one of my major sources of inspiration!
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I love your art so amazing keep it up!
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both eol and aredhel have so much character in this painting, awesome work!
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