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Earwen, the Swan-maid of Alqualonde

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:iconcopper9lives:
copper9lives Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
Alright... so I've gone through and faved just about your entire gallery. Dear gods, you are talented... such luminous beauty...
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:iconamlugwen:
amlugwen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
soooo beautiful! *_*  like she's flying
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
Thank you!)
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ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
The flow of the dress is so nicely done! It seems to echo the movement of an ocean wave :) Her hair is lovely, too!
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aredhelfromtirion Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016
I canť decide what is more amazing: her dress or her hair. Both is breathtaking.
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Hot68White Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
stunning. I love wave dress
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Yolashillinia Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous lightplay <3
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
Thank you!
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Annalite Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
Love how you caught the movement in this work.
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:iconimhilien:
imhilien Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Nicely done. :)
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DSonne Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work!
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FaeIncognita Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
So beautiful and ethereal! :) 
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:iconsilamir:
silamir Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016   General Artist
Wow! I love her costume design. :)
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016
Thank you!
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Erintii Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
She is among my least liked characters of the books, but you painted her perfectly. I have always imagined her as dark-haired, but silver hair suits her.
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aeryael Featured By Owner May 26, 2016   Digital Artist
The flowing and the glow of the fabric is amazing. Did you use any reference for this? I'm truly mesmerized by your work
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UnicornAlora Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely as always! I wish I could put myself right into your artworks & explore & enjoy them from within :) 
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SarkaSkorpikova Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful that I hardly can describe how I feel about it! :wow: :love:
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
Thank you very much, dear friend! :hug:
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Soupdragon10 Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
The sea and stars are in the material of her dress, stunning work!
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Observer14 Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh my... don't know if I've ever seen fabric done with so much life in it!  She doesn't just catch the wind -- she IS the breath of the wind and the splash of the foam and the emerald green of the sea and the mad rush of the wings of the swan...

Beautifully done, once again, Elena!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
I took an inspiration for this work in the antique images of the dance.  The images of Earwen that I saw are usually rather calm and static, I tried to imaginate slightly different Swan-maid, and I thought of her children then I drew it).
Thank you very much, Charles!
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Observer14 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, her hair certainly brings about the image of a swan!

It is an interesting different take on the swan. I did some searching, and you are right -- most of them are *painfully* static! :-(  I think of swans as pretty stately and graceful, but they can explode when they want to!

Beautiful work!
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Ysydora Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful! The dress is gorgeous! Heart Love  
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
Thank you!^^
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:iconysydora:
Ysydora Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
My Pleasure Kero Keroppi Blowkiss valentine fella (Love)
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Toraach Featured By Owner May 5, 2016
I think her preferable cloth-item for this scene is bikini :P 
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Samy-Consu Featured By Owner May 3, 2016
Wow really amazing!!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
Thanks!!
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Samy-Consu Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
always a pleasure ^^
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kimberly80 Featured By Owner May 3, 2016
Такая она игривая вышла) по неволе напрашивается диптих))) где кроткий Финарфин должен стремительно утратить свою кроткость)
а вообще очень волшебно и она вся такая волшебная, атмосфера моря  и  ночи, я уже вижу гавань...
люблю про море...
Красиво, очень нравиться!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner May 3, 2016
Финарфин там за ней на самом деле и предполагается, с закатанными штанинами, типа того)),  правда он настолько закрепился в мозгу как степенный и царственный, чинно выступающий в длинных одеждах, что представить его себе в подобной мизансцене весьма сложно, хотя вполне можно предполагать, тоже живой в конце концов))  
Сложившийся стереотип в представлении Эарвен как почти что статуи, без вкуса-без цвета-без запаха тоже захотелось слегка порушить), в кого спрашивается младшие такие вышли?) 
Огни гавани были на эскизе, а в самой работе подумала- воображение дорисует), гавань отдельно стоит сделать.  Захотелось представить себе сумеречное освещение Альквалондэ времён Дерев.
Спасибо!^^
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kimberly80 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
Освещение классное прямо сумерки, они
я бы сама с радостью гавань нарисовала, но архитектура это сложно, но я бы наверно Ольвэ для этого выбрала....
нарисуй гавань, нарисуй гавань!!!! ты умеешь)
а мне кажется он с удочкой должен бежать, ну Финарфин-то)или с сачком, а может и с рыболовной сетью, это он потом уже царственный))), в голову еще почему-то упорно ихтиандр лезет, вот вообще не знаю почему, наверное такие нелепые ассоциации с морем)
я вот про Эарвен вообще не думала и никак ее не представляла, а мне твоя очень понравилась!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
Да да, как раз Ольвэ на фоне гавани имеется в планах))
Про Ихтиандра,- тут под своим последним наброском Turner Mohan развил весьма занятную теорию о тэлери, очень даже хочется в это верить)
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kimberly80 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
Идет себе Ольвэ по пляжу в белых развевающихся одеждах, а за ним чайки летят и обязательно башня... Там башня была! и песок мокрый такой все отражает... я бы кино снимала, как Джексон)
а я не в курсе теории о телэри)))
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EKukanova Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
Если вкратце, то он решил предположить, что легенды о русалках это перевранные и искажённые отголоски воспоминаний о встречах людей с морскими эльфами. И если уж эльфы могли очень долго обходиться без пищи и воды, то и без воздуха они тоже могли обходиться очень долго, как морские млекопитающие).  Тут вспомнился Финрод, который поехал на юг и нырял там за жемчугом).
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kimberly80 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
Ну а что вполне себе теория на тему морской цивилизации, да я посмотрела, там у него такие русалки с дельфинами плывут)
Профессор же сделал Нуменор из Атлантиды.
А как же речные русалки, наши, отечественные? Даешь по эльфу на губернию, нет, лучше даже на уезд!!!
А где кстати Финрод? с девушкой)
кстати русалку случайно видела на днях на ютубе, выглядела страшновато, прелестный чел под ником Гробовщик много чего такого русскому народу рассказывает)
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EKukanova Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Финрод завис, выжидаю удобного момента чтобы начать красить, чтоб дома было тихо)
поискала я Гробовщика, русалок не нашла, из найденного я что-то тоже не отважилась ничего смотреть) 
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Black--Forest Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the dress o.O This for a wedding? Yes please!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
Thank you!^^  I'm not sure about the weeding, but you are absolutely free to imaginate Finarfin behind her ;)
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hhimring Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
Excellent--like Elwing in her connection with birds and the sea, but so much more joyful!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
Thank you!^^
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LucyFaerie Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
Beautiful!
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Squiddy-chan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
This is stunning!
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kayra18 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Wow, so amazing. This and your recent Elwing are so different from your usual style but I cannot wait to see more Spread More Love Emote - PLZ 
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EKukanova Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
Thank you!^^ I think this one and Elwing are the most usual for me, I drew a lot of dansers in flowing dresses already :)
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kayra18 Featured By Owner May 2, 2016
hahaha yes you could almost tell that with the contortion of her body and the way the dress is flowing over her legs but in motion rather than being stiff. I think the is one of my fav things with your work is that you capture the motion of movement prefectly
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Beyond-Art-Music Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Hello, your artwork has been featured on the homepage from :iconbeyond-art-and-music: as our Best Daily Artwork. 
Congratulations! :TipOfTheHat: 
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Thank you very much! :sun:
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Beyond-Art-Music Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
Our pleasure! ;)
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