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Encounter of Beren and Luthien
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Published: January 7, 2018
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The leaves was long, the grass was green,
The hemlock-umbels tall and fair,
And in the glade a light was seen
Of stars in shadow shimmering.
Tinuviel was dancing there
To music of a pipe unseen,
And light of stars was in her hair,
And in her raiment glimmering...

Beren and Luthien
Illustration for the Silmarillion by Tolkien 
watercolor on paper, 35*50cm

fragments:   sta.sh/020crg9dkse4  sta.sh/01bjgzilsiwv
Used reference: Blue Dress 1  
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gigi28's avatar
gigi28|Student Traditional Artist
I wanna have courses with you for the watercolors ! Lovely landscape !
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Невероятные произведения искусства. Я люблю освещение и цвета. Девушка красивая Фон изысканный. Все замечательно. Я поражен твоими работами. )
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This is so beautiful. The expression of surprise on her face, and the gentleness and kindness that Beren shows Luthien, it is captured so well in this work. If they ever make a movie about the Beren and Luthien story, it would be wonderful to have this interaction put in. It looks splendid.
When Tolkien created the story, his wife Edith was the inspiration for Luthien, dancing in a hemlock grove for her husband when he was on leave from the front lines of WWI. The way he described Edith dancing, in a letter to his son, was what started the love story. When Edith passed away, Tolkien had "Luthien" engraved under her name, and wished to have "Beren" engraved under his name when he passed and was buried next to his wife, so Beren would be forever reunited with his beloved Luthien. That, right there, is true love.
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ElensilaSnow's avatar
Love it sooo much
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Hanasian's avatar
Lovely! Almost as I saw it when I first read the Silmarillion back in 1977.
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EKukanova's avatar
Thank you very much!  
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DGraymanFanatic's avatar
Beren almost looks like en elf. was that intended? 
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alithking's avatar
Beautiful artwork. 
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EKukanova's avatar
Thank you!
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Angie-AgnieszkaB's avatar
Luthien's dress is absolutly amazing <3
I laso like very much how u use here light and shades ♥
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Myblack's avatar
Ах, какой болиголов, и крышеснос - мир, кажется, весь уносит куда-то. Здоровско. 
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EKukanova's avatar
Спасибо! ^_____^  надо же было добавить динамики хотя бы пейзажем)
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FaeIncognita|Professional Traditional Artist
So beautiful! 😀
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romenriel's avatar
Really enchanting.
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EKukanova's avatar
Thank you!
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raspberrygelli|Student General Artist
Wow, so beautiful! I think this would make a good puzzle.
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Amethyst-Phoenixx|Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! The details and coloring are stunning!! la in love la in love la in love 
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NdrN's avatar
Very beautiful!
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KanaGo|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Красота! Листва и цветы вообще бесподобны!
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EKukanova's avatar
Спасибо!^____^
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kayra18's avatar
I wish art wasn't such a time consuming think because I love seeing your new piecess come up on my screen all the time. but then if it didn't such devotion and time it wouldnw't be worth it. Amazing job!
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EKukanova's avatar
Thank you very much!  yes, this sort of things needs a lot of time..)
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Qitian|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you made Beren look almost like part of the forest, which, after almost a year enchanted, is probably not far from the truth! The light on the leaves and on Lúthien and on the flowers makes a wonderful contrast, as does the sense of motion! It's almost not clear whether Beren has already awoken from his enchantment or whether he is still petrified. Just lovely!
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I did not tried to make an accurate illuatration for the text, I would like to put a sence of the whole this episode) Thank you!
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