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Finrod
The scene of abdication 

Here I would like to present a concept of Nauglamir. I took the description of jevellery from Leithian-based fan-novell "Beyond the Down", it was a great inspiration, it also reminds me about the Golden Pectoral from Tovsta Mohyla.  
I tend to believe, the jevellery style of dwarves might look pretty much like a Scihtian art.

watercolor, 45.5*33cm
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:icongoddessandmcmanus:
goddessandmcmanus Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018   Traditional Artist
It’s a beautiful rendering, Elena, and as well an executed watercolor as I have ever seen. Bravo!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018
Thank you!
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:iconmenkhar:
Menkhar Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely amazing work! you are so talented!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
Thank you!
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:icondelphinehaniel:
DelphineHaniel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning!
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:iconvivianne-undo:
vivianne-undo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018
Я Вас обожаю. Вы изображаете Финрода именно таким, каким я его всегда представляла! Спасибо!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018
Vivianne, спасибо большое! ^______^ что занятно, я сама его не очень хорошо себе представляю, каждый раз нащупывание)
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:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018
Beautiful work. The details are amazing.
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018
Thank you!
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:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018
You're welcome.
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:iconrreddvar:
RReddVar Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning! 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018
Thank you!
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:iconolanatungee:
OlaNaTungee Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely stunning. the thick luscious hair, his soft yet regal features... the Nauglamir. whoa. incredible art
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018
Thank you very much!
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:iconcassandra1313:
Cassandra1313 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  New Deviant
I decided to join DeviantArt especially because of your elf paintings. The beauty, strengst and grandeur of the Eldar are perfectly captured and reflected in your paintings.
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018
Oh, thats a truly great compliment for me!! :aww:  o_____o
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:iconmio-meow:
Mio-Meow Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018
you are the best Tolkien artist there is! Beautiful work!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018
Aww:33  Thank you so very much!
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:iconulaime:
Ulaime Featured By Owner Edited Jul 12, 2018   Digital Artist
Your work is never disappointing, Elena.

I have actually often wondered what Nauglamir would be like, since the definition of a carcanet is "a necklace or ornamental collar, typically made of gold or set with jewels" so basically it can be both a necklace and a choker with some regal flair. Also, Nauglamir is inevitably what we would call "male high jewellery" though the style would also fit Lúthien since she wore it.

But what has been unclear to me is whether Nauglamir is Dwarven style, or rather elvish (Noldorin) style to underline that it was designed by the Dwarves with Finrod in mind, especially.

I have seen your designs of the crown on Nargothrond. Seems like we had a similar idea for it: it's somewhat based on Ring of Barahir since it's another symbol for the House of Finarfin.
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:icontoomassart:
ToomassArt Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018
Wonderful character portrait!
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:iconkanago:
KanaGo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Здорово!
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:iconarauniyel:
Arauniyel Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
Amazing!
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:iconannamare:
annamare Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The concept of the Nauglamir looking like the Golden Pectoral is fabulous! Your detail when you draw and paint jewellery is awesome. I love the look on your beautiful Finrod's face. He looks troubled, but he has such a pure gaze, reflecting a true heart. Heart 
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:iconthegreymoon:
thegreymoon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
Your art is perfection. 
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:iconnen-lalaith:
nen-lalaith Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I don't know how you do it, miss, but you are trully blessed with your talents. Besides the obvious (the necklace is beautifully amazing) you are able to capture the essence of Tolkien's elves - beautiful face, wonderfull hair, strong features and something that distinguishes them from men, something I can't quite put my finger on but is just thrilling. Well done, you works are a pleasure. Please, do more. Greetings from Poland.
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018
Thank you very much for your kind words, Martyna! :sun:
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:iconxeyni:
Xeyni Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist
The details in his necklace jewelry are just amazing! the gold looks so real!!
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:iconkatnor:
katnor Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
Lovely, lovely Finrod! Your version is very much how I picture him, strong but fragile, soft but deadly and very determined to do the right thing.
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:iconmo0on-light:
mo0on-light Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018   Filmographer
what can i say you never stop to surprise me .. luv your work like forever
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:iconwyzzel:
Wyzzel Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
These details ... amazing and sooo beautiful!
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:iconhatlon:
hatlon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
That is an impressive and detailed depiction of Finrod. Would love to see your take on Nauglamir with the silmaril that Thingol had made.
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:iconsamo-art:
SaMo-art Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
I love his gaze. It has something fragile and proud. Beautiful Finrod. 
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:iconcrystal-cuthalion:
Crystal-Cuthalion Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
Absolutely amazing! I love the intricate details of the necklace.
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:iconyanadhyana:
yanadhyana Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018   Traditional Artist
Красотища, словами неописуемая La la la la 
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:iconkimberly80:
kimberly80 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
Скифская пектораль как никакая другая к Наугламиру подходит. Я когда ее впервые увидела, удивилась и подумала, ну вот скифский царь носил Наугламир)
видимо идеи в некоторых головах очень сходятся) Там три ряда вроде символизируют три мира . нижний, средний и верхний или что-то вроде того, хотя я уже не точно помню...
Я видела его карандашный набросок. Это хорошо что он был, не потому что этот хуже, а тот лучше. Просто они немного разняться между собой. В карандаше лицо было более юным и у него больше читалась такая очень трогательная эмоция растерянности.
В цвете она тоже есть, но как бы уже несколько меньше, больше мне кажется- несогласие выдвинулось на первый план. И тут он такой от этого более зрелый. Такого голыми руками уже не возьмешь)
Очень красиво по цвету, золото и сине- зеленый, волосы как всегда - изумительны. Особенно вот этот общий отсвет по форме очень удачно вышел.
Он великолепен.
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
...На груди его лежало тяжелое ожерелье — знаменитый Наугламир, подаренный гномами Ногрода. Ожерелье представляло собой три мира — верхний, средний и нижний, и в верхнем ряду звенья были образованы из разнообразных птиц, в среднем — из зверей, а в нижнем — из рыб и гадов, и ни одна тварь не попадалась дважды, и все они несли в зубах и в клювах адаманты. Соединялись же меж собой ряды драконами, которые есть на треть птицы, на треть звери и на треть — гады..."
Я когда это читала, то долго ходила мучилась с чувством что где-то это уже видела, пока эта пектораль мне не попалась на глаза снова)   Можно сказать бегала по потолку от восторга что он всё же есть, Наугламир))
Карандашную отрисовку да, выкладывала в ВК,  он там действительно несколько другой, поэтому тот вариант сочла тоже самоценным и достойным публикации)
Спасибо!
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:iconlucy-luxluna:
Lucy-LuxLuna Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why your art is always so incredible? ^^
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:iconsuemart:
SueMArt Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Clap Clap Clap 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
:bow:
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:iconsj-the-fox-bat:
Sj-the-fox-bat Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
Good art
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:iconcassandra1313:
Cassandra1313 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  New Deviant
Beautiful!
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:iconradawolf:
radawolf Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
awesome! :w00t:
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:icondewitteillustration:
deWitteillustration Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018   Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, I love the Scythian inspired necklace!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
Thank you!
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:iconsuzuranart:
Suzuranart Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That’s amazing, just like how I imagined him !
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:iconlondynlittleartist:
LondynLittleArtist Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow the jewelry is very detailed. Nice work! I love everything about it.
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
Thank you very much!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
One of the most noble of them all, an oath-keeper for better instead of for worse.
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:icontaelsa:
Taelsa Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, that necklace is very impressive! And so detailed!
The look of betrayal is heart-breaking :(
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
Thank you very much!
I have another version of this scene, the "wide shot", but here I would like to show his face. And jevellery)
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