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King of the Valinorian Noldor by EKukanova King of the Valinorian Noldor by EKukanova
Arafinwe
War of Wrath,  Tol Sirion

watercolor,  37x45cm
This is an illustration for fan-novell by Eilian:
  • Just under his feet, the grass was green and tough, despite all the December winds. At his feet, there was a plain gray stone. Someone's hand had decorated its surface with a chiseled image of a torch and a harp. For the fifty and hundred years the image had slightly been rubbed off.

    Arafinwe squatted and caressed the grass with his hand. Cold, with sharp edges, fighting the winds and the winter to the last, the grass was clinging to his palm with the gentleness that only he could understand.

    He knew that Findarato had been restored to life and was waiting for him in the distant Valinor, but here it had no more meaning than a yesterday song. The King of the Noldor in Valinor was standing on the grave of his son, the son who had died on this isle fifty and a hundred years ago.

    Arafinwe fell on his knees and pressed his cheek to the cold, frozen ground.
Эйлиан Инглориэль, "Король погибшей земли"
"Король погибшей земли" Эйлиан

Used reference:   Of the Winter 15  by  :iconladyeru: 
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:iconannathelle26:
Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This makes me so emotional, it's hard to find the words. Beautifully illustrated :heart:
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AlexisofRadias Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply breath taking. Finarfin is one of my favourite characters. I love you're sketches but pictures like this are so much more, and not just the colour but the imagery. Keep these seance up there absolutely stunning. With loveHeart  AlexisofRadiasHere's a kiss for you, my love! 
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Adarion Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Student General Artist
KPACUBbI! I like this one a lot. The image really transports a cold, wintery atmosphere and the silent grief that is still gnawing on Arafinwe. The little patch of grass, like a hope and greeting from Aman; then the followers in respectful distance and Arafinwe's gesture, to kneel down and stroke the grass gently like hair. Very good!
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:iconlewont:
Lewont Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017
Your version of Arafinwë is the best I've seen, I love the features and the details of the armor, great work, I love the atmosphere of the image and the expression of the faces :clap:  
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017
Thank you very much! ^____^
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:iconlumine00:
Lumine00 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yet Finarfin strolls with his freed children, under the trees of the Immortal Shores...
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:iconttp2017:
TTP2017 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017
Wow...
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:iconfealin-meril:
Fealin-Meril Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017
Завораживающая работа! Детализация сама рождает историю... 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017
Спасибо большое!
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:iconnoleme:
noleme Featured By Owner May 9, 2017
That's one regal Arafinwe. :love: Lovely, and such a powerful moment. I don't think this has been done before. Do you happen to know if the fanfic has been translated into English? Or is the translation yours?
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:iconysydora:
Ysydora Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work! Heart Heart 
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:iconmidgarzolom:
MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
My goodness, what a beautiful picture! Your dark tones and textures give it such an amazing atmosphere. Masterful work.
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
Thank you very much!
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:iconndrn:
NdrN Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
Beautiful!
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:iconaredhelfromtirion:
aredhelfromtirion Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
I almost cried... This is so touching - his gesture, his expression, everything. And I love his armour.
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Thank you very much!^^
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:iconroundtower:
roundtower Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017   Traditional Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº2 o Destacados nº 2" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo!

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* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 2. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!
the self portrait Gold Medal Emote
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Thank you! :sun: :sun: :sun:
making all my best)
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:iconroundtower:
roundtower Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017   Traditional Artist
A real pleasure dear friend! Hug 
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:iconevil-shieldmaiden:
Evil-Shieldmaiden Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Absolutely stunning! Love 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Thanks!^^
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:icon2bdubious:
2Bdubious Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
Love your work!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Thank you!
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:iconamethyst-phoenixx:
Amethyst-Phoenixx Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks quite beautiful. The details, the coloring, the composition, looks fabulous. Love Love Love 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Thank you very much!
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:icontinariwenms:
TinariwenMS Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, reminds me of illustrations in eighties novels or comics. :)
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Thank you!)
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:icongoldenwish:
goldenwish Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017
I love that you add the quotes, they add to the feeling
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Thank you! this is a realy good fanfick, sad that it still not translated complitely
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pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. Beautifully and intensely done, Elena.
Blessings,
Steve
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Thank you very much, Steve!^___^
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:iconphil-boswell:
Phil-Boswell Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017
Wow…just wow. This is unspeakably wonderful o.O
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Thank you!
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:iconbyklik:
BykLik Featured By Owner Edited Apr 10, 2017
Здравствуйте, Елена!!

Всегда с нетерпением жду Ваших новых работ.. И все жду, и жду, и жду одного из самых любимых героев. Его, по-моему, как-то немного рисуют.  То есть немало, конечно, но Ваш стиль - он особенный. Я понимаю, вдохновение оно такое.. Капризное, и по заказу не приходит. Но может быть, Вы с ним как-нибудь договоритесь)))) и нарисуете Финголфина? Буду терпелива и буду ждать!! Спасибо Вам за Ваши работы! Удачи!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Спасибо!..  ну может вдохновение и осенит..) 
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:iconaegeri:
aegeri Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing picture!!! :happybounce: 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
Thank you! :glomp:
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:iconlimwen-benaway:
Limwen-Benaway Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool
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:iconremus-is-my-king:
Remus-Is-My-King Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I love your art!!
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:iconbeholdentolove:
Beholdentolove Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it
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:iconkimberly80:
kimberly80 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
Почему ты именно этот референс взяла? Он  кажется мне крайне неудачным в принципе....
Все отлично, все детали такие со вкусом подробно прописанные, трава эта изумительная, работа по цвету очень красивая, по настроению, если бы не эта поза...
жаль  просто такая большая работа проделана, но глаз прям режет вот эта непонятная нога, говорю как есть...
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
ээ...  а мне как раз этот референс прям очень понравился, собственно он и стал источником вдохновения.  Как увидела, так в воображении и дорисовался меч вместо палки, доспехи, волосы, и вообще вспомнилась эта сцена.  С ногой да, там сложно, так чтобы не возникало вопросов, я несколько изменила, потому что знаю, надо рисовать как оно кажется правильней по ощущению, а не как оно есть, (особенно если дело касается эльфов)  А по другому у меня как-то даже и нет идей, как можно было бы поставить ноги, на оба колена тоже не здорово..    В общем, спасибо этой фотке за то что возникла такая картинка  о___О
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:iconkimberly80:
kimberly80 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
Картинка то классная у тебя получилась!У нее много всяких достоинств...
Но эта нога вызывает массу вопросов...
либо ее нужно очень убедительно простроить, либо положение ног поменять на что то более простое...
кажется мне, что надо было еще чуть чуть над этой темой  подумать...
обычно я к анатомии не придираюсь, потому что я, как человек без академического образования  понимаю, что это сложно, но тут прям что-то не то...
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theogroen Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Professional Photographer
great Artwork +fav +fav +fav 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconliigaklavina:
LiigaKlavina Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Professional
I love it!!! so beautiful! :heart:
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
Thank you very much!! :hug:
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:iconelaini-the-mystic:
Elaini-the-Mystic Featured By Owner Edited Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course he would feel the pain that his son has endured... he must have missed his children terribly.

Finrod has already returned to him, Galadriel he could meet (and probably did, why would he even miss the chance) somewhere in Beleriand but only for a brief moment, but I do not know the fate of Angrod and Aegnor. The last one is probably bound to Andreth in his mind so I'm not completely sure if he even wants to be re-embodied, at least not for a lady who waits for him and he waits for, because her fate is elsewhere.

Beautiful work as always.
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:iconrebeccatripp:
RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Never stop painting.  <3
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:iconcdz612:
cdz612 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 8, 2017
This was really good, the House of Arafinwe is my personal favorite. Arafinwe, Findarato, and Galadriel, my favorite Characters of all of Tolkien's works.
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