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King of the Valinorian Noldor

By EKukanova
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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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Image details
Image size
715x600px 407.95 KB
Shutter Speed
10/250 second
Focal Length
34 mm
Date Taken
Apr 6, 2017, 5:37:33 PM
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Ygrain33's avatar

Truly heart-breaking - restored or not, his beloved son suffered and died here. And you even keep thefamily likeness... A truly great piece

Annathelle26's avatar
This makes me so emotional, it's hard to find the words. Beautifully illustrated :heart:
AlexisofRadias's avatar
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! 
Adarion's avatar
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!
Lewont's avatar
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:  
EKukanova's avatar
Thank you very much! ^____^
Lumine00's avatar
Yet Finarfin strolls with his freed children, under the trees of the Immortal Shores...
Fealin-Meril's avatar
Завораживающая работа! Детализация сама рождает историю... 
EKukanova's avatar
Спасибо большое!
noleme's avatar
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?
Ysydora's avatar
Awesome work! Heart Heart 
MidgarZolom's avatar
My goodness, what a beautiful picture! Your dark tones and textures give it such an amazing atmosphere. Masterful work.
EKukanova's avatar
Thank you very much!
NdrN's avatar
I almost cried... This is so touching - his gesture, his expression, everything. And I love his armour.
EKukanova's avatar
Thank you very much!^^
roundtower's avatar
* ¡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!
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Thank you! :sun: :sun: :sun:
making all my best)
roundtower's avatar
A real pleasure dear friend! Hug 
Evil-Shieldmaiden's avatar
Absolutely stunning! Love 
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Love your work!
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