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Maglor by EKukanova Maglor by EKukanova
Maglor
Illustration for the Silmarillion by Tolkien
watercolor on paper, 33x55,5cm
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Liraen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I almost squealed when I saw you drew him! Maglor is one of my fav characters. You are amazing with watercolors!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
Thank you!^^
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syksynaoi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I admire how you've done the diffuse lighting. His skin particularly looks very real. It makes an interesting contrast with the dreamy texture of his hair, and I think that contrast goes some way in capturing Maglor's character.
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
Thank you!^^
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Odetteoverdose Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
It is very, very beautiful! I love the dynamics with the flowing hair and the sea as a background.
My only critique would be aimed at the ring and pinky finger ;) I play the harp myself and you should never, ever straighten your finger like that entirely, because you loose the flexibility to strike the strings fast... Nevertheless I would love to play the harp you painted! :)
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
Thank you!
About "pinky" finger, -one of his hands was burnt. I did not meant here that he playing fast, but you're right, I was must learn play harp at first before draw the harpist.   
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Odetteoverdose Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
Ah okay! I am sorry! I did not know that. The background story sounds very interesting! Keep up the good work :)
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AnarielRowen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
Sad and beautiful. So Elven. 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
Thank you!
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MorellAgrysis Featured By Owner Edited Sep 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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annaorca Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
красивая работа! 
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Brunild Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016   Traditional Artist
I what I could add that has not been said? This is simply touching and wonderful and you are my muse :heart: !!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
Thank you so much, my friend! :hug:   We taking an inspiration from each other :)
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annamare Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely perfect!! I love Maglor, and I agree this is the best portrayal of him in his sorrow and regret that I have ever seen. I love the expression on his face, the wind in his hair, the stormy sea behind, and the beautiful details on the harp.
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
Thank you very much, dear friend! :hug:
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Samy-Consu Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
wow so amazing :love:
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Telnava Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful!Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] 
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aegeri Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing artwork. It's so sad... love your style...
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
Thank you, dear friend!^^
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NdrN Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
Great!
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Soupdragon10 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
Stunning Elena.
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Blabury Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
:heart:
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful artwork!
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:iconevgeniya-bengalskaya:
Завораживает мрачной, но сильной красотой!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
Спасибо большое!
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Hug 
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Crystal-Cuthalion Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016
The best depiction of Maglor! Well done :) I hope you draw Feanor creating the Silmarils too.
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
Thank you very much!  I hope to understand this character someday for draw him =)
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Crystal-Cuthalion Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
Если ты когда-либо будешь рисовать Феанора, пожалуйста, не изображай его злым! Ведь он был хорошим, особенно при создании сильмариллов. Он должен быть горделивым и вдумчивым. Конечно же, этого персонажа сложно изобразить, потому что он должен выглядеть потрясающе :P
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2crazyimps Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
Love your style!
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fish-in-fridge Featured By Owner Edited Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything about this painting evokes the feels of loss and regrets: the grey-blue pallette choice, the wind-blown hair, his mournful expression, those downcast eyes, those willowy worn fingers, how his left hand seems to fall from the strings and his right hand seems to be supported by the harp - instead of supporting the instrument... Just wow...

When I stare at the image long enough, I really think I'm hearing the splashes of the waves, half drowning and half sustaining the songs on his harp.
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
Thank you very much for those words!  This piece was inspired not only by Silmarillion but also by very beautiful harp music by Alan Stivell =)
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fish-in-fridge Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I just searched Alan Stivell, and find his music enchanting. Thanks for introducing the great musician to me:)
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Blue-Anima Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016   General Artist
I've been staring at this piece for so long. It's absolutely exquisite, there's such depth of feeling--such a sense of grief. I felt the sorrow even before I noticed he seems to be crying. 
It's so lovely. 
I can't really explain. I feel that I could sit for hours and listen to him play without stirring. 
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
Thank you very much! This piece was inspired also by the music, (by Alan Stivell). Perhaps russians especially capable of conveying a mourn and sorrow)) 
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Blue-Anima Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016   General Artist
It's very beautiful, you're welcome :) 
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oOSulimeOo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
Absolutely stunning! I can't even say what I like most about this painting: the details on the harp, the sea, his clothes with the Feanorian star on them or his face, pensive and strong at the same time... your art is amazing.
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
Thank you very much!^^
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yisandra Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
потрясающий арт! Heart _Heart 
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
Спасибо!
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Nelyasun Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
wow, well done
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful! It looks like a classical painting :)
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
Thanks!
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EllethOfMossflower Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
THIS IS GORGEOUS.  I love his hair.
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
Thank you very much!^^
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NOLANOS Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
My GOD!! Tears 
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
:huggle:
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016   Digital Artist
Fantastic portrait and mood, the whole scenery. Waves and wind playing with the hair :heart: Ans so He is getting lost in the sound of waves and wind...
I just noticed the hand, it must be Noldolantë time then? 
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
Thank you very much, Karolina! 
Yes, by now Maglor is throw the silmarill, and I tried to convey here that impression like he is dissolve in the wind and waves:)
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Whiteling Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016   Traditional Artist
This is a very beautiful piece, so sensitive. It's as if I could hear the music and feel the wind while looking at this painting. 
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