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Morgoth by EKukanova Morgoth by EKukanova
This vision of Morgoth is inspired by one fan-novell   Замысел Эру — фанфик по фэндому «Толкин Джон Р.Р. «Сильмариллион»», «Толкин Джон Р.Р. «Арда и Средиземье»»   And this cloak of bleeding wings is hallucination of captive Maedhros)

charcoal and gouache on pastel paper, 56x36cm

fragments-  Morgoth- fragment1 by EKukanova       Morgoth- fragment2 by EKukanova
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:iconevolucionista13:
Evolucionista13 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018  New Deviant
I have 26 years studying and reading Tolkien, and this one is the best of Morgoth by faaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrr! A+ Superb!!! It's just amazing!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018
Thank you very much!! ^_____^
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:iconreaper1998:
Reaper1998 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018
amazing 
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:iconunilt:
Unilt Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Student General Artist
This is by far the best representation of Morgoth tha I ever seen. I'm in tears. Bravo. 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017
Thank you so much! :aww:
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:iconjaimeluce:
jaimeLuce Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017
Hi EKukanova, I joined deviantart just to see if I can somehow buy this work. It hits me on so many levels--so destructively beautiful..Do you have a print available for purchase? 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017
Hello, jaimeLuce, and thank you for kind feedback ))
The work is scanned and ready to be printed. Please contact me at ekukanova1@gmail.com
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:iconjbergen1910:
JBergen1910 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That IS the original Dark Lord!  Intense! Beautifully done!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017
Thank you!^^
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:iconnobert-stanel:
Nobert-Stanel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017   Traditional Artist
Magical atmosphere , just beautiful :)
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:iconliss-ka:
Liss-ka Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Он просто фантастический! После таких работ глупые тетеньки вроде меня влюбляются во вселенских злодеев!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
Спасибо огромное за тёплые слова! очень вдохновляет продолжать творить по этой теме, в смысле тёмной))
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:icondreamsofincubus:
DreamsOfIncubus Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His cruel mouth is so expressive. I love it. A real character.
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner May 20, 2017
Thank you very much!
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:iconconzitool:
conzitool Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
a-ma-zing!!!
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:iconysydora:
Ysydora Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! Heart Heart 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017
Thank you! :thanks:
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:iconareezh:
Areezh Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist
It's haunting and beautiful at the same time... if darkness calls me, I'd be hypnotized.
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
Thank you!
:D
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:iconromenriel:
romenriel Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Totally creepy and very impresive.
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
Thank you!
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:iconromenriel:
romenriel Featured By Owner Edited Apr 18, 2017
Not at all! You're great artist Hug
And I also like the story behind this :) (Smile) 
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017   Traditional Artist
After reading the Silmarillion I went looking for images of Melkor. I wanted to see his portrait in the guise of a Vala. My expectations were disappointed, I always saw images in which he had a grotesque, ugly, inappropriate, appearance. I decided to portray him myself. I wanted him to have a noble appearance.
Finally I see a performance worthy. I never understood why Melkor does not appear as noble as the other Valar. I thank you for having done justice to this character, really a beautiful portrait that Tolkien would have appreciated! Great work ❤
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:iconjdgr:
JDGr Featured By Owner May 8, 2017   Traditional Artist
i was gonna post about the same comment, so will just sign below yours, hehe! 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Thank you very much, Brunilde! :hug:  I just think that the Enemy must be also noble, otherwise all that feets of Noldorin warriors are slightly loosing a value)
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:icondagnirglaurung:
Dagnirglaurung Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
There is so much of a powerful forbidding in this figure, you really do have a gift friend.
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:iconeehills:
EEHills Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks much like I'd imagined Morgoth to, and is a really impressive piece.

However, if this is Maedhros' hallucination while captive, where did the scratches on Morgoth's face come from? Weren't those given to him by Thorondor after Morgoth killed Fingolfin? He shouldn't have them yet.
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:iconmehlovich:
Mehlovich Featured By Owner Edited Mar 3, 2017
Саруман меня за ногу, он прекрасен! Та самая темная красота, не слащавая, но величественная. Тьма вокруг него и в нем. Я просто не нахожу слов - великолепная работа. Очень точная, на мой взгляд, передача характера. Несбыточная мечта, я полагаю, но как чудесно было бы увидеть могущественных валар и майар именно в таком исполнении, в таком стиле, минимум цвета, максимум внутренней энергии персонажа. Это была бы грандиозная коллекция, подумайте об этом. ) Такими вещами надо украшать подарочные издания Сильмариллиона в ограниченном тираже. 
Вообще мне импонирует ваш стиль, такая смесь Алана Ли и Пола Тобина, при этом нет намека на подражательство, скорее схожее видение мира Толкина и манера исполнения. 
И эльфы! Знаете, я их "вижу" именно такими! Попадание 100%. Периодически натыкаюсь на ваши работы то тут, то там и всегда с восхищением их рассматриваю. Эльфы просто безупречны. Квинтэсенция утонченности.
В общем, я могу еще очень долго тут распинаться о том, как мне нравится ваша галерея, так что не буду утомлять лишней болтовней, скажу только, что восхищаюсь и преклоняюсь. 
Бесконечного вам вдохновения!
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DymondStarr Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017   Digital Artist
Oh man! Twins! 
Just saw your piece! I recently posted my Morgoth as well. 
Your's is so haunting and pretty. Love the crown!  Heart 
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ossiriand84 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
Imagine this in a HUGE frame in your living room :) (Smile) 
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:iconobserver14:
Observer14 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Something I always appreciate about your artistry, Elena, is the way you deeply understand the character behind the description.  You have wonderful technical skill, but you reach deep into the nature of the character in the way you wrap light and dark, symbol and metaphor, composition and color, expression and pose into an image of truth.  Tolkien (and his friend C.S.Lewis) had a deep understanding of humanity, as well as true good and evil, which is what makes their stories, and the mythology they created behind them, so completely real. In your art, you tap into that sense of the real.

One characteristic of the deepest evil is that it has its own beauty, which is what attracts people to it.  Your "monster" here doesn't look like a beast, or an overdone demon, but rather like a beautiful, heroic figure, while at the same time being probably the greatest evil in all of Tolkien's universe.

Amazing how his crown seems to be woven right into his forehead.

Your art makes my heart skip a beat...   ;-)
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Thank you very much for tis comment, dear friend!   Thats absolutely right, the evil that Morgoth brings into this world was much more serious and deep then  just a material destruction...  Most powerful, most proud 
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
yes.  I don't remember all the stories that well, but it seems like he had an incredible way of turning friends and families against each other, of sowing a darkness which continued to spread even after he turned his attention elsewhere.

Wonderfully captured here.
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:iconephaistien:
Ephaistien Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Вот это да! Он же просто ВЕЛИКОЛЕПЕН тут!!! Замечательное исполнение. Он кажется таким...огромным...могущественным. Восхищает и пугает одновременно! Идеальная работа!Heart 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Спасибо большое! Очень рада что удалось воплотить, перенести свои ощущения на бумагу)
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:iconephaistien:
Ephaistien Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Не за что! Замечательный образ!
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:iconr-herzfield:
R-Herzfield Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist
восхитительный Моргот.
при всей детальности кажется монолитным; при отсутствии дополнительных средств, подчёркивающих масштаб, размеры, кажется огромным!
камни -  лава, боже мой) какая красота. весь в своей стихии - гранитный + металлический + острый.
удивительно, насколько устрашающим может быть такое красивое и правильное мужское лицо.

несмотря на всё написанное выше, слов у меня, конечно, нет. но попытаться стоило хД
спасибо вам)
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Спасибо вам огромное за эти слова! :aww:  Значит челендж удался, сделать его устрашающе-ужасным но без уродства,  с остатками красоты и величия айнур, спасибо!
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:icontang1950:
Tang1950 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
We are having a conversation about this beautiful piece on Facebook. Is this image of Morgoth *after* the Fall of Fingolfin, or before, or some other time?
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
You can see the eagle scars on his face=)
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:iconlajlaniemi:
LajlaNiemi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my, this one leaves me breathless <3
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Thank you!^___^
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Blue-Anima Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017   General Artist
Oh my he's gorgeous. 

I forget how breath-taking your work is. How heavy and exquisite and full of feeling. It makes my heart feel heavy :love: 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Thank you very much! :sun:
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
Sublime!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
Thank you!^^
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:iconremus-is-my-king:
Remus-Is-My-King Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I love your gallery!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
Thank you! :sun:
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:iconithilloth:
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017   General Artist
Perfectly disturbing :clap:
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
As it must) Thank you!
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