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Nargothrond. Turin and Finduilas by EKukanova Nargothrond. Turin and Finduilas by EKukanova
Illustration for the Children of Hurin by Tolkien

gouashe, watercolour and colored pensils. 40x28cm

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Amethyst-Phoenixx Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful :love::love::love:
AnarielRowen Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018

Но обратилось к Турину ее мятежное сердце

противу мудрости, и воли, и разумения яви:

во снах она искала его, его безысходное горе

облегчая любовью, так что лучились смехом

очи, вновь засиявшие, и ее имя эльфийское

твердил он трепетно, пока неумирающей весной

брели они с легким сердцем средь волшебных цветов,

взявшись за руки, по раздолью блаженному

в стране, что освещена не земным светом,

не лунным и не солнечным, по прихотливым дорожкам

к обрыву над мрачной пропастью пробуждения.


Сердце измученное, от скорби неизле́ченное

Турина статного обратилось к Финдуилас.

Растроган и изумлен, свою сердечную тайну,

частью осознанную, частью подспудную, устало блуждая

стезями раздумий, извилистыми и тесными,

в час печальный ночной стражи,

он раскрывал, одинокий, но, верный сердцем,

запирал и прятал — иль терзанье свое хоронил

во сне беспамятства, снов лишенном,

куда ни бесконечной войны не проникло эхо,

ни яви миров — ни приюта, ни дружбы,

ни очага, ни горя, ни гула моря — 
край, никаким не озаренный светом.

«О скорбное сердце! О нечестивые руки!
О изгой, чье не искуплено злое деяние!
Неужто, о лжетоварищ, вероломство
добавишь к своему бремени; своего брата по оружию
Флиндинга предашь, Фуилина сына,
кто берег тебя, безумного, в смертельной опасности,
к водам исцеления неверные стопы твои
направил и привел в край мира,
к прибежищу любви своей, в обитель своей жизни?
Убийце и грабителю не сгубить его надежды!»

Так сковал он любовь верности веригами,
облек ее хладным словом вежества;
все ж искал он и желал красы Финдуилас,
слова ее приветные ловил с радостью,
обликом ее любуясь, когда не боялся Турин
взгляда чужого.         

DGraymanFanatic Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017
turin didn't deserve finduilas with how he freaking left her to die. 
and this is so stunning of art I have no words to describe how much I love it. 
AnarielRowen Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018
"he left", indeed :-\
well, he can't blame Nargothrond's destruction on Morgoth's curse on him. I have much sympathy for Turin throughout the book but his actions in Nargothrond, luring the city that took him into their arms after Beleg's death to their savage death by his arrogance and to top it all of he just abandons them...there was no excuse for that. People can blame the dragon all they want, the dragon didn't make him leave. He chose to leave. 
EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017
Thank you very much!^^
thank you for making this! why couldn't you have illustrated children of Hurin? you'd be better ;)
lifethroughanime Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
Your depictions of characters in Middle Earth and Aman are stunning, and some of the best that I have ever seen.  You truly know how to capture simple yet telling traits that make each scene and individual come alive.  Thank you for sharing your incredible talent!
lifethroughanime Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
In love was her doom
Enmeshed in a somber tale
Flowers mark her bed
alithking Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
WOW! Amazing art work, congratulations! Clap Love 
MartinGuerra Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
the feels are coming, that book made cried
finex666 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
lord of the rings keeps coming up . nice work ^___
WritterInTheArtHat Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
Beautiful. I love the flow of her dress and the feel of the scene. It really feels alive, if that makes sense.
EKukanova Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
Thank you!
Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
you have a wonderful and rather old-fashioned style.
demmonnik Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Wow, stunning! I love how you've pictured this scene, lovely.
Kiora13 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful!!:3
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Kiora13 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you are evah so welcome:3
Pelegrin-tn Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
uauaUahalo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist
i love the way you portrayed the relationship of these two. you can realy see that she loves and pitys turin at the same time and his look expresses very well the pain caused by his troubled life. he is kind of absend and while this is a very intimidating moment in whitch he shows that pain somehow, he probably wouldn't allow many people to share it with him, what shows also his affection toward findulias. but at the same time they are not close enough to touch each other and it's kind of impossible for findulias to console turin even if that is in my opinion her greatest wish.. i love the expression of their faces the most i think but all the rest of the painting is stunning too!!
in general i love all your tolkien art and especially the ones for the children of hurin are gorgeous. you are truly gifted!
thanks for uploading and sharing such nice work and keep it up please ;)
EKukanova Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Thank you very much for your kind words, and I'm very glad that you appreciate emotional aspect of this work!^^
sorry for so latest feedbeck, English is rather complicate for me)
uauaUahalo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist
no problem at all! thanks for answering and keep it up :)
the-astr0naut Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Student
очень круто!!! :D
Samy-Consu Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
really amazing!
Hanasian Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
This is really a great depiction of the two!
Such a tragic tale.
EKukanova Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Thank you! 
Evil-Shieldmaiden Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
I love your elves!  They have such beauty and grace. Hug 
EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Thank you very much! :aww:
Artigas Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
I love the dress flowing in the wind! The hair of both characters is also eye-catching! Turin looks really handsome here! Awesome painting!
asoccer88 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow...  Your cloth is so lovely!
JoryRFerrell Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Artist
How much would you charge for an image like this? How long would it take to complete?
EKukanova Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
For the original size - 3 weeks and 1K euro. Plus VAT, postage and insurance.
kyawai Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
this picture takes me to the fantasy kingdoms of my fairytales. absolutely in love w/ it 
LyannaElan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
For a long time I had this picture in many different places but I did not know who had done it.
And now that I know who has done it, I only can say.. Wonderful, really wonderful. 

Emote king - :emoteking: 
GattinoMatto Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Really beautiful!
HelevornArt Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured this one too in my journal:… . Love it!
Fiofiorina Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Truly fantastic and beautiful.
EKukanova Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Thank you!^^
Fiofiorina Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are welcome :-)
ebe-kastein Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
She truly is the golden beauty she is supposed to be, and he is handsome enough for an elleth to fall in love with. Great work!
mithrialxx Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Wonderful detail and use of colour. Especially the gold dress.
TheSaxster Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
I love this, especially the details on the railing.
heidinanookie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Unbelievably beautiful painting! Fantastic job!
AzaleaJones Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
claudio51 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RogueRaven452 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist
So gentle and detailed love your work!!!
Requiem777 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
beautiful! :3
bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional
you do very fine storytelling
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