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Nargothrond. Turin and Finduilas
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Published: May 3, 2012
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Illustration for the Children of Hurin by Tolkien

gouashe, watercolour and colored pensils. 40x28cm

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This is so beautiful :love::love::love:
AnarielRowen's avatar

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's avatar
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's avatar
"he left", indeed :-\
DGraymanFanatic's avatar
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's avatar
Thank you very much!^^
DGraymanFanatic's avatar
thank you for making this! why couldn't you have illustrated children of Hurin? you'd be better ;)
lifethroughanime's avatar
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's avatar
In love was her doom
Enmeshed in a somber tale
Flowers mark her bed
alithking's avatar
WOW! Amazing art work, congratulations! Clap Love 
MartinGuerra's avatar
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the feels are coming, that book made cried
finex666's avatar
finex666Hobbyist Artist
lord of the rings keeps coming up . nice work ^___
WritterInTheArtHat's avatar
Beautiful. I love the flow of her dress and the feel of the scene. It really feels alive, if that makes sense.
Wingnut55's avatar
you have a wonderful and rather old-fashioned style.
demmonnik's avatar
Wow, stunning! I love how you've pictured this scene, lovely.
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Kiora13Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful!!:3
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Kiora13Hobbyist General Artist
you are evah so welcome:3
uauaUahalo's avatar
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's avatar
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's avatar
no problem at all! thanks for answering and keep it up :)
the-astr0naut's avatar
очень круто!!! :D
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