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The kinslaying by ElbenherzArt The kinslaying by ElbenherzArt
Another inktober drawing. This one is really rushed as you might see and has a lot of anatomical issues. It's pretty hard to draw with no proper undersketch but that's part of the challenge.

I love the Silmarillion elves, since they're a bit different from the ones in Lotr, in particular Feanor and his sons. He is one of my favourite, even he slayed his own kin, but the Silmarils brought a lot of trouble and he had his own reasons for the things he did. This scene shows him after slaying the Teleri and burning their ships.

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JDGr Featured By Owner Edited May 20, 2017   Traditional Artist
elvish lore isn't much 'my thing', but I really liked this depiction of Feanor - pretty original, different than most elvish characterization I usually see - resembles me a Samurai in his outfit, sword and hair.
I like also how your drawing reflects quick movements - this is very spontaneous, so little 'imperfections' only added more personality to your work  (I can hardly notice 'em cuz the background is overall abstract - imperfections 'fit' it)! really cool!
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MichaelGowans Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
Love the line work!
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HopesArtGallery Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The drawing may have a few anatomical issues, but the overall effect is beautiful. Very effective use of value with the different shades and textures. The highest point of contrast between his hair and his face makes that a great focal point.
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks much. :) I probably will delete the picture soon but glad you like it. :)
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DeiSophia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Ah I see what you mean about the anatomical issues, his neck is too far to the side, (the line of disappearance is in the centre of is torso instead of offset), his lower legs (calves) are too short and his one arm looks very awkward... almost broken XD

Still it's a lovely drawing with a great deal of movement and flow, and the sword, is based upon the replica's from the films I think?

I'm not sure what you mean by silm Elves, Feanor and his sons were Noldor, and dwelled in Aman, before the darkening of Valinor. Also I wouldn't say his creation, the Silmaril's, poisoned his mind. The Silmarillion clearly states it was Melkor's whisperings that poisoned Feanor's mind, the theft of the Silmarils, were just the instigation for Feanor to leave Valinor. As for the Kinslaying, that was more likely a result of Feanor's grief, at that time he had lost his father Finwe, and the Silmarillion clearly states that the loss of Finwe was actually greater for Feanor, than the loss of all his art and gems from Formenos. Having lost so much so quickly, he set out in pursuit of the only things he could get back, in this case the Silmarillions, as Melkor (now named Morgoth by Feanor) had fed the rest of Feanor's artistry and gems to Ungoliant. The Kinslaying is thus more likely from this overwhelming grief and haste of Feanor's than from "poisoning" by the Silmarils. (see Chapter's 6, 7, and 8 of the Silmarillion)
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Edited Dec 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your comment. :)
Yes I know about all the anatomical stuff. In my not Inktober drawings and paintings you wouldn't find such things. At least not so obvious. I plan to paint this with more time and in a new composition again during the next year, since he is very dear character to me and i want to do him justice.

I haven't paid too much attention to the sword actually. I had to finish this within two hours to stay in the deadline for the challenge it was for.

With Silm elves I mean Silmarillion elves or the elves of the First Age in general.  I use Silm as a short tag for all the Silmarillion related stuff on my Tumblr and sometimes it comes through in other websites when I'm not thinking too much.
Yeah poisoning is maybe not the best word choice. I corrected in already. I'm sorry. My english isn't that good and sometimes I write things, that have a more serious meaning in the language than I intended to have it. I actually meant with that, that the Jewels busied his mind. I have read the Silmarillion and History of ME a couple of times and of course know all this. :)
Nevertheless I appreciate your comment very much.
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DeiSophia Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
OH, that's exciting, because the flow and movement in this piece was wonderful, so I'd be very excited to see it redone. Inktober is fast drawings done for practice I think?

Thanks for clarifying what Silm is, maybe if you put a period at the end it would be easier for people to see it as an abbreviation? Although I might be the only person who had this problem, so maybe it's not necessary!

Feanor is a fascinating character, probably one of the most compelling in Tolkien's roster, so I understand why you like him so much!
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Edited Dec 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Close enough. :) It's actually a challenge every year in Oktober where artists all over the planet make 31 ink drawings on 31 days. The rules make it sometimes a bit difficult, since most drawings are done directly in ink with just a few lines for orientation. That's why they are full of mistakes but it's the fastest way of learning when you can't correct your drawings like you would normally do when you use a pencil first. But yes, most of the drawings are done pretty fast.

I'm doing a whole animation movie with him at the moment for my Bachelor thesis and I'm gonna upload all the designs and finished concept paintings as soon as everything is done, so I'll have much in store for him in the future. :3

You are the first one who pointed it out but I'm pretty sure there're more, so it's definitely better to write the full word. XD

Yes, he is great. I have a weak spot for all the Noldor.
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Murtaghje Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That really wasn't very nice of Feanor...

Awesome drawing!! :D
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed it wasn't but he is a very complex character and had his reasons. :)
Thank you very much! ^^
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Murtaghje Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is very true also!
No problem :D
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Ffey Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
i admire what you can do with lines, the shading is amazing. i also like his pose and expression
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. Glad you like it. :)
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DraGoonMS Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Like the linecontrol.
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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LadyAnaire Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, his expression is so perfect; it's like he's looking down on me, about to raise his sword! I think I should run!!!
Feanor is an amazing character, you really captured him nicely; great job! :) (Smile) 
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I wanted him to look a bit arrogant because it fits him very well.
Thank you very much. :)
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LadyAnaire Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done; I wouldn't want to be standing in his way!
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the-nucularman Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
really great :)
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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