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Silmarillion :: Idril and Tuor
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Published: December 29, 2016
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:Idea:

As some of you might have seen on my other social network pages, I started this painting waaaay back in... september, wow... It's been a conflicted painting for me since the beginning. I think Tuor and Idril is one of the sweetest love stories of Tolkien's, tho I never had the same connection to it like I do the others, so it was very hard for me to draw this to begin with. That is not the best way to start a piece this intricate, believe me. But you know me, I'm a sucker for love, and I had to draw them (even tho elven women are THE WORST to draw... seriously, how does their anatomy even work?! Granted, I hate drawing women, but curvy women are A LOT easier than these skinny, long limbed things... And I hate body sideview in general.... NAH not the best idea for a painting I must admit!) On the top of that I had the most stressful months of my life, trying to renovate my appartment, and suffering through a horrible intern-job, so this fall hasnt been the best for me. And so this painting got lost in all of that. Today I just really needed to paint something, so I remembered it and decided to finally finish it. Yeah.

:Technique:
It's water colours, Schmincke, and I love using it and exploring all the techniques, of which I have yet to master any. I felt these colours I used here are very different from my usual pallette, I like to stay to one shade or one warmth of the spectre, but here I painted rather recklessly I think, not planning too much, and the result is rather colourful but naive, in my opinion, more fitting for a childrens fairy-tale book than Tolkien's legendarium. But considering how happily-ever-aftery Idril and Tuor's story is, I suppose it fit a bit as well.

What do you think of this regard?

:Conclusion:
All in all, this is not my favorite piece, tho I suppose I must like it a little since I spent so many hours on it, though I regret not throwing it aside from the very beginning. It happens, and even if it is very dissapointing for as an artist you dont like to think that you've wasted time on a piece while you could've used them on another better piece. Such is our lot, and they are all our children, even if we favor some of them more than others! ;)

Love,
Iggy Heart
Image size
2696x4101px 8.27 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Apple
Model
iPhone 6s
Shutter Speed
1/33 second
Aperture
F/2.2
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
160
Date Taken
Dec 29, 2016 5:46:21 PM +01:00
Software
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Macintosh)
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Comments (16)
Oshun1's avatar
Gorgeous!
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IngvildSchageArt|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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EllethOfMossflower's avatar
Really nice! I still love Idril's hair. <3
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IngvildSchageArt|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!^^ her hair is perhaps my favorite thing about this painting too, especially as it gave me a lot of trouble ;)
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Fractaldragon|Professional Artisan Crafter
It is really quite lovely!
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IngvildSchageArt|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!^^
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tullowyn|Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's fascinating to read your thoughts about this piece- I think despite it not being a straightforward piece for you, it looks great! The colours and composition fit together nicely to create a very soft, romantic scene- I love that frame and the foliage... Lovely work ^^
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IngvildSchageArt|Hobbyist General Artist
Yes soft and romantic was my goal with this, I think it just feels Off because I usually never draw things this soft and romantic, more raw and exposed I suppose ;) and thank you so much! It was very nice to hear your thoughts, and it lightens my thoughts on his piece!^^
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tullowyn|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you've definitely achieved that goal ^^ I understand haha, working outside of your usual 'zone' can be a little tough sometimes :ohnoes: You're very welcome! :hug:
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AloiInTheSky|Hobbyist General Artist
I can see from your explanations that you really tortured your neurons about that piece, but you can be reassured it really looks beautiful. I love the soft pastel colours. It gives a sweet romantic feeling to the piece <3 I love the colouring of her hair. This looks wonderful and so Elven <3
I like that she reminds me somehow of Galadriel.
I love the composition and those plants hanging down.
No, you won't get any negative criticism from me haha
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IngvildSchageArt|Hobbyist General Artist
Well yes, it was a reason I used 3 months to finish it! ;)
I am really happy you like it nevertheless! Her hair is my favorite part of the whole painting I think, obviously inspired by Galadriel! ;) The colors were very intentional to create a sweet, romantic scene, which I suppose I'm not used to painting, but it was fun to try!^^
Thank you as always for your wonderful feedback, sweetie!! It really lightens my spirit! <3
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AloiInTheSky|Hobbyist General Artist
Haha yes XD
Galadriel's hair is such a precious thing
The romantic sweetness is definitively here XD

you're welcome my dear <3
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Nelyasun|Hobbyist Artist
ooooooh <3
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IngvildSchageArt|Hobbyist General Artist
Do you like it...? WHat do you like about it..? etc?
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Nelyasun|Hobbyist Artist
love the warm colours
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IngvildSchageArt|Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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