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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
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:iconalbion93:
This is a very lovely piece; the water colours give it an air of mysticism and a fairy tale quality, and could believably be hanging in a castle as a tapestry. The shading lines up realistically with the folding fabric and skin tones. You've captured the love between the two characters excellently, and looking at their expressions has a warming effect on me. Despite you saying that you don't like drawing from the side, you really convey a strong impression. I do think that the green background could be a bit more detailed, the colours could be a touch stronger. The romantic pose isn't anything "new" per se, but it works well enough for the purposes of the art piece. Still, these are relatively small complaints because this is still a very charming painting.
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A beautiful picture of this happy couple. You managed to paint this side view very well, and while this kind of portrait of a happy loving couple is nothing original, I don't think I have seen it with Tuor and Idril before. And I think it is quite appropriate for them, their pose and the tender gesture of hands really express their mutual love.
As for the technique, I like how you painted their clothing in a realistic way (that is always a challenge for me personally) and especially Idril's hair is beautifully shining. In my opinion the colours are maybe too light, it could use more contrast and deeper shadows. On the other hand, as you yourself mentioned, this style makes it resemble fairy-tale illustrations, which is not a bad thing - it is a possible way to illustrate Tolkien's stories (especially those happy ones. I grant it might be odd to depict, say, Turambar and Nienor in such style).
Also, great work with the ornamental design, it frames the portrait very well and the overhanging greenery is a nice touch.
Overall, a great portrait of one of my favourite couples from Tolkien's legendarium.
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Oshun1 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
Gorgeous!
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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EllethOfMossflower Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Really nice! I still love Idril's hair. <3
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
It is really quite lovely!
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!^^
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tullowyn Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  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 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  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 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
ooooooh <3
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you like it...? WHat do you like about it..? etc?
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Nelyasun Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
love the warm colours
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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Nelyasun Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
:)
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