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!