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Silmarillion Celegorm Huan by MathiaArkoniel Silmarillion Celegorm Huan by MathiaArkoniel

Illustration of Celegorm and Huan, from the Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien.

I just started working on this piece, when an Anon on Tumblr, asked if I could do a tutorial on how I create my ‘crispy’ illustrations. So, I’ve decided to record the process, and create a timelapse video of it, that hopefully will give some insight into the process behind these paintings.
youtu.be/0Wq2COUQ2v4

I have also created a more detailed step by step tutorial here, listing the brushes I use, the options selected, etc.: mathiaarkoniel.wordpress.com/2…

If anyone has any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. :)
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RubelleRising Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Student General Artist
Please do an update on the background tutorial!!!
PLease!!!
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your interest. :D I am not sure what exactly you would like, a proper tutorial written down, step by step, or a video of how I paint the background? If it's a video, then I already have one showing how I paint the backgrounds from scratch, but for another painting, not this one.
This video shows the basic painting of the environment: youtu.be/DGh2KRjDblE (watch it until 2:04 only).
This video shows how I finalize the background, including using textures to add more realism and life to it: youtu.be/lIG0eGcgftk

Hope this helps. :)
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RubelleRising Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for kindly sharing your knowledge and process! :love:
I will watch these videos carefully!
The background in this picture is truly amazing, and I wondered for days how you made it. 
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wolfawaken Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
I love this picture! The time before all befalls him.
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I am glad to hear you like this picture. :D
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So haughty! This is perfection :heart:
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018
What a crazy amount of work goes into these <3 You're very good.
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TallisKeeton Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018
It would be great to see an aminated film adaptation of Silmarilion made in such a style as yours :D
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ElissaKarminakria Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful and thank you very very much for sharing your method! :D 
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CuthalionSilver79 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017
Ai, this is gorgeous! I absolutely adore Huan's face. And dang that Celegorm is sexy! ;P 

Great work, this is beautiful :heart:
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sasharude Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Great!
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atusapersian Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017
i never get tired of your wonderful artwork!i'm always looking forward to your next project with anticipation +fav 
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katnor Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017
Lovely rendition of Celegorm! He looks very much like I picture him, beautiful, arrogant and very conscious of his beauty. Huan looks a little long-suffering... :)
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Wyzzel Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you soooo much for all the work and this tutorials! Your the best!!! Tight Hug 

I try to understand everything with my bad English, what you do with all the masks and how you manage this shadow layer ... it looks very difficult for me, because I have no idea what I can do with PS or how. But as soon as I can find time, I will test it!
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RelwarcTheMighty Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017
Fantastic!
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pain-art Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
brilliant work!!, your coloring is always ethereal ! :love:
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Mellaril Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous. Love your style and the crisp, clean lines in the background. Celegorm looks so mean and sexy.
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Flood-land Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, so lovely :D You can really feel the atmosphere with this one
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