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Curufin and Celegorm.

Playing Shadow of Mordor on the PS4 —great graphics btw.— brought my love for Tolkien's First and Second Age characters back. Sadly I am no lover of the Third Age, much less the Fourth. (¬¬) I guess I just really don't like humans in fantasy.

But I digress.
I always loved Feanor and his family, and Celebrimbor is just awesome in the game! (^▽^)

The game inspired me to paint a couple of Feanor's sons, mainly the ones that are often disliked, Celegorm and Curufin. Ignoring their misdeeds, I greatly enjoy the close friendship these two have.

I will probably do more Feanor-related art for a short time, or at least as long as I will be playing Shadow of Mordor.

Who are your favorite characters from the First and Second Ages?
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PelechiAM Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful!!
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Twinsene Featured By Owner Edited Jan 19, 2018
My favorite character is Eonwe, herald of Manwe. Look likes a little like archangel Michael, kind, intelligent and... I can continue all the day ^^ I would like to see him with your drawing ;) ask you a commission if you have time one day :D
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Neranella Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
Such a pretty pair. :P
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szeyng Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
Amazing detail and "lighting"! I really like their nonchalant expressions.

I played Shadow of Mordor too and I also liked how they filled out Celebrimbor's story. About time someone did him justice! 

I have always liked Turin from the First Age. Rash, proud, brave and undefeated as the ultimate warrior. His story should be made into a video game! Lol
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Oshun1 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
They are a terrific Curufin and Celegorm! They look like absolutely irresistible trouble!

I adore all of the Finweans and Feanor's brood in particular. Love your style and characterization in this one.
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this! I am overjoyed to hear you like how I represented Curufin and Celegorm here. They are my favorite characters out of the bunch. XD

Like you I also love all of Finwe's descendants but Feanor's lot are my absolute favorites.
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SugakuDoreiItachi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
So cute. ♥
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Naturgeist93 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
Such an amazing artwork. I love it! Great interpretation of Curufin and Celegorm :clap:
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I am overjoyed to hear that you like it. :D
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Naturgeist93 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
You really deserve it! ^_^
It`s just wonderful!
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SoveriegnofTruth Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
Dat face.....
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capanmarea Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
xoxo
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AlessandraImperio Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful indeed!!!
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it. :D
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Pelegrin-tn Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
It is very beautiful!Heart 
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so very much! I am glad you like how this piece turned out. :)
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Pelegrin-tn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
very nice!!   You are welcomeHuggle! 
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Elaini-the-Mystic Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love their expressions and the picture is beautiful overall. While these two have quite a character, they're also pretty shameless... I know Tolkien fans who actually prefer Caranthir to these two, since he does have a sense of honor despite his quick temper, and C&C seem to have it the least.

But really, I cannot really hate the house of Fëanor, not one of them. I just try to understand them - they're all very complex characters, and such they're great characters. But it's actually the house of Finarfin I'd prefer to be friends with. Hard not to like them. :)
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much for your wonderful compliment and review on this painting. I am super happy to hear you like how I painted Curufin and Celegorm here. :)

I agree with you on the house of Feanor. I never could hate any of them. I always loved them all, though Curufin and Celegorm used to be my least loved, but I loved them still. Now, they are my most favorite of the bunch. I don't know why, but my view on the characters and their motivations changed. Meow :3 
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Loki7z Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice!
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myaru Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
I had no idea you liked The Silmarillion.  If you were to paint more Silm elves, well... not that I'm not already in love, but.  That would be it for me.

If you think about it, Curufin is actually one of the more tragic brothers, because he never made anything of himself despite having what I assume is great talent inherited from Feanor.  What did he ever do that people remembered?  At least Celebrimbor has the Rings on his resume.  Not that I'd be too proud of that accomplishment, but er.

My favorites are Maglor and Maedhros - two others who are always mentioned together, and who seemed to be great friends.  :D  I've always been interested in their relationship with Elrond, as well.  Even started to write a fanfic about it, but that never went anywhere.  :/  Someday I'll finish it... maybe.
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I used to absolutely adore the Silmarillion (elves... always elves), back in 2000-2006, but then my like for it all faded. It recently came back, out of the blue, but now it's gone again. It's really an 'on and off relationship'. Lol. But I always only cared for the elves... and maybe Sauron and Melkor, but not much for the rest of the races, sadly.

I agree with you on Curufin. He IS one of the more tragic brothers, because he failed to be much of anything, kicked out from a city, humiliated, and he even lost his sons respect.

I absolutely love Maglor and Maedhros too. I hope to paint them one day as well, but I am not sure when my inspiration will come back.
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MetaLeath Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely! :love: Sweet looking elves, and clothing!
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TheR3mnanT Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
This is an exquisite piece
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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TheR3mnanT Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Sure thing man, its really brilliant
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QuantumPhysica Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! My favorite characters are probably Fëanor and his sons… They're so awesome and tragic… 
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
I totally second that. My favorites are also Feanor and his sons. Awesome and tragic, as you said.
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The-Misfit Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015   Digital Artist
Wow the detail is amazing! I Have read the sil twice so far, the first time about 10years ago and just recently this past fall/winter. My favorite characters in my first reading (i was about 14) were eol and little else. My second reading i came to love hurin as i subsequently read the children of Hurin. I also love finrod, and fingolfin. Of the sons of feanor i like maedhros and caranthir. I have a lot of favorites really....
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ever so much for the wonderful compliment. I am very happy to hear you like it. :D Thanks also for sharing who some of your favorite characters are.
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Aida-v Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Very beautiful! :D
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :) Glad you like it.
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enterprisegurl1701 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student General Artist
This is very good
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot. :) Glad you like it.
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enterprisegurl1701 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student General Artist
You're welcome
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AnotherStranger-Me Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist
Great work! They both look valiant and handsome)
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I am overjoyed to hear you like how I depicted them. :)
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Amaniwolf Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Wonderful work, love the detail.
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I am happy to hear you like the detail. :D
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HobbitFan14 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is really good! :la: One of my favorites from The Silmarillion is Fingolfin. :love:
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I am glad you like it.
I agree, Fingolfin was fantastic! He was in my top 5 most favorite characters.
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HobbitFan14 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! ;) Fingolfin is (or was) awesome! :dummy:
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GlimmeringDragonfly Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my favourite picture really :D I'm gald you uploadet it here too ^^
I saw your website a few weeks ago and i really love your artwork :) Well honestly not every picture (i'm really not into  boyxboy xD ), but i do think that your skills are amazing. I wish one day i will draw like you too Hatsune Miku-13 (Wink and Heart)

(Can i ask what program you use btw? )
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I am happy to hear that you like this painting of Curufin and Celegorm. :D

I can't say I paint boyxboy. I paint MenxMen! A bit of a difference in my universe. Lol. Of course, I understand that not everything is everyone's cup of tea. ;)

As to what program I use; Photoshop with a Wacom tablet. :)
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GlimmeringDragonfly Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha ok sorry, than menxmen...you are right, that's a big difference ;) :D
And thank you for the reply, and especially a big thank you becouse you even wrote down what kind of graphic tablet you use :D Becouse i'm thinking about finally buying one, and i can't decide which one :'D
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Lol.
No problem at all. My wacom is rather old. It's a Wacom Intuos3. I am planning on buying a new Intuos this year. I don't know the other tablets, but Wacom Intuos is really great! Try Wacom Bamboo though, for a first tablet. I heard great things about it too.
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GlimmeringDragonfly Featured By Owner Edited Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much again for the advice :D Big help >< And as i remember Bamboo is kinda cheap too, so i think that will be the winner. :P
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Mármint, hogy köszönöm, mert most láttam csak, hogy te is magyar vagy x3  Nem is gondoltam volna :P
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You are most welcome. :) Good luck.

Yes, I live in Budapest, but if it's alright with you, I'd prefer to speak English. English is my 'main' language of choice. :) Though, I understand Hungarian, I can't speak it very well.
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GlimmeringDragonfly Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh i see :) of course that's fine for me :D
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot. :)
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