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A Flower in the Grey North by peet A Flower in the Grey North by peet

'Nine years Túrin dwelt in the halls of Menegroth. His heart and thought turned ever to his own kin, and at times he had tidings of them for his comfort. For Thingol sent messengers to Morwen as often as he might, and she sent back words for her son; thus Túrin heard that his sister Nienor grew in beauty, a flower in the grey North, and that Morwen's plight was eased.'

JRR Tolkien: Unfinished Tales: NARN I HÎN HÚRIN 
The Tale of the Children of Húrin

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Painted in watercolour.

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JJ-247 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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peet Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Much obliged :)
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sarabraun1 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018
So great. I love it. 
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peet Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017
Lovely.
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peet Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you 
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TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017
Your welcome. :-)
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eunichang Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Is that Turins sister Lalaith?
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peet Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
No, it's Nienor :) The excerpt from the tale is in the description below the paining.
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eunichang Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Oh ok.
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful and sad picture.
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peet Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
:nod: Glad you think so - this scene struck me many many years ago, so it's nice to finally get it down ...
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aegeri Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely :)  :)
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peet Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
:worship:
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MT-Photografien Featured By Owner May 30, 2017
wonderful work Heart Thumbs Up 
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peet Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Very happy you think so, thanks :thanks:.
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MT-Photografien Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017
you're so welcome Flower for you
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JDGr Featured By Owner May 25, 2017   Traditional Artist
this is ludicrous, yet has a modern feel - like the girl in this drawing could be in a modern photo. Beautiful posing!
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peet Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the kind words - glad you enjoy the realism :) This has fast become one of my favourites.
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Shannonandklara Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
amazing XD
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peet Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like :thumbsup: :)
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SarkaSkorpikova Featured By Owner Edited May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful, gentle and sad :crying: :happycry: 
By the way the work on her hair is wonderful! Absolutely!
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peet Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you see you back, and thanks as ever for the warm comment (despite the slightly cold sadness of the scene!) :)
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Telnava Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :) I love the light playing in her hair
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peet Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much - tried to juxtapose that against the sombre background :)
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Telnava Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did it really well!
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peet Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
:boing:
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noleme Featured By Owner May 12, 2017
I thought it was Lalaith until I read the description. Very sweet!
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peet Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :) Yeah someone else said this to me - I'd imagine they looked pretty similar, except that Lalaith would be more jovial (with Nienor falling somewhere between her two siblings in terms of personality). I'll paint Lalaith too one day! :nod:
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PennedinWhite Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous! :heart:
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peet Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
:bow: Many thanks indeed!
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Hemhet Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017
It is heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. I like the contrast between the grey landscape and Niniel golden hair and colorful dress.
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peet Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad to elicit this response from you :) It is indeed the contrast that stood out for me in this citation - god I love the Children of Hurin!
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so very sweet...great drawing !  Love It ~ Heart by AStoKo
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peet Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for commenting :)
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Aida-v Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
Друга прекрасна картина!
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peet Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
As always I'm incredibly grateful for your nice words!
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scarletwave Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
:wow:
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peet Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Again, thanks so much! :hug:
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VoiceInForestShadow Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
She looks so pretty amid the gloomy gray scene. Like a flower in winter. Wonderfully done!
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peet Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the kind words - this is exactly the image I saw when I read the text, Dor-lomin being a quite cold climate and all :)
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ElessarPhantasyArt Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice!
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peet Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Much appreciated!
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5ocean Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Though she is not aware of her fate - it`s already over her... she is surrounded by it and there is no escape. Grey and heavy skies are falling onto her and there is no such light that can defit darkness of her fate. Children of Hurin - is a tough story...people are suffering not only because they are punished but just because the evil is too mighty, though they are fighting back they can`t win, people and other creatures just prolongue the agony...But the force of the spirit and the force of will make them go on...It`s an amazing picture - it gave so many emotions and thoughts, it made me return to this book and think of the story again. Thank you!
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peet Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Humbled by this thoughtful comment, thanks so much! Yes this tale is tragic and dark, and grim and so on. Yet it's one of my favourites and really homes in on the Fate versus Free Will theme that finds its way into Tolkien's tales. This is obviously Tolkien the theologian shining forth, which I find particularly interesting and moving (though I'm not particularly religious anymore myself) :)
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5ocean Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
Yes, this is Tolkien`s particular story. And we find little works dedicated to it (especially to early life of characters). So I`ll wait for your inspiration))) Regards,
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peet Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks again! Actually I do in fact have a gallery with over twenty illustrations from the Children of Hurin, some of which showcase the childhood of these characters. Do have a look by clicking on the FOLLOWING LINK when you find the time :D!
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5ocean Featured By Owner May 5, 2017
Believe me- I watched it long ago))) and I like it a lot! But you know, the more you have the more you want))) Anyway, regards and thanks for sharing your art!
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peet Featured By Owner Edited May 18, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah whoops! Apologies - I didn't realise :blush:

Unfortunately I've not the time to devote to Children of Hurin at the moment - my energies are pushed onto other projects. I did have a 'work-in-progress' of 'Saeros Taunts Turin' on my FB page though, if you like :) I hope I'll be able to finish it one day:

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annamare Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This little golden flower is absolutely lovely. There's such a delicate beauty in how you drew her with the flowers... and I like how that ominous grey shadow in the North contrasts with her luminous blonde hair and looms so threateningly over her ('like' in the sense of the tragic tingles that this story always gives me).
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