The Silmarillion (Lord of the Rings)
The masterful composition and the flowing hair of Míriel are what first draws the eye, of course, then one slowly notices the myriad little details put into this heartbreaking picture and the level of artistry involved in its making -- the intricately carved golden background, the complex yet discreet geometry of the dress, the affecting poses, the serene beauty of Míriel's face. Above all, the light in which the scene is bathed is impressively captured : wintry, almost subterranean, focused on the head of the beloved but threatened by shadows, this is the light of a farewell... Truly a wonderful image, skilfully blending the hieratical and the emotional.
Absolutely gorgeous, and so moving... the mood, the emotion.
A very fine piece of work.
Absolutely stunning work. I could recognize the characters from the preview! Bravo!
I love the flow, how you lead the eye through the painting!
this style and shape is so incredibly pleasing to look at. And the shapes contrast each other so beautifully <3
Beautiful piece. You can really feel the emotion
You can really feel the love they share, great work! I like it