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Art Trade: White Gulls of Pelargir by Sefikichi Art Trade: White Gulls of Pelargir by Sefikichi
:bulletgreen: Photoshop, Intuos tablet, ~7 hours :bulletgreen:

My part of an art trade with the wonderfully talented syac90! Go see her gorgeous portraits! :Gallery 

I don't know how this ended up like this! I wanted to do something different for a Legolas artwork, since he has been painted and drawn by EVERYONE (except me). So I chose this moment, when Galadriel's warning comes true and Legolas hears the white gulls at Pelargir and the call of the Sea. Much artistic liberty was used here. Pelargir is a harbor town, according to Tolkien it's quite like Venice. I wanted Legolas' expression to be sort of mixed. What can it feel like to know that your time on Middle-Earth will come to an end? 

I did grow a fierce hate for that shirt though. I did and re-did it so many times, urgh.

Anyway, I hope you like it syac90! :heart:

Legolas, LotR © J.R.R. Tolkien
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roseblood1313 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018
sooo beautiful, love it Hug Heart Love 
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Sefikichi Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you <3
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QuelleElenath Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
This is very amazing.
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Sefikichi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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AloiInTheSky Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I really really love this. The colours, the atmosphere. Yes, we can perceive his mixed feelings.
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:iconsefikichi:
Sefikichi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I'm happy I was able to convey some feeling. :)
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Menkhar Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome! Love 
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:iconsefikichi:
Sefikichi Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! <3
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Generalobiwankenobi7 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning!
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:iconsefikichi:
Sefikichi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :thanks:
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Generalobiwankenobi7 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're Welcome! Keep up the good work!^_^
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Cuthillius Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice, very nice.
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Sefikichi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :thank you: 
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FadingCrow Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice concept and the atmosphere. You have chosen hard angle, I must say. :nod: The seagulls gives the picture nice idea of movement, which fits to Legolas's thoughts.  
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Sefikichi Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your kind words. :) I always worry that my pictures are too static and dull colour-wise, so I really appreciate your comment!
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FadingCrow Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know that problem, but this picture isn't static. It contains elements, which evoke the idea of movement: the angle of whole picture, the not-straight line of the horizon, wind in hair, the seagulls... :nod: 

When I
'm thinking about it, there is one thing, which disturbs me: the harshness/sharpness - the foreground and seagulls are sharp just like the background. Usually things in the background are soft-focus/less sharp and have different tone: things in the distance are more blue. But it is small thing.

Keep on! :thumbsup:  

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Sefikichi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you again. :) I agree with you, the distant horizon should be even softer and a bit less saturated. I also played with blurring the seagulls in the foreground, but couldn't get it to work properly. :F I'll keep your advice in mind for next time. :)
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syac90 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG OMG OMG!!! Look at this!! This is brilliant. I love it so much!
I can feel his emotions through the expression and just the overall color.
The amount of background detail is amazing dear. I never liked doing bg because I'm lazy lol.
PS: I love the hair!

Overall really good job. You should add this drawing to the Lotr/Hobbit groups.


 
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Sefikichi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you thank you! I'm so glad you like it. :hug: 

I know what you mean, the only way I do backgrounds is if I do it first! :D 
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syac90 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Most welcome dear.
One day I need to try doing some bg. But the amount of stuff to paint is just...:exhausted: 
Hahahaha.
I really enjoy doing this art trade thing :) Thank you ^u^
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