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Celegorm and Huan by TheLongDefeat Celegorm and Huan by TheLongDefeat
"Now the chief of the wolfhounds that followed Celegorm was named Huan. He was not born in Middle-earth, but came from the Blessed Realm; for Oromë had given him to Celegorm long ago in Valinor, and there he had followed the horn of his master, before evil came. Huan followed Celegorm into exile, and was faithful; and thus he too came under the doom of woe set upon the Noldor..."

Celegorm, despite being a dick in the tale of Beren and Luthien, is one of my favorite Silmarillion characters, and I absolutely adore his hound Huan. I like to imagine that they were pretty close before encountering Luthien, since they hunt together and The Lay of Leithian mentions Huan saving his master in battle many times. Since he was close with Oromë (who taught him the tongues of birds and beasts) and loved hunting I think of Celegorm being associated with woodlands. I know I might get reamed for him having blond hair, but The Lost Road says "golden was his long hair" and his Old English name is Cynegrim Faegerfeax, which is Celegorm Fair-hair... plus I just always imagined him blond/ light brunette. Fight me.

**Edited** I had originally used silver ink for the borders, but when photographed it just looked too dark and dull. I went back and put silverleaf on instead. Silverleaf is a bitch to work with, but it really brightened this up. :D


12 x 8", watercolor, silverleaf, gold ink, gouache, salt
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ExpoLight-UK Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019  Professional Photographer
Very nicely done. Looks very Mystical.
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TheLongDefeat Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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ExpoLight-UK Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019  Professional Photographer
Welcome
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demihime Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love the way you frame elements in your paintings, it's always so gorgeous!
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TheLongDefeat Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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Theluki986 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
The colours here are so radiant and harmonices very well :heart: I love the way the brush strokes looks so free, and at the same time so directed and with a particular purpose :clap:
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vangogh2005 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
cool very nice job
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:iconthelongdefeat:
TheLongDefeat Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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vangogh2005 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
yw
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful painting!
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Baileyboybee Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018
Beautiful design and colors. Celegorm is one of my favorites as we.
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:iconthelongdefeat:
TheLongDefeat Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! And yay for Celegorm fans! :highfive:
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Nelyasun Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
one fandom theory is that Celegorm inherited silver hair from his paternal grandmother Miriel
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TheLongDefeat Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've heard that, and there are some beautiful fanarts with him having silver blond hair. :love: I know golden blond isn't well supported, but it just fits with my image of him. ha ha
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Nelyasun Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
your headcanon, no one else's to cause trouble about
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Irsanna Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018
Perfect!
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TheLongDefeat Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018   Digital Artist
Wonderful work!
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TheLongDefeat Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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mooing-duckerberry Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is some lovely, intricate hair. But I love the little horse at the top left best. 
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TheLongDefeat Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for noticing those! I love painting little intricate and swirly things. ha ha
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vor0nwe Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018
Absolutely stunning! My kids are going to love this one... Especially my daughter, who's a huge fan of Beren and Lúthien, and really likes Huan.
I'll have to introduce Celegorm in a slightly more positive (and kid-friendly) way.
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TheLongDefeat Featured By Owner Edited Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Maybe say something about him talking to wildlife and loving dogs, but that he just doesn't know how to be nice to girls (not all true, since he was friends with Aredhel, but that seems like a kid-friendly way to introduce him)? ha ha
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CougarHearted Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018
This portrait PERFECTLY shows the bond between a man and his loyal hound! :love:
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TheLongDefeat Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! :heart:
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CougarHearted Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018
You're welcome! =D
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FeynaSkydancer Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Jaw-dropping amazing!
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TheLongDefeat Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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