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Celegorm and Huan
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Published: October 30, 2018
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"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
Image size
2380x3150px 1.97 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Motorola
Model
XT1080
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Aperture
F/2.4
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
160
Date Taken
Nov 6, 2018, 5:15:26 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Express 9.0 (Android)
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ExpoLight-UK's avatar
ExpoLight-UK|Professional Photographer
Very nicely done. Looks very Mystical.
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TheLongDefeat|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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ExpoLight-UK|Professional Photographer
Welcome
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demihime|Hobbyist General Artist
I just love the way you frame elements in your paintings, it's always so gorgeous!
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TheLongDefeat|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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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|Hobbyist General Artist
cool very nice job
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TheLongDefeat|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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vangogh2005|Hobbyist General Artist
yw
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Fractaldragon|Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful painting!
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Baileyboybee's avatar
Beautiful design and colors. Celegorm is one of my favorites as we.
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TheLongDefeat|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! And yay for Celegorm fans! :highfive:
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Nelyasun|Hobbyist Artist
one fandom theory is that Celegorm inherited silver hair from his paternal grandmother Miriel
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TheLongDefeat|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|Hobbyist Artist
your headcanon, no one else's to cause trouble about
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Irsanna's avatar
Perfect!
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TheLongDefeat|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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TeroPorthan| Digital Artist
Wonderful work!
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TheLongDefeat|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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mooing-duckerberry|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|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for noticing those! I love painting little intricate and swirly things. ha ha
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vor0nwe's avatar
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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TheLongDefeatEdited |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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This portrait PERFECTLY shows the bond between a man and his loyal hound! :love:
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