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But Elwing was not with him... by DappleHack But Elwing was not with him... by DappleHack
"In the Lay of Eärendil is many a thing sung of his adventures in the deep and in lands untrodden, and in many seas and in many isles; but Elwing was not with him, and she sat in sorrow by the mouths of Sirion.", J.R.R.Tolkien, "The Silmarillion"

I totally messed up my own idea (for I first wanted to make it in a dry graphic style, then I decided to turn it into a watercolour, then I disliked the result and tried to bring some bettering by applying pastels... So there's no wonder I'm disappointed by the result.)

Well, let's hope it will be my chance to learn thanks to my own mistakes :)
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:iconarcfej:
Beautifull!!!
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:iconhedonistbyheart:
This is a very powerful image. I love the lighting in it and the composition is oddly soothing, even if it feels sad. Beautiful:)
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:iconitokashi:
it's beautiful!
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:icongraphiterocks:
beautiful. you managed to convey so much the simple silhouettes. i love it <3
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annsquare Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks amazing! Love the atmosphere :love:
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:iconnoleme:
Outstanding :love: I really like the light and the water texture. Also, the gulls are so lifelike (their wings seem a bit too broad to me for a gull though, but I can be mistaken). ... :+fav:
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:iconairship-hobbit:
With how much you used on it, it has a kind of rough feel that helps to evoke the sorrow Elwing felt. I love it.
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:iconcoranglais:
This is beautiful. I especially like that her hair and dress are blowing in the wind off the ocean...it makes it seem more real and sad, somehow.

I'm not surprised to read that this was inspired by a loss. I, too, go to the Silmarillion for comfort in times of grief. Tolkien weaves sorrow into all of his tales, and yet there is beauty in the sorrow, and the world is richer for it having been.
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DappleHack Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :handshake:
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