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Maedhros by DappleHack Maedhros by DappleHack
"But the jewel burned the hand of Maedhros in pain unbearable; and he perceived that it was as Eönwë had said, and that his right thereto had become void, and that the oath was vain. And being in anguish and despair he cast himself into a gaping chasm filled with fire, and so ended; and the Silmaril that he bore was taken into the bosom of the Earth."

J.R.R.Tolkien, "The Silmarillion"

A watercolour monotype.
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:iconvalandhir:
Valandhir Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Writer
Awesome... you see me absolutely amazed.
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
This is a nice picture! Well done!
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
This is an awesome picture! Well done!
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:iconlajlaniemi:
LajlaNiemi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
feel so bad for Maitimo....
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rainchild-the-turk Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... sooo beautiful...
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StrawberryJam1313 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Woahhh! That looks amazing! Just--simply--WOW! I was really really depressed when Maedhros suicided (I mean seriously, after all that effort to get the Silmaril?) But this really does him justice ^^ Great!
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icondemonicsoul87:
Demonicsoul87 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
A powerful image for a powerful scene in the text!
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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hunterion Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
I just have no words, your paints are amazing

Im part of the Argentinian Tolkien Association, its a nonprofit association dedicated to the diffusion of literature and the arts related to the work of JRR Tolkien.
We are organizing an artistic exhibition in november at Tucumán , a small City in the nort of this country and well be honored if you'll be so kind to give us your permission to show this and any other JRR Tolkien related work that you want.
please Let me know.

you can also visit our blog and see what we do.
[link]
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello!
First of all - thank you very much!
Second - I will be glad to take part in such at event!
(Sorry for long reply: I didn't visit this account for some time)
You may contact me via e-mail hack_(at)rambler.ru :)
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hunterion Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
hi i have been trying to contact you via email but it doesnt work
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I sent you a letter! ^^
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:iconniphredill:
Niphredill Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
This Is such a powerful painting, done with so much precision. It's beautiful!
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thnk you!
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:iconniphredill:
Niphredill Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Most welcome! :)
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:iconandreth:
Andreth Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very wonderful composition. I find it very hard to pick my favourite elf from the Silmarillion, since there are a lot I like, but I if I had to I think it would be him. I like him even more than his father! I have a crush on tragic, imperfect figures...
His expression fits his character so well, and I love the way he and the Silmaril are part of the fire. And the use of the color is perfect.
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconeatyourself:
Eatyourself Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Oh, this is beautiful. So dramatic and very original. His expression really makes it great. :)
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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amiroprotein Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Это просто обалденно и невероятно. И великолепно как иллюстрация.
До сих пор не понимаю, как вы это делаете :)
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Спасибо!
(Сначала - пятно, потом высматриваю что-то в нём... Чо высмотрелось - дорисовываю кисточкой до состояния узнаваемости зрителем ;))
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amiroprotein Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
ну, технически-то понятно, а как вы в нем видите такие образы...:)

а хотя и технически не очень понятно. я не раз пыталась сделать акварельную монотипию. наношу краску в водном растворе на стекло, прижимаю лист - и выходят довольно однообразные пятна, похожие на деревья. ну, на разной бумаге по-разному, конечно, но все равно - деревья-кусты;)))
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(Может, на "ты"?.. %))

Я пользуюсь глянцевой бцмагой, причём чаще отпечатываю один лист о другой, а не об стекло (хотя и стеклом пользуюсь тоже - по настроению;). Тут можно поиграть густотой краски (она должна быть достаточно жидкой;), и лисы бумаги разделять не идеально ровно, а как-нибудь кривенько :))
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amiroprotein Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
С удовольствием :)

Глянцевой бумагой - это в смысле мелованной, которую обычно используют под тушь и... а больше я и не знаю, для чего ее можно брать. Точнее, теперь знаю :) Спасибо, что делишься секретами;)
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Не за что :)
Я тоже не сама до этого допёрла - мне тоже рассказывали коллеги ;)
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TallisKeeton Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
Just amazing.Spectacular and beautiful.
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Incredible. You've captured the character better than any other Maedhros art I've ever seen, and it's beautiful, too.
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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wolfman007 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Superb.
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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alexandriatiffany Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Dayum. :wow:
This is pretty ingenious. The colors rock, and so does the whole monotype thing. You know I've never in my life seen a monotype as a Tolkien illustration. Love love love the Silmaril as the light source and the shadow on his face too =D
I'm so going to fave this with both of my accounts ^_^
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :handshake:
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MarionMorgenroth Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
featured here: [link]
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :handshake:
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:iconisilinde:
Isilinde Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Lovely.
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconrhapsodybrd:
RhapsodyBrd Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Sirielle recced this piece of art and .... I am in awe. Yes, that's my jaw on the floor. Wowsie!
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!! :handshake:
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:iconarien87:
arien87 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
my fav of feanor's sons!
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:iconainulaire:
AinuLaire Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
This is so warped, and so cool. I love it. You have such a talent for paints!

*glances at paintset and shudders*
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, you make me blush :blushes: %)
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fiery-chicken Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOAH!
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Dragonfly22 Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is incredible, I love how you get inspired in a piece of literature and then try to translate! Isn't it wonderful?!
By the way, you do most of these pieces by smudging with your fingers, right? ;)
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
No, the stain is made by pressing two pieces of paper against each other :)
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Dragonfly22 Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh I see.. thanks!
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Ithildiel Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It stole my breath away!!Such a magnificent piece of art!!:)
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Giledhel-Narya Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful rendition of that moment, really "strong", both visually and emotionally.
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