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The choice of Luthien by DappleHack The choice of Luthien by DappleHack
"But the other choice was this: that she might return to Middle-earth, and take with her Beren, there to dwell again, but without certitude of life or joy. Then she would become mortal, land subject to a second death, even as he; and ere long she would leave the world for ever, and her beauty become only a memory in song.
This doom she chose..."

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

Watercolour monotype
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:iconospreyeamon:
OspreyEamon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
The mix of textures you've used to create this is amazing. So is the little pattern along her sleeve.
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Ichfindeein-m Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Mesmerizing!!!
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Lillichen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist
This is one of the best Luthien artworks on this site. I love how you hint at her face, but never really show it. I'm left to imagine her beauty and expression...
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbearuthiel:
Bearuthiel Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Interesting vision. :)
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:iconemu-strutsi:
emu-strutsi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Student General Artist
The colours and the textures, well, just gorgeous!
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconnifrodel:
Nifrodel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Beautiful, as always :love: :+fav:
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :handshake:
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:iconcelestial-insanity:
celestial-insanity Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did I ever tell you how AWESOME you are?
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uh, thank you!.. You make me blush :blushes:
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:iconcelestial-insanity:
celestial-insanity Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL xD

You're awesome with the watercolors (or whatever you're using) and they always looks so professional. :)
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
Yes, this is watercolour.
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celestial-insanity Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool :D
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DanteAndMe Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Stunning to say the least. I adore it :heart: impressive job :D keep up to good work :D
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconmoon-blossom:
moon-blossom Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful. I love the deep blues :love:
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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WermoongRey Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Вот открываю, а в колонках Крыс - Галадриэль...
*скулит. Фавит.*
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Пасиб!!
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Stunning.
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vision of Luthien, who's in crossroads, I like this very much. Very beautiful painting, once again. This technique is suited for this kind of illustrations - such a rich colours and details, and those shapes and figures always allows viewer to use his imagination.

This looks like this "shot" was taken behind a thin layer of ice. Very interesting scenery altogether, thematically and technically. Keep on painting!
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
I am a little out of time - Not enough of it for painting (or DA activity) now ^^; - but I hope things will go back to normal soon :)
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maxima-for Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
красота.
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Спасибо! X)
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Incredible as always! The colors are gorgeous together, really perfect with the theme. I love how it looks almost as though she's parting waters as she's walking; evokes the Sundering Seas a little. And such exquisite detail-work on the sleeve! Great job :)
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DappleHack Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
I also thought that these colours match her well. And here it is a rare case when the scanner made the colours even better, then they are in real :)
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Haha, I want a scanner like that . . .
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL, it works only for some blues ;)
The scanner is loyal to warm colours, but it kills purple and deforms green sometimes.
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JustinRaven Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional
Man, I miss these :P They are so beautiful :) I love the freedom of them, such controlled chaos in places. Beren and Luthien is one of my favorate stories from the Silmarillion. What a great book. I think I like it better than the Lord of the Rings.

I'm uploading my progress to my blog, as well, so you can see it there. Hopefully you'll be able to view it. If not I'll upload to a file sharing program and you can download them that way.
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! I missed you also! :)
I visited your page - I'd be glad to do it every time you make an update on it - if you will make an announsement here on DA!

I'm sorry for being a bit out of the process now (and for poor commenting) - my family has become one child bigger some time ago, so now I have two sons, and very few time on painting and Internet ^^;

I think in a while I'll be back, but some time should pass :)
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JustinRaven Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional
Hey, no problem, I understand :) Congrats on the addition of your little one :)
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^
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JustinRaven Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional
:) np
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sounchy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Student General Artist
ooooh !!! that's so beautiful... gorgeous >< I adore those colours !!
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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sounchy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Student General Artist
;)
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a splendid art :wow:
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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