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Young Turin and Beleg by peet Young Turin and Beleg by peet

'In those years he learned much lore, hearing eagerly the histories of ancient days; and he became thoughtful, and sparing in speech. Often Beleg Strongbow came to Menegroth to seek him, and led him far afield, teaching him woodcraft and archery and (which he loved best) the handling of swords ...'

JRR Tolkien: Unfinished Tales: NARN I HÎN HÚRIN 
The Tale of the Children of Húrin

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Painted in watercolour.

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ellthalion Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Never be able to draw something like that!! Amazing!
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peet Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
You say that, but maybe ... ;) Thanks so much!
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ellthalion Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XDwelcome!!!
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Dulliros Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great as always!
You don't find too many pictures of young Túrin growing up.
I love all the detail in the sword.
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peet Featured By Owner Edited Jan 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
That is true, though there are a few around. I was listening to the Christopher Lee audiotape of the Narn last spring and jotted down some childhood images of Turin that I might try, including this one and the Second Sorrow of Turin piece. There's another one on my radar with Nellas (which would be my second attempt at that, but taken down from DA long ago!). We'll see when that shows up :nod:.
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Dulliros Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I tried myself on a Turin and Labadal  picture some years ago. There are only four other pictures on DeviantArt featuring this part of the story and they already were here, when I did mine.
Then again: Children of Húrin is full of iconic moments.
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peet Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed it is - I've been meaning to paint Labadal for a long long time from this period, but would also like to try him when reunited briefly (oh so briefly) with Turin later on. Come to think of there's just dozens and dozens of Children of Hurin scenes I want toattempt. But then I could say the same across the legendarium *sigh* ...
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful illustration, I like all the details on the swords and clothes as well as the pillars in the background and all the various ornamental designs! :-)
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peet Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks my friend. I really don't know how you do it with all the architectural details and clothing and patterning, etc. Sometimes I just want to get a big thick brush of H2O colour, and work completely loosely and freely! 
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I sometimes like that style of work too. :-) Especially when using oil pastels and drawing trees i enjoy working much more loosely.
But generally i think I have an inclination to more detailed drawings. Sometimes perhaps too much (and then I reproach myself for laying it so complicated and taking too much time to finish;-)), but as soon I have the basic design thought out, I find drawing in the ornaments and patterns quite easy and calming (if sometimes time-consuming) work.
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Irsibil Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Student General Artist
Wow, so many details :)
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peet Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D Was generally okay with how it turned out 
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Filat Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
Wow, Peter! The details on the clothes and swords are really amazing! Especially like Belegs belt :)
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peet Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks indeed; I've been thinking about Doriath-culture recently, so this came out of that I guess :) I picture Rivendell closest to it out of all the Beleriandic kingdoms for some reason, though I know it's really an amalgamation.
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Filat Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
That's interesting! Is it because of Elrond's mother kin?
I'd rather imagine Rivendell in noldorin style...I guess Elrond had better known it. May be not seen by his own yes, but from Maglor/Maedhros tales.
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peet Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I think it's subconscious on my part, in that there is very little left of Sindarin high-culture in the Second and Third Ages (yes you have Sindarin presences in the Greenwood and Lorien, but none ever near as glorious to Doriath). Likewise, Noldorin culture is already accounted for under Gil-Galad and especially Celebrimbor. Obviously by the TA, Rivendell is even more multicultural, but I just can't shift the association. I guess for me Rivendell is a repository of all types of Elven-culture - in a sense that's its point, manifested in the person of Elrond (literally). Yet I just can't help reliving the Thingol-Luthien-Beren pattern again through Elrond-Arwen-Aragorn, and it makes me think of Doriath! :D
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Filat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
I also think about multicultural Rivendell, but I guess my addiction to Noldor makes me think of Maglor first (though it's not really right...) when talking of Elrond Facepalm 
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peet Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, we might also take note of the etymology: 

'The name 
Elrond has been translated as "Star-dome",and "Vault of Heaven" recalling the glory of Menegroth though at an earlier stage, it was supposed to mean "Elf of the Cave".'

But I believe there is no right or wrong answer :nod:.
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Filat Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
I didin't remember that...interesting note!
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annamare Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, wonderful portrayal of Beleg and Turin! I can't get over how gorgeous the details on the sword scabbards and clothes are - and on those columns in the background...! Clap 
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peet Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Apologies for the belated response - so glad you like as ever! :)
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SueMArt Featured By Owner Edited Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful Peet. Amazing details. Beautiful. 
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peet Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like Sue :D
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SueMArt Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nod Heart 
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EvaGataArtist Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
So beautiful, amazing detail, my friend <3
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks darling. Didn't quite work out how I wanted but it's not too bad!
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JettieHier Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work again!! Love the detailing.
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Much appreciated indeed; t'was a slightly fiddly one but I'm reasonably okay with it. Glad to get it over with :) Merry Christmas!
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JettieHier Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Reasonably OK,"..... The longer you look at your own painting..... Merry Christmas to you too! I'm celebrating it at the hospital (where I work.)
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RaggedVixen Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
As always, your details are truly stunning! I especially like the designs on the clothes : O
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much - I think I prefer Beleg's clothes overall, but I'm glad you like! T'was a fun piece to start, but slightly frustrating to finish. Just one of those ones ;)
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Oznerol-1516 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I seriously love Turin and the sword's scabbard. Pretty amazing. Added to favs.
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Always a pleasure and honour to hear from you, friend. Very glad you like! And Merry Christmas!
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Oznerol-1516 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And a happy new year!

It's quite good, this artwork. You're only getting better.
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peet Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks again - upward trajectories are all we can ask for ;) All the best for 2017!
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Brunild Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016   Traditional Artist
Very beautiful illustration!! I love the many accurate details and their expressiveness, great job as always!! ❤
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Much obliged again, Brunild! I think the details could be a bit more accurate, but it was starting to irk me so decided it was finished! And to move on to the next ;) 
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Brunild Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017   Traditional Artist
I think that this is perfect!! I often tend myself to be too perfectionist  but many Times is not important the technical virtuosity, but is much more important that the piece transmit emotions. 
Very beautiful and well done!! ❤
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Ephaistien Featured By Owner Edited Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! So beautiful!!! I love clothes and sword! Great work, Peet!
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot - I told you about this piece a long time ago as I know you like this subject matter - took a very long time to finish, but here we are ;). Merry Christmas!
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Menkhar Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
:bounce: Thanks.
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Ekian Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love all the details in this! the device of Elu on the sword on the wall is awesome, and so many more touches!
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! Yes, there's was quite of a lot of this and that to fit in here; could've done things a bit differently, I now feel. But, too late - time to move on :nod:.
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TarGrond Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
Amazing details, beautiful designs and patterning for elvish clothes and those swords look great as well. Good job! 
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks my friend! Your Turin (and other) designs in your illustrations are really detailed and interesting, so this is a satisfying comment to receive :headbang: Merry Christmas!
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