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The Dispossessed by Lena-Hyena The Dispossessed by Lena-Hyena
Maedhros.


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Not sure why, but I felt compelled to draw him.

Influenced by my two Tolkien art heroes, Kasiopea and Ivanneth
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Otherlander Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
It's Copper Top! :)... I love Maedhros, he's such a tragic character and strikingly beautiful even for an elf, because of his hair.

Great portrayal, very expressive :) I love his sad expression and the reflexions in his hair.
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Lena-Hyena Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Thank you. It was an experiment of sorts, and I'm happy with how it turned out - but it's just a sketch, really.
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CookiesHeart Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006   Traditional Artist
Great :heart:
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Lena-Hyena Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006
Thanks :)
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CookiesHeart Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006   Traditional Artist
:glomp: No problem!
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TinorialPeredhil Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
nice. I love Maedhros.
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Lena-Hyena Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
Thanks :)
I don't love him... but I find him very interesting.
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TinorialPeredhil Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
I have an obsession with the Sons of Feanor, even though I despise Celegorm and Caranthir. I love Maglor and I like Maedhros a lot because they are such complex characters-- causing devastation and yet being the least twisted of all the sons. Although, I know fanfiction plays a big part in what I like about certain characters.
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Lena-Hyena Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
Ah, I see. I don't read much fanfiction.

But, as I have mentioned somewhere before, my heart is firmly with the other side. Beren and Lúthien, Dior, Eärendil and Elwing...
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TinorialPeredhil Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
Don't get me wrong, Elrond is one of my most favorite characters ever. I love his family-- Elladan, Elrohir, Aragorn, Elrond. Arwen I'm kind of neutral on, which is weird.

I usually only read the fanfiction that suits my image of the character. I like to wonder why Maglor let Elrond and Elros go, why Maedhros would go search for Elured and Elurin... they're just fascinating characters and I find it hard to believe that they are wholly evil.

I don't know what side I'd be on if I had to choose. Elrond and his family have to win above all others, though. ;P
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Lena-Hyena Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
Actually, I don't like Arwen at all, but don't tell anyone :whisper:

I do know that Maedhros and Maglor are very complex and not entirely evil characters - I can even pity them to some extent, especially Maglor. But their few good deeds do not have the power to undo or atone for the bad ones. Even if their oath and all that came from it was just a tragic mistake.
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TinorialPeredhil Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
:nod: Perfectly understandable. Nothing they do can erase the three Kin Slayings that they participated in. That's a good opinion and I respect it. I don't think anything really erases the hundreds of lives they've taken, but there's just something about them.

:excited: It'll be our secret (no Arwen!)
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Arthwen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
very nice!!!!dya hear bout the new tolkien book coming out?it about the first dark lord!!!!^^
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Lena-Hyena Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
Thank you.

I know about the book ,yes. :)
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DeeTay Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Student Writer
I really love the way you draw, it's really special and you have your own style. ^^
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Lena-Hyena Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
I have a style? Really? :faint:

Thanks :)
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DeeTay Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Student Writer
XD Yes and it pwns. ^__^
You're quite welcome :)
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Silmarillion-Club Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006
I'm faving your Silmarillion art in the club's name, if you consider joining I'll have to remove it according to dA rules. And - you're welcom to join :)

=Sirielle
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Sirielle Featured By Owner May 29, 2006   Digital Artist
If such things happen when I'm away I'm ready to pack and leave right now! Beautiful portrait, full of wisdom and sorrow! :love:

Need more time to be back at dA fully, I see there is more to chack out in your gallery :) Fantastic!
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Lena-Hyena Featured By Owner May 29, 2006
Oh, I am so very glad you like him!
:phew:
To be honest, I was a bit nervous about your possible reaction - since you are, after all, a true Maedhros fan.
And, you see, I am not. I've always found him a tough nut to crack. Very, very hard to understand, and even harder to feel for. Don't get me wrong, I think he's an amazing character, with so many possibilities of interpretation. But I cannot like him, let alone love him. My heart is with the other side. Dior. Elwing.
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Sirielle Featured By Owner May 29, 2006   Digital Artist
He is fantastic - lovely original face. I agree he is in style of the ancient masters - as Ivanneth's drawings. I just bought a book and movie about Da Vinci and Michelangelo, can't stop looking at these. It's all Ivanneth's fault! Now I know where her Ignudi are coming from ;) Great idea.
But I don't think your art you could offend my Maedhros in any way ;) But I admit once I have seen a photomanip which has awoken a kinslayer in me :eyepopping: Still I can't believe someone did it to Maedhros *sigh* But for this person my art might be awful, too. You might try to portray his evil side, that would be interesting, too. I plan to, one day.

Dior - I tried to paint him once, too. But as you see the result is not that fantastic. I was trying to repaint him in the real Dior, but failed with it.
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Lena-Hyena Featured By Owner May 29, 2006
Ancient masters? Dear me, my hands start shaking when you mention Ivanneth (bloody classically trained artists those hours of life drawing do pay off in the end, and when I remember how the crowd from the Academy complained to us art historians about how much they have to draw :-x ...lazy bums), she's already way better than I'll ever be... Ignudi are wonderful, really well drawn, really close to the real thing...

But... mention not the name of Michelangelo around here. His art is... well... something else. When you say his name, God listens, I'm sure...

Anyway, I would never try to make offensive art, not even about the characters I don't like. But I usually want to understand the characters I'm drawing, to like them, or feel compassion, or some kind of emotional bond. Maedhros remains an enigma for me. I tried to draw him in order to understand him better... As for the evil side, I'm in love with Kasiopea's "Maglor took pity". Now, that's a bloody scene.

Oh, I know your Dior. He is beautiful, but not the way I imagine him. But then, as usual, Tolkien was not precise in his descriptions...
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bluemoonchild Featured By Owner May 25, 2006
Beautiful! I am especially awed by the way that the skin almost seems to glow, it's working well in contrast against the rougher texture of the hair. And the eyes are so piercing.

I have to admit, at first I almost thought this was digital due to the smoothness and color. But full-view proved me wrong ^^;

Excellent control of the medium ^^
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Lena-Hyena Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
Well, most of it is just charcoal. But highlights are done in Photoshop. Nothing beats dodging when it comes to achieving that nice glow, without losing all texture.

Thanks for the comment.
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mindofka Featured By Owner May 24, 2006
Looks fantastic, handsome and very intellectually concentrated and bad :D
Wonderful softness in the technique, you pencil touch is great!
:clap:
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Lena-Hyena Featured By Owner May 24, 2006
Very bad :skullbones:

This is charcoal, actually, but I use it like pencil.
Thanks.
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mindofka Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006
You have a so light youch with charcoal, very personal. I always see it used so raughly and violently ;)
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Nadide Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
hun i have a question. those faces you draw. they look alike to eachother. yknow thin noses and chick bones.
just curiousity yknow. again. amazing work.
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Lena-Hyena Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
Alas, they do!
I'm trapped by my own mannerisms :clone:
To tell you the truth, this is the type of face I like a lot.

But surely, they're not all the same? Isildur? The Secretary? Fingon?
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Nadide Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
no no.. they are not the same.. i mean. the same style eh?
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Lena-Hyena Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
The same aesthetic :lol:
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nejna Featured By Owner May 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super stvarno znas prikazati lica na najbolji nacin!
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Lena-Hyena Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
Hvala!

Sad mogu uzet moju skicirku i ugljen pod ruku, pa u Opatiju na lungomare portretirat turiste. I ko kaže da se u ovoj državi ne da zaradit? :lol:
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nejna Featured By Owner May 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D e kad kazem majci da i u umjetnosti ima kruha...
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Lena-Hyena Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
... nasmijat će se do suza.

Moji ne mogu doći k sebi od smijeha sve otkako sam magistrirala...
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nejna Featured By Owner May 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a u kojem polju ak smijem pitati? ja bas guram magisterij iz elektrotehnike, al polako shvacam da nemam ni volje ni vremena kolko sam mislila u pocetku.
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Lena-Hyena Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
Povijest umjetnosti/vizualna kultura.
S tim da imam diplomu iz povijesti umjetnosti i engleskog.
I nemam posla, osim prevođenja i novinarstva u fušu.
A kunu se na Filozofskom u Rijeci da im trebam. E, živi bili pa vidjeli...

A što se samog magisterija tiče, nije mi žao, super mi je bilo. Još kad bi mi netko platio doktorat, ja bih odmah...
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nejna Featured By Owner May 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uvijek se kunu! jedna je poznanica radila 6 mjeseci besplatno na faksu jer su joj obecali da ce je primiti, al na kraju je upao neko deseti, a ona izvisila... tako to izgleda biva kod nas.
:D meni je majka brzo izbila iz glave pomisao da za kruh svagdasnji zaradjujem u umjetnosti, cim su primjetili da dobro baratam s brojkama i odvijacem, sudbina mi je bila zapecacena...
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silverandgold06 Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
*first comment dance* :boogie:

They both do wonderful work. And so do you. :D

He looks very tired in this picture. Though his right eye seems to be looking down more than his left. Maybe it is just me...I've spent two weeks straight working on my final paper...
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Lena-Hyena Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
Thanks :blush:

I have no eye for symmetry, so it's possible that his eyes are not on the same level. His whole face is probably totally assymetrical, but I find it really hard to even see it, let alone correct it.
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silverandgold06 Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
Symmetry has always been difficult for me as well. Sometimes I hold a mirror perpendicular to my drawing and then take it away to see if it is symmetrical or not. Too bad it only works for face-foward portraits. My art teacher used to tell me to draw lines from the eye pupil and then see if the lines were parallel, but it always ended up looking like the person was shooting crossing laser beams from their eyes. :shocked:
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Lena-Hyena Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
Well, human faces are asymmetrical anyway, so it's no big fuss.
But the eyes, yeah they should be symmetrical, or they look weird.
But Maedhros's eyes, considering the fact that his head is tilted and his eyebrow slightly raised, look ok to me. :hmm:
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silverandgold06 Featured By Owner May 24, 2006
Maybe it is my eyes. :eyepopping: Which is entirely possible, my contacts aren't want they used to be. I just need my literal eye lenses replaced!
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