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Elwing painting

"For Ulmo bore up Elwing out of the waves, and he gave her the likeness of a great white bird, and upon her breast there shone as a star the Silmaril, as she flew over the water to seek Eärendil her beloved."

I went to a local art event - Drawn to the Valley, which is a thing where lots of local artists open up their studios and there's a trail to go and visit them - yesterday. The art was of course of varying quality and style, but some of it was excellent (I'm kind of glad that some of it was also terrible.)  It made me think I should finish this painting I started a while ago.

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pigshitpoet
10th Sep, 2017 09:50 (UTC)
; )
yes please

love the painting

finish it!
bunn
10th Sep, 2017 20:38 (UTC)
Re: ; )
Hurray!
puddleshark
10th Sep, 2017 12:31 (UTC)
That is fabulous!
bunn
10th Sep, 2017 20:25 (UTC)
Thank you!

Practice is improving? I hope!
timetiger
10th Sep, 2017 14:22 (UTC)
Please do. The water looks both dramatic and properly watery, which impresses me no end.
bunn
10th Sep, 2017 20:25 (UTC)
I'm thinking a couple more waves at least and maybe a bit more contrast on the gem about her neck...
scripsi
10th Sep, 2017 14:57 (UTC)
I Think you should, it's great! Love the way the water moves!
bunn
10th Sep, 2017 20:24 (UTC)
Water is so hard to paint isn't it? I'm pleased by how this is coming together.
hhimring
10th Sep, 2017 18:36 (UTC)
It looks finished to me. Is it? If not, what were you planning to do to finish it? It seems to really capture the transformation.
bunn
10th Sep, 2017 20:24 (UTC)
Now I've stared at it for a bit, I'm wondering about a few more waves and maybe doing something to emphasize the Silmaril(s) a bit more about her neck. And maybe more shading on her lower body.

But there is of course a significant chance of Ballsing Things Up By Not Knowing Where To Stop. :-D
topum
10th Sep, 2017 22:37 (UTC)
I actually like this one. I think it is better than many of your previous works that I saw (I am the least artsy person possible though).

Yes, the barrier to entry to become "art" is very low to inexistent currently it seems. I think that there indeed is a lot of terrible, pretentious, derivative, poor technique "art" around these days. Not sure if it has always been like this and our days are not an exception.
lindahoyland
11th Sep, 2017 02:38 (UTC)
I love it!
heartofoshun
11th Sep, 2017 19:44 (UTC)
I like it a lot and I am, like others above, totally impressed by the water.

Edited at 2017-09-11 19:45 (UTC)
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