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Curufin by Venlian Curufin by Venlian
This is Curufin, the fith son of Feanor from J.R.R. Tolkien "Silmarillion".

"And then the clear powerful sound of horn swept through the plain, the pure proud signal of Feanor troops let hope rise, and tens of other horns which answered to it, drove the joyless night. The cavalry rushed from both exits. Flags rose up and the snorting horses struck with thunder of hoofs upon wooden decks over a ditch and jumped out on the plain. Ahead of the western detachment Curufin galloped, dressed in all black, only the Silmaril stars burned on his chest, his hair scattered on shoulders, the narrow band through forehead didn’t let them disturb in fight. The eyes of a Feanoring flared with not smaller heat than his father’s this minute. The thirst for revenge and hatred boiled in his veins and hot young blood called him forward, without knowing fear. He exposed the sword and his black stallion rushed directly on the struck dumb orks. With an exulting shout cavalry pounced upon the enemy from two sides, throwing it back." (c)

He is like it is depicted in the text. I draw him in a calm mood but tried to show his looking like Feanor and leave the character he has.
His Epessë (battle name) is Narmo ("wolf") that's why he wears a silver wolf amulet on a leather lace.

pastel pencils, format~A4

Here is Feanor
Another version of Curufin

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This is really excellent interpretation of Curufin. His strong, serious, brave and fierce character is shown clearly and exactly. Great work on making him look like his father Feanor and also he has his own features. I love this combining of youth and strong will in him. He is really a MAN and he is young but with a great fire in his soul, he seems to be not so expressive as Feanor but has the burning heart too.
Also he is so exactly associated with wolf!
I think that drawing technique is outstanding. Such amazing work with colours. Light and under tints on grass, trees, hair make the picture so realistic and dimensioned. Light on his face makes him stick out the composition staying part of it. The expression of his eyes is just perfect! It makes you feel excited before such will. Though he is depicted in a thoughtful mood. All the picture is not static but captures the wind, showing in his hair, patches of sunlight.
Excellent illustration and excellent vision of character!
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LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Student General Artist
Amazing Work<3
Ellosse Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like his expression and the texture. What is the block of text from? I've never read it before. 
EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very good!
Olaf68 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
beautiful work
Neranella Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Dark and awesome. :bounce:
sesshomaru68 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
blown away! this is one of the BEST Tolkien drawings I have ever seen. even though I can see the pencil strokes, it's still so REAL. plus, he's beautiful!! strong, manly, yet still beautiful! on a scale of 1-10 this is a 12!! :D
Piyavka Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Очень красиво получилось. Столько красивых деталей! Молодец!
Andared Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
This deviation is this week’s feature at :iconswordsandsorcery:
f-lempi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Супер. Просто отлично. Очень правильный.

А откуда цитата?
Darkendrama Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Great job!
Poetic-Stitches Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Absolutely beautiful work with such fine detail. Love it ♥
JamesTracker Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good draw, the amulet looks like Witcher's amulet if you see, it's an amazing book :)
mirror452 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Exactly what I thought first :D
sandra30 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi :wave:
This deviation has been featured in my jounal :heart: [link]
gintmfgb Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Cool !
Huinare Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've captured his personality wonderfully. I also love the colors and mood of this picture.
Elodie-Papp Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
This is...breathtaking... well done
Arielphf Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
whirlwind-watch Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohohohohoh. Soooo pretty. ♥
avi17 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Lovely pastel work! :D
BloodWillow Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice picture, I especially like how you captured the eyes.
FarOffNow Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Breathtaking. You have so much talent, I'm so happy you are doing Silmarillion characters.
SeekHim Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very brroding and intense. A true Feanorian.

GOD bless
John 3:16
RAIS1 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful painting :)
Starlace Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. I love the colors, expression, everything...
snurtz Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Writer
Beautiful blend of colors... love it :)
bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mirianes Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Мне очень нравится, как получилось освещение! Просто безумно нравится! Все эти световые пятна на траве, на стволах, на лице у Нармо! Ствол дерева сзади него это ж просто мозаика из сочетания цветов, которые я своим обычным не художническим глазом даже не вижу, и в то же время эти оттенки там есть, они настоящие! И просвет сзади между деревьями классный вышел! Картинка получилась летняя, солнечная и очень позитивная!
Мне нравится, как солнце падает ему на лицо и выделяет из всей зелени вокруг. И черты лица у него получились очень похожими на отцовские, и все настроение. Видно, что он еще молодой, но в то же время уже серьезный, довольно суровый и в нем есть этот огонь как и в Феанаро. Состояние удалось его, как мне кажется, очень здорово передать. Задумчивость, спокойствие, и в то же время они отличаются от спокойствия того же Маэдроса, потому что разные характеры, разные состояния.
Мне очень-очень нравится вы рисуете пастельными карандашами!!! :heart::love::heart:
Блин! Вот как и в случае с Феанором - знала ли я что когда-то зафанатею от Куруфина! Замазал его Толкиен в этой истории с Тинголом и Финродом, испортил такого парня, а ведь был черт побери изначально такой мегаперс!
Philluppus Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012   General Artist
gorgeous artwork,
i really like this technic,
Venlian Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
Philluppus Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012   General Artist
NGC292 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
красивый) немного задумался. Понравился "волк" на груди, волосы как нарисованы, и на фоне деревьев (может лес, была битва с орками, он их прогнал прочь и задумался: "сколько еще таких битв с тварями Моргота?"). Ну и черная повязка на лбу, видимо подчеркивающая что он принц и сын Короля нолдоров (т.е. Феанора). Романтический и философский рисунок. Утащил в фавы) :heart: :rose: :heart: :rose:
Venlian Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ну думаю сейчас битвы ещё не было, скорее это думы в мирное время))
Sardistri Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Beautiful work, absolutely wonderful :heart:
Venlian Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
helledia Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
This is so gorgeous! : O For a second I was like huh is that a painting, then I was like wait was that done with pastels, oh my goodness. Amazing use of colors.
Venlian Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Спасибо) Очень приятно видеть тут твой комментарий)
Да мне захотелось сделать живописьненько постараться) :hug:
helledia Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Получилось просто офигенно, я в восторге :D
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