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Feanor is one of the key characters of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Silmarillion”. His image is varied and excites discrepant feelings. His deeds had an influence on the history of all future Middle Earth. His strong and insolent spirit made him in some way similar to a human. He could burn fire in hearts and gave a way to his own passions.
Feanor is a Noldor King, the creator of Silmarills.

I depicted him not in the king’s attire and not in the smart cloths – here he is a skilled warrior who threw down a challenge even to Valars, he is in a simple marching cloths only the crown shows us his high status – that’s how I see him.

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This character is used to be so unfairly tired out in a framework of villain and madman, thereby it simplifies and distorts all that Tolkien wanted to put into this character. I’m crazily happy that this picture shows Feanor in a way that he instantly causes sympathy, despite the discrepancy of his character. He is not like classical pretty elf; he is much more similar to a human of 40 years. He’s got a strong, imperious, sexual, rigid and outstanding personality. He’s got burning eyes. He is all the embodiment of fire, and at the same time his internal madness is not too much that’s why he really attracts. I like that he isn't handsome in it’s classical meaning, his handsomeness is special - it is a combination of courage, cruelty, probably, even roughness, and at the same time, it is impossible to doubt that you see the real man, the skilled warrior and the king who is loved, followed and adored. It seems to me that the excellence of the artist is that she rendered his burning irrepressible soul ideally. And this character again becomes interesting, deep, passionate and vivid. Not good and not bad. Just a man you admire despite of everything.

Персонаж, которого несправедливо загнали в рамки злодея и сумасшедшего, тем самым упростив и исказив то, что в него хотел вложить Толкиен. Мне безумно радостно, что этот рисунок показывает Феанора так, что он мгновенно вызывает симпатию, несмотря на противоречивость характера. Он не похож на классического хорошенького эльфа, гораздо больше он похож на человека и мужчину, которому уже есть лет 40. Это сильная, властная, сексуальная, жесткая и яркая личность. У него горящие глаза. Он весь воплощение огня, и в то же время в его внутреннем безумии нет перебора, поэтому он действительно симпатичен. Мне нравится, что он не красавец в классическом понимании, его красота особая – это сочетание мужественного, жестокого, наверное, даже в чем-то грубоватого, и в то же время, нельзя усомниться, что перед тобой настоящий мужчина, опытный воин и король, которого любят, за которым идут и которого обожают. Мне кажется, что большая заслуга художника именно в том, что ей удалось идеально передать огненную неудержимую душу Феанора. И персонаж снова стал интересным, глубоким, страстным и живым. Не хорошим и не плохим. Просто мужчиной, которым невозможно не восхищаться несмотря ни на что.
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Koehari Featured By Owner Edited Jan 8, 2016
Thats a stunning picture of Feanor, very very close to how I imagine him. Hes so beautiful but looks a little worn and no wonder with the life he seemed to have lived.I think he also was afraid, his mom gone and all.Well i dont know, its just something I came to think of.Im pleased to see a mature handsome man and not a " babyfaced" elf entirely too younglooking to be Feanor. Fantastic eyes. I wonder what hes thinking.
Sciogie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
I'm currently reading the Silmarilion for the first time in my life.
I'm glad they didn't make a movie so I can portait the charas as my mind pleases. Though I went looking for some Feanor interpretations and this one is the best in the whole internet in my personal opionion. It is now stuck in my mind and while I'll be reading I'll think about this intense, piercing-gaze, wild Feanor.
mariealexandrinne Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
You can feel the intensity of his character through his eyes - a really good job!
Baglafecht Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
All the time I regarded Féanor as a spoilt child, mentally unstable, who snapped when his father got killed. I used to despise him heartily for his selfishness, his arrogance and the ruin he brought on everybody around him, starting with his mother. I was utterly baffled by the allegiance he got from his family and his people, for I couldn't imagine how anyone could follow such a jerk. This picture (and the one where he's in full armour) changed my view of him completely. He's still a jerk, but wow, what a powerful personality and what a charisma! Excellent work!
Valkaril Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I imaginer Feanor like your!
Lemmonias Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Mellefuielle Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Minia4 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did him so well,
no words to describe it! Awesome by KmyGraphic  
EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. I think I've fainted.  this looks awesome!
forest-of-fire Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love his eyes! I can see something deep inside... better to run away from him.
kimberly80 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Люблю вашего Феанора искренней любовью!
Zeonista Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
I will not give you a critique, if only because I have not ventured to submit anything requiring a critique myself. I will leave that for the professional hypocrites. :) (Smile)  However, this time you really hit it out of the ballpark! This image really is Feanor at the dramatic height of his story, at the time when Hubris sinks its claws into him. His innate power, recognized talent, and arrogance born of those characteristics are stamped upon his visage. And yet, he is a king who can compel others to follow him, even those who don't have a direct loyalty or direct benefit to do so. Even so, something of the fey mood Tolkien ascribed to him post-theft is present. He is not looking at the center, but off and away, his thoughts centered on his stolen prizes and his need for revenge on a murdering thief, regardless of the cost.
japan-magpie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
This really is an intelligent, insightful portrait of Feanor. I am fascinated by your portrayal! He is so fierce, and not 'pretty' in the usual fandom sense, but definitely beautiful. Such an amazing piece of work!
KaraStorm Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
This is absolutely stunning! Feanor has always been my favourite character in the whole Tolkien Universe. You've given him such a powerful, yet at the same time haunted expression - I completely agree with everything the person wrote in the critique! This is just simply awesome! :wow: :dalove:
SirGodspeed Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
I like him a lot! He's got.... GRIT, for lack of a better term. There's gravitas, weight and authority to him. Very nice.
ElemmireOfValinor Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
My favourite elf, because he is most human-like of them. Perfection is just boring.
emmiko28 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
i just have to comment ... again. i've been coming back to this piece of art for a while ... why? it just screams curufinwe feanaro to me. beautiful work. thank you.
CyrodilicPenguin Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
feanor: fingolfin's ass of a brother
SeekHim Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very very intense!

GOD bless
John 3:16
musiicas Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Wow! This is BY FAR the most beautiful portrait of Fanor! It's PERFECTION. Thank you for sharing your talent!! :D
Eilesselas Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really like your style, but i didn't imagined Feanor with black hair, i have always thought he has brown-red hair. and with an expression more proud. anyway, he's certainly handsome! :D
LadyRhianwriter Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Wow, this is totally amazing, and I really like it. Two thumbs way up!
Wildeye Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
You did such a wonderful job that I thought "wait, is that Feanor?" before I read the title. This is definitely one of the very best portrayals I've ever seen of him!
Neranella Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Gorgeous portrait. :trophy:
Ardenis9 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
this is the most striking, beautiful, perfect picture,I have ever seen of him. it reflects everything I see in him.
sesshomaru68 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa. the eyes are...... piercing! i wouldn't even want him to look at me if he's that intense! nice work!
xXDemonessXx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
very lovely photo
Kingsdaughter613 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This really is beautiful. Sorry I can't critique but that's the price of perfection. because this really is perfect.
I think you got the essence of the character, one of my favorites by the way. Excellent!
shaunamobley Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful portrait! I love that crown, it's beautiful. Great work!
FreyrStrongart Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Yes - I can see this man's spirit. He looks the part.
Doodah Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Enanimous Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
the lighting <3
emmiko28 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
vow. vow. and vow. great.
FeanorOfficial Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
amazing, once again. (
Venlian Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
If there would be any other art cocerning Silmarillion I will note you.
FeanorOfficial Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
LOVE this. I used it on my Feanor facebook page - - please check it out if you have time. and let me know if you have other Feanor or related artwork so I can share it!
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like his expression. You made him feel very real
Moontessa Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really an amazing portrait. Usually it's quite hard to picture a person both strong and beautiful but your work shows both of this characteristics splendidly. And I've always loved this character, his creative and disobedient spirit.
olivegbg Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh! Just as I always pictured Feanor in my mind. Thank you for drawing this!
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AdaKensington Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
This is perhaps the first depiction of Feanor where he genuinely seems to be teetering upon the brink. You've captured his potential for crazy and that strange, fragile pride that's so easily broken and kindled to flame. I love this.
Rabidus-Lepus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Finally, someone who sees him similarly to me! He has that righteous indignant sneer/smirk that I ALWAYS picture him with. I especially love the way his hair is styled/drawn/portrayed for some reason! Great piece!
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I featured your lovely work in my journal: [link] :)
Stolvezen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good work !!!
He's fantastic :heart:
Darkendrama Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
You definitely captured his conflicted character
YusakuAsano Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
one of the most successfull representation of Feanor. Bravo :)
Gwailome Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Шикарный Феанор!!!! В самом деле, один из лучших - а видела я их ох многие сотни... Браво!
HijikataToshizo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it~!
Lady-Of-The-Shade Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
He is great :) Beautiful work, even those violet eyes are strangely matching although Tolkien described him as grey-eyed
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