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Feanor by Venlian Feanor by Venlian
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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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.
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