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The Music of the Ainur page 1 by Daswhox The Music of the Ainur page 1 by Daswhox
For this board, I started with with the original text. But once set the context, I can add a few words. any remaining, at best, faithful to the book. I hope you enjoy it.

Pour cette planche, j'ai démarré avec avec texte original. Mais, une fois le contexte placé, je vais pouvoir rajouter quelques paroles. toute en restant, au mieux , fidèle à l'ouvrage.J'espère que ça vous plaira.

Watercolor, A4
Tolkien (c) silmarillion
Comics by Daswhox.
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:iconskyvalr:
A critique, hm. First off, I think it was a good call for the portraits in the second panel to extend into the first (it took me a moment to realize they're two panels). The consistency is good as well, by looking at each panel one can characters are standing in the same place, and we're just looking a them from three angles. The pallet choice is right on, the green and brown accents work very nice.

As for character design, the swirly faceless Illuvitar with the two big sleeved hands gives a sort of creator vibe, the hands of a god at work composing. The gesture in panel three strongly implies his leadership over the choir.

As well as the feathers are drawn, my one real criticism is that feathery head garb and slender costumes are bit too common in Elf related fantasy art and lore. Also, I was thinking the dialog boxes could use a border of some kind, maybe even one that looks a little like an illuminated manuscript.

Overall it's excellent.
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dark-precipice Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning work - just as epic as the tale it illustrates! 
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shinifrancis69 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
amazing, really really amazing°°°°°°!!!!!!!!!
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ecorecycletree Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
This is amazing. You are so talented! This reminds me of greek Mythology and the way you did the hair is amazing. :) I will definitely be following your work. :)
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Daswhox Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
I must confess to having a great passion for the greek mythology, nordic, like other much less popular. And as Tolkien was inspired, it is likely that it will be felt. <3
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
This is a gorgeous picture! Well done!
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oOSulimeOo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
What the... You're mad!
But I'll definetly watch out for more. This must be the greatest project ever!
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Ro-heryn Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Wow.... what a Project...
but I love this page!
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:icondaswhox:
Daswhox Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
yes, I know the madness.
But thank you x)
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Miam-Pepin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Impressionnant !
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jayden444 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Very very very very cool.
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Phoenix-tails9 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
The style is good for the fluidic nature of the subject, bright light and glorious light. Though you must be careful to allow the figures to hold their own. Most notably Illuvitar himself. I love the idea of having his face unknowable and his hands in the robes of light. However, I think that he getsa little lost in translation. The " mist" and light reminds me of Clamp ( a deep complement) and the style of portraits of the Valar are stylistically wonderful, but also a little lost. My advice would be to add very subtle definition and color to the ainor (ie ulmo having touches of blue to his robes). Overall a great idea and I hope you do more!!
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Little-Red-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
... Que dire... WOW !
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:icondaswhox:
Daswhox Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
héhé, content que ça plaise ^^
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Little-Red-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mon commentaire est un peu "light", mais est sincère. Je viens de me remettre au Silmarillion, on retrouve vraiment l'esprit dans ta planche ^^
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AmaranthasiA Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
This is amazing!!!!!
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:icondaswhox:
Daswhox Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
thank you <3
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AmaranthasiA Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
No worries!!
Please do more!!!!!
It's so beautiful!
I've seen few people drawing the begin of everything in Tolkien's universe.Keep going ;D
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Daswhox Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Ho, I also saw and pencil stroke is very interesting. :)
After that, I have not seen any official illustrations. I'd have to rummage in a bookstore to find these jewels.<3
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LudwigMeszter Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
This is really beautiful. Your art made me to read The Silmarillion finally, after years of hesitation.
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Daswhox Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
XD well it's good to motivate people to get the Silmarillion.
It is not easy to read, but it is still very nice.^w^
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very creative! Captures that part of the book wonderfully!
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Daswhox Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
thank you <3
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Hellequine-d-Olt Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
ohlalaaa, tu t'embarques pour illustrer tout le Silmarillion? fiouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ! le boulot ! O_o" courage! :)
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Daswhox Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Je ne pense pas faire TOUT XD vu que c'est impossible. Mais, si je peux faire une petite partie, ça ne sera pas un mal XD
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Hellequine-d-Olt Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
oui, ça sera déjà ça de pris pour nous, le public ^^
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Sanguithar Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It'll be interesting to see how you draw Melkors music later on c:
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:icondaswhox:
Daswhox Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
thank you. ho do not worry. I already have my idea in mind, just have to apply it to pencil stroke XD
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Sanguithar Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh I love this chapter! For some reason, every time I read it I get all teared up. Just so amazing c: Really awesome job on capturing the abstract senses of divine beings into concrete art material. Just..: Bwahh. Speechless <3
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automnal-glimpse Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Superbe style, ça a l'air très intéressant! ^^
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Daswhox Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Merci <3
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow. This is fantastic!
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Daswhox Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
ho bug, a compliment to one of the artists I love your illustrations.
Thank you <3
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I really enjoy your art style! I've always been fascinated with the Valar and am looking
forward to your take on each of them!

GOD bless
John 3:16
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:icondaswhox:
Daswhox Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
thank you.
As stated above, the result will come, but it will take time.^w^
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Love it!
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Daswhox Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
thank you <3
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skyvalr Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. This is basically what I imagined when I read the book. I think I imagined Eru's halls to be more blueish (if they're a cosmic location). But still, this hits the nail on the head so well. Can't wait to see the rest!
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Daswhox Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
and well. It is true that everyone sees blue. I told myself, I'll do a little more red and gold, for a very warm welcome side. Is that it looks full of love that Iluvatar, so if you want to sing these songs, he must be in such mysterious, but at the same time, it gives an aura almost paternal if I may say.
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skyvalr Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I see that too. The expressions seem to communicate this
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jariinforever Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its so beautiful! Please continue this!
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:icondaswhox:
Daswhox Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
thank you <3
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FlyingCarpets Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I love you so much ;u; So beautiful. I would never dare to try to draw Ainulindale, I don't have the skill enough to depict this beauty, this spiritual feeling it should have. But you totally have the skill and it's just so amazing! You really gave shape to the music, and all the gold and light, it's just perfect. Thank you for drawing this, I'll be eagerly awaiting next part <3
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Daswhox Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
me too I love you >w< <3 Thank you very much. Well let's say it's a real challenge this part; I had requested and I just meditated on revisiting. But, yeah, it's a real pleasure to work, much as I love the abstract / figurative and I'll prove to some people that it was possible. Result will come for sure. but I'm slow I really want my rendering is read.
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Fluessiges-Feuer Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I cannot tell you how much I love this <3
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Daswhox Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
thank you <3
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Endaewen Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a really neat idea.
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:icondaswhox:
Daswhox Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
yes, but above all the madness XD
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