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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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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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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. :)
Daswhox 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
This is a gorgeous picture! Well done!
What the... You're mad!
But I'll definetly watch out for more. This must be the greatest project ever!
Wow.... what a Project...
but I love this page!
Daswhox Mar 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
yes, I know the madness.
But thank you x)
Miam-Pepin Mar 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Impressionnant !
Very very very very cool.
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!!
Little-Red-Fox Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
... Que dire... WOW !
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