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Helcaraxe by zdrava Helcaraxe by zdrava
Illustration to "The Silmarillion" by J.R.R.Tolkien.
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OspreyEamon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
I like the concept of using the prose to make the pictures and I think the simplicity of the colour palette works well.
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zdrava Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it!
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JabberBabyWocky645 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome! I love it!
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zdrava Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Celerana-chan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, another! <3 I'm falling in love! How do you do these?
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zdrava Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011   Digital Artist
Wacom tablet, Adobe Illustrator, Text on a Path tool. That's all :)
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avi17 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Another really cool one. I love the moon and its reflection on the water, and the poses of all the figures.
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:iconzdrava:
zdrava Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Darkendrama Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Cool image
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zdrava Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ninquetari Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Wow, it's amazing. What is written there?
The style and design are beautiful.
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:iconzdrava:
zdrava Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
This is quotes from chapter 9 of Silmarillion
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ninquetari Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
The relevant parts about crossing the Helcaraxe, repeated?

As a Sil' lover (I guess you are, regarding your works), do you know our group - :iconnoldorinfamilystore:?
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:iconzdrava:
zdrava Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011   Digital Artist
No, I don't know about this group:)
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:iconninquetari:
ninquetari Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Then come have a look! *shamelessly enthusiatic*
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zdrava Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011   Digital Artist
I did:)
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zdrava Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011   Digital Artist
Here is this quotes:

The Noldor came at last far into the north of Arda; and they saw the first teeth of the ice that floated in the sea, and knew that they were drawing nigh to the Helcaraxe. For between the land of Aman that in the north curved eastward, and the east-shores of Endor (which is Middle-earth) that bore westward, there was a narrow strait, through which the chill waters of the Encircling Sea and the waves of Belegaer flowed together, and there were vast fogs and mists of deathly cold, and the sea-streams were filled with clashing hills of ice and the grinding of ice deep-sunken. Such was the Helcaraxe, and there none yet had dared to tread save the Valar only and Ungoliant...

Then Fingolfin seeing that Feanor had left him to perish in Araman or return in shame to Valinor was filled with bitterness; but he desired now as never before to come by some way to Middle-earth, and meet Feanor again. And he and his host wandered long in misery, but their valour and endurance grew with hardship; for they were a mighty people, the elder children undying of Eru Iluvatar, but new-come from the Blessed Realm, and not yet weary with the weariness of Earth. The fire of their hearts was young, and led by Fingolfin and his sons, and by Finrod and Galadriel, they dared to pass into the bitterest North; and finding no other way they endured at last the terror of the Helcaraxe and the cruel hills of ice. Few of the deeds of the Noldor thereafter surpassed that desperate crossing in hardihood or woe. There Elenwe the wife of Turgon was lost, and many others perished also; and it was with a lessened host that Fingolfin set foot at last upon the Outer Lands. Small love for Feanor or his sons had those that marched at last behind him, and blew their trumpets in Middle-earth at the first rising of the Moon.
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ninquetari Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Thanks!
But I meant to ask if you repeated these paragraphs over and over again, for there seem to be much more words written. I guess the answer is 'yes', then. =)
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zdrava Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011   Digital Artist
Yes, text was repeated. And somewhere there is much more text (it could be even whole chapters) - on the background, for example.
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ninquetari Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
How much time does it take you?
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:iconzdrava:
zdrava Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011   Digital Artist
I don't remember, but as usual it takes a lot of time - at least several days
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love your style! Brilliant!
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zdrava Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Flane-kanja Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing. Really beautiful.
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zdrava Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Many thanks!
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Ailin1252 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is just so perfect - one of the best ones you've ever done, in my humble opinion.
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zdrava Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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quidagis Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
this is incredibly interesting to look at... i didn't notice that the people were outlined in words too, at first
(:
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zdrava Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Andreth Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive. The composition is great!
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zdrava Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011   Digital Artist
Many thanks!
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
This is such a cool (no pun intended, hahaha) depiction of Helcaraxe! I've only ever seen the ice portrayed as being vast smooth sheets, but I love how sculpted this looks, like frozen waves. And the figures are so expressive. GREAT job.
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zdrava Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011   Digital Artist
Haha, great pun:D

Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it!
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
You're welcome!
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sweet-osmanthus Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
dramatic
too beautiful that i almost have a heart-attack >"<
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:iconzdrava:
zdrava Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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