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Narn: Forbidden Love by aautio Narn: Forbidden Love by aautio
Narn i Chîn Húrin "Movie Poster" – Forbidden Love

This is a "movie poster layout" featuring the key players in the final act of the tragedy that is the story of the children of Húrin, the fateful final years in Brethil. Túrin/Turambar, Nienor/Níniel, the Black Sword Gurthang, Brandir the Lame, Glaurung the dragon and Morgoth laughing in the background as his curse is fulfilled..

I was inspired to draw this already in January, I think, when I heard of the plans to publish the new book that would present Narn i Chîn Húrin as a completed continuous narrative. So this is to celebrate "the first new Tolkien book since the Silmarillion.." Barely finished it in time for the book's publication.

This is actually part 5 – I have ideas for 4 other "posters" like this of the other stages of Túrin's life.. but we shall see if I'll ever get round working anything out of those.. I think it might make a neat series, though.

HB pencil + some photoshop.
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Sabeeka Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
I'm a big fan of your art
EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Alas, such a sorrowful story!!!
Mumatil Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Nice, got alot of the main characters, always felt bad for Brandir. Always left behind....

Only thin I don't like is Melkor's depiction, at least the eyes. They should be pure fathomless shadow. And when I mean pure shadow, I mean twisted and crooked.
Bladescream Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I just want to cry looking at this picture.
I'm amazed at the amount of skill that this must have required - it's spot-on. =) It just speaks millions. And the way Morgoth has his hands symbolically reaching over them. Yikes. It's just a powerful rendition. :wow:
elvishvulcan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
That is amazing! But where is Beleg? :(
Master-of-an-empire Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Then Morgoth gets his butt kicked later, who was laughing then I wonder? lol. Served him right. Turin was avenged. :D :jedi:
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! :love: The book is so great but very sad... :(
Abhorash Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
I rememeber, they were brother and sister...this story was touching me in the deepest of my heart...isn't it cruel to do something like this...I sadly cannot remember why they got this curse on them...I even couldn`t read the book until now, because one of my friends is still reading on it o_Ô But I like this picture at all...Nothing on the picture (I mean the location of Turin and Nienor) let imagine what will happen with them in future...

The whole composition of the picture is quite cool^^ I'd like to see the other
aautio Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
Thank you! :) It's indeed a sad story.. (the reason was that their father Húrin defied Morgoth, and so he cursed his entire family).
Abhorash Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
good to remember thanks^^
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