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Narn:Hurin Departs to Nirnaeth by aautio Narn:Hurin Departs to Nirnaeth by aautio
Narn i Hîn Húrin: Húrin Departs to Nirnaeth Arnoediad

“Then Morwen bade farewell to Húrin without tears; and she said: ‘I will guard what you leave in my keeping, both what is and what shall be’
And Húrin answered her: ‘Farewell, Lady of Dor-Lómin; we ride now with greater hope than ever we have known before. Let us think that at this midwinter the feast shall be merrier than in all our years yet, with a fearless spring to follow after!’ Then he lifted Túrin to his shoulders, and cried to his men: ‘Let the heir of the House of Hador see the light of your swords!’ And the sun glittered on fifty blades as they leaped forth, and the court rang with the battle-cry of the Edain of the North:
Lacho calad! Drego morn! Flame light! Flee night!
Then at last Húrin leaped into his saddle, and his golden banner was unfurled, and the trumpets sang again in the morning; and thus Húrin Thalion rode away to the Nirnaeth Arnoediad.”


- J. R. R. Tolkien: Unfinished Tales, Narn i Hîn Húrin, The Childhood of Túrin


Húrin the Steadfast, Lord of Dor-Lómin, bides farewell to his family before riding to the great muster of king Fingon in Barad Eithel and the battle of Unnumbered Tears that followed. Their hopes were high, and they went to war with glad hearts, as no-one should.. and a disaster befell, like we know.

Wacom tablet + Photoshop. No references used, although the young Túrin, here supposed to be 9 years old, is again modelled after myself.
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sillmarill Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
amazing
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hylianfan Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
I move your version of Hurin. And Morwen. Oh, heck, I love all of them. Although I found something you might find interesting. I was just reading the children of Hurin, when I found a picture of Hurin in Morgoth's fortress (or that's where I think he is) and he is depicted as having a long beard and long hair. Of course, this may be because he's been there for quite some time and hasn't been able to shave. Still, awesome drawing. Keep up these Simarillion (did I spell that right) pictures. I love 'em
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Swimmingpool Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006
Maybe Húrin should have less of a beard. Remember, he loved elves and probably would have sought to emulate them. The depitction of Morwen (strong) and Túrin (melancholy) are great.
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aautio Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2006
Thank you. :) Hhmm.. you could be right. My image of Húrin just is like this..
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kaiorton Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice rendering. You have such a distinctive style in your drawings, in particular in how you show emotion through the eyes of your subjects.
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aautio Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
Thank you very much. I'm quite happy with their expressions.. they were the starting point of the drawing. I'm glad you like it. :)
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mindofka Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
Very nice, love your shading technique :heart:
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aautio Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
Thank you, Ana! :heart:
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Elenmire Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
very good composition and expresions
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aautio Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
Thank you :)
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Senekha Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome job on the chainmail! It looks so real :D I love his armour, too, and Morwen....though she does seem a bit teed off, rather than sad...
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aautio Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
Thank you! It's supposed to be scale mail, actually. :D And I guess that's just how i see Morwen.. proud, not displaying any frailty or weakness.
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Senekha Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Oh :o well, I really like the *mail* o

Do some more :D Muahaha....*greedy face* there's way too little Sil work out there.
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Toradh Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's wonderful! The clothes are so great... And the sword. Looks good.
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aautio Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
Thank you! :D
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Wilithin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Morwen is exactly like I imagine her :aww: Great picture, I like it :)
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aautio Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
Thanks a lot! :)
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FoxMaq Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Great expressions!
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aautio Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
:) Thanks. The expressions were the starting point of the drawing, nice to hear you like them.
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Cunninghan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
I like your Morwen :aww: She's indeed cold but beautiful :) Hurin is also well drawn. I like your vision of him.

Turin is my favorite character so... above all I like little Turin in this pics the most :D :D
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aautio Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
Thank you! I'm glad you like them. :D
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scars-and-stripes Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006
Morwen looks irritated... ^^ Awesome job on his profile, it looks really good! And of course, the clothes are well done too! Oh, and his sword. Awesome sword.
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aautio Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
I guess I imagine her always looking proud and a tad bit pissed.. i mean, sure, she was worried for Húrin, but she'd never show that in public.. she'd rather be irritated about him "getting to ride off to war with his buddies and have all the fun while she has to sit home" =P
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scars-and-stripes Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
Hahahahaha... I'd probably be irritated too! Tch, guys get to have all the fun.
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Nifrodel Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006
Morwen and Hurin are amazing :o :love: Great picture :aww:
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Nifrodel Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006
Morwen and Hurin is amazing :o :love: Great picture :aww:
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aautio Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006   Digital Artist
So beautiful Morwen, fantastic :thumbsup: You presented her beauty and character perfectly!
I've never even thought Hurin could have shor hair :XD: I always see him as a large, blond Viking with beard and braids :D
Nice Turin-you, good idea. I should draw my MarySure of Himring once upon a time ;) You know, Himring Forces would never manage without my martial help and sharp mind ;) ;P

BTW, I've learned yesterday that Manwe has never been to the War of Wrath. Of course I could change the descripopon, but it ruins all idea :( There is a line in UT that he stayed in Aman, sending Eonwe in his name :(
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aautio Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006
Thank you! :hug: I wanted it to come across what a tough woman Morwen was.. beautiful but cold with an iron will. As for Húrin.. I agree with the Viking flavour for the Men of Hithlum, but i think the way Tolkien described Húrin as a short but strong man brought an image like this to my mind.. of him being more squat and burly in build (although not too much.. but i think short hair and beard emphasize the image) rather than a huge bodybuilder with flowing hair.. ;) Also, he was a warrior, and short hair is very practical for one who wears a helmet a lot.

Yeah.. you should draw that... :XD:

Ah, that's true.. didn't even think about it last time.. The Host of Valinor was mostly made up of the Maiar, The Vanyar and the Ñoldor of Aman.. Hhmm, without looking at the books, i'd say Tulkas and Oromë were probably the only Valar (if any) among their numbers.
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006   Digital Artist
"Also, he was a warrior, and short hair is very practical for one who wears a helmet a lot."

I never thought of that, most of the Vikings at illustrations or today conventions have longer hair. Good to know it.
"I wanted it to come across what a tough woman Morwen was.. beautiful but cold with an iron will."
And that's what she is here :thumbsup:

"Yeah.. you should draw that... :XD: "
Submitted a pic of her instead (in my photo account), but it's not the same ;) The drawing will be better!
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