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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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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
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.
aautio Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2006
Thank you. :) Hhmm.. you could be right. My image of Húrin just is like this..
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.
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. :)
mindofka Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
Very nice, love your shading technique :heart:
aautio Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
Thank you, Ana! :heart:
Elenmire Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
very good composition and expresions
aautio Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
Thank you :)
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