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Helena Maddiel Stepanova

"Legolas dreaming of the Sea" by Helena Maddiel Stepanova

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Done in pencil and watercolour. But the colouring was so bad, that I had to play with it in Photo Express for a while. The 'age' filter is such a fine thingie... The position of his hands is not OK, but I quite like the whole thing.

9 Dec 2003:-) Michelle Smith
This is one of the best pictures I have seen on elfwood! Seriously, the composition is great. I'm guessing he's standing on the balcony of a castle far away from the sea. The way the sky and the birds in the mini picture correspond with the outer picture...brilliance.

:-) Helena Maddiel Stepanova replies: "Thank you, I am flattered."
11 Dec 200345 Gabrielle Duran
A very nice drawing. I like the expression on his face and the ship in the backgroung.

:-) Helena Maddiel Stepanova replies: "Thanks."
13 Dec 200345 Jennifer
Very moody and atmospheric. I like the sea-birds and the wall - all very detailed. And! Thanks for drawing him dark-haired, as he's meant to be. 2

:-) Helena Maddiel Stepanova replies: "Um. He's not exactly dark-haired. (Neither am I sure that he's "meant to be" - it's all up to the reader...)My Legolas is actually blond. No... That's not exactly it... Certainly not platinum...1 It's more something like dark gold. Brown in fact, but with some golden tint and few fairer stripes... Someday I may draw a coloured Legolas, so you may have a look...;-)Thanks a lot for the comment."
24 Dec 200345 Dagorwen Elensar
The picture captures the Sea-longing that Legolas experienced precisely. Excellent work!

:-) Helena Maddiel Stepanova replies: "Thank you."
27 Dec 200345 LuvLOTR
*steeples fingers* Excellent!! I love his face especially. The cheekbones are very well defined. Did you use a charcoal pencil?
Please keep making beautiful pictures!

:-) Helena Maddiel Stepanova replies: "I'll try...1 Thanks. Comments are such a motivation...;-)"
30 Dec 200345 Elven Vampire
Sooo cool. He looks kinda like a vampire, which is wierd but my opinion, so therefore reminds me of the Vampire Louis de Pont du Lac from The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. Only an elf. O_o

:-) Helena Maddiel Stepanova replies: "Vampires and elves do have something in common I think. "
30 Jan 2005:-) Karolina Sirielle Węgrzyn
Brilliant idea of composition. With this colour mood it is really longing!
27 Jul 200545 Anonymous
Your pics are so full of emotions! You are truly good..Now your gallery must go in my favorites links 12
12 Aug 200645 Idril celebrindal
This is very good but Legolas looks just a little too old for me. I know Elves are ageless but Legolas is a young, innocent Elf. Here he looks like Elrond or Celeborn, Elves who have seen the world and are serious and stern. It is is a wonderful picture, though.

:-) Helena Maddiel Stepanova replies: "Thanks for the comment...1(And I thought I made him look too youthful...;-))Anyway - it always seemed to me that he changed a big deal after he heard the cry of the gulls on the shore...1 Guess it shows in the pic..."
18 Oct 2012:-) Stephanie S. K. Marbach
the shading is as usual really great, you can really nearly feel the storm. his arms look a bit stiff though i feel, like they’re not really resting naturally on the stone wall. maybe also their size is a bit off. i like the frame in the middle of the picture2!
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'Legolas dreaming of the Sea':
 • Created by: :-) Helena Maddiel Stepanova
 • Copyright: ©Helena Maddiel Stepanova. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Computer, Elven, Gulls, Legolas, Manipulation, Pencil, Sea, Ship, Watercolour
 • Categories: Elf / Elves, Book Illustration
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Watercolour, Computer-coloured Picture
 • Inspirations: JRR Tolkien
 • Submitted: 2003-12-02 23:20:22
 • Views: 1172
 • Resolution: 394x574

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