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Narn i Chin Hurin Characters by elontirien Narn i Chin Hurin Characters by elontirien
Narn i Chîn Húrin~ “Tale of the Children of Húrin”

This has been my favorite story since it destroyed my 12-year-old soul eight years ago.
Recently, I reread it—and it’s no less affecting.

So I’ve decided to take on a concept art mini-project illustrating it and pretending it’s a movie. :dummy:

Tolkien’s writings of the first age leave a lot of room for interpretation with most secondary and minor characters, so this is simply my take on them. Turin, his best buddy, and his little sis have more complete concepts than the others, since they were done first.
I don’t know if or when I’ll get around to the rest of the project, but I would love to be able to have a nice set of example works from it. :)


Characters © J. R. R. Tolkien.
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amlugwen Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
great <3

um, I've stumbled about this at least 3 times since (a long time ago) when I first fell into Lotr/Sil and such...
any chance you have some more of this? ^_____^? *puppy-dog-eyes*
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YusakuJon3 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Looks like you've got the feel of those characters and their story quite right here.  Amidst all the stories tied into Tolkein's Silmarillion, this was the most tragic in its outcome.
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elontirien Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Agreed!  It's sad, start to finish.  :(
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FaresG Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Artist
I feel the same as you do. I love Tolkien, I love all the books (Children of Hurin close fav), I love the films and I LOVE CONCEPT ART! it gives people a lot of opportunities to create what these characters would look like in different minds....if only there was a game for this, like a skyrim play thing....oh well I can dream ;(. keep up the great work! Love your drawings. :)    
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elontirien Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Ooohh man if there was a game haha.  Hopefully someday!  
And thanks! :)
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bigfootRULES Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Writer
looks like something from a don bluth movie.
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Lamastok Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Saeros really looks like the bastardly asshole he is.
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oOSulimeOo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Wow, this is great and very well done... Your image of these characters is so close to the one I have in mind! I just hope that some day you will draw other characters from the book, too, Finduilas, Brandir or Orodreth...
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n924 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Awesome Glaurung trollface:trollface:
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patientwords Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Please please draw Melkor and Mairon/Sauron. PLEASE. Holy shit. Also Fëanor. Plzzzzz
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