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The shaming of Saeros by ralphdamiani The shaming of Saeros by ralphdamiani
"Saeros, there is a long race before you, and clothes will be a hindrance; hair must suffice" (p. 89, The Children of Hurin)
Túrin Turambar and Saeros, based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

'In the morning Turin was on his way back to Beleg and the north when Saeros attacked him unawares with sword and shield. A swift fight occurred with Turin breaking the shield and wounding Saeros' sword arm. Stripping him naked, Turin chased him through the woods at sword point. Saeros' screams brought many onlookers including Mablung. Many deemed the shaming of an Elf without judgment to be an evil deed from the pits of Angband' - (Tolkien in an year blog)
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Aida-v Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Картината е красива,but clothes Saeros must be scattered around.He was wearing when attacked Turin.The rest is great. FAV! :D
ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Good call, but I think they'd be too distracting. In composition, sometimes less is more. :) Thanks!
Kalevalarillion Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Ah! One of my favorite of all tales, although short, it said so much of Turin's character!
Vinyamare Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful! I love the way you painted Túrin's clothes.
ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, they're meant to contrast Saeros' nakedness. :) Glad it worked!
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This has got to be the best rendition of this scene I've seen so far. Wonderful work, from the poses to Saeros' expression to the details of the helmet (guh, those dwarves knew how to craft gorgeous armour!) the palette and... well, everything really. And if this sounds like I'm gushing - yep, I definitely am.
ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much milady! :D
ebe-kastein Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love your colours on this work (this is the first one by you I happened to come upon); as to one of your 'geeky' replies, I wish there were more people out there, producing such lovely art and being so pleasantly educated in all matters that have to do with Tolkien's works.
ralphdamiani Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Why, thank you very much for your visit and lovely comments. Greetings to Estonia!
ebe-kastein Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome, every compliment is well-deserved in your case. Keep up the great work!
I can see you were curious enough to check my background. ;-)
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