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Celebrimbor's Smithy by ElbenherzArt Celebrimbor's Smithy by ElbenherzArt

I started this piece back in January but didn't work on it for a while, since I was either too exhausted , or too afraid of screwing it up. Interior Paintings combine all the things I'm afraid of and not good in. But you can only improve if you get out of your comfort zone, right? :D

So what's this? It originally started out as a random sketch of a random anvil, because I wanted to practice prop design. This turned into a full interior, then into an elven inspired smithy and then into Celebrimbors Smithy. Celebrimbor is a character of Tolkien, the elf that forged the rings. I never played Shadows of Mordor and I have no idea if there are any official concepts of his smithy. Couldn't find any. This is just my own take on it, tho I included the hammer he has with him in the game.

I really fought my way through this and got mentally exhausted by this piece. I wonder if it gets easier some day?  

Process can be seen on my website: www.christinakraus-art.com/#/c…

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JoBrahms1 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Artist
Celebrimbor is thinking on commissioning you to build him more of these.... :-)
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copperrein Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
As a blacksmith...I approve!
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AnnaRDunster Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist
Very nice, excellent work.  Working out of your comfort zone is the best way to grow and you did great!!
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! I love the colors, the whole concept, the elegancy that exists about the place and how clean it is. Celebrimbor must be using that broom over there a lot :D Also, all the details! That ring on the golden place (it is a ring, right?), the note next to it...... and the cat is a nice touch!^^ It makes you wonder about all sorts of scenarios in your mind :) 
P.S. Great to see that you included the hammer he has in the game; I love that hammer!
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WalterBl Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very good
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Ropsik Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beutiful. But I am not sure, if the anvil made of marble and gold would actually work. Probably not. 
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Edited Apr 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I see where you come from. It's based on an art brief someone gave to me, so not my choice entirely.
But sometimes you choose aesthetic over realisism in art and fantasy illustration, when it needs to look special and different. It doesn't have to be realistic all the time. :)
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Hoch-Spannung Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018
Very good job, at least by my standards. Strange that there are hides around though. I mean, it's smith's workshop with temperatures over 1000 dergees Celsius, hot sparks and stuff.
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe there is a spell protecting the fur. Who knows. It's an magical elven smithy after all. :)
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Hoch-Spannung Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018
Huh... okey then, hard to argue:D (Big Grin) 
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Khov97 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job 🐈
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DaRooseter Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Student General Artist
Wow, this is lovely! You may lack confidence, but you certainly don't lack skill!
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, yeah...I'm your typical insecure artist. xD

Glad you like it! :)
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DundalkChild Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually Sauron forged the One Ring and Celebrimbor all the others ( 9 for mankind, 7 for dwarves, 3 for elves) ;)

Your work is really well done! :)
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Edited Apr 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Haha lol. So right. My mental exhausting with this piece shows. xD
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Panartias Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! Love 
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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Panartias Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gern geschehen! 

(bin schon wieder aus versehen ins Englische verfallen) 
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Nelyasun Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I like it
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you do. :)
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Nelyasun Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
yes
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