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India ink on Bristol board, winter 2011



Silmarillion and characters (c) Tolkien
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:iconeruan84:
eruan84 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so, you will do the whole thing? cant wait, this is awesome
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Herokiller12344 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
This is a really strange stopping point, seeing as how the stories just getting started.
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:iconcyrisesevens:
Cyrisesevens Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When will you upload more pages ? Because it is an awesome work, and if I'm now reading the silmarillion -which is a really hard to read because of all the charachters) I really like your interpretation of it. These first 20 pages were really fantastic, please tell me you will post more T.T
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Samidare-Jin Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
More please! More more :O
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SirGodspeed Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Well, this has been an utterly enjoyable read. Your style is deceptively simple-looking, but behind every line hides a purpose, and you get through SO MUCH emotions that it's mind-boggling. I sure as heck wouldn't be opposed to more of this.
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Andi-Tiucs Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Continue This is awesome!!!!!And I love to see how some people imagine the characters to look like!
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:iconaniyala:
Aniyala Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
you must continue!
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EnfantDeRiviere Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I think this is one of my favorite pages of the 20. It's such a quiet moment, but all the profundity of what's happening is thoroughly felt. Hats off to you!
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:icontimpu:
timpu Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wonderful job so far. And this page looks amazing, that last panel more than anything.
Well done.
Cheers.
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:iconsenpailau:
senpailau Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Beautiful.
I imagine it was a lot of work but I'm just so sad it ended already.
You have my admiration and respect for these beautiful arts.
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:iconkatekaz:
KateKaz Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh gosh :love: Thank you! Also yes--so much work! My life was devoted to this alone for like ten whole weeks!
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:iconpurpleshad:
purpleshad Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Oh man, this is so awesome! It's like something I've been wanting to see happen since I was a kid after reading The Silmarillion (my favourite book). THANK YOU! I'm glad to see from the comments that you're trying to continue it :) Will definitely be watching!
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KateKaz Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Me too man! The imagery of The Silmarillion is just so powerful. I'm glad you like :)
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:iconlesimmons:
LESimmons Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
This was amazing! I loved how well-paced it is! And depressed it was over so quickly! T_T I surely hope you don't abandon this, it's a lovely tribute to Tolkien.
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:iconkatekaz:
KateKaz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like. I'm definitely trying to continue working on it when I can!
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Sar94 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
This is so great ! It really helped me understand the book (I tried to read it in english which isn't my first language and was totally lost :P)
I hope you'll continue !
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KateKaz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow that's one of the best compliments I've ever gotten--thank you so much! I hope to continue the series soon :)
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Hazins Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Wow! This is awesome! I love your idea to make the Silm into a graphic novel! I actually haven't finished the book, I'm just starting out with reading it and it's a bit confusing and your pages of this graphic novel really helped me to understand it better. The last panel with the elves and the water and the stars reflected in the water is so stunning beautiful. Is there any chance you'll continue with this?
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KateKaz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:love: Thanks! I'm so glad you like--and that it helped you understand Tolkien's work even better. I'm trying to continue as we speak, but it can be a bit hard with all the other contract projects I have right now as well as my full-time job, but I am trying! I will keep you guys posted :)
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stickfigureparadise Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AH! ELVES! So happy!
The last panel with the reflection of the stars is beautiful!
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:iconkatekaz:
KateKaz Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:love: Thank you! Glad you like it because it was super fun to do :D
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:iconhopelessbandit:
HopelessBandit Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
this is absolutely amazing.
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:iconkatekaz:
KateKaz Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like!
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storm12 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I've just read through the first 20 pages and I would buy this in a heartbeat- I love your style- I believe it fits the tone and vision of the story, I think that once it has colour, it would truly do the beauty and majesty of the Valar justice :)
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KateKaz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw shucks, thank you! With such widely-loved subject manner as Tolkien, it's always nice to know that people like my interpretations :)
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Noldo-Painter Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my God! Ainulindale as a comics... Author, you genius!
Rays of Love:love:
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KateKaz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:love: Glad you like!
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VinrAlfakyn25 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this so much! I really do hope that you complete the project, your work here is just amazing. <3 I love this page especially!
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KateKaz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope I can too! I'm finishing the script as we speak!
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VinrAlfakyn25 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad to hear it! :D
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:iconkingsdaughter613:
Kingsdaughter613 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oooh! The elves just woke up!!! Great job. Please keep drawing!
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:iconkatekaz:
KateKaz Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm trying! Glad you like :)
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Tzigi Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
OMG, just found you and I'm completely astonished. Please say that you will continue this project!

Also I love it how you managed to condense a big part of the Simarillion in "just" 20 pages - it constitutes an awesome basis for a future animated movie - many people have wondered about how you can change Silmarillion into a movie. You've managed it in an ubelievable way...

Definately watching you and hoping this project will continue.

I've got also a question - could I translate it into Polish? I would credit you and never make any profit out of it, but I would love to make it accessible to the Polish Tolkien community... If you want, I could send you the whole translation and you would post it on your account or we could arrange something else...
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KateKaz Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I am definitely trying to! I try to work on it a little bit each day and hopefully soon I will be able to show some of the results here :)

Now, as far as translating it...it would probably be best if the pages are still posted here for two reasons. First, the only reason I managed to do it without any legal ramifications (yet) is because it is part of an academic endeavor--my graduate thesis, and is in no way making profit or being re-posted (as far as I know) for profit by anyone else. Second, I don't want even the potential of my artwork getting maligned in anyway by any community I can't monitor.

I think it's great that you want to translate my work and I would more than love to help spread the Tolkien love, but I think the best way to proceed is to keep my property within my grasp. I do hope you understand.

If you want to continue the discussion and want to talk translations that I can post here on my DevArt page then please feel free to send me a note :)

Thanks again!
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blkwhtrbbt Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Quendi!!!!
YAY
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:iconkatekaz:
KateKaz Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay!
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WhiteLantern Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Elves! :boogie:
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:iconkatekaz:
KateKaz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:dance:
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:iconlinderock:
LindeRock Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Woop, Elves!!!
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:iconkatekaz:
KateKaz Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed!
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:iconmystermism:
MysterMism Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love all of these so so much!
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MysterMism Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Love these so much!
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arwenv Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Just wanted to say that I just found your workd and love it!!
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:iconkatekaz:
KateKaz Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you found me! Thanks for the kind words!
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:iconarwenv:
arwenv Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Welcome :)
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very lovely!
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:iconkatekaz:
KateKaz Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:love: thanks!
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:iconaire73:
aire73 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist
THE ELVES THE ELVES THE ELVES! :la: If you know me, you'll know that I'm a total Elf (specifically Noldor) racist, and while I was enjoying your Ainulindale (and Valaquenta...?) series, I was also totally looking forward to a panel with Elves. ;P YESH. Love the style as usual, I love the way you do poses and folds and hair. Especially the line-shading on the mountains. :heart:
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:iconlinderock:
LindeRock Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Same! Awesome comic so far but i was aching to see the Elves! i love my sweet & beautiful kindred <3
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:iconaire73:
aire73 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist
...I would love to see the battle scenes already. XD I love the angst in the Silm... awwwww the poor poor poor Elves ;A;
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