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to the still earth say: I flow by razimo to the still earth say: I flow by razimo
I am editing this because, well, you see how I am about things! This is Glorfindel, but more than that, it's an illustration from a very good story about him that two-point wrote, which you ought to read. It's here:

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What's your most sorrowful experience?
If drinking you is bitter, turn to wine.

Be, in this night of extravagances,
magics at the crossroads of your senses,
the sense they oddly all cohere.

And when the world no longer knows
you, to the still earth say: I flow.
To the rushing water speak: I'm here


Sonnets to Orpheus II, 20
Rilke, trans. H. Landman


Mechanical pencil, Photoshop CS, wonderful Sibling that looked at nineteen in-progress version of this. :heart:
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asoccer88 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
hothot
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:iconcosoko:
cosoko Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Breathtaking. The hair is amazing and the fish! I just love this!
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zevranarainai1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Well this is beautiful, to say the least. His face looks just so happy and peaceful. Th expression is perfect and the colors are beautiful
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RockerMissTammy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Beautiful!! :love: :D
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Winterthorn Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i loveeeee this!!!
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Spencers13 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So serene and beautiful! I'm melting while viewing this image. I love the way you draw men.
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VineyardElf Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011   General Artist
This is wonderful =) Glorfindel is one of my favorite characters, and you've captured him so exquisitely *wants to touch that hair* is this picture being offered for a print?
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BowShikaMaomao Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student General Artist
wow,nice nude portrait o.o
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wanderingmage Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
I love the contrasting colors. Truly a lovely composition.
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:iconrazimo:
razimo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It's embarrassing a little; I can't get *away* from gold and teal, or a firey color and teal, I just love the color combo. :heart: Thank you for the comment! :)
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Kaiju-popsicle Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Student General Artist
gee, i wish my hair looked like that. He's gorgeous, and the fish are very beautiful aswell!
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RobbiePA2001 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Love this image, and I loved it more after reading the poem.

Thank you
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AcidAlpacka Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
This.......This......is....BEAUTIFUL! And H-O-T. You have some amazing skill my dear, keep it up~~~!
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:iconrazimo:
razimo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
But the water's just right there, see? Does that make it hot and wet? :giggle:

Thanks for the comment!
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AcidAlpacka Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Yes, it does~~~! :giggle:

You are very welcome, my dear~~
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Nerwen20 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
This is...brilliant...
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:iconrazimo:
razimo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :heart: Man, I need to draw Glorfindel again sometime, don't I? I do, I do..
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:iconnerwen20:
Nerwen20 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
You do you do you do you do you DO :D
I'm in LOVE with this picture.
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my-dark-desires Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You really have an amazing talent, the hair flows so beautifully and the perfection of the hand posed on his stomach is so great.
plus he is very very sexy to look at :P
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danslalune27 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
beautiful and dreamy :sun:
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:iconrazimo:
razimo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Also, a lilypad. :D Ahh, I'm sorry, it's getting late.. thanks for the comment!
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danslalune27 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Yup,a lilypad too! You're welcome! :giggle:
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beachelf Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
:star: Stellar :star:
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:iconrazimo:
razimo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :heart :heart:
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beachelf Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Really.. You do an excellent job! This is 100% mesmerizing!
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iSpreadLoveAndPeace Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply beautiful. I love all aspects of this artwork.

Excellent work. <3
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razimo Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You are too kind - thank you very much! Many of those aspects had to be growled at and thumped on the skull to make them behave; so I am glad to hear that they are all working for you!
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iSpreadLoveAndPeace Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're always welcome. <3
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temiel Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow, this is absolutely amazing. :heart: It's sexy, definitely, but at the same time it's hard to see it as just being an attractive naked man. The whole picture has a real coolness and serenity to it, and it't totally spectacular. :love:
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razimo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the comment! I am SO sorry for letting it languish in my inbox forever. *very sheepish* I definitely tried to strike a balance between sexual allure, the character, and the scene.. it is supposed to be tranquil, but I wanted it to be attractive too. Anyway - nice to know it works for you! *whew*
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temiel Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
OMG, I'd totally forgotten I'd commented on this, and then I went back to your page and I was like WAIT I'M NOT WATCHING HER?! :omfg: That's been fixed now, I can't wait to see more of your work. It's totally beautiful. (And yes, this works for me. QUITE well, I might add. :meow:)
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TheSevenColorsOfMars Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Loooooooook Glorfindals got a twiggle
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WhimsySmile Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional Writer
This is really beautiful. Love the detail and the entire flow.
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lilitharam Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Stunningly Beautiful! Congratulations on such a great work.
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ceruleanvii Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
this is really beautiful. I haven't seen an image I like this much in a long time. It's a beautiful guy, but there's also this underlying spirituality that shines through that touches me deeply.
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045-lucky Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
oooooooo:faint::faint:
XD
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Senelfy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.. Very magical! Amazing work on this :)
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Windestaenzerin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing :wow:
Simply beautiful! I don't know what to say
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, Glorfindel? :faints: I think I need to rearrange my collections, I put it to my "Guys" because I thought it's a really gorgeos picture, but when I saw it's Glorfindel, I like it even more! So I'm putting it to the "Middle-earth" collection too :D
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razimo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed this is Glorfindel! How I managed to just, somehow not mention that the first time is utterly beyond me. o.O; Sheesh, me; way to forget to mention important stuff! Anyway. :heart: I'm glad you like it! I need to do more stuff like this. I think it's been maybe a whole week since I drew a delicious bare chest.. XD
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Aranict Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now, setting all fangirlish attitudes aside, I will speak sincerely. This is beautifull. Both the painting and the concept. It is really very emotional and ties wonderfully with the verses. Well done. I suppose this is when he is reborn? Ah, the expression of the face, everything is finely tuned with the theme. It is moving. :)
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britterly Featured By Owner May 17, 2009   Writer
What a gorgeous, stunning picture!

I found this looking for Glorfindel fanart. Is the picture intended to be of him? I'm sorry if I'm asking obviousness, but the comment section and the title don't mention him :)

As it happens I have a fascination for (partially) submerged people (Ophelia in particular) so this image brings together two things I like. :+fav:
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razimo Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
OH CRUD! I mean, thank you! Gah, I need to modify the description..! Yes, this is Glorfindel; this is actually an illustration that I did for a friend-of-a-friend's story that features him. I need to bug her, and see if she'd mind if I linked the story here!

ANYWAY! I actually have a fascination for partially submerged things myself; so far in my gallery, I've limited myself to two, but I'm always getting ideas for things half or mostly underwater.. not sure why. Hmm. Between here and there, bit hidden.. mm. Now I am wanting to sketch things in water! :heart:

Thank you so much for the thoughtful comment! I really appreciate it.
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pocketseizure Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Wow...! Your figure drawing is, as always, impeccable. What I really love about this particular picture, besides the concept and the lovely flow of the hair, are the fish. Those are some very artistically rendered fish, and I think they add a wonderful touch to an already amazing painting. Wow...
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razimo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
OH HALLO! :heart: I always look forward to your comments; I grin when I see that feral little monster-cat in my comments window.

Thank you very much! The koi were just.. a breath of fresh air, I guess? It's a much simpler form than a human anyway; small-to-medium mistakes just disappear - it's a fish, if I don't perfectly capture the slim curvy shape of a butterfly koi, it will still look like a pretty fish - and the flowing fins were just plan fun.

Also, the tiny whiskers, but I don't think you can see them here. Boo...

I recommend drawing fish to anyone!

I also recommend eating breakfast before responding to comments, if you don't want to sound like a luntic. XD
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pocketseizure Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Well, I haven't eaten my breakfast yet, but I will respond anyway. (^_^) I love koi fish, actually. I draw them in the margins of my class notes all the time. Also, not only are they beautiful, they're also DELICIOUS. Maybe I am the only person in the world who does this, but I will go to an aquarium and then want to go to a seafood restaurant immediately afterward.

Ah, I guess I sound like a lunatic. Yes, breakfast is very important.
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AcheronHades Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
He's gorgeous, and the koi look awesome. Aw man, you're awesome at drawing guys.
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razimo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
^^; FWIW, the last time I tried drawing a chick, it did not go well.

At all.

Comfort zone, much? Oh yeah. Anyway! Thank you! XD
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AcheronHades Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, i'm not great at drawing girls either. My gallery is full of guys x__x You're welcome XD
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miyamashi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
God, this is gorgeous, hon. The colours, the calmness of it, the glow, the hair...and yes, the koi. XD He's beautiful. I definitely think this is one of your best works. So lovely. :D
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