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Mellon by AgentWhiteHawk Mellon by AgentWhiteHawk

EDIT: Oh my gosh, a DD? Wow, Thank you so much DA! I'm honored!

No, not the fruit! "Mellon" is the elvish word for friend :3

//The Hobbit fanart//

Anyway, I'll get back to that in a sec. I decided to finish a sketch of Legolas and Tauriel I did a few weeks ago to practice anthro/lighting/photoshop shading. The works :3 I must say, I like how it turned out! At first I didn't think the sketch looked enough like the characters, but it ended up coming out pretty well ^ ^ Woot woot anthro lionss!

Back to the details! I'm honestly surprised how much I like these two :3 I'm normally a huge fan of canon couples (which Kili and Tauriel aren't), but more against non-canon pairings. However, if they had to have any type of "romance" I would have preferred it to be between Legolas and Tauriel. Not this mushy romance crap, because it didn't make sense, and it becomes more flimsy each time I see The Desolation of Smaug (I've seen it four times and still hate Kili/Tauriel). I'm talking more of a friendship romance. Something that's been there, something committed. Something that doesn't have to be rushed because it's already a fact. A loving partnership! Loyal people fighting along-side each other for a greater cause. Something that's consistent with Tolken's themes. Hence my title "Mellon," the elvish word for friend. Regardless, I would have enjoyed the film far more without any added romance because the book itself is so awesome! But if it had to happen, I vote for this. Anyway, a bit of fanart. 

Enjoy :3

Art (C) AgentWhiteHawk 2014

Legolas (C) J.R.R. Tolken/ The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Tauriel (C) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)


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Love is a powerful feeling. It makes us feel warm, comfortable, scared, vulnerable, frightened and strong. It's a collection of emotions and feelings and Mellon by AgentWhiteHawk allows you to feel just that. Soak into the warm colors, the beautiful details and allow your emotions to connect. ( Suggested by jackmcslay and Featured by KovoWolf )
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DarkWolf8300 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artist
You are totally right that the movie would have been better without romance. It seems like they added Tauriel just so they could have romance, which annoys me. 
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AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I agree. She would have been a much better character without the romance, or the alternative of just not adding her would have also worked. 
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Dumitrulangham25 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful work! 
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:iconagentwhitehawk:
AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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1234hdpa Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on DD! It's fantastic Wow! ! 
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:iconagentwhitehawk:
AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconagentwhitehawk:
AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)
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Mewn-san Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Congrats on the DD ( I'm a little late ^^')! I totally agree with you on how they made the Kili and Tauriel thing too... cute. The legolas romance -friendship what Tolkien would want, which was captured so awesomely here in anthro form <3
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AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you!

Yeah, that's one of the main things I was so looking forward to with the movie (when I first saw Tauriel I thought, "oh, Legolas is going to get a girl!"), and then it ended up being Kili/Tauriel. It was just disappointing and inconsistent. 

So thanks! ^ ^

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Mewn-san Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
You're welcome! Gah now I want to start drawing anthros because this is totally inspiring too ^^'
And I totally thought that as well :T
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AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, anthros are awesome :3 I love animals, but I can do as much since they can hold things and such, so anthro is convient and awesome for me for many reasons ^ ^
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Mewn-san Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Yup I love animals too; and anthro does capture that as well as other things ~ I just thought that I'd totally mess up anatomy, being self-taught- but since you are the same age as me and also self taught maybe I should give it a try~!
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AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, anthro is tricky. Heck, I struggle with it a lot because I'm not a human artist. But I drew a bunch of pitiful humans back in the days before DA, so that helped me a bit with anthro. But I don't find human anatomy to be too tricky. You just have to make sure you know the anatomy pretty well. And I also use myself as reference a lot. I'll pose and see what it looks like on myself so I have exact reference! ^ ^
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Mewn-san Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Ooh okay ^^ sometimes I do that too :3 Mostly I'd lose patience with sketching circles and squares and lines for anatomy though TT_TT so I don't really do that unless I'm drawing arms and legs xP
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AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Yeah. I usually only do circles and stuff once in a while.

But anthros can be tough.

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Beth-Z Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014   General Artist
The lighting on this is just amazing! It's almost as if the picture embraces the viewer. I especially love the stars in the background!
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:iconagentwhitehawk:
AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :heart:
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Beth-Z Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   General Artist
No problemo ^.^
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BleachmyNARUTO Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hee hee!! I really like this! You really captured their characteristics, and I recognized them right away.
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:iconagentwhitehawk:
AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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lachandelle Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You captured their personalities flawlessly. Even with fur and feline faces, I could tell right away that they were Legolas and Tauriel. :heart:
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:iconagentwhitehawk:
AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :3
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I love how her hair hasn't become a mane.
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:iconagentwhitehawk:
AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :3
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CaffeinatedRegret Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :3
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DaniMiruku Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great!
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AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Sorceress555 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student General Artist
D'awwww.  LOVE both of them. <3  Although I don't personally like Taurgolas, I want Leggy all to myself XD  Kiliel is fine, except Tauriel is kinda a lot taller than Kili... O.O
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AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you so much!

Haha, yush, Legolas is awesome! I love Leggy! He's an awesome character :3


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AdrianaBitesYou Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! <3
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AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!!
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AdrianaBitesYou Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! c:
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Dreadbot24 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, gorgeous~!!! Many congrats on a Daily Deviation, that's amazing~!! :clap: :heart:
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AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you <3
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Dreadbot24 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. :meow: :heart:
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TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :clap:
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AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Cute.
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AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :3
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UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student General Artist
No prob!
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Hynacynth Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG you totally deserved the DD this is amaizng. EEK!!! QAQ
Congrats! <3
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AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :heart:
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Hynacynth Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. it is only the truth. <333
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TheSaneInInsanity Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So well drawn! :3
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AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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TheSaneInInsanity Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome :)
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