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Luthien and Huan by Canis-Lupess Luthien and Huan by Canis-Lupess
Luthien and Huan after she escaped from her father who held her prisoner to stop her from going to rescue Beren from Morgoth.
Huan was supposed to be a large wolf hound/dog. Some people inagine him to be like an Irish wolfhound but I imagined him more as a wolf like primitive looking dog so just used a wolf as a ref but it wasn't from my photo so, other than posting it in here, I don't do anything with this piece. He also had to be large enough for her to ride him. I know it looks strange but she did ride him in the story so he had to be large enough for that.

This is from the Silmarillion, not LOTR.

Ted Nasmith said that this Luthien was one of the best depictions he'd seen of her but there are things I'd change if I painted her again now. Another OLD piece.
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ifergus Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Looks great and a wolf works fine, wolves and dogs are exactly the same species.
Frank8888888 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
That's beautiful :)
Angotir Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like the composition and big size of Huan, but I think that he looks like wolf too much. In the book he called a Valar Hound, he should look like dog, I think. But, of course, this is your way to imagine him. As for me - I always imagined Huan as giant wolfhound.
Canis-Lupess Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I imagined him as a wolf-like dog as this would be a primitive type dog but this is an old painting and I would make him slightly less wolfish now but still wolf/primitive dog like. A wolfhound like what we have in reality is a modern dog actual breed is ancient as originally thought and they all derive from the village dog which evolved from a wolf-like I couldn't imagine Huan as being like a modern dog breed in our world.
chriskrycho Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Lovely. :)
Canis-Lupess Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Paul774 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
i love that Huan is so huge. 1) He had to carry her, so he must be big. 2) Most probably he was a Maia, so he's not just some random small dog. 3) He fought against all those creatures of Morgoth and killed thm all so he needs to be extremely huge. I only think he looks too wolf-like, but the reason you axplain in another comment and i think i understand why you did it. i love it :D
Hathien603 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Oh wow you got Ted Nasmith to compliment your drawings too! He's another one of my idols 8O I really like this renedition, I think the wolf is a nice change to the hounds you see. And Luthien is gorgeous :) I really love the blurry effect you put at the front of the picture, it's so neat! I feel like I'm peering through the grass at them :heart:
Canis-Lupess Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Yeah, thats the feeling I wanted to pulls the viewer into the image.
Hathien603 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
It sure does!
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