I really prefer this earlier version, than the coloured one, her face is longer - thus more beautiful and elegant and exotic to a certain sense, that rare beauty where the angles and the face length produce a memorable facial beauty. It is also sadder and more longing. The coloured version seems rushed, while this one is just perfect.
Frst off, I love this story. Second, you rock with this illustration. Seriously, the expressions, pose and everything about Beren and Luthian. Also you put Huan in there and he looks epic, Bravo and well done!
I like that you drew them with a really serious, and realistic look. It makes the story all the more believable that way! It could easily been imagined with their faces much less mature, but I never liked that... however your picture totally gets it! Well done!
I already faved this quite a while ago. Don't know why I didn't comment back then - this is a truly beautiful portrayal of one of the most epic romances in fantasy literature (and Huan, the faithful companion who helped them in their quest). Every time I look at this, I like it even more.