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One more week until The Hobbit hits theatres! :D To celebrate... here's something from the Silmarillion instead. LOL

Everyone else has already done a version of this, but I hadn't jumped on board yet, so... here 'tis.


Colored pencil and Copics on tinted paper, 8 1/2 x 11".
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Ellosse Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My heart regularly breaks for Maglor upon seeing excellent pictures of him wandering, and it did so again just now. This is probably one of my favorite pictures of this. It's beautiful. I love the emptiness of it, the starkness and bleakness, particularly that of the sky, symbolizing that Maglor's future is empty, there is nothing left. The only one left. 

And you did this in colored pencil... wow... 
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LB82 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Thank you so much!  :) 

There are more planned from the Silmarillion, and a few from LotR and the Hobbit as well, though I'm not sure when I'll get to them...
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Ellosse Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D

It's the same with me, I have so many planned, but it's another matter if I'll have the time to do them. 
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Zardi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Aaaah, so soft and pretty. The colors and medium are very effective here. Nicely done :)
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LB82 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Thank you! 
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marmota-b-stock Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013   Photographer
I really like this version with, as you say, "less going on", because it's almost exactly like my first time seeing the sea - all around variations on grey and white, and all the vastness of empty space. It's beautiful, nostalgic and sad - very fitting.
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LB82 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013

Thanks so much!  I wanted the colors to match the tone of the scene, after all the battle and death was over and it was all for nothing... cold and empty seemed to fit more than anything else, and I'm glad it conveys that.  :)

Thanks again!!  More to come, when I get around to finishing a few pics...

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NdrN Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Beautiful work! :) (Smile) 
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LB82 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thank you!!  :)
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SvalaW Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful and emotional work! One can really feel the wind and hear the sea while looking at this picture. I could stare at it for hours...
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LB82 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Thank you! :hug: It was actually harder to try and depict the softer gradations of the sea than some of the brighter, higher-contrast images, even though there seems to be less going on visually in this picture. But I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. :)
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
This is a lovely picture! Well done!
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the atmosphere and the colours :)
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Paul774 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
this is awesome :heart:

"Everyone else has already done a version of this" well it's the first one i see :D
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LB82 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Hahaha! There are a few versions out there, but I didn't look too closely at them until after I'd finished this, since I didn't want to subconsciously copy anyone. :)

Glad you like it!!
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Paul774 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
It looks great. The other versions are often showing his face. It's hard to find an artist depicting the face of a Son of Feanor according to my imagination and taste, that's why I think your version is the best :D
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Darkendrama Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I love the contemplative mood!
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LimeGreenBunny Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just perfect...
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LB82 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Thank you!! :)
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NolweNamiel Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Very, very nice! I love the atmosphere of the scene, and Maglor is a favourite.
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LB82 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Thank you! He's one of my favorites as well, and will more than likely show up in another illustration or two, although not sure what scene(s) yet...
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colors you used here add *so much* to the melancholy atmosphere. It's such a sad and beautiful picture. :)
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LB82 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Thanks! I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out, and glad that so many people are liking it. :D And the colors are a LOT more muted than what I generally use, so it was a nice change of pace and a challenge to try and make it look right. :)
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noleme Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Really well-drawn! And Maglor looks elvish even from behind. :D
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FlamexFlower Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Sooo beautiful!
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LB82 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Thanks! The misty landscape was a change from the usual style in my drawings, but it turned out pretty well I think. :) Glad you like it!!
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Gwenniel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks lovely. But ah, so sorrowful... One can feel the chill from it.
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LB82 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Thank you! And yes... poor Maglor. He's one of the easiest characters to sympathize with, in all of Tolkien's works, I think.
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heartofoshun Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
This is fabulous!
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LB82 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Thank you so much!! :)
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Oikeus Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
Very sad and beautiful at the same time.
The colours are lovely , and that water looks very awesome :love:
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LB82 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Thank you so much! I tried to keep the colors appropriately muted, and glad the water turned out mostly like I wanted. :D

There's more Tolkien to come, although not quite sure what will be next on the list...
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Oikeus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Then I will wait patiently your next Tolkien piece :D
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Milhet Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Great picture!
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LB82 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Thank you!! :)
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ladydragonwolf76 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I love it!!

Part of that might be that I can see TWO of our vacations together in it... heheheh The rest through is because he's a brilliant as all your other work. :D :love: :glomp: :huggle: :heart:
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LB82 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Hahahahah!! Thanks!!

Love ya!!


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