Elengil's Tolkien Fanart

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:bow: :bow: :bow: That's really amazing!
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Nice el. Is there a reason you've chosen to do mash-ups from other cultural myths?
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Frelga wrote: Wed Sep 07, 2022 1:01 am :bow: :bow: :bow: That's really amazing!
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RoseMorninStar wrote: Wed Sep 07, 2022 1:29 am Nice el. Is there a reason you've chosen to do mash-ups from other cultural myths?
Well I had started doing scenes out of medieval manuscripts, but I always had loved Egypt and I was scrolling through some tomb paintings and saw that scene and thought Oh hey that would make a great "Lúthien before Morgoth" picture and so I gave it a go. But then that got me thinking about how else I could imagine things and so that got me down the Aztec route

Also I did decide to paint it
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I think I've shared this one here before (but honestly couldn't remember where) but I'll share it again:
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And during a meeting I wasn't really needed in and wasn't paying the least bit of attention to, I sketched a very sad Elenwë in the water
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So I guess really I'm just on an uncharacteristic (but very welcome) art kick.
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Nice!
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Impenitent wrote: Wed Sep 07, 2022 5:33 am Nice!
(Understatement)

I cannot draw. I can't even doodle. Awed by your talent.
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It’s looking even more incredible after being painted in!
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Inanna wrote: Wed Sep 07, 2022 4:55 pm It’s looking even more incredible after being painted in!
I am absolutely *smitten* with Jaguar!Beleg, gonna be honest!

Lithe, muscular, silent, deadly, slipping through the underbrush hunting... :love:
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Honestly, though I've never been much of an artist (I find it very draining) I'm surprised how much I'm feeling inspired lately

Spoilered just cause... I dunno, it's tame but I mean there's blood. Well, there's red ink, but you get the idea.

Finrod wrestles the werewolf
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That sent shivers down my spine!!!
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I need to take inspiration from your inspiration el (and get to work!) I've had a bit of painters block.
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Inanna wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 4:25 pm That sent shivers down my spine!!!
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RoseMorninStar wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 4:57 pm I need to take inspiration from your inspiration el (and get to work!) I've had a bit of painters block.
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was a 2020 planner.

"Does anyone ever think about Denethor, the guy driven to madness by staying up late into the night alone in the dark staring at a flickering device he believed revealed unvarnished truth about the outside word, but which in fact showed mostly manipulated media created by a hostile power committed to portraying nothing but bad news framed in the worst possible way in order to sap hope, courage, and the will to go on? Seems like he's someone we should think about." - Dave_LF
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