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mellar1l·a day agoPhoto

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A look into the baths of Menegroth! Lúthien is there with her handmaidens, and they’re drying her down after a good wash.

I ended up putting my headcanons into this piece: you may have noticed Lúthien’s downcast face ^^;; I imagine that she’s lonely and feeling isolated because Thingol won’t let her leave Doriath (or do things that he views are too dangerous and/or improper). Nor does Lúthien feel that she can tell anyone about it; her mindset is that she’d be selfish – she has no right to complain because she’s a princess, with all sorts of comfort at her fingertips. What’s there to complain about? And it also feels like a betrayal to her father and family if she were to speak ill of her life in Doriath.

She probably can’t tell her handmaidens about it either; perhaps they admire her and think her perfect (just like the rest of Doriath), and that puts a big weight on her shoulders. She doesn’t think herself worthy of such praise. If she and her life are supposed to be so good, why is she so lonely and dissatisfied? Maybe she’s not fit for this kind of lifestyle, or worthy to be in this position and loving family?

My headcanons continue into Lúthien’s meeting with Beren; I’ve prepared a companion piece to this painting, so expect to see that soon! :D

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mellar1l·10 days agoAnswer

Could you make Olwë and Thingol and Elmo hanging out together in namos halls?

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Hi Anon! I don’t know if this will do? Since Olwë and Elmo are well and alive as far as we know, here are Thingol and Melian in Mandos watching the reunion of Olwë and Elmo in Aman after the War of Wrath. Since there is no mention of Elmo in Middle Earth in Second or Third Ages, let’s assume he sailed west after Beleriand sank :)

(Sorry for the late reply. Work’s been crazy and today was my first chance to draw in a long while.)

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mellar1l·17 days agoText

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“But now a cry went up, passing up the wind from the south from vale to vale, and Elves and Men lifted their voices in wonder and joy. For unsummoned and unlooked for Turgon had opened the leaguer of Gondolin, and was come with an army ten thousand strong, with bright mail and long swords and spears like a forest. Then when Fingon heard afar the great trumpet of Turgon his brother, the shadow passed and his heart was uplifted, and he shouted aloud: ‘Utúlie’n aurë! Aiya Eldalië ar Atanatári, utúlie’n aurë! The day has come! Behold, people of the Eldar and Fathers of Men, the day has come!’”

— Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad (via tolkienillustrations)

Me, after hearing Biden won Pennsylvania… President.Elect.Biden.

It’s a start.

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mellar1l·19 days agoPhoto

arlenianchronicles:

Today’s my birthday, so I thought I’d do an introduction post for my main OCs! I revamped their designs back in January 2020, getting rid of some bangs, lengthening their hair, and really fixing up their clothes … And then I decided to clean them up and put them in portraits XDD My friend came up with the meanings of their names, and I was really happy to include those! :D

The first four, Mintla, Elza, Brave, and Trila, are sisters. An interesting part about Mintla is that she’s an elf born into a human family XD Musicanna is an only child, and then the last five, Coeli, Fata, Sol, Lactea, and Sidera, are sisters. All three groups are cousins; though they live apart from each other on different continents, they regularly send each other little gifts and letters.

Their fashion is also based on the cultures that they live in; Mintla’s clothes are inspired by her elven heritage, but also bear some resemblance to those that her sisters wear, if only a bit XDD Meanwhile, for the five sisters, I wanted their fashion to kind of blend with each others’. And as for Musicanna, her clothing is straight-up based on traditional Russian dresses.

Their stories make up one of the books series that I’m working on (though it’s currently on hiatus while I write Aurelydan and Talevar’s story loll). Their family name is Arlenia; thus the series is titled The Arlenian Chronicles!

Happy birthday @arlenianchronicles !!! You are so lovely and talented!

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mellar1l·21 days agoText

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For my friends in the US - stay safe at the polls! Huge thanks to all poll workers and other staff. 

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mellar1l·a month agoPhoto

Thingol and Melian

@doriathweek

The following poem is brought to you by Daeron, the minstrel of Thingol.
POV: you’re Beren telling Thingol you’re in love with his daughter.

Thingol:

Gross…What’s a mortal doing in Menegroth?
You want to marry Lúthien? Oh for the love of Morgoth!

Holy shit, Melian… I think he’s being serious.
Wait, is that the ring of Barahir? But I’m not Finrod, genius.

Listen. If you really wanna make a deal,
**** right off to Angband and bring me back a Silmaril. 

Wow…he’s really gonna do it, and get slaughtered.
Guess that’s what you get, for touching our precious daughter!! <33

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mellar1l·a month agoText

sempermoi:

ILMARË Radiant

Where Varda was the night sky, Ilmarë is a star of her own ^^

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mellar1l·a month agoPhoto

alystraea:

Elrond, Glorfindel and Gandalf having a little chat in the Hall of Fire. 

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mellar1l·a month agoPhoto

arlenianchronicles:

A party hosted in Tirion, whereupon the Finwëans gather together … only that they’ve split up, as you can see. Findekáno and Arakáno hide behind a pillar while Maitimo and Tyelkormo walk around; Tyelkormo’s drinking some nice wine, while Maitimo pays only half attention to what his brother’s saying. I wonder why that is? (More in the tags loll)

I wanted to try a simple background with this one, so I went with the pillars and chandelier XD As for which characters to draw, I wanted to do another interaction piece between Findekáno and his siblings. Remembering my headcanons for him and Arakáno, I decided to draw them together.

(If you wanted to read up on my headcanons for Fingon and Argon, you can find them in the tags of my drawing for them! Also, please don’t tag this drawing as Russingon if you were planning to. Thank you.)

(ALSO I updated my Inprnt shop with most of my recent work – despite the sketchy-ish lineart XDD This drawing will be added to my shop too!)

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