An Elven-maid there was of old,
A shining star by day:
Her mantle white was hemmed with gold,
Her shoes of silver-grey.
A star was bound upon her brows,
A loght was on her hair
As sun upon the golden boughs
In Lórien the fair.
Her hair was long, her limbs were white,
And fair she was and free;
And in the wind she went as light
As leaf of linden-tree.
Beside the falls of Nimrodel,
By water clear and cool,
Her voice as falling silver fell
Into the shining pool.
Where now she wanders none can tell,
In sunlight or in shade;
For lost of yore was Nimrodel
And in the mountains strayed.
The elven-ship in haven grey
Beneath the mountain-lee
Awaited her for many a day
Beside the roaring sea.
A wind by night in Northern lands
Arose, and loud it cried,
And drove the ship from elven-strands
Across the streaming tide.
When dawn came dim the land was lost,
The mountains sinking grey
Beyond the heaving waves that tossed
Their plumes of blinding spray.
Amroth beheld the fading shore
Now low beyond the swell,
And cursed the faithless ship that bore
Him far from Nimrodel.
Of old he was an Elven-king,
A lord of tree and glen,
When golden were the boughs in spring
In fair Lothlórien.
From helm to sea they saw him leap,
As arrow from the string,
And dive into water deep,
As mew upon the wing.
The wind was in his flowing hair,
The foam about him shone;
Afar they saw him strong and fair
Go riding like a swan.
But from the West has come no word,
And on the Hither Shore
No tidings Elven-folk have heard
Of Amroth evermore.
Song of Nimrodel
The Lord of the Rings
J. R. R. Tolkien 1892-1973
Graphic - Ed Org (B.1955)
The first one is Aeleon and Karliah (who belongs to @babycryptidart ). I don’t want to spoil everything, but I can’t stop drawing them 😭😭😭😭 And yes, it’s sideways lol I just screenshot it the way it was as I was working on it.
The second drawing is Nealani’s mother, Stelladaris. I’ll just copy/pasta what I wrote on the instagram post:
She is a holy priestess of Elune and helped Nea learn almost everything she knows. Alhough, she was not up to accepting the role of being Nea’s official mentor (or Do). She has, in a sense, retired from priesthood and no longer practices after having a horrific experience with her husband dying. But that was a very long time ago and now she spends her time like many of her Kaldorei male counterparts, taking care of neighborhood children and being something of an ‘aunty’ to them.
Anyway, this is a drawing of her much younger, probably before Nea was born, worshiping her goddess.
Hi!! Thank you!!! They are my new hyperfixation too 😂😂 I just want an entire Disney movie about Frodo as the main character now - obviously he sings a little song at the start of the movie, before getting whisked away on a Moana-esque adventure (IMAGINE THE SOUNDTRACK ASDFGHJKL LEGOLAS AND GIMLI’S BUDDY SONG WOULD BE INCREDIBLE)
That, or a Disney prince movie about Mairon, because let’s be honest, he would rock the epic version of let it go
But enough of me projecting my ‘never gonna happen’ wishes (then again, Disney bloody buys everything nowadays)
ANYWHO!! Here you go! :D
Boromir and Faramir
It doesn’t matter if you like something that nobody else in your life gives a flying fig about. Your interest may be niche, but that doesn’t make it not worthwhile. I think it’s really cool that you like something fewer people are familiar with! It shows that you are a creative and curious individual–and somebody who can teach others about really interesting topics. On the flip side, it’s also not a bad thing to have an interest that a lot of people like. It doesn’t make you basic or boring, it just means that you’ve got a lot of people to share your thing with! But in the end, whether your interest is super popular or almost unknown, all that matters is that it brings you joy. So there’s no need to judge your interests. There is no better or worse here, and it’s definitely not a competition. If you like something, whether that’s unpopular or well-known, you like it. And that’s an awesome thing. :)
Take care of yourself,
Dress for a Valinor elf - Ralph & Russo
This picture was a collaboration between FX1111 (deviantArt) and myself. Character design and 3D render by FX1111, background and 2D work by eleathyra (me) in GIMP.
How do Elven Funerals look like? What is the symbolism behind it? Let’s assume that death is uncommon before the First Age but it happens in accidents, miscarriages and childbirth … do they burn the bodies? I cannot see Elven putting their loved ones in a casket. With humans it comes from “eternal rest” but that’s not what Elves belief.
Do they have coffins, especially in Valinor where they hope that they will return to them? Are they simply buried in the ground? Return to nature, etc.? The Sindar I can see planting a tree for every lost family member…
The Feanorians would burn their dead. Not just because of Feanor but of the imagery of the flame imperishable?
No idea what the Teleri would do. Ulmo, water and the connection to music is important but I haven’t looked up death rites among sea folks. Spread their ashes on the open sea, maybe?
For a moment, Yuuri only stands, frozen, hoping—perhaps futilely—that the human has not yet sensed his presence.
He shouldn’t have been so naïve.
Words: 2063, Chapters: 1/3, Language: English
read it on AO3 here.
Dress for Celebrian - Dior
*me and friends all at another friend’s family bbq*
*one friend spots a huge spider, and starts a bandwagon of freaking out*
*me, one other friend and a random dad all studying it*
Dad dude: oh, don’t worry, that spider is friendly, she comes down to say hi every night
Me: wow, what’s her name?
Dad dude turning to me, as if we’d just brought a dog home from the shelter: we don’t actually have one, what would you like to name her?
Me, without blinking or hesitating: shelob
Drunk friend next to me, stirring his drink: who the fuck is shelob?
Me: it’s a spider from the Silmarillion
Dad dude: oh, what’s the Silmar-
Me: I’m glad you asked
thranduil: where is my sonion
elf: sir don’t you mean ion nin
thranduil: i meant sonion cause he stinky
Everyone loves Aragorn ❤️🐴
Fan creators. Wow. All of you just constantly blow me away with your awesomeness. Whatever you make–fics, fanart, analyses, music, cosplay, anything else–is just so purely amazing. It’s one of the hardest things in this world to share your creations and open yourself up to critique, and you folks do it and bring joy to so, so many. You open worlds of magic and mystery and adventure to tons of people, and that’s a beautiful thing. You inspire others by simply being. So honor your courage and skill by treating yourself with gentleness and love. Fandom isn’t just for others–it should bring you joy too! Remember to take breaks, give yourself lots of encouragement, and remember–no matter what other people are doing, your work is great. I’m so proud of you.
all this time i’ve been struggling to find the perfect brush, but then i
finally discovered that CSP allows you to import photoshop brushes! now
i’m using my trusty soft brush from the good ol days~