Elves by Alan Lee in The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook.
This reminds me Yoshitaka Amano`s art very much
Strongbow and Dragonhelm.
Children of Húrin art by Ekukanova on DA. (Click-through).
Sauron and Lúthien :D
(Doriath wars 2013 - http://dandusinda.rajce.idnes.cz/Doriathske_valky_2013#kapl.jpg)
Since it’s a Thranduil and Oropher appreciation day, I think it’s the most appropriate time to bring back and share this extremely important quote. From this short passage we learn that when Oropher became a king of the Silvan Elves in Middle-earth, he didn’t try to impose his will and the culture of Sindar on them. It’s really amazing that both him and his son, Thranduil, embraced the culture and identity of the Silvan instead of for example, bringing the ‘upper’ sindarin customs and force it to their new people. Well it gets even better because they actually wanted to become Silvan folk and live a life far away from all the evil and quarells of other tribes. Like, if this doesn’t make Oropher and Thranduil great rulers then I don’t what what does.
But of all the Maiar Ossë and Uinen are best known to the Children of Ilúvatar.Ossë is a vassal of Ulmo, and he is master of the seas that wash the shores of Middle-earth. He does not go in the deeps, but loves the coasts and the isles, and rejoices in the winds of Manwë; for in storm he delights, and laughs amid the roaring of the waves. His spouse is Uinen, the Lady of the Seas, whose hair lies spread through all waters under sky. All creatures she loves that live in the salt streams, and all weeds that grow there; to her mariners cry, for she can lay calm upon the waves, restraining the wildness of Ossë. The Númenóreans lived long in her protection, and held her in reverence equal to the Valar.
If ever he looked south its memory dimmed the light of the Sun, and though he knew that it was now broken and deserted and under the vigilance of the Kings of Men, fear spoke in his heart that it was not conquered for ever: it would arise again.
More Hobbit stuuurf
-Work in progress of Thranduil and Thorin, might turn it into a Battle of the Five Armies drawing. Not sure yet!
-BILBO SKETCHES (and SMURG the GAULDEN) i love drawing hobbits you have no idea
It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.
Glorfindel. Before The Storm.
Sounds of the Enemy blare is already heard and the huge Enemy’s army is attacking. He is holding his helmet in hands. One more second - and he will go into battle.
J.R.R. Tolkien “Silmarillion”
Even among the radiant flowers of the Tree-lit gardens of Valinor they longed still at times to see the stars; and therefore a gap was made in the great walls of the Pelóri, and there in a deep valley that ran down to the sea the Eldar raised a high green hill: Túna it was called. From the west the light of the Trees fell upon it, and its shadow lay ever eastward; and to the east it looked towards the Bay of Elvenhome, and the Lonely Isle, and the Shadowy Seas. Then through Calacirya, the Pass of Light, the radiance of the Blessed Realm streamed forth, kindling the dark waves to silver and gold, and it touched the Lonely Isle, and its western shore grew green and fair. There bloomed the first flowers that ever were east of the Mountains of Aman.
- Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië, The Silmarillion