To the memory of Celebrían

Many moons ago I started work on an illustration, it was a simple idea, however the execution of the piece took a little longer than anticipated 😉 The theme I was working towards was Statuesque over on John Howe’s website –  so I decided to illustrate the statue placed high above Rivendell to the memory of Celebrían, though the scene shown is many years after the last of the Elves had left for the West so the statue was in a poor state of repair….

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Dark Dreams

Many moons ago whilst playing with type I worked on the quote from Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings “Dark have been my dreams of late”, but it bugged me, or at least when I see the image it doesn’t look right to me. Not sure why but it just wasn’t right at all. So, this morning as I had a few things to do I decided to ignore everything else and play with type for a while. Still not sure if I’ve got it right but I know it’s getting…

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Laurelin

I’ve been pondering the Two Trees from J. R. R. Tolkien’s Silmarillion lately, or I should say I’ve been pondering how they would look and what form they would take – not only that I’ve been pondering how much light there would have been to see them by, the quality of the light…. In fact I’ve been pondering far too much 😉 Anyway, I thought this passage “…as they watched, upon the mound there came forth two slender shoots; and silence was over all the world in that hour, nor…

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