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Of Thingol and Melian by peet Of Thingol and Melian by peet
'He forgot then utterly all his folk and all the purposes of his mind, and following the birds under the shadows of the trees he passed deep into Nan Elmoth and was lost. But he came at last upon a glade under the stars, and there Melian stood; and out of the darkness he beheld her with hands outstretched, and the light of Aman was in her face.
No word she spoke but being filled with love Elwe came to her and took her hand; and straightaway a spell was laid on him, so that they stood thus, hand in hand, while long years were measured by the wheeling stars above them; and the trees of Nan Elmoth grew tall and dark ere they spoke any word to one another.'

JRR Tolkien: The Silmarillion: Chapter 4: Of Thingol and Melian
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maiarcita Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Your work is featured in my journal...[link]
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peet Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm much obliged!
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maiarcita Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
You're most welcome, I love your work :love: :iconnewhugplz: :rose:
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Anharaggadh Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Oh my gosh I am blown away. This is fantastic. Such detail...such imaginative scope. Lovely lovely lovely. Thank you so much for bringing something so wonderful into the world. We (the world) are better for it, let me assure you.And Melian...Her face is so beautiful, her hair is amazing.And I want Melian dress! ^^
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peet Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I bow to such a gracious comment. What can I possibly say in response to this, other than thank you very much indeed. It's wholly appreciated.
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astro-gnome Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Oh, wow, this is absolutely beautiful! :meow:
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kiwidoc Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Thingol's face ins wonderful - it is both graceful and agular - just how I picture the elves to be.
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artemisa-69 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Such beautiful expressions fitting so well with the characters!!! I love it! :heart:
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petitedilly Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Who, it's amazing ! I love the noble-greek-mysterious look of Melian, and Thingol fits well the book's description...
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Ludi-Price Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
A beautiful Melian, very fey and distinguished. The wide-eyed look for Thingol is kind of ...unexpected, but I can see how you wanted to make that distinction between the two - very difficult since they're both very distinguished characters; but obviously he is, to quote the old adage, 'out of her league'. LOL. Hope you have the time to paint/post more artwork soon. :hug:
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