'In those years he learned much lore, hearing eagerly the histories of ancient days; and he became thoughtful, and sparing in speech. Often Beleg Strongbow came to Menegroth to seek him, and led him far afield, teaching him woodcraft and archery and (which he loved best) the handling of swords ...'
JRR Tolkien: Unfinished Tales: NARN I HÎN HÚRIN
The Tale of the Children of Húrin
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You don't find too many pictures of young Túrin growing up.
I love all the detail in the sword.
But generally i think I have an inclination to more detailed drawings. Sometimes perhaps too much (and then I reproach myself for laying it so complicated and taking too much time to finish), but as soon I have the basic design thought out, I find drawing in the ornaments and patterns quite easy and calming (if sometimes time-consuming) work.
I'd rather imagine Rivendell in noldorin style...I guess Elrond had better known it. May be not seen by his own yes, but from Maglor/Maedhros tales.
'The name Elrond has been translated as "Star-dome",and "Vault of Heaven" recalling the glory of Menegroth though at an earlier stage, it was supposed to mean "Elf of the Cave".'
But I believe there is no right or wrong answer .
Very beautiful and well done!! ❤