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During the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, the Witch-king himself was slain by Éowyn and Merry: Merry's surreptitious stroke with an enchanted Barrow-blade drove the Witch-king to his knees, allowing Éowyn, the niece of Théoden, to drive her sword between his crown and mantle. Thus was the Witch-king destroyed by a woman and a Hobbit, fulfilling the prophecy that "not by the hand of man will he fall".Both weapons that pierced him disintegrated, and both assailants were stricken with the Black Breath.

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What can you see on the horizon? Why do the white gulls call? Across the sea, a pale moon rises, The ships have come to carry you home.
During the Fourth Age, it was one of the last Elven havens as the remaining Elves of Rivendell and Lothlórien left Middle-earth. In the beginning of the first century, Fourth Age, it experienced a population growth as migrants from the east came to Mithlond. Not all Elves left Middle-earth immediately, many of the migrants made long-term temporary settlements.

Aside from Elves, Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins and Frodo Baggins also went to Valinor from the Grey Havens, and a family tradition held that Samwise Gamgee, having been himself a Ring-bearer, albeit briefly, did likewise, in the year 1482 of the Shire Reckoning, Fourth Age 61. It was also told in the Red Book of Westmarch, that after Aragorn's death Legolas built a grey ship and left Middle-earth to go to Valinor, and that Gimli went with him.

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As the King of Rohan.Théoden was growing weak with age, and was largely controlled by his chief advisor Gríma, who was secretly in the employ of the corrupt wizard Saruman. In Unfinished Tales, it is implied that Gríma was accelerating the king's decline with "subtle poisons". As Théoden sat powerless, Rohan was troubled by Orcs and Dunlendings, who operated under the will of Saruman, ruling from Isengard.

When his son Théodred was mortally wounded at a battle at the Fords of Isen, Théoden's nephew Éomer became his heir. However, Éomer was out of favour with Wormtongue, who eventually had him arrested.

When Gandalf the White and Aragorn appeared before him , Théoden initially rebuffed the wizard's advice to ride out against Saruman. When Gandalf revealed Wormtongue for what he was, however, Théoden returned to his senses. He restored his nephew, took up his sword Herugrim, and in spite of his age, led the Riders of Rohan into the Battle of the Hornburg. After this he became known as Théoden Ednew, the Renewed.
I think my next work will be in Hornburg.haha

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"The Hobbit, or There and Back Again"
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LOTR again )
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Illustration for the book by Tolkien Lord of the Rings. Fanart.
Boromir's Death Scene
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Lord Elrond Peredhil, Lady Galadriel of the Galadhrim and Thranduil the Elvenking.
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Thrór, son of Dáin, King under the mountain, as depicted on the prologue sequence of "The Hobbit, an unexpected Journey"
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Balin and Dwalin, on The Hobbit.
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Coauthored: Art and design by Jian Guo (breathing2004 ©) & Heraldry by Aglargon  - Particular design for book on Heraldry and Tolkien (Brazil).

Thingol encountered Melian in the woods of Nan Elmoth and fell under Melian's enchantment of love for long, long years. As a result of his absence a portion of his followers stayed behind to search for him; the rest continued on to Valinor. Melian and Thingol thereafter founded the kingdom of Doriath in Middle-earth. Their daughter Lúthien Tinúviel married the Man Beren. As a result Melian's Maian blood passed to both Elves and Men. Melian and Thingol were a unique couple, the only case where an Ainu married any Elf or Human. Melian is also the only Ainu known to have had children in the "official" drafts of Tolkien's work, though there are some creatures who have reproduced, like Ungoliant, whose exact natures are unclear.

Lúthien is a Telerin (Sindarin) princess, the only child of Elu Thingol, king of Doriath, and his queen, Melian the Maia. Lúthien's romance with the mortal man Beren is one of the greatest stories of the Elder Days and was considered the "chief" of the Silmarillion tales by Tolkien himself. Her character is revered even at the end of the Third Age and honoured still by the likes of Aragorn and various other peoples of Middle-earth. The legacy that Lúthien left behind can be most clearly seen throughout the later ages in those who stem from her ancestry, including the Royal Family of Númenor, being the line of Elros of which Arathorn and his son Aragorn were descended, and Elrond Half-elven who was Lúthien's great-grandson. She is described as the Morning Star of the Elves, a term meaning that she was the most beautiful of all her people at the height of their glory. In contrast, Lúthien's descendant Arwen is called Evenstar, the Evening Star of the Elves, meaning that her beauty reflects that of Lúthien Tinúviel. Lúthien is also first cousin once removed to Galadriel; as Galadriel's mother, Eärwen of Alqualondë, is the daughter of Thingol's brother.

Beren was an Edain, the son of Barahir and Emeldir the man-hearted. He was a man of the royal House of Bëor of Dorthonion, and the most accomplished hero and adventurer of the First Age. The battle of the Dagor Bragollach befell during his youth, bringing about the ruin of his kingdom. The young Beren lived with his father and ten loyal followers in the highlands of Dorthonion, and the twelve of them performed many acts of bravery, to the great frustration of Morgoth, the Dark King of Angband. After the ruin of the Outlaws of Dorthonion and the death of his father, Beren lived alone in Dorthonion off the land and came to know the many birds and beasts that lived there, and they helped him when he needed it. During this time, he hunted nothing and ate no meat and only killed the creatures of Morgoth that roamed the country. He learned not to fear death only captivity and bondage; however, things began grow more difficult for him in Dorthonion for Morgoth put an even greater price on his head and he was forced from the land of his birth by Sauron and Draugluin. He crossed into Doriath, through the forests of Dungortheb, where he saw and fell in love with Lúthien, princess of the Sindar and daughter of Thingol and Melian.

In the early legendarium Melian is defined as a fay, making her somewhat more sinister than in her later appearance. This version of her is presented in the Tale of Tinúviel, Tolkien's first story of Beren and Lúthien, which was written in archaic English and published in the second part of the Book of Lost Tales. In this work she appears in another later narrative and her character is portrayed as being far weaker and more frail than her later manifestation.

The Tale of Beren and Lúthien was regarded as the central part of his legendarium by Tolkien. The story and the characters reflect the love of Tolkien and his wife Edith. Particularly, the event when Edith danced for him in a glade with flowering hemlocks seems to have inspired his vision of the meeting of Beren and Lúthien. Also some sources indicate that Edith's family disapproved of Tolkien originally, due to his being a Catholic. On Tolkien's grave, J. R. R. Tolkien is referred to as Beren and Edith is referred to as Lúthien.
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Gondolin had long been a hidden city, heavily fortified and cut off from the Noldor's allies and enemies alike. The Elf Maeglin, a lord of Gondolin, resented both Turgon and Tuor, primarily because of the latter's marriage to Idril, whom he desired as a lover. After an argument, he set out from Gondolin into the mountains, searching for ore. Orcs captured him, and he pleaded with and bribed them to bring him to Morgoth rather than kill or torture him. Morgoth recognized him, and told him he would make Maeglin ruler of Gondolin and husband of Idril if he betrayed them and gave Morgoth information on how to gain access to the city. Maeglin agreed to the treachery, and was given a token by Morgoth that would supposedly protect his life during the assault. Maeglin returned to the city and spoke nothing of his capture. Idril noticed a change in him however, and sensing danger she began working on Idril's secret way, a hidden passage deep beneath Gondolin that would later act as an escape route. Lastly, Maeglin began to convince some of the weaker lords, such as Salgant, to his side, thought not disclosing his allegiance to Morgoth.

  • House of the King: Turgon was their lord. They wore red white and gold, and their insignia was a sun, moon, and heart.
  • House of the Heavenly Arch: Lead by Egalmoth, this was the richest house. They wore opals, and their shields were blue with a jewel made up of seven different colored gems.
  • House of the Tree: Galdor was their lord. They were great scouts, and carried slingshots or studded clubs, and wore green.
  • House of the Golden Flower: Glorfindel’s house, they wore a golden rayed sun on their shields.
  • House of the Fountain: Ecthelion’s house, they were especially fond of silver and diamonds.
  • House of the Swallow: Lead by Duilin, this was a house of archers. They wore feathers on their helmets and dressed in dark blue, purple, and black. An arrowhead was their emblem.
  • House of the Harp: Salgant was their lord, though he tried to betray the city. Their shields had a silver harp on a black background.
  • House of the Mole: Lead by Maeglin, most of the members of this house worked in the quarries or with ore, and many of them supported Maeglin during the Fall of Gondolin. They wore black.
  • House of the Pillar: Penlod was their lord, and they wore a white pillar on a red background.
  • House of the Tower of Snow: Also lead by Penlod.
  • House of the Wing: The smallest house, lead by Tuor. They wore swan wings on their helmets and had a wing emblem on their shield.
  • House of the Hammer of Wrath: Lead by Rog, this house was mainly smiths and craftsmen. In battle they carried heavy maces, and their shields were red with a black hammer and anvil.

SOURCES: History of Middle Earth v. 2 - The Book of Lost Tales Part 2 (“The Fall of Gondolin”)

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So according to this article [link], Dwarves prefer mead (honey wine) over any other drink. I didn't just want to fall back on beer/ale.
Thorin's majestic epicness (probably) allows him to be left handed, just saying'.

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I never thought I'd be jumping on the 'Hot Dwarf' bandwagon but well, here I am. Nothin' I can do about it.

Glad I could have some art up. RL has been pretty busy, but always in a good way.

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Last bit of Thorin Majestic Oakenshield before 2013. I can't believe we have to wait another 300+ days before the next film, what ever am I going to do?!

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

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Design for a bookmark' pack based in Lord of the Rings’ theme wel to me most exactrly is based in The Silmarillion.
Those character are Valar (Gods), now I'm going to copy-paste their info from Wikipedia:

Yavanna
Queen of the Earth and Giver of Fruits, spouse of Aulë, also called Kementári. She created the Two Trees, and is responsible for the Kelvar (animals) and Olvar (plants). It was she who requested the creation of the Ents, as she feared for the safety of the trees once her husband had created the Dwarves. The Two Lamps are created by Aulë at Yavanna's request, and their light germinates the seeds that she had planted. Following the destruction of the Two Lamps by Melkor and the withdrawal of the Valar to Aman, Yavanna sang into being the Two Trees of Valinor.

Manwë
He is the King of the Valar, husband of Varda Elentári and King of Arda. He lived atop Mount Taniquetil, the highest mountain of the world, in the halls of Ilmarin. The winds and airs were his servants, and he was lord of air, wind, and clouds in Arda. He was the noblest and greatest in authority, but not in power, of the Ainur and the greatest of the Aratar.

Varda
Queen of the Stars, spouse of Manwë, titled Elentári in Quenya and Elbereth Gilthoniel in Sindarin. She kindled the first stars before the Ainur descended into the world, and later brightened them with the gold and silver dew from the Two Trees. Melkor feared and hated her the most, because she rejected him before Time. The Elvish hymn A Elbereth Gilthoniel appears in three differing forms in The Lord of the Rings.

Oromë
Brother of Nessa and husband of Vána, also known as Araw in Sindarin, Aldaron ("Lord of the Trees"), Arum, Béma, Arāmē, The Huntsman of the Valar, and The Great Rider. During the Years of the Trees, after most of the Valar had withdrawn completely from Middle-earth and hidden themselves in Aman, Oromë still hunted in the forests of Middle-earth on occasion. Thus, he was responsible for first finding the Elves at Cuiviénen.

Ulmo
Lord of Waters. Unlike the other Valar, he was not married and had no fixed dwelling place. He lived in the deep waters of the ocean, and seldom troubled to come to Middle-earth unless the need was dire. Ulmo was one of the chief architects of Arda. In power he was second to Manwë.

Melkor
The First Dark Lord. His name means "he who arises in might". He was the first of the Ainur to be created by Eru Ilúvatar and the one who created discord in the Music of the Ainur. The spiritual brother of Manwë, he was the most powerful of the Valar, as he possessed all aspects of Eru's thought, whereas the others each possessed only some. He turned to evil, and was taken back to Valinor in the chain Angainor after the Awakening of the Elves in Cuiviénen. He remained on parole in Valinor for three ages, but after the poisoning of the Two Trees and the theft of the Silmarils, he fled from Valinor. He was no longer counted among the Valar, and Fëanor, one of the leaders of the Noldorin Elves, called him "Morgoth Bauglir", The Great Enemy, by which name he was known in Middle-earth ever after. He was cast out of Arda at the end of the War of Wrath.

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Gimli and Legolas and their last journey through Middle-Earth, they're going to Ithilien's haven.




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This characters belongs to J.R.R Tolkien's world.

She is Nienna, the Lady of Mercy and she's a Vala (a goddess), Queen of pity.

She weeps constantly but her tears are those of healing and pity, not of sadness, and often have potency; for example, she watered the Two Trees with her tears, and later washed the filth of Ungoliant away from them once they were destroyed.

She was in favour of releasing Melkor after his sentence, not being able to see his evil nature.

(thanks wikipedia)

I think that Nienna is really wonderfull she isn't the typical pain goddes loam and furious, she's calm and pious.


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This is my exploration of some kind of decorative style. I hope there'll be a series come out in the following weeks. :)

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How to colour Minas-tirith was really a headache. I couldn't just make it white, or to make it too colourful...So at last I used low saturation colours on it.

What shall be the next location then?

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The third piece of this series, a little different in colouring from the last two.
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My first fanart of the upcoming Hobbit movie.

This picture caused me quite some head- and heartache, for when I was almost finished, I had a little power failure while photoshop was saving; the file was destroyed and I had to colour EVERYTHING again - cursed very loud that day.
But in the end the second version looked better than the first and I learned to make an extra copy of everything I work on, so there's a happy ending nonetheless.

I wonder how the fairy tale would have ended if Snow White met those guys instead of her seven chubby mining dwarves...

To look at the details that made my eyes bleed in the original size, click on the picture.

The gents from left to right:
Thorin, Balin, Dwalin, Fili, Kili, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bombur, Bofur and Bifur.


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My prize picture for :iconringelotta: who made the second place in the Thorin and his Nephews contest on :iconthorinoakenshield-fc:


She asked me for a picture showing the three wizards in - some sort of - harmony.

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Ever since I first read the book and watched the movies in cinema for the first time (way too many years ago), I had several Lord of the Rings - gags in the back of my head.
I doodled some of them into my old paperback copy of the book, but since the Hobbit movie is coming this year, I thought it would be a nice occasion to redraw five of these old pictures clean and in colour.


Every time I watch the Caradhras-scene where eight fellows are totally lost in the snow and that elf is simply walking past them ON the snow, I think of Gandalf doing this.


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EDIT: I changed frame and background so they match my new LotR fan art better.




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"Then Fëanor swore a terrible oath. His seven sons leapt straightway to his side and took the selfsame vow together, and red as blood shone their drawn swords in the glare of the torches. They swore an oath which none shall break, and none should take, by the name even of Ilúvatar, calling the Everlasting Dark upon them if they kept it not; and Manwë they named in witness, and Varda, and the hallowed mountain of Taniquetil, vowing to pursue with vengeance and hatred to the ends of the World Vala, Demon, Elf or Man as yet unborn, or any creature, great or small, good or evil, that time should bring forth unto the end of days, whoso should hold or take or keep a Silmaril from their possession.

Thus spoke Maedhros and Maglor and Celegorm, Curufin and Caranthir, Amrod and Amras, princes of the Noldor; and many quailed to hear the dread words. For so sworn, good or evil, an oath may not be broken, and it shall pursue oathkeeper and oathbreaker to the world's end."

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, Ch. 9: Of the Flight of the Noldor


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left to right: Amrod and Amras (they're hard to tell apart in this light), Fëanor, Curufin (always the first to obey his father), Maglor (not really conviced but caught up in the moment), Maedhros (taking charge of keeping his brothers in line while Atar is busy), Caranthir, Celegorm.


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This one was painted back in October, as a commission for a Christmas present for the client's brother - so I can only share it now :) 

Painted with Schmincke and Daniel Smith watercolours on Canson Montval paper, A3 size. 

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 Thorin Oakenshield by Gold-Seven The Elvenking by Gold-Seven There and back again... by Gold-Seven 
Lastly, thank you for not discussing the "Hobbit" movie(s)! :3


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"They came at unawares in the middle of winter, and fought with Dior in the Thousand Caves; and so befell the second slaying of Elf by Elf. There fell Celegorm by Dior's hand, and there fell Curufin, and dark Caranthir; but Dior was slain also, and Nimloth his wife, and the cruel servants of Celegorm seized his young sons and left them to starve in the forest. Of this Maedhros indeed repented, and sought long for them in the woods of Doriath; but his search was unavailing, and of the fate of Elured and Elurin no tale tells."

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion: The Ruin of Doriath

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Yet another commission for the ever-wonderful ~flyingfish98. This interpretation was heavily influenced by a conversation with ~suzene from a few years ago, in which she brought up an idea that I'd never thought about and that completely broke my heart - that the boys heard Maedhros calling for them but still hid from him, more afraid of the one who had slaughtered their parents than they were of the dangers of the forest.
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