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.
Its been quite a while since I painted an all new Osmadth-Picture, so I needed to change that This one shows one of the main Streets from the Capital Bancur and a more detailed view of the City. I hope you like it!
I usually close a year with a Thief related artwork, but this time it will mark the beginning of a new year, in which I hope I'll post more and be more productive.
The South Quarter is a densely populated district of The City, the main setting in Thief's fictional game world. The district has its own song, composed by Eric Brosius [link] and yes, Garrett is also somewhere in there at work, see if you can spot him!
Hey! Here's a speed paint I did today! Took me around 2h and 40 minutes or so. It's based of Eversong Woods, a zone from World of Warcraft. I haven't played that game in a loooooong time but I always loved the design and feel of some of the zones, so this is a little tribute!
Be sure to check out the "making of / time-lapse" video in HD quality!