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By Avogel57   |   
Published: August 15, 2011
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Necklace of the Dwarves

August, 2011
Graphite on smooth Bristol
(with mixed media on border)
Drawing: 12"x18" overall 22"x28"

"From the Earliest Tales we may get an idea of its beauty ...Not only was it wrought with the greatest skill and subtlety in the world but it had a magic power, and there was no throat so great or so slender whereon it sat not with grace and loveliness.

Ed erui nern men geri i naw sâf i vainas...ú-er non cenn adh i velegas curu mi 'ardh dan garn tûr angol, adh ú lanc ennas sui veleg egor sui fim ias ú-hâf adh i rovelui a vainas

Albeit a weight beyond belief of gold was used in the making, lightly it hung upon its wearer as a strand of flax; and all such as clasped it about their necks seemed, as it hung upon their breasts, to be of goodly countenance, and woman seemed most fair.

Ir côl long athan nauth non iuithant min cared, glingant lim erin mîn hammen sui lhê; adh aiath taewant os-lainc dîn thiel, sui glingant erin anest, geri thîr vain, adh in viss thiel rovainas

Gems uncounted were there in that carcanet of gold, yet only as a setting that did prepare for its great central glory, and lead the eye thereto, for amid most hung like a little lamp of limpid fire the Silmaril of Fëanor, jewel of the Gods"

mîr ú-'onodui mi sa higil côl ennas, dan sui periad i non echant anin veleg ened aglar, a degi i chend ennas, mi laew glingant sui galareg od naur lim i Golovir o Fëanor, mîr in Ery

I want to extend a thank-you to the folks at theonering.com's language forum, especially ~Xandarien and ~Isildilme for their assistance with the translation/transcription of the Sindarin text from Tolkien. I'd also like to mention that I plan to enter this into the Fantasy art contest over at #PortraitPencilArt

mmmm, I'll write more when into this description when I'm not late for work! :)

also, the unframed version can be seen here [link] :)

**edit** I've done a re-framed version with the full text in the borders --> [link]
Image size
2168x2688px 1.65 MB
Shutter Speed
10/130 second
Focal Length
55 mm
Date Taken
Aug 14, 2011, 8:48:53 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
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ZdenoSuchy's avatar
ZdenoSuchyHobbyist Traditional Artist
It is beautiful drawing!
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dardo2Hobbyist General Artist
perfect tengwars
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moorgladeHobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is stunning :D Nothing at all like how I'd imagined the necklace - but I think this is how I'm going to imagine it from now on! Is that Luthien wearing it? Whether it is or not, she's beautiful, and I love the way you've got her staring slightly up out of the picture - it definitely gives her that 'unearthly beauty' look. And the frame, with the Sindarin text is FANTASTIC - this looks like it should be hanging on the wall in an Elvish house (well, if they hung up pictures) - it REALLY adds to the atmosphere. What a fantastic piece! :heart::heart:
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Avogel57Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :) yes, Luthien, but I try not too make things too overtly Elvish, like with ginormous pointy ears or anything. Im a fan of what they did in the movie, using subtle charachteristics, body types, and the like, versus hitting you over the head with things or making them too cartoonish or charachatured (well, for these drawings at least) there are a couple more like this in my gallery, too :)
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Love the calligraphy. The necklace is exquisite -- like filigree. Beautiful work, totally awesome.
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XandarienHobbyist Photographer
Oh wow, very nice, and thanks for the mention in your description!
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Avogel57Professional Traditional Artist
I wasnt able to use as much as I wanted, so Im doing a calligraphy version of this as well. When I have time... :)
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SkarValidusHobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely ballin. Great work.
Uranus-seventhsun's avatar
Fantastic work on that necklace, it looks so shiny and heavy. Beautiful drawing.
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Zireael07Hobbyist Writer
I love it! Brilliant!
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Stunning work, really breath taking. Well done
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realdesigner19Student Traditional Artist
great job, who is the model ?
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andersonbiProfessional General Artist
very nice!!
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megi93Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is beautiful... :love:
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