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Wonder at the Waking of the World
Graphite on Paper, 10"x20"
(overall size 18"x25")
February 2011


I've been sitting on this piece for a couple of weeks now, waiting to get the translation and the transcription right, to make it look propper and finished =) Special thanks to Vea mi olori over at the One Ring www.theonering.com for taking a shot at translating the passage from Tolkien's Quenta Silmarillion into Quenya, and to Isildilmë Celumenarwissë for transcription into the Tengwar font. Well worth the wait, I assure you!

Lets see... I can't (or dont know how to) post the Tengwar characters here, but the title reads:

""In wonder at the wakening of the world
"Elmendassë se i cuivië Ambaro"

While the main script wrapping around the picture reads:

"...the first sound heard by the Elves was the sound of flowing water, and the sound of water falling over stone. They stayed [long/at great length] in their first home beside the water under the stars, and they walked the Earth in wonder."
I minya lamma hlárina ló i Eldar né i lamma nénao sírima, ar i lamma nénao lantëa olla ondo. Handet andavë mardintassë minya ara i néna nu i eleni, ar patanet Ambar elmendassë


Again, the girl is Miss Jessica Truscott of *faestock further details are on the page for the unframed version, here [link] I had a lot of fun doing this piece, and Tolkien has always really inspired me. Any comments, constructive criticism, stories of personal inspiration, or one liners will be welcomed! =)
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Nirnaeth-en-Ainur Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful work! your tengwar are flawless - as well as the drawing of course
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Liennepien Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, amazing work!
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Aodhagain Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is really pretty. :) Did you make the border, and if so how was that done?
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Avogel57 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I had the passage translated online, and then did the calligraphy by hand directly onto the matboard
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Aodhagain Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What sort of ink did you use? and nibs? It's very very neat.
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Avogel57 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll have to look up the specific model and make that I used once I get home, but basically its just a round tipped gold pen; I went to Hobby Lobby and tried out the various types they had on the shelf to see what would work best for this particular project. Its pretty much a round tip, not a chisel or fine point or anything; I just doubbled up on the weight in the stems, and trailed off to a point on the tails :) Ill look up the numbers and get back to you in a bit!
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Aodhagain Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, thanks. ;) That's helpful. I've tried my hand at Tengwar calligraphy a number of times, and I was less than satisfied with the results. I was using a wide tipped calligraphy nib, which you can see here... [link]
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Avogel57 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice. I think what worked so well was that I was trying to draw the letters, versus writing them. I tried a number of pens before I settled on the one used; I also had the advantage that the Anatar font is geared more towards a flowing script, as opposed to a blockier typeset. I also wrote it out about a dozen or so times to better get the feel for the shape and the look. I actually had some good success with Fabre Castle brush-tip pens, as they seem to flow better. In general, though, I feel like Ive had better luck using a normal drawing or writing pen for calligraphy, and just adding the weights and accents with a second stroke, versus a dedicated nib pen. Both work, but I feel more ....unsteady? shakey? with a chisel point
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Aodhagain Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alright, thanks! :) Yes, in general I've had better luck with calligraphy when I simply draw them out. Compare this (writing with nibs) [link] to this (drawn out) [link] With the chisel point it's very unsteady, yeah. And the fact that I kept having to dip it back in the bottle, and kept going back and forth, added to making it just much more messy. Anyway, well done - it turned out very neat! and thanks for the suggestions! :)
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Avogel57 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry, Ive been lazy. I had this inspired idea to write out different scripts with different pens and then upload them as sort of a tutorial. But now its a week later, and I havent done squat about it. Blah. In any case, the pen I used for "wonder" is a gold Pentel Slicci 0.8 mm ball. If you really want to cyberstalk it, the barcode is 884851000699 lol
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YokoPyro Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous! absolutely gorgeous!
Props to you for taking the time to get it translated!!
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designdiva3 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011   Digital Artist
WOW! :bow: clap:
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jmoneygetdown Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
its sooo good
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Andreth Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love her hair. Is is amazingly done. And the frame is so beautiful. It adds a lot to the drawing.
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Especial Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!!
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Arah019 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
wow! that is fantastic!
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dardo2 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
a laitat tàrienna. quetin quenyo Great use of quenya and tengwar. is really difficult to find someother able to respect the elvish tongue.
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Isildilme Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Hi ! Isildilmë here !
What can I say but WOW ?! And the drawing is yours too ?! I LOVE it, really, and I'm pleased to have played a role into this.
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owensangel10 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! Tolkien inspires me too!!! I have adored his work way before most people had any idea who he was.
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PakPolaris Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW
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lornathatsme Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Wow, so pretty...
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Papkalaci Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Grat!
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