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    'Listen! They are coming this way,' said Frodo. 'We have only to wait.' The singing drew nearer. One clear voice rose now above the others. It was singing in the fair elven-tongue, of which Frodo knew only a little, and the others knew nothing. Yet the sound blending with the melody seemed to shape itself in their thought into words which they only partly understood. This was the song as Frodo heard it:

    Snow-white! Snow-white! O Lady clear!

    O Queen beyond the Western Seas!

    O Light to us that wander here

    Amid the world of woven trees!

    Gilthoniel! O Elbereth!

    Clear are thy eyes and bright thy breath!

    Snow-white! Snow-white! We sing to thee

    In a far land beyond the Sea.

    O stars that in the Sunless Year

    With shining hand by her were sawn,

    In windy fields now bright and clear

    We see your silver blossom blown!

    O Elbereth! Gilthoniel!

    We still remember, we who dwell

    In this far land beneath the trees,

    Thy starlight on the Western Seas.

    The song ended. 'These are High Elves! They spoke the name of Elbereth!' said Frodo in amazement, 'Few of that fairest folk are ever seen in the Shire. Not many now remain in Middle-earth, east of the Great Sea. This is indeed a strange chance!'

-------------from chapter III<three is company>

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Lady-Pinkfins Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heres another you might like :iconpearlrange:
Mike-Chan92 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I love this picture as well as I love the song.

IF you look at the Passing of the Elves during the third age (the maintime of LotR-Books) AND know about their history - then the passing becomes a good and a sad thing equally.
The good is:
The High-Elven can finally go home to Valinor, after they lived, suffered and lasted finally in Middle-Earth.
Sad is, that all those, who stay - Arwen for example - only can dwell through the lost and dead towns and places of the elves.
Be it the formerly golden woods of Lorien which lost all their mystic or Rivendell which is no longer the last homly home or mirkwood without the bright of the forestelves.
And in the end the Elves face the same fate as did the One Ring:
"History became Legend. Legend became myth. And things, that should never be forgotten were forgotten."

AND - to go back to the painting - it catches the Moment where Frodo and Sam meet the Elves who wander through the Shire to go to ... Was it Mithlond?.... in any case the Grey Havens. Devotional but not in sorrow they walk. I really love it ^^"
Stone2Gold Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016
What is this art style!? It's breath taking!
CelandineGranger Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful! I love your color choice!
Snidget-King Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
so when u want to sell ur book, u call this “不涉及任何文学作品”(not involve any literary work)?
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this!
OspreyEamon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Beautiful. The composition is very striking and, while I like all your art, I think the pieces with the simpler colour work the best.
ErelasInglor Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Gorgeous.  Nuff' said.
EskarArt Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
incredible! instantly watch
Waltervd Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this could make a awesome glass in lead window OuO
Zeonista Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Well done, it is an excellent stylized depiction of Haldir's wandering company in their pleasantly mysterious manner.
intervil Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Beautiful :) (Smile) :) (Smile) 
Nortstar Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
it is really great ^^ good work :clap:
pineapplehunter Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student General Artist
This is by far one of my favorite depictions of Tolkien's elves.
imhilien Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely... :)
Viridian-Nova Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
<3 <3 <3
Eldr-Fire Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful! Really breathtaking. It's different that your other Lord of the Rings pieces, and the different composition really emphasises the procession into the west! Wow, this is so incredible...
honorableone11 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
This is GORGEOUS. It's like your usual stained-glass style mixed with a woodblock print.
MirkAssassin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Is there a special name for that kind of umbrella? 
MirkAssassin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Love all the "S" curves. 
VyrmArmy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Marvelous. It's very ethereal. The ground almost looks like calm water (which was probably the intent).
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything you create makes me want to seriously weep! :rose:
Rurouni-Elf Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wish I could live in your art.
skeppio Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Absolutely beautiful. :)
NeddieDavid Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh, the BLUE. This is so gorgeous. :heart: The composition and forms are beyond stunning. Ahh, this is just so gorgeous.
JLSigman Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
"With shining hand by her were sawn"
FYI, should be sewn at the end

BEAUTIFUL. Minimal and gorgeous, perfect for the subject matter.
elvenham Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely stunning and stylish.  The colors are gorgeous, and the lines flow so wonderfully!  As beautiful as the subject matter, for sure. 
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