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The Tale of Beren and Luthien

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The Tale of Beren and Lúthien


It is told that Beren, after the death of his father and kinsmen, journeyed to the elven land of Doriath, where none dared to tread. He came graven of heart, and bowed with many years of woe. Wandering through the summer woods of Neldoreth, at a time of evening, under moonrise, Beren came upon Lúthien  as she danced upon the unfading grass in the glades beside Esgalduin. Then all memory of his pain departed from him, and he fell into an enchantment ; for Lúthien was the most beautiful of all the children of ILuvatar. Blue was her raiment as the unclouded heaven, but her eyes like the starlit evening, and her mantle sewn with golden flowers, but her hair was dark as Shadows of twilight. As the light upon the leaves of trees, as the voices of clear waters, as the stars above the mists of the world, such was her glory and her loveliness... and in her face was a shining light...
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thank you for your permission.

i could write down the writing with your great illustration under your kind permission.

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greensap Traditional Artist
I'm afraid although is not exactly what Mr Tolkien wrote ...it's taken from his books ...so I'm sorry but it's not mine to give ...
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InkAndMoonlightProfessional Traditional Artist
So beautiful and intricate, I can't stop looking! :)
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Thanks ... :D
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I just used your image for an entry about the upcoming book. It's here: revistapicnic.com/beren-luthie… (we're a Mexico-based illustration magazine and I edit the Geeks section), I hope you don't mind. Credit is specified.
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Yes your welcome:)
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Beautiful scenery! Love the spirals, literary in everything..
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Thanks the literature was from Tolkien ... And the style I tried to copy from Steph Law ... :)
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LadyofAzzarothStudent General Artist
This is sooooo beautiful :heart: breathtaking :hug:
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Thank you my Lady ...:D
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LadyofAzzarothStudent General Artist
You are welcome :3
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moonlight311Hobbyist General Artist
breath taking
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greensap Traditional Artist
Thank you moonlight ...:)
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moonlight311Hobbyist General Artist
lol your welcome
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Meztli72Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful ^^
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greensap Traditional Artist
Thanks Meztli ...I was looking your gallery, and see your a lover of long dark hair to ...:D
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Meztli72Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ^^
Of course, I Love it :D I'm very glad that you looked at my gallery :)
Your drawings are awesome and some of them are so colorful :aww:
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DeniseLaMayaHobbyist Photographer
wonderfull, so lovely!
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greensap Traditional Artist
Thank you , I 'm glad you like it
...:D
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moonlight311Hobbyist General Artist
Get lost in the beauty
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greensap Traditional Artist
Who put the lights out, where I'm I , ha! Thanks moonlight ...:D
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Wow. Just wow...
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greensap Traditional Artist
Cheers my friend ...:D
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battyelf Traditional Artist
The colors. The detail. @___@ Stunning!
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