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See you in Valinor by Moumou38 See you in Valinor by Moumou38
Sad, is it ? A year ago I said for a drawing which had the same theme and name :

In the movie, Celeborn sails with his wife ; he goes with her in Valinor while in the book he decides to stay.
When Galadriel left, he was still very attached to his land so he took care of the last elves of their realm before going to Rivendell where he dwelt with his grandsons and eventually sails…
I saw a lot of people claiming that Galadriel and Celeborn supposedly only stayed together for reasons other than love, or that their marriage would have gone cold and loveless thousands years ago. I refuse to believe that.

In my opinion, their love is one of the greatest in the history of Middle Earth that only grows stronger over the years. Their parting must have been very sad.


Well, my mind had not changed about it and I drew this illustration according to my mood.
I feel like I just lost people I really loved ; after few years of studies in our university, most of my old friends from medium/high school had left for other cities to study stuffs we don’t have here. Not even taking time to say goodbye for some of them.
Of course we still have phones, letters, msn, yahoo, facebook whatever but it’s not the same. The innocent time of high school when we used to promise one another that we would grow old together seems so far from now.
I’m not lonely, I still have friends, I’m not unhappy… just nostalgic for a bygone era... Apparently it’s time for Moumou to grow up …

That’s life after all…many meetings, many partings …

Let’s stop speaking about my mood, about the drawing itself, I worked a lot on the clothes and I tried to add details like the embroidery; I hope I had not messed up.
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AkhillesY Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018
Love Galadriel's hair color!
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pinocchioo65 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Well, I do not see why they would not love each other anymore. After all, it would not be the first time that kind of separation: Celebrian and Elrond still loved each other as far as I know but he did not follow her across the sea when she left there are thousands years.
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Radu-B Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think it's possible for an elven love to grow cold with time. They are geared towards stability and not change. It's their biggest asset and also their biggest problem.
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The-Misfit Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015   Digital Artist
I'm glad I'm not the only one who believes this about galadriel and celeborn! Even though in the movies they seemed kinda aloof of each other, the audience doesn't realize they are thousands of years old and from another time and kindred completely. Perception isn't always truth. Just because they aren't groping all over each other like less classy couples doesn't mean they don't love each other
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think Galadriel and Celeborn are important but never explicitely. Especially Celeborn. If someone pays attention to the Lore itself, then he/she will notice that Celeborn was here at every single important event/battle since the beginning of Arda's history. 
But most people of the fandom, even though who read LoTR, are attached to the explicit part of the story. Alas, Celeborn is completely overlooked and the movies made it worse.
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Menkhar Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful
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anuna15 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
After all the random weirdly suggestive thing (I don't even know what) PJ did with Galadriel and Gandalf in the Hobbit movies-I'm glad to see stuff like this. I mean…it's almost like in the movie they're coming up to the border of 'friend and lover' and being dangerously close to crossing it with every little interaction. And then people blow it up and I just…RAAAGHNRNLSKJDGLK.

So yes-I love this.w00t! 
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so happy to read comments like yours because the whole Galadriel x Gandalf fanservice is starting to annoy me especially because lots of people don't know about Celeborn and the LoTR trilogy did not do him justice either. It's such a shame. He is such a wonderful character T__T 
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anuna15 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
My absolute pleasure! I think in order to promote more Galadriel and Celeborn and really get his character out there, in addition to promoting the love between Galadriel and her HUSBAND, whom she LOVES- you should make a couple more portraits of the lovely couple Dance! 
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NimbusBlack Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
This really made me wanna cry. I can literally feel the emotions coming out of the painting. T.T
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LHaywrd Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Writer
Wow ,this is just so great and sad. And Ito refuse to believe that their life is loveless and cold. I just believe in the same as you. It is the greatest love in Middle Earth and Valinor (including Arwen and Aragorn,Elrond and Celebrian) Really amazing
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luoyi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Hello, I am a big fan of your painting works, cannot express how much I appreciate your work for characters from LOTR and the silmarillion, especially the image of lord Celeborn in your work, since he and lady Galandriel are my favorate couple in middle earth...And in the movie Peter Jackson hasn't paid enough attention on this prinice of Doriath, who have experienced and suffered from so much in his long life...

I am from China(not sure if you have received messages from Chinese fans, it will be a great honor for me if I am among the first) and I am also working on some fan fiction(in chinese) mainly about early life and experience of Celeborn and Galandriel. Many of my pen-friends just could not understand my personal focus on celeborn and many of them only take him as a "background" of Galandriel, while I insist that celeborn is a great leader as his wife, actually no one could divide their experience ever since their union of souls, since they both become half of a whole.So I would like to ask you for a favor, I would like to share your paint works about celeborn to people in China who are also interested in the fairy tale of middle earth, share with them the genius work from foreign ringers which also help to explain my own feelings.

I will acknowledge original author and provide URL for each paint works in our websites (only with your permission), and of course, no money will be made from it. 

Please let me know if it is okay for you. Once again, very beautiful and touching work!
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much. I'm glad you enjoy my work.

You are indeed one of the 1rst chinese fan I've got to talk to and it's ok, you can use my artwork as long as there's a link to the original work (and that it has no commercial purpose).

Have fun and good luck with your project.
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luoyi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Thank you so much!
I wish you could have more of these fantastic works in the future!
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cosoko Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
So very sad, I hope he does sail west and they meet again!
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Lailoken9 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   Writer
This is so beautiful and touching, my favourite Celeborn & Galadriel art yet. Very true to what I pictured reading the books...I wish they would develop there story more in the movies.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish they do that but I doubt it. I fear that Celeborn is a lost cause
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Cloudpow Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
I agree with you in the description. Many folks forget that Elves are the most emotional creatures (though they don't show it as strongly as men, dwarves, hobbits, etc.). A relationship between elves is a very strong one, and one that lasts for many ages.

Even if you just think of common sense, they're immortal, so they have all the time in the world to go searching for other companions, yet they chose to stay with each other. :D

I'm going to stop before my Tolkien-addict comes out in full force. :XD:
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They do, people forget about that when it comes to elves; They focus on how beautiful (hot) they look.
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Selkieborn Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I agree that their love must have been so deep no one else could hope to compare. They were together for thousands of years, that sort of love doesn't fade and isn't a bond of circumstance or status. I will ship this ship until the end of Arda and beyond. Thank GOD I have your art to feed my feels!
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm always glad to read people who think like me...I feel like this ship is in danger and even more since the Hobbit movie and Gandalf
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Lilith-Babydoll Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this evokes so many feels omg
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad it does. It is really what I wanted :)
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Lilith-Babydoll Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I may have to kidnap you so I can get to see loads more beautiful art
lolwut
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's the sweetest kidnapping demand I've ever read :)
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Lilith-Babydoll Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh I am very nice when it comes to kidnapping c: Its generally persuasion with Jam and Fluffy socks
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Kingsdaughter613 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I seem to recall reading that it isn't certain Celeborn left at all. It never says he does. He may have remained in the mortal realm for all time. Which makes this even more poignant. i really don't get people hating on Galadriel either. Great job on this!
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like to believe that he actually left. I'm free to choose my interpretation, it's the beauty of Tolkien's writing.
"there is no record of the day when at last he sought the Grey Havens, and with him went the last living memory of the Elder Days in Middle-earth." I feel like the sentence implies it. For me it means that no one was here to see it because he was the last but he left and the last memory went with him which gave birth to our world with no elf, no magic what so ever... anyway, that's how I understand it.
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
This is beautiful. Besides Elves only marry for love, not for other reasons...He named her Galadriel you know, and that says a lot to me.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
You're welcome!!!
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Elwing94 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
yap!! "Their love only grows stronger over the years"
also i agree fully with your mood. although i'm only a senior high school student, every time when i miss my old friend in junior high school or elementary school, i always wonder if they remember me or not? can we just chat and laugh as usual?
we promised that we'll be friends forever but...
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
we all go through this kind of moment in our lives, I'm glad you understabd
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Neranella Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Très touchant, et très belle illustration. Même si ce ne sont pas mes personnages préférés, je pense comme vous. Leur amour ne s'est jamais démenti, comme presque toujours avec les Elfes de Tolkien.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tolkien a une façon si belle d'ecrire les relations entre elfes, je pense qu'il n'y a pas besoin d'être "fan" de ces personnages pour s'en rendre compte.
En tout cas, merci
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RainbowFireStar Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
this is so beautiful and really portrays a tearful goodbye! why on earth would people think these two had a loveless marriage? that seems crazy to me. i hope you're feeling better now. i know how it is to pine for the old times...
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks very much, I am always glad to see people agreeing with me about them. Speak of the loveless marriage, I think people are influenced by the movies so they totally overlook the background and all of what happened in Middle Earth off-screen (ie : sending troops to dol guldur, war in the north etc. ...) so they just hate Celeborn and are crazy about Galadriel.
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RainbowFireStar Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
you're welcome. i wonder how people came to that conclusion. i only remember seeing Celeborn for a very short time in the movie. hardly any time at all to form an opinion about him period, much less their entire marriage. very strange. anyway, you're most welcome! i really love this piece!
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naurlote Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Galadriel/Celeborn is my favourite couple of LOTR,..... their love is deep,strong and greater than Arwen/Aragorn...
It´s my opinion
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with you, they're much more interesting ;p
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GGGMAL Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
this is so amazinggggggg *inner sobbing*
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankiiiiiiies, it makes me so sad too!
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carrie1953 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
I agree with you! It IS a very great love story!! In Tolkien's life, he believed in one marriage for always! I believe he felt that the Elves were the same in their outlook on love and life!!
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks very much, I'm glad you agree. I think that Tolkien was, somehow, a hopeless romantic. The love he shared with his wife went through his books as well, it is so beautiful and touching
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carrie1953 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Definitely!!
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Lord-Radian Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yea I am on your side for the thought that their love would not fade. I mean who cares it´s midle earth for god sake. I am deeply impressed by Tolkien that he portreted these things that they don´t feel cheesy or crapy , for me they feel only pure .

One thought. Yes they parted, you know what must had been emotional. Galadriel arriwing at Valinor. Finarfin her Father welcoming home only one child. I thik both would we torn apart by the grief of the loss and joy of meeting.
I have to always apluad for Galadriel, i mean i you could see in her eyes you would ages of peace and wars, joy and sadneess, everythig. The last of the Noldor princes beyond the see.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with you, thanks for taking the time to give me your opinion.
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karatechick13 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So sad! I'm getting all teary! *sniff* You really did capture the sorrow in it. I truly think that it would have been a terribly sad parting.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks very much, it's such a sad parting. I melted when I read the books. When Celeborn says to Aragorn that he hopes he will be able to keep his treasure better than he did....so so so saaaaad
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karatechick13 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it really is! :sniff:
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