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Elwing Bearing the Silmaril by peet Elwing Bearing the Silmaril by peet
'Thus Maedhros and Maglor gained not the jewel; but it was not lost. For Ulmo bore up Elwing out of the waves, and he gave her the likeness of a great white bird, and upon her breast there shone as a star the Silmaril, as she flew over the water to seek Eärendil her beloved.'

JRR Tolkien: The Silmarillion: Chapter 24: Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath 

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Painted in watercolour, with a touch of white gouache.

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quitzle Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
dude, you're so good at painting! like WOW
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peet Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, if you read this! :thumbsup:
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Bozip Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
Awesome! The pure light of Silmaril, the brave heart of Elwing. The sea is roaring and mourning the Mouth of Sirion.
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peet Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a poetic comment, which is one of my favourite kinds as it makes me think I'm doing something right. Thanks! :D
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greensap Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017   Traditional Artist
Great artwork Pete ... using heavy watercolour paper makes all the difference :)
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:iconpeet:
peet Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Terry! Been a great fan of yours for a many many years now! :thumbsup:
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greensap Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017   Traditional Artist
Cheers peet ... looking forward to seeing more of your imaginative ArtWork in the future  :)
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JohnlockedDancer Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconpeet:
peet Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much and sorry for the late response - appear to have missed your comment!
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MirielVinya Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great painting, I like the colors and the composition. 
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peet Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much - this remains one that I'm happy with (which is unusual, as self-critical as I am ;))
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MirielVinya Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome. It is not so good to be too much self-critical ;-)) Art is a joy and love of creation, I wish you all the best :-)
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AloiInTheSky Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
THis looks so so beautiful~
And I adore that huge wave~
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peet Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much - was really pleased with how that wave turned out :)
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Ancient--One Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heart Heart Congratulations your work has been awarded the honor of the "Best of the Best" at NaturesHaven. Please enjoy Volume |Xjournal feature which showcases your art. 

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Ancient--One
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peet Featured By Owner Edited Jan 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Why thanks very much! I couldn't seem to find it in the folder you mention, but I appreciate the thought all the same! :highfive:
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Ancient--One Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very  welcome!!!  First of all. you deserve it!  Second of all, I'm limited with what I can choose, so I choose only the Best, and from there, I can only Feature ten of the Best of the Best, being Featured on the first Friday of each month.  LOTS of competition for that Honor.  So don't be upset if you  don't get that out of the  Hundreds from the Featured Folder.

Thank you for being a member of NaturesHaven

Sincerely

Ancient--One
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Ancient--One Featured By Owner Edited Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured Folder by Ancient--One

Your wonderful art has been placed in our Featured folder. Congratulations!

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Ancient--One
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peet Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Honoured! :nod:
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Ancient--One Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very  welcome!!!  First of all. you deserve it!  Second of all, I'm limited with what I can choose, so I choose only the Best, and from there, I can only Feature ten of the Best of the Best, being Featured on the first Friday of each month.  LOTS of competition for that Honor.  So don't be upset if you  don't get that out of the  Hundreds from the Featured Folder.

Thank you for being a member of NaturesHaven

Sincerely

Ancient--One
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phantsythat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is marvelous, Peet. You continue to outdo yourself.
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peet Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I thank you kindly, though this one is a little over two years old now :)
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phantsythat Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perhaps I should have said 'outdid'. :) What caught my eye
was just how nicely you handled the water.
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peet Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm being a pedant ;) Thanks again! :hug:
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kiborgalexic Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic piece!Clap Clap Clap 
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peet Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like :)
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Erintii Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You depicted a stormy water perfectly. I can almost feel the breeze and wind there. I've never seen sea during storm but I imagined in in the same way.

As for Elwing, I hope she felt exhausted after the whole journey and got no other company but birds for the whole eternity.  Forever loneliness is the good fate for mother who leave kids to mass murderers  to keep gem.
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, that's one way to put it. So much about choice, fate, sacrifice providence in Tolkien. Sometimes there're are never any right decisions, and you just go with your gut and see what happens. Really glad you like :) This one remains a soft spot for me.
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Erintii Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe and free will and Tolkien as a Christian definitely believed in free will. In case of Elwing I will rather consider not a fate but difficult circumstances (her family was killed to get Silmaril and in a sense she might want to save her heritage), but not a fate as in Ancient Greek tragedy. Elwing had a choice as well as sons to Feanor had choices
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Ambruno Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing
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peet Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
:thanks:
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FuzzyMaro Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016
Gorgeous artwork! 
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peet Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!!
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AjaxTelamoneis Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The water looks amazing! That's my favorite part of this picture, though I also think you've done an incredible job on the clouds, and on the feathers of Elwing's wings, and those rays of light coming out of the Silmaril are very eye-catching.
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peet Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Again, my sincere thanks. This is one of my favourites, where the simplicity of the elements and composition came together easily, and fit well. But yeah, I was particularly pleased with the water. At first I was horrified, because I couldn't get the masking fluid off without ripping the paper. But in the end, the rips actually enhanced the movement and energy somehow, which was completely unexpected. And so this makes me even more fond of the work to this day, since it was such an 'accident' :)
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Cuthillius Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The water is sublime.
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peet Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I was particularly pleased with that :)
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Elsa-Snow-Queen Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Cheers
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HylianWolfLink Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work is absolutely stunning, love the details here :heart:
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, and my sincere apologies for such a late response! :hug:
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HylianWolfLink Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No that's okay! You're very welcome! :heart:
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Mousie-Lou Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Aaahg I'm geekin' out here! This is a wonderful illustration to a lovely text. The Silmarillian is possibly my favorite of Tolkien's books, and your illustrations do justice xD 
Makes me happy. Bravo friend, Bravo!
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peet Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, thank you so much for your kind words. I love making fans of Tolkien 'geek out' ;) It's the same feeling I get when I look at art that speaks to me too (esp. when it comes to THIS particular legendarium), so I very much appreciate your compliment! Cheers!
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Khalizya Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
This is one of my favourites! The contrast between the deep purple and the green of the sea! Awesome!
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peet Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much once again! This is one of faves too ... :D
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Matowicin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
What a masterpiece!!! Clap Clap Clap 
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peet Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah ... thanks! :thanks: :blush:
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Matowicin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
you're welcome!
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Thunderblade2001 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! :D
Looks so very good! ;)
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