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Exile

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When the Noldor led by Fingolfin discovered their betrayal, they went farther north and crossed the sea at the Grinding Ice which cost them many lives. With the Two Trees destroyed by Melkor, the departure of the Noldor out of the Undying Lands marked the end of the Years of the Trees, and the beginning of the Years of the Sun when the Valar created the Moon and the Sun out of Telperion's last flower and Laurelin's last fruit.
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Herokiller12344's avatar
It was at this moment that everyone involved realized that this was a bad plan.
GabrieLaiqalasse's avatar
oh i LOVE this!  the reindeer are a lovely touch
pinocchioo65's avatar
it is amusing that you have drawn reindeer, I do not remember that the Noldors had it when they crossed the Chaos of Ice. in fact, I do not even know if they had mounts ...
steamey's avatar
)) In fact, it had to be ... um, like colliding ice floes, I suppose?
I mean, drawing an endless plain would be boring. Just the surface is swept up by the snow.
If they were walking on the ice, they would have to carry things on themselves. And the horses (I don't know for sure, but) most likely would have moved their legs in different directions because of the ice.
So ... consider this my personal opinion.
pinocchioo65's avatar
no worries, I really like ^^ and then I think that like all the world see the Elves as creatures of the forest, that they have cervids as mounts seems rather logical. (and then I have to admit that Thranduil had a certain class on his Megaceros ^^)
steamey's avatar
Or maybe it's only because I was inspired by the work of Peter and Weta Workshop. I didn't have anyone to tell me about Tolkien's books. I read them only in 2003. But these were all his works, including fairy tales, essays and poems.
pinocchioo65's avatar
like for me, I only read the books in 2007 (and then I bought everything except the Unfinished Tales and Legends ^^)
steamey's avatar
Legends?
pinocchioo65's avatar
yes, you do not know? the collection of Tolkien on the legends of Middle-earth and Aman.
steamey's avatar
I heard about it. But in Russia they have never been published. And I don't know why.
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EuseliaHobbyist Digital Artist
Pinkie pie (except it does!) plz by luckreza8  Amazing!
anuna15's avatar
I just noticed that you have…..ELF CHILDREN IN THE BACKGROUND!!!!!!!!!!!! Stocking Heart Emote 
steamey's avatar
I know ^^
anuna15's avatar
It's awesome. More please! Love 
steamey's avatar
Certainly!..  Frozen - Elsa Smile Icon 
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NImH37Professional General Artist
I love it. So perfect and fitting for the tale of the Noldor. Thank you, and keep up the wonderful art work.
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NastyfoxyHobbyist Traditional Artist
О! Переход  через Хэлкараксэ. Ворлшебно!
steamey's avatar
С четвертой попытки таки сделала этот рисунок)
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NastyfoxyHobbyist Traditional Artist
И получилось превосходно. Так и ощущается морозный воздух, когда смотришь на эту работу.
steamey's avatar
Ну еще бы - рисовалось зимой и я,помнится,тогда ощутимо промерзала).
Libra1010's avatar
 I probably shouldn't say this, but a major part of the reason I love this image is because I learned that people actually ride reindeer in Real Life as a result! (Although it should be noted that this IS an excellent image in it's own right!).
steamey's avatar
Yeah ... many have complained about parallel with the film.
Libra1010's avatar
 Well then that seems very ungracious of them in my opinion; there's no shame in sharing an idea, so long as it is a good one!
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