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MerMay: all by JuliaNikitina MerMay: all :iconjulianikitina:JuliaNikitina 183 9 Irmo by faQy Irmo :iconfaqy:faQy 262 9 Ulmo by EKukanova Ulmo :iconekukanova:EKukanova 468 33 Aikanaro -sketch by EKukanova Aikanaro -sketch :iconekukanova:EKukanova 369 53 Sheepskin coat by JuliaNikitina Sheepskin coat :iconjulianikitina:JuliaNikitina 336 17 Varga by JuliaNikitina Varga :iconjulianikitina:JuliaNikitina 312 24 Skethbook 18 by kimberly80 Skethbook 18 :iconkimberly80:kimberly80 381 40 Teapots by JuliaNikitina Teapots :iconjulianikitina:JuliaNikitina 205 13 Young prince by EKukanova Young prince :iconekukanova:EKukanova 447 66 trees of Valinor by faQy trees of Valinor :iconfaqy:faQy 160 12 Blanket of snow by JuliaNikitina Blanket of snow :iconjulianikitina:JuliaNikitina 214 12 Trolls and elves by JuliaNikitina Trolls and elves :iconjulianikitina:JuliaNikitina 191 15 Inktober 2017 by JuliaNikitina Inktober 2017 :iconjulianikitina:JuliaNikitina 233 30 Golden chestnut by EKukanova Golden chestnut :iconekukanova:EKukanova 249 49 Sauron by kimberly80 Sauron :iconkimberly80:kimberly80 586 27 Middle Earth by EKukanova Middle Earth :iconekukanova:EKukanova 523 76


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Comic Sans Tengwar
Because it cracks me up with its infinite wrongness.

I should point out this is not actually a font; I just cut and pasted bits from Comic Sans letters to make the tengwar.  I'm not sure how successful it is; it looks to me more like a hand-drawn no frills version of the tengwar than Comic Sans proper; it's missing that indefinable Comic Sans je-ne-sais-quoi to my mind, but maybe I've been looking at it too long, too.

I hope I spelled everything correctly!  I used the Quenya version of the letter meanings, and spelled the Quenya words, well, Quenyaly.  Interestingly enough you can't spell 'silmë' in Quenya using a proper silmë letter!
The Two Queens
I got a request on my Patreon to paint the Greek Goddess Despoine; She is a daughter of Demeter, and was worshipped in Arkadia as the principal Deity there.  She was the (fertility?) Goddess of a mystery cult; Her true name was known only to initiates and has not come down to us.  'Despoine' means simply 'Mistress.'   In Her sanctuary at Arkadia She was shown sharing a throne with Her mother Demeter; this reminded me both of a Mykenaean ivory carving showing two women seated together sharing a mantle and of the Anatolian Neolithic statuettes that show one (very abstract) Goddess with two heads.  I'm assuming this shows a mother and her grown daughter in a comment on the cyclical nature of womanhood, that the mother gives birth to the daughter who becomes the mother who gives birth to the daughter who becomes the mother who...

So I've shown both Demeter and Despoine here under one mantle, in Minoan style, to evoke both the Mykenaean statues, the Neolithic sculptures, and the description of Their statue in Arkadia, which was famously cut from a single block of stone that had been dug up out of the earth in response to a dream.

The title of 'The Two Queens' comes from an inscription from Pylos of two Goddesses worshipped there; whether that is Demeter and Despoine, or Demeter and Kore (or another pair) isn't known, but it parallels the Mykenaean statuette quite nicely.

The colors are taken from the limited palette of Minoan frescoes.  Ink, watercolor, and white gouache on toned paper.


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Twilights-Maiden Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful gallery!
SaxtorphArt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! I just stumbled upon your page and I'd like to say, I love your artwork and your style! Keep it up :D
ThaliaTook Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh thank you1
SaxtorphArt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :D
Maria-Bazhatarnik Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist
What a marvelous gallery you have! Many thanks for your art 😍
EthanRedOtter Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Student Writer
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Happy birthday!!!Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D  
ThaliaTook Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you1
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018
 Happy Birthday on the Day itself!Clap 
ThaliaTook Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
 I do hope that you enjoyed Many Happy Returns?:) (Smile) 
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