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Emlinn redraw V2

This would be the third time I'm redrawing Emlinn from Himring's The West Wind Quartet. It's interesting to see how my style changes over time. And the new one is very sketchy... it was done on impulse, to see how it'd turn out.

I also want to take a moment to congratulate Himring on creating a character and a story that has stayed with me through all these years. I checked the review I left and I can't believe it's from 2010. Almost 10 years! And I still remember it. Well done, Himring!!

OC from Himring's story West Wind Quartet. Entry for B2MeM12 Bingo Number G51

The original, back in 2012 when all I had was paper and a bad scanner
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Version 2 from 2017, first time using a tablet.

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Sketchy new version, also done with tablet in less than an hour
FMA - 100% approved

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Starting a two weeks course in another city this monday, I needed something to read for the 8h bus ride. Such a lovely story! 10/10 would recommend.

Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead. There are adventures in the graveyard for a boy--an ancient Indigo Man, a gateway to the abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, he will be in danger from the man Jack--who has already killed Bod's family.
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Portrait of Beren

This started as a redraw of a Tuor pic I did in 2010 (almost 10 years ago!!!), but halfway it became Beren. It felt too rough to be Tuor. Found the sketch yesterday while working on the Elrond&Elros pic and decided why not finish this? I really need to stop doing this so late at night though -_-

And it seemed to Thingol that this Man was unlike all other mortal Men, and among the great in Arda

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Feanorian silences

In which Elros is Not Impressed by Elven-kind and Elrond is trying to pretend he's not comparing everyone in a position of authority to Maedhros and finds them lacking.

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Ereinion clearly thinks that it was a terrible thing to happen to us, to be fostered by Maglor, and maybe he’s right. But I think he imagines that there are dark hurtful secrets in our past that we aren’t revealing, obscure Feanorian transgressions.  There are no sinister Feanorian secrets, though. All Maedhros and Maglor’s crimes are public knowledge. We are merely replicating Feanorian silences.

- from "A Walk in the Forest, an Evening by the Fire" by Himring
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B2MeM19 Bingo Numbers G54-B7-N44-N45

Draw a Tolkien character - With a teddy bear, In a Halloween costume, As a child
The language of flowers - Elderflower: Compassion
Elements of Elrond - Friend
Art - In your favourite artists' style, Digital art
Four words - Bloom, Devour, Blinding, Alliance
Notes: used Hiromu Arakawa's style (Fullmetal Alchemit's mangaka)

For Maglor took pity upon Elros and Elrond, and he cherished them, and love grew after between them, as little might be thought

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Elrond if you keep making that face no one will want to be your friend...
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B2MeM19 Bingo Numbers N39-I16-072-G51

Draw a Tolkien character - dancing
The language of flowers - Iris: Good News; Thistle: Nobility
Elements of Elrond - Husband; Host; Diplomant; Peredhil
Art - fashion study

Notes: I used Frankish Merovingian as reference for Elrond's outfit and Ancient Greek for Celebrían's. Also I headcanon that 1) Celebrían is taller than Elrond and 2) Elrond does feel the cold more than full-blooded elves.

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Elrond hosts a party at Rivendell, in celebration of his betrothal to Celebrían
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B2MeM19 Bingo Number G48

Draw a Tolkien character - in love
The language of flowers - Balsamine: Impatience

Often Beleg Strongbow came to Menegroth to seek him, and led him far afield, teaching him woodcraft and archery and (which he liked more) the handling of swords; but in crafts of making he had less skill, for he was slow to learn his own strength, and often marred what he made with some sudden stroke.

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B2MeM18 Day 18 - Unsettling

Inspired by Drag0nst0rm's amazing fic Softly Sing the Children

Morendo: Dying.

Tranquillo: Calmly, peacefully.

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"The servants of Celegorm find Elured and Elurin, and they abandon them in the woods. This is a decision they do not regret until Maedhros discovers it and gives brutal justice.

They are not sure if they would have done it had the children been … different. They think that they might have at least hesitated more.

As it is, the children’s uncanny stares and the disinterested look they had given to their fallen nurse and the blood that had splattered their clothes had made them very glad to leave them behind."
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B2MeM18 Day 11

The sound of running and falling water was loud, and the evening was filled with a faint scent of trees and flowers, as if summer still lingered in Elrond's gardens. (Fellowship of the Ring, “Many Meetings”)

Arrow River, one of the locations used for the Ford of Bruinen scene (Black Rider's side of the river, the side with Arwen and Frodo was filmed at another location). We didn't have a guide here, and even though there was a map showing all the hiking tracks and the place where the scene was filmed, there was no mark on the location. Walking around, we got to the place that looked familiar to all of us.