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Meadows of Gondolin by vilva73 Meadows of Gondolin by vilva73
This is my entry for Tolkien-related contest 'between the lines': [link]
On the image (look at the 'Silmarillion', author: JRR Tolkien) are: Tuor (human), his wife Idril (elf) and their son Earendil, on a small spring trip via meadows of Gondolin.

Watercolors, original size = A3.
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You wouldn't know who was the elf just by looking.

For inscrutable reasons, Eru Ilvatar decreed that 2 peoples would dwell on MiddleEarth. One immortal, the other mortal and inferior in senses, mental powers, etc. Also while the Elves were invited at once to Valinor, the humans were left to their own devices.... Their afterlives would, however, favor the mortal humans.There is yet to be revealed in the Music.

In the First Age, 3 human-elf marriages took place, and the children were given a choice -to be Elven or to be human.
Thus of Earendil's kids, Elros chose to be mortal -and was the ancestor of Aragorn, 1st king of the United Realm, and Elrond chose to be Eldar, and after 6000+ years, still was the host at Rivendell.
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vilva73 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Yes, I know:) thanks for comment:)
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Another beautiful work of a time ~6500 years before that of Bilbo Baggins on his doorstep, and in a land now sunk under Ocean. Even then MiddleEarth was much scarred and changed by Morgoth (now banished forever), but one could put out of mind, the horrors that these 3 had seen.

Would it that Tolkein had lived to see this fan art.
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vilva73 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
:) thank you:)
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Violet-tear-streaks Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist
This is beautifully portrayed! I like the detail in the grass and the flowers so much.
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vilva73 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Thanks! :)
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Rouan26 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Looks amazing!!! LOVE IT.
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vilva73 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Thank you for your words:)
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Rouan26 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
You're welcome!!!
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Akainka Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Albo poległam myślą,c że "watercolors" oznacza akwarele, albo jesteś ich prawdziwą mistrzynią. O.O
Jak ty to robisz? :D
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vilva73 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Dzięki za komplimenta. W najogólniejszej ogólności:
1. Stosuję te w tubach (są gęstsze i można dowolnie wymieszać konsystencję)
2. Wzmocnienie koloru uzyskuję wielowarstwowo nakładając farby (co wydłuża czas pracy do 20-50 h. przy obrazku A3-A4)
3. Chcąc nałożyć 'jaśniejsze na ciemniejsze' mieszam je z np. białą/ żółtą plakatówką, temperą, gwaszem itp. Nawet z emulsyjną budowlano-remontową, jeśli uznam że tak trzeba:)

Reszta to już 25 lat ćwiczeń, eksperymentów i uczenia się na własnych błędach.
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fairybomb56 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful. Love the use of colors.
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vilva73 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Thanks:)!
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Arielphf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Lovely! And so detailed for a watercolor! You've done a wonderful job with this.
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vilva73 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Thank you for nice words:)
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laughingbomb Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, beautiful! Just magnificent!
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vilva73 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Thank you:)
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Tsuki-Nekota Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconbwavoplz: Precious and Beautiful
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vilva73 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Thanks for your nice words:)
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Tsuki-Nekota Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
you're welcome :heart:
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Hayyarden Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Idril looks like young man, nothing like a woman ;/
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vilva73 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
:D:D Idril was a strong woman. High princess of elves who decided on life with faint human?...
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WARORK Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
I can't get over how happy they look, especially Earendil who I always thought was a really intense individual. But its important to know that all the characters in the Silmarillion had times when they were happy and carefree as the book itself doesn't seem to have a lot of happiness in it.

Oh, and I love how plaid the water looks too :D
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vilva73 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
well, you're right. I like these time, when they was carefree... At last, there was 7-8 years (?) when they was happy together...
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Willoow Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
lovely style :heart:
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vilva73 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Thank you:)
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a nice family scene! And such vivid colors too:)
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vilva73 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
I like painting of old times, when Arda was young and fresh. Vivid colors, beauty light... I like it
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me too:heart:
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maiarcita Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Lovely scene!! :love:
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vilva73 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Thanks a lot:)
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maiarcita Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Welcome!!:heart:
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neral85 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely scene! :-)
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vilva73 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Thanks for thes words:)
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Darkendrama Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Beautiful!
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vilva73 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Thanks!
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww, he plays with boats!^^ Of course.
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Someday to sail to the uttermost West, and become the Morning Star,ere the Cavalry arrive to remove Morgoth forever from MiddleEarth, ere the sinking of the land shown into Ocean, and the rise of Numenor !
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vilva73 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
announcement of the future:) of course
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A wonderful scene! I love to see them as a happy family...
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vilva73 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Thank you:) I like it too...
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