What is this magic?At an easel an artist stoodWhat is this magic? by Elaini-the-Mystic
Painting a dreary black line
As black as was his mood
But he wanted talent to shine
Sculptor was staring at stone
Thinking 'tis a good chisel
But never before he had shown
Shape of his soul, made visible
An author had words gliding
All carelessly in the air
And yet there was in hiding
How their purpose she could snare
A composer drew a melody on line
But it never took a good flight
"How could the rhythm of mine
Never be just right?"
But suddenly a magic so strange
In their places made a sound
Screaming for a change
The artists it would astound
The painting shouted: "Hear!
Invisible I may be.
But I am right here!
Please don't smear on me."
The sculpture said: "Please.
From your blade my pain has risen.
I'm begging on my knees:
Free me of this stony prison."
The story to the author said:
"You're taking words from my dust
But look at my heroes instead.
It is them that you should trust."
The composer saw wings growing
On some of his notes unwritten
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High-Elven king Finrod Felagund (Findaráto Ingoldo), Galadriel's eldest brother in the First Age in Nargothrond, which he founded. If you haven't been familiar with his story, it can be found in The Silmarillion. Character belogs to J.R.R. Tolkien. The art is my own, not to be used without my permission.
I put much more details in this picture than I originally intended to, so I guess I should explain them.
Finrod's clothing: It's like a silky morning robe, but fit for a king. I decided to go for calm colours on top, but I gave a dash of Noldorin fieriness with red, as well.
Finrod's crown: In Lay of Leithian it's told that the crown of Nargothrond is silver. The crown design is my own, however – a bit more abstract form of Finrod's ring (Ring of Barahir, later used by Barahir, Beren and Aragorn).
Nargothrond diet: Living at riverside, I figured that the Nargothrondrim would eat plenty of fresh fish and shellfish, so I gave Finrod some bread, oysters and fruits. One of the fruits is lemon, because it's used with oysters and was known in medieval cuisine.
Harpist statue / fountain: Nargothrond and Menegroth were both mighty caverns, and in my mind both must have been very lively and not at all dark. So I gave this particular room a harpist statue and water falls steadily through it (and the halls), so it looks like she's playing strings of flowing water. A harp also fits Finrod's character rather well.
Noldorin lamp: Behind the statue. Pale blue crystal lamp of Noldorin craft, as described when Tuor arrives to Gondolin for the first time, or the Fellowship to Lothlórien.
Stalactites: Dwarves helped with building Nargothrond. In one point Gimli explains to Legolas about how a Dwarf wouldn't touch the natural beauty of stone, such as an Elf wouldn't cut down a healthy and beautiful tree, but rather builds around it. So the glittering stalactites are actually Dwarven heritage in that room.
I'm a female born in 1983, and as you might have guessed by having a peek in my profile, I'm a big Tolkien fan like I have been for over 10 years. And yes, I have read the books a lot as well. I do draw, paint, 3D model and photoshop things myself, and I'll upload things in my gallery when I have time for it.
What I'm looking for here is Tolkienverse related fan art, of course, and I'm especially fond about the Elves (to be precise: Eldar and the house of Finarfin). I will favourite other things as well. I'm very much enjoying to see all the talent and like minded people around, and I'll maybe pick inspiration and lessons myself. What I'm looking for is mainly classic art and photo manipulation.
I don't consider myself as too strict as a fan, because I know that a lots of fun is always to be had. What comes to the fan art of Silmarillion, Hobbit, Lord of the Rings and Unfinishes Tales, I also do accept humor and romance art showing some more intimate moments, as long as they're tastefully done. Nonetheless, I still don't personally like shipping like it's known in fan art or fanfics.
By the shipping I mean pairing characters with each other in the way they weren't meant to be in the original stories, regardless of sexual orientation. I would rather create entirely new characters in that universe if want to create new romances in fanfic material. I prefer respecting the original author's ideas, which in the case of my fandom is J.R.R. Tolkien - after all, the characters are his, not ours.
The main point: if you want me to favourite your work, please don't change the original stories too much. I think that presenting any unnamed spouses in family trees as well as "missing moments" is OK.
With this all being said, I hope to see you all more.
Also take a look at my mother's artist website, Capsellart.com. She makes paintings which are crossovers of modern and classic art, and her website is my own creation.
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