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What is this magic?
At an easel an artist stood
Painting a dreary black line
As black as was his mood
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Sculptor was staring at stone
Thinking 'tis a good chisel
But never before he had shown
Shape of his soul, made visible
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All carelessly in the air
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How their purpose she could snare
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But it never took a good flight
"How could the rhythm of mine
Never be just right?"
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In their places made a sound
Screaming for a change
The artists it would astound
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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."
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"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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Elaini-the-Mystic
Annastiina Salonen
Finland
For permissions on my artwork etc. you can e-mail me at: ama.salonen(at)gmail.com

For permissions on my artwork etc. you can e-mail me at: ama.salonen@gmail.com

Also take a look at my mother's artist website, www.Capsellart.com. She makes paintings which are crossovers of modern and classic art, and her website is my own creation.

I'm a female born in 1983, and I'm a big Tolkien fan like I have been for a great number of years. And yes, I have read the books a lot as well: The Silmarillion, some of the HoME series, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings... 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 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 mixed digital art.

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I was a huge fan of Lord of the Rings trilogy of Peter Jackson in 2001-2003. Of the Hobbit trilogy adaptation, not so much because it drifted away from the atmosphere of LotR too much for my taste.

Anyway, I have always been a fan of Tolkien's books most of all, but first and foremost of The Silmarillion. I never had a problem with fan art and how the characters are depicted in a unique way, coming from the own imaginations of the artists, even after the movies came out. The books do indicate that the sons of Denethor have a hair black as a raven, for instance, instead of the blonde in the movies. The looks of Legolas were never especially specified.

The actors of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit have been good, but I also noticed that my image about the characters were strongly influenced by those actors at first, like they are influencing the newer wave of Tolkien fans now. When they see the face of Lee Pace, in their minds they may call him Thranduil, and so on. Sometimes even the actors of those blockbusters grow very tired of the constant association, the fixation with themselves.

But within time I have noticed that those images created by the actors slowly started to fade away from my mind or that they now have less importance. I again allow my imagination to take the lead, and see that it's better for the characters to truly be their own people, instead of the images of any actors portraying them. There is plenty of amazing fan art with original interpretations to prove the point.

That's also why I now think that if move Tolkien movies are ever made, perhaps it's better to resort to photorealistic CGI characters like in Avatar or Beowulf for that reason. To make characters truly of their own kind instead. For The Silmarillion, the beauty of the characters should truly be otherworldly if it ever happens, for instance.

The technology does exist to do it. Moreover, the detailed CGI models do not age easily if the need to use them arises again.
  • Listening to: Kerli - Blossom

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I was a huge fan of Lord of the Rings trilogy of Peter Jackson in 2001-2003. Of the Hobbit trilogy adaptation, not so much because it drifted away from the atmosphere of LotR too much for my taste.

Anyway, I have always been a fan of Tolkien's books most of all, but first and foremost of The Silmarillion. I never had a problem with fan art and how the characters are depicted in a unique way, coming from the own imaginations of the artists, even after the movies came out. The books do indicate that the sons of Denethor have a hair black as a raven, for instance, instead of the blonde in the movies. The looks of Legolas were never especially specified.

The actors of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit have been good, but I also noticed that my image about the characters were strongly influenced by those actors at first, like they are influencing the newer wave of Tolkien fans now. When they see the face of Lee Pace, in their minds they may call him Thranduil, and so on. Sometimes even the actors of those blockbusters grow very tired of the constant association, the fixation with themselves.

But within time I have noticed that those images created by the actors slowly started to fade away from my mind or that they now have less importance. I again allow my imagination to take the lead, and see that it's better for the characters to truly be their own people, instead of the images of any actors portraying them. There is plenty of amazing fan art with original interpretations to prove the point.

That's also why I now think that if move Tolkien movies are ever made, perhaps it's better to resort to photorealistic CGI characters like in Avatar or Beowulf for that reason. To make characters truly of their own kind instead. For The Silmarillion, the beauty of the characters should truly be otherworldly if it ever happens, for instance.

The technology does exist to do it. Moreover, the detailed CGI models do not age easily if the need to use them arises again.
  • Listening to: Kerli - Blossom

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thanks for that fav and adding my drawing to one of your collections!
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Thank you for the watch and adding to the collection!
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for adding me to your watch list, i am utterly flattered :heart: ~Theresa
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Thank you so much for the watch! :)
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