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Niënor Níniel. Glaurung has enchanted her, and she flees into the woods, twigs grabbing at her clothes and scraping her skin. Eventually she tears off her gown and runs further into the woods, all nude and frightened. She don't remember her past and who she is, because the dark, evil worm cast a spell of forgetfulness upon her.
- This lady's story is found in the Tale of the Children of Hurin, (a very sad story)

It's great to do Silmarillion illustrations again, it's been a while, and I would like to illustrate one of my favorite chapters from Lord of The Rings too; The old Forest, (best forest ever)!

anyway... I've used fine liner, black watercolor and pencils, (well, it's hard to see any pencil lines under the pigment liners and watercolor, but it's there ;) ) and the fog and white lines: Photoshop... I need a new white gel pen ^^ well, hope you like! Tell me what'cha think!

Nienor belongs to Tolkien (c) Silmarillion
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SciFiLover2 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
Excellent, very good detail with the character and also with the setting! The forest looks so beautifully hand-drawn, elaborate, and is quite atmospheric with its misty shrouds and gnarled wood and cobwebs - also a good metaphor for Nienor's mind after Glaurung has robbed her of her memories and left her amnesiac, lost and confused like this! :) Nienor's eyes are perfect, they really convey that fog Glaurung's spell has put on her mind, her loss of memories and confusion as to who and where she is. I also love the ragged look of her clothes and hair, she really looks like she's been wandering through a swampy forest delirious and confused for days! :)
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The-girl-in-Mirkwood Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
THANK YOU soo much! This is the greatest comment I've got for a very long time :hug: much appreciated!
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littleone-14 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Looks amazing!!
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tofu0004 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work!
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The-girl-in-Mirkwood Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
and thanks for adding me to your watching list xD
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tofu0004 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! Your work is awesome!
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The-girl-in-Mirkwood Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
thank you, tofu :aww: ;p
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leedragom Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
:O awesome!!!!
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The-girl-in-Mirkwood Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
thanks a lot :D <3
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Luz-Vi-Minda Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Did she died in the end? I will try to be as patient to come up with something like this.

Need to experiment with materials myself. Great as always :)
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The-girl-in-Mirkwood Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
yep, she jumped into a waterfall and drowned, right after the death of her husband. I have illustrated that too, btw ^^
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SkekKel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, I found my favorite piece in your gallery... this is enchanting and captivating... simply beautiful!
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The-girl-in-Mirkwood Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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VampKate95 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
Beautiful work amazing truly. All your works are :)
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The-girl-in-Mirkwood Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Aw thanks so much 😊
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AnotherStranger-Me Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist
Beautiful work! 
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