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Art: Writing to Absent Friends

Artist: Beth
Title: Letters from Home
Rating: G
Inspiration: "Then Legolas built a grey ship in Ithilien, and sailed down the Anduin and so over Sea; and with him it is said, went Gimli the Dwarf. And when that ship passed an end was come in Middle-earth of the Fellowship of the Ring." (Tale of Years, "Later Events Concerning the Members of the Fellowship of the Ring", F.A.1541)
Media: Graphite
Artists notes:  In a series of stories I have co authored, the ship had in it a trunk of letters from friends who remained in Middle Earth. This is an illustration of the twin sons of Elrond writing a letter to be included.

Comments

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ellynn_ithilwen
Jan. 23rd, 2012 01:51 pm (UTC)
Aww, so lovely!
bethann66
Jan. 24th, 2012 07:01 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'm glad you like this one.
dreamflower02
Jan. 23rd, 2012 02:00 pm (UTC)
Of course is makes sense that their friends would send letters to them!
bethann66
Jan. 24th, 2012 07:05 am (UTC)
I thought it was a nice idea that they heard from old friends and family.
rhapsody11
Jan. 23rd, 2012 02:19 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful scene, the expressions of both tell us so much. Can you provide me with a link to the series? I am curious about what they are writing there. :)
bethann66
Jan. 24th, 2012 07:06 am (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know you liked this. I will send you a private message about where you can read the story.
keiliss
Jan. 23rd, 2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
What lovely faces. Is the series on MPTT? I'd love to see the art in context.
bethann66
Jan. 24th, 2012 07:08 am (UTC)
Thank you, I'm glad you liked the faces. I did them from different angles to avoid having to make them look identical. lol Its not on MPTT, but I will email you privately about where you can see the series.
shirebound
Jan. 23rd, 2012 06:24 pm (UTC)
Very nice!
bethann66
Jan. 24th, 2012 07:08 am (UTC)
Thank you!
huinare
Jan. 23rd, 2012 07:17 pm (UTC)
I like their expressions. And lovely detail on their hair and the quill!
bethann66
Jan. 24th, 2012 07:10 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'm glad you noticed the peacock quill, since that was my favorite part of the whole thing. It seemed such an elegant sort of pen to use.
burning_night
Jan. 23rd, 2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous detail on the hair! :D
bethann66
Jan. 24th, 2012 07:11 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'm glad you liked the hair since I have a bit of a hair obsession. Love elves and Rock stars. ;0
ceshaughnessy
Jan. 23rd, 2012 11:28 pm (UTC)
Beth, I can tell this is very lovingly detailed. Your drawings show the emotions well and are a pleasure to look at! Thank you!!
bethann66
Jan. 24th, 2012 07:12 am (UTC)
Thank you. I do like details and I'm happy to know you enjoyed this.
rs9
Jan. 24th, 2012 12:51 am (UTC)
This is wonderful.
bethann66
Jan. 24th, 2012 07:12 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'm happy you liked it
pandemonium_213
Jan. 24th, 2012 02:34 am (UTC)
Really nice textures captured here, and I love the fellows' expressions.
bethann66
Jan. 24th, 2012 07:13 am (UTC)
Thank you. This was one of those that came together quickly. I'm happy you enjoyed it!
lindahoyland
Jan. 24th, 2012 07:43 am (UTC)
What a touching picture!
bethann66
Jan. 24th, 2012 08:00 am (UTC)
Thank you, I'm happy you liked it!
kayleelupin
Jan. 25th, 2012 04:36 am (UTC)
Well done Beth :) You know I love my elves...even part-elves!!! *grin*
bethann66
Jan. 25th, 2012 07:16 am (UTC)
Thanks Kaylee. Yes I know you enjoy those guys a bit. ;)
mrowe
Jan. 28th, 2012 12:03 pm (UTC)
Love the drawing (and the idea of the letters as well)
foxrafer
Feb. 2nd, 2012 11:38 pm (UTC)
I love the idea behind this, and the detail in the drawing is amazing.
bethann66
Feb. 3rd, 2012 07:21 am (UTC)
Thank you for the encouraging words! I'm happy you liked the idea and the details in the drawing.
blslarner
Feb. 18th, 2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
They must have had much to write to both father and mother, entrusting the letters to Legolas. Well done!
bethann66
Feb. 19th, 2012 02:21 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed this. Thank you for taking the time to let me know!
Beth
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