January 19th, 2012

Aerlinn

Art:: Arrival

Artist: Beth
Title: Arrival
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:  This illustration is meant to depict the arrival of Gimli and Legolas to Valinor after a long difficult journey, and the beginning of a what must have been a new life there. 




Aerlinn

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.
Aerlinn

Art:: Letters from Home

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 written, a trunk of letters was found in the hull of that ship.  Legolas and Gimli spend part of the first winter in the West reading those letters.