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Idril's Forebonding by aautio Idril's Forebonding by aautio
Idril's Forebonding

“Then the days of Gondolin were yet full of joy and peace. (...) But Idril Celebrindal was wise and far-seeing, and her heart misgave her, and forebonding crept upon her spirit as a cloud.”

-- J. R. R. Tolkien: The Silmarillion, chapter 23: Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin

“Know then that Idril had a great power of piercing with her thought the darkness of the hearts of Elves and Men, and the glooms of the future thereto – further even than is the common power of the kindreds of the Eldalië.”

-- J. R. R. Tolkien: The Fall of Gondolin (HoME II)

“Wise-hearted even beyond the measure of the daughters of [Elvenessë] was the daughter of the king, and she spoke ever for Tuor, though it did not avail, and her heart was heavy. Very fair and tall was she, well nigh of warrior's stature, and her hair was a fountain of gold. Idril was she named, and called Celebrindal, Silver-foot, for the whiteness of her foot; and she walked and danced ever unshod in the white ways and green lawns of Gondolin.”

-- J. R. R. Tolkien: The Quenta (II), §16 (HoME IV)

This is the only drawing I’ve actually managed to draw this summer! It’s not very detailed since it was a fast one and quite small too; drawn in a A5 Moleskine notebook (the yellowish paper colour of which is a pain to get rid of after scanning without losing detail, incidentally) while I was attending a conference in Glasgow in the end of June. The subject is nothing new, though. I’ve had the idea for this drawing for the longest time but so far I’ve been unsuccessful in bringing it to paper; I’ve made plenty of sketches and a couple of attempts that I ended scrapping. This time around I guess the cramped paper space helped me with the composition. :)

HB pencil, Photoshop.
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auronlu Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work. I really appreciate that you included her braided hair; it's a detail I just noticed on my last readthrough of BOLT2.
SheenaUrbi Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
It's lovely.
undiscoveredcountry Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
very powerful line-work. Simplicity is sometimes the most powerful way to draw ...
ginny-black Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
i love this story!
BishiKisses Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
crisp shading and amazing flow! :worship:
fabylikesrocknroll Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Beautiful :+fav:
midenian-lostie Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
Very beautiful.
Linnath Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
Idril has always been one of my favorites . . . . . I don't suppose that you have done a depiction of Eol?
Hathien603 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Beautiful, especially the architecture! :)
Elearinounette Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007  Student Filmographer
Wow ! Beautiful ! :P

I like your drawing very much ! :)
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