Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
July 28, 2007
Image Size
545 KB
Resolution
600×900
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
11,131
Favourites
212 (who?)
Comments
25
Downloads
971
×
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.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconauronlu:
auronlu 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.
Reply
:iconundiscoveredcountry:
very powerful line-work. Simplicity is sometimes the most powerful way to draw ...
Reply
:iconginny-black:
i love this story!
Reply
:iconbishikisses:
crisp shading and amazing flow! :worship:
Reply
:iconlinnath:
Idril has always been one of my favorites . . . . . I don't suppose that you have done a depiction of Eol?
Reply
:iconhathien603:
Beautiful, especially the architecture! :)
Reply
:iconelearinounette:
Elearinounette Dec 15, 2007  Student Filmographer
Wow ! Beautiful ! :P

I like your drawing very much ! :)
Reply
Add a Comment: