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The Parting of Lovers 2 by aautio The Parting of Lovers 2 by aautio
The Parting of Finrod and AmariŽ

"--But at the rear went Finarfin and Finrod, and many of the noblest and wisest of the Noldor; and often they looked behind them to see their fair city, until the lamp of Mindon Eldaliťva was lost in the night. More than any others of the Exiles they carried thence memories of the bliss they had forsaken--."

- J. R. R. Tolkien: The Silmarillion, chapter 9: Of the flight of the Noldor

"--For indeed she whom he had loved was AmariŽ of the Vanyar, and she went not with him into exile."

- J. R. R. Tolkien: The Silmarillion, chapter 15: Of the Noldor in Beleriand

This is the second incarnation of this Silmarillion illustration.. with sepia tone a brown paper background done in Photoshop (Thank you for the idea and help, Ana! :heart:). For the description I'll quote myself below:


Another Tolkien illustration.. I kinda promised poor Finrod to do a little bit better job portraying him than the last time so this one is something like a character study for him. Somehow i still managed to make him look a bit slow, but at least it's better than the last one. :XD:

This is a moment that Tolkien doesn't describe in his writing, but of which i've always had a very clear image in my mind. Even though the Noldor departed Valinor in a haste, i just can't see Finrod doing that without seeing his beloved first. Here he is dressed and armed to be prepared for the journey he is about to embark on against his better judgement.

Pencil drawing, quite straightforward and simple. I wanted to keep them static and still but added the wind effect to have some sense of motion in the composition. This is supposed to be a sad moment but somehow i think it still comes off as little too sweet.. Yes, i know that i draw like a girl! =P

B/W version here: [link]

EDIT: Better scan, new paper background
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Nyenor-401 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Just beautiful!
JuliaElven Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Succubus1982 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shit please ignore that comment I put it on the wrong page >_< uber fail. If you could do me a favour and hide or delete it that'll keep my epic fail embarassment at a minimum >_<
Succubus1982 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*snortgiggle* That is the CUTEST THING! :iconilavplz:

Totally what Chii would do! And I love the Fai/Kuro insert hahaha. Imagine if she told Kurogane he was Fai's girlfriend XDDDD
Bearuthiel Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Moving. :)
PeacePerson17 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
I need some help. Was the aged paper effect done in Photoshop? 'Cause I just got Photoshop hoping that I would be able to age my own art, but I spent nearly an hour looking for a way to do it and still found nothing. Is this aging done in Ps and if not, is it possible for me to get whatever program you used? Thanks!
Tania-S Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
your work itīs featured here [link]
EnigmaticEmpress Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here: [link] :hug:
MELARka Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
veeery beautiful!!!
midenian-lostie Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
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