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Silmarillion: Arien by LadyElleth Silmarillion: Arien by LadyElleth
:iconqitian:, I know this is a day late - it is for you all the same. Happy birthday! :heart:

A response, of sorts, to a conversation we had a while back (as I'm sure you remember) - about Arien, Tilion, and their respective vessels - or not. So now here is my interpretation of your initial idea, and I hope you'll like it. Arien, guardian of the sun in Tolkien's Middle-earth.

Too bright were the eyes of Arien for even the Eldar to look on, and leaving Valinor she forsook the form and raiment which like the Valar she had worn there, and she was as a naked flame, terrible in the fullness of her splendor.

(J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor)

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drawing-dragons Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 Beautiful!! :)
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Utulienn Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Beautiful, well done!
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LadyElleth Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ErisDulig Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
As with Varda, you nailed it!
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LadyElleth Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :) And also, thank your for comments on the other pictures - very much appreciated! :heart:
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LadyAnnatar Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
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featured :love:
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oursolemnhour49 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Absolutely beautiful.
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Nefertini Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... beautiful.
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spiritwinned Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
dude, this is FANTASTIC! I love how you made the Sun seem dim/un-flamelike in comparison to Arien! Do you have one of these for Tillion, as well?
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Bozlich Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
It is the middle of a sunny summer day



I am running down the stairs



quickly and excitedly, with my neighbours following me.







We all want to see the Sun



It just fell down in the front yard



I saw it coming down like an overripe cantaloupe,



staining the sky with sticky, succulent golden juices.







There it is,



lying on the ground,



a giant orange, trampling the grass it landed on,



squirting its warm essence all over our bodies.









The neighbourhood dogs are running around,



barking at this strange visitor.







I approach it warily. I touch it.



It is warm and beautiful,



glistening in the mid-noon light.







I remember well the feelings of amazement, incredulity,



inexplicable joy overwhelming me



and the comical expressions of confusion



on the faces



of my neighbours.
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