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Silmarillion: The Bidding of the Minstrel by LadyElleth Silmarillion: The Bidding of the Minstrel by LadyElleth
For the Between the Lines Contest: [link] . I hope I'm not too late. (My apologies to the admins if I submitted this more than once - the system kept giving me error-messages for the LotRClub, so I submitted it to Elves-of-Tolkien instead. I don't know if any of them went through.)

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After casting the Silmaril into the sea, it is said that Maglor took to wandering the shores, singing in pain and regret beside the waves. It is also stated elsewhere that it was the gift of elven minstrels to evoke visions from their songs. Now imagine him singing of his brothers.

While making this piece I was never entirely sure whether he was bidding them to come to him, or bidding them to stop haunting him. Perhaps both.

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Credits:

Maglor: [link]

Beach: [link]

Gull: [link]

References for the brothers: [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]

Textures: [link] [link] [link]

(The title is from one of Tolkien's poems, though it does not actually concern Maglor.)
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hallosse Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Your lovely art has been featured here: fav.me/d6hvhha!
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:iconnerwen20:
This is wonderful. And absolutely perfect for Maglor. Incredibly depressing, yet artful. I guess that's the Silmarillion in a nutshell.
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hallosse Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
This is random, but I /love/ your sig. It made me laugh so hard!
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hallosse Aug 18, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome. :D
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giubian Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know i'm not okay right now. \babies
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LadyElleth Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*hugs!* (But yes, I know what you mean!)
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sackvillebaggins Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really thoughtful, and lovely.
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LadyElleth Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlb82:
Beautiful and heartbreaking.
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