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March 2, 2012
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Grace of Undomiel by balaa Grace of Undomiel by balaa
The Grace of Undómiel
Howard Shore
* ~~~ *
Ngîl cennin eriel vi
Menel aduial,
Glingant sui mîr
Síliel mae.

Ngîl cennin firiel vi
Menel aduial,
Dúr, dúr i fuin
Naenol mae.

An i ú nathant
An i naun ului
A chuil, anann cuiannen
A meleth, perónen

I saw a star rise high in the
Evening sky,
It hung like a jewel,
Softly shining.

I saw a star fade in the
Evening sky,
The dark was too deep and so light died,
Softly pining.

For what might have been,
For what never was.
For a life, long lived
For a love half given

* ~~~ *

In actuality this is an older piece that of late caught up with me and the urge to finish it could not be quelled. There was always a persistence of melancholy about this image, but it never felt guided or 'right' until now. I had a daydream and saw his eyes and knew I had to revisit him and let him know life, if even in the single moment captured in this image...though pale, hope yet lingers.

original: [link]

tools: photoshop cs5, wacom intuos 3
size: 9000x5333 at 300 dpi
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wolfgirl4565 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
as critisizm I really don't like this one, the face is not really strong as the forehead is too large but I LOVE all your other drawings
Cat-Patrisiya Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
What is it program?
grumpy-grannyx2 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
So beautiful it makes my heart ache.
ljsraksha Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
aww, poor little snowie, he is so cute and this piece is just stunning!
SunabuKeiko Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Absolutely wonderful. Many thoughts came in my mind when I looked at this piece of art and listened to the music mentioned in the description. Got some kind of magical feelings. Just thank you really much! I love it! :tighthug: :heart: Also the origianl is awesome, but I think the background made it better.
783468734863 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
charming. Only sorrowful eyes
kristelpokemonfan Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How many layers are mostly used in detailed drawings like this one? :0
allison731 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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