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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
Congrats you entered with this work in our :iconstarplz: Gold Star Top 10 finalists in :iconwhispermewish: group.
If luck will be on your side prize of 50 :points: will be yours. :iconcool-smileplz:
More info is here [link]
Good luck. ;)
RoguetheScarredAngel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Writer
allison731 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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rwsome Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ths is some awsome art how did u do tht
eliza-259 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
awww cute (L)
ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the snow leopard is adorable!
CPawz Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student General Artist
The textures in this are displayed so well I could almost feel them.
gudruna Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
beautiful work
TrueAegis Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I actually like the background in this one more than the subject... :hmm:
Tamaneesha Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is too beautiful.
ThatsMeNL Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing how much feeling this piece has! The flowers are also gorgeous and fit in very well.
I'm still gasping even while writing this :+fav:
Have I said that the eyes are wonderful as well? It's stunning! :heart:
DerpyHerpMerp Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I have the same tablet!
Tablet, why can't you draw this good. :ohnoes:
leahnari Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Lovely. The cat's expression is haunting and I love the whole composition of him and the daunting landscape and the beautiful flowers. Great piece.
weaveroffantasy Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
I can sense the melancholy just from looking into the face and seeing the soft gray of the shadows and the night...
siilverskunk Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning... the expression the details omg :heart: it deserves millions of :+fav:
kiTTeh-LuV Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is very beautiful and unique... I love all the details and the eyes are captivating! You are a wonderful artist =)
RhexFiremind Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
those are amazing details!!... may i know how long does it take to you doing this kind of artwork?
balaa Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Im genuinely not sure with this piece. Most pieces take anywhere from 5 hours to probably 50 or more C=.
troutusa Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work. I'm a cat fan. they are beautiful creatures, unless your lower on the food chain.
CPawz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing... How do you do that?
Graph3Dungo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's cut :)
beachlegs Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Stunning :):)
Shadowphoenix21 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Aww so cute :love:
Eiremauve Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Love the rosettes, and the tail!
BazarDeLaNature Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great piece of art :)
WooflesArt Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I really like the fur, how the eyes seem to pop out, and the mournful, melancholy look of the background.
Silverserri Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Fluuuuffy. The detail of the fur is amazing!
Talakyo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
I love this piece, the detail is amazing and the expression just makes me wanna hug the poor critter and cry saying everything will be okay.
Yasuotheblue Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The eyes really hold a lot of emotion, and the setting pulls the mood together. Great job!
MissKajunKitty Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Love, Love, Love this image !!! Soooo Beautiful !! :D
jonrea Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Beautiful work. Simply stunning detail.
elaetinuviel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:aww: awwww he's sooo cute, and looks so sad, I wanna hug him :huggle: amaizing work and details :love:
EBE246 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Lakita-lover Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Awww. Poor thing. He looks so scared. *hugs him*
SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!
EqualToYou Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
T-BioHazard Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Oh my gosh. How you draw like this is beyond me. And those rocks. All my rock cliffs look so bad. Just wow.
lyoth737 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awww, so aweesome!!!
hawkj Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Very nice work.
WerewTerrefGrin Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student General Artist
so beautiful and sad!
NeonDefined Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is so beautiful <3
HedaMiu Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! Full of little details. :) Goes to faves! :)
angela4332 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
This piece is great! Wonderful work!
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