I’ve always imagined the Girdle of Melian to be – at least in parts- botanical. Some maze of trees and shrubs and thorns … A bit like the castle of ’sleeping beauty‘ … briar rose and blackberries …
In the drawing I kept it a bit simpler. Just vegetation before a hill and two clearly elvish trees. If you look closely you can find the hidden gateway of ‚Menegroth‘.
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‘Mightiest and Fairest of all F-Elves – Illustrating Tolkiens Silmarillion’
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