.:. Mightiest and Fairest of all F-Elves .:. Of Maedhros II

Maedhros II
Maedhros II

… so I did it again.
Now he sits on the top,
and is spelled with a ‚dh‘

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.:. Mightiest and Fairest of all F-Elves .:. Of Maedros I

Maedros I
Maedros I

You know, I really liked my Idea for this one. The black paper, the white paint.  The white foreground the silhouettes further back …

But then my boyfriend came, looked at it and said:

Looks great, but – you know, it’s not right. He does sit on top of  that mountain …

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.:. Mightiest and Fairest of all F-Elves .:. Of the Girdle of Melian

The Girdle of Melian
The Girdle of Melian

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 .:. Of the old Dwarven Road

The Dwarven Road
The Dwarven Road

I like this one. I like the merging of the elvish and the dwarven styles.

The dwarfish side seems to be prone to circles. The treetops are simple spirals, and so are the waves. It’s a design piece I adopted from the before mentioned hobbit drawings.

The elvish side is the art deco side. The inspiration for the threes comes directly from the face of the Secession Building in Vienna, Austria.
Have you ever seen it for real!?! If not, there is a Railjet from Munich to Vienna that launches every two hours, from Nuremberg it’s an ICE and it‘ also every two hours. Please go there.

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.:. Mightiest and Fairest of all F-Elves .:. Of the burning of the White Ships

The White Ships are burning
The White Ships are burning

Do we have Ships? – Yes.
Are they White? – Yes.
Do we have Water? – Yes.
Are the Ships burning? – Yes.
Is there anything else? – No.

Title and Picture are a match. That’s good.

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.:. Mightiest and Fairest of all F-Elves .:. Of Ungolianth

Ungolianth
Ungolianth

I wanted to capture the essence of all things spidery. Which is not ‚having way too much legs‘, but ‚webs and strings everywhere‘. I like the composition of this one.

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.:. Mightiest and Fairest of all F-Elves .:. Of the Twinkletrees: Laurelin

Laurelin
Laurelin

Once more…

I struggled hard with the trees. They had to be extraordinary and divine, with big, visible flowers, but still, well … treelike.
My chief source of inspiration came one spring in the form of a tree of ‚golden rain‘ (Laburnum anagyroides) which laid the ground for the fundamental tree…shape (the must be another picture somewhere …). The rest just fell into place.

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.:. Mightiest and Fairest of all F-Elves .:. Of the Twinkletrees: Telperion

Telperion
Telperion

„The Light of the Trees!“
„What trees?“
„THE Trees!“
„Oh, the TREES! What are they called again?“
„What? The twinkletrees?
„Yes dear, the twinkletrees!“

„Laurelin and Telperion.“
„Oh, Manwe, please …“

This one goes out to all the members of the ‚German Bedřich Hrozný Society‘

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