A beautiful portrait! :D I love how the eyes portray innocence and are all-seeing at the same time
Yes, lovely how the artists got that, I agree :D
Fantastic moodboard ????! Did you make this one?
Thank you :) Yes, I did after re-reading East Coker. T.S. Eliot's poems fit so well.
Really beautiful work from this artist :)!
Yes, she's depicting them wonderfully :)
Oh wow! Those gold eyes. That luscious red hair. He looks so otherworldly and beautiful :D.
Yes, Insant did a wonderful job with him :)
So bleak- but I do understand the artisitc need. Just my sympathy for Vanimore craves a happier ending, with love and with companionship, fulfilliment... but that's also artistic conceit. Such epic ideas need this huge canvas and you do it so well.
I think several people feel he should have that, Ziggy, but considering what he is now, I think it's impossible. He is so far outside 'normal' now, (and he knows it) that that kind of life almost has no meaning. I think part of him desires it, (while thinking it indulgent) but knows it's not for him, not any more. I also think he will continue to visit other worlds for a while until he decides to stand back forever, and dwell on the 'Outside' for eternity. (And that will pass beyond anything I could write about)
Beautiful work! :) The portraits of the characters are gorgeous, and it is so nice so see Maglor and Claire here as well :).
Thank you, Astorey :)
Oh my! He looks so real.
His eyes are beautiful!
Sorry this went into my spam for some reason. Yes I think so too :)
This is a gorgeous portrait :). The little smirk is really perfect! :) Also, I sent the message about posting a picture, but I’m not sure if it went through or not. I’m sorry for making this so much trouble XD. I did re-activate my Discord account, so if messaging me there would be easier, that would be fine with me :).
Thank you. It is not a problem honestly although I did not get an email I’m sorry, I did just try to connect on Discord but it’s still saying it;s blocked
Ho hum. Tasty boy:)
Oh, wow, gorgeous!! What a stunning picture. (And I adore that passage, it's one of my favourite parts in your fics.)
Thank you, aww, I am glad you liked that part.
I don’t often visualise Maglor crying, but that was such a pivotal moment for both him and Tindómion I thought it might warrant it. Yes, a gorgeous picture!
This is beautiful, and so sad - those wounds on his face are heartbreaking :'(
Ouch, I know, the wounds made my legs go all funny!
This is wonderful. You can see the fury, and the pain, and the darkness, and the regret - and in that curl of the mouth and lift of the brow, the defiance and determination. "I will not be that again." Gorgeous.
Author's Response: Ooh, yes, that’s all there. :) She will be working on one of him in armour, next. She made some suggestions of the armour and I liked it :)
Oh, WOW, yes :D that is just perfect. Love his expression - I wonder what he's thinking? He definitely looks like he's going to meet someone...maybe thinking up new ways to frustrate and annoy Howard!
Author's Response: *snort* Hey, Howard, like the swords?
I couldn't help but comment again, Spiced!
Had a better look at it and I never really thought about it before, but Gil looks so much like Fingolfin here. Or the image you created of Fingolfin in your series.
It truly is a very lifelike piece of art.
He does! Gianna has read a lot of my series and knows that Gil-galad and Fingolfin are very similar in looks :)
He looks like he's plotting something! I love the curl of his lip and the determination in his eyes, even now.
Probably was — :) I envisage this as being join Angband, probably when he was told to go to the Easterling encampments and was glad to be getting out of there.
I love Kapriss' work. MUst get her to do something for me again:)
Oh, yes, do, Ziggy!
Oh, wow, this is stunning! I can't believe how much emotion she manages to convey, even when the characters' features are relatively still, as Van's are here. The black and white with the touches of purple and red works perfectly.
I wonder what he's thinking about?
She did these mostly black and white with coloured touches for Alpha’s characters in her books, and I thought they were lovely, so decided to ask for one.
I was wondering that myself!
This is beautiful, Spiced! Very sad, but beautiful all the same.
I'm not quite up to Edenel in your series, I think, but I have seen and read the post you did on Tumblr. Fascinating character.
And she is so very talented.
Yes, poor Edenel — he is later in Magnificat III,
I know, Kapriss is a gorgeous artist :)
I know. Kapriss is amazing.
She’s wonderful with expressions. Melkor looks like he’s ‘Hmm, this is interesting, his hair’s turning white,’ and poor Edenel looks like Melkor’s very presence is horrifying.
WOW! Look at Melkor, coolly inspecting that hair...and Edenel's face, the exhaustion...wow :(
It made me hurt, seeing that!
Oh my, I don't know where to start with this. The eyes, the hair, the wings (btw is that armour on his wings!?) - it's just gorgeous. He looks like he's about to fly out of the screen. I love the smoky, fiery background too. Beautiful.
Author's Response: It does look like armour, yes, although I didn’t ask, I just let her go with her inner visions. I am glad you like it, as I know you like Coldagnir, Narya :) It’s gorgeous, I think.
Oh! Magnificent, Spiced!
I love how she has Tindomion standing as Sentinel at Gil's back. Love the sword too.
And the detail...! Wow! She is truly gifted.
Author's Response: I know, lovely isn’t it, her details are always superb :)
Author's Response: :) Glad you like it, Sam :)
Gurgle slobber drool...sorry. Oh god. Could just as well be Fingon/maedhros. Fabulous. Love Kapriss. Must get her to do something for me again.
Author's Response: Yes, it could be Maedhros and Fingon, couldn’t it? Do commission her, Ziggy, she’s so skilled and so sweet!
WFH today so couldn't resist a quick peak at the latest update...and it is gorgeous, as usual!! They both look incredible. I love the detail of Gil-galad's clothing - and somehow Tindomion's profile reminds me of Maglor. That sword is stunning too, the intricacy of the carvings on the blade and pommel is stupendous.
Author's Response: She is incredible at those lovely details :)