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Nienna by edarlein Nienna by edarlein
Nienna, sister of the Fëanturi; she dwells alone. She is acquainted with grief, and mourns for every wound that Arda has suffered in the marring of Melkor. So great was her sorrow, as the Music unfolded, that her song turned to lamentation long before its end, and the sound of mourning was woven into the themes of the World before it began. But she does not weep for herself; and those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope. Her halls are west of West, upon the borders of the world; and she comes seldom to the city of Valimar where all is glad. She goes rather to the halls of Mandos, which are near to her own; and all those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom. The windows of her house look outward from the walls of the world. (JRR Tolkien, The Silmarillion)
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OspreyEamon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
This picture actually reminds me more of Melian than Nienna, but it's absolutely fabulous so who cares! I particularly like the effect you've achieved with the flowers.
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gliovampire Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Magnificent!! I added it to my faves and posted a link at the Greek Tolkien Society so they know your beautiful art.
Your work is splendid!! :heart:
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ElvenWhovian Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow! Love the color!
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Lady-Of-Rohan-IG Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this... awesome! Exactly how I imagined her
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priestess-grrrl Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
This is amazingly beautiful...! :)
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Min-90 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
This is too amazing! Love the detail of her hair.
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asfaloth12 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Absolutely gorgeous!
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome iluustration, i really love your style
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MagicRose16012 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Woah, this is seriously some of the most beautiful work I have ever seen.
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hallosse Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful!
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Igor-Son-Of-Gondor Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
im amazed O.O
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nightmusic15 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
This is the best picture of Nienna I've ever seen, I just love her dress <3
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Caldurwen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the first picture of Nienna, which look like as Nienna!
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amayuscula Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Beautiful.
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Thornerian Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Enchanting!
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:iconllialur:
Llialur Featured By Owner May 29, 2012   Writer
One of the most gorgeous pieces on DA. I love your art!
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addiejones Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
BEAUTIFUL
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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ArmarielRoZita Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful!
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TsukiRima Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
This is absolutely beautiful! I love how you used the coloursto give her a sad yet mysterious aura
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cristii Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
for you : [link]
:heart:
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purrrplcat Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Outstanding!
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miras46 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
beautiful work and colors
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xenokurisu Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
This is beautiful!♥
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gmjf2 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
mind blowing amazing!
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AlicornaSkysong Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, beautiful!
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bcle11 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is absolutely gorgeous!! she's beautiful
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DreamyGirlxDD Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Did you even painted???

Do you paint your own pictures?
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Animeciously Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome artwork...
You really did a great job to bring her alive...
Not just from the painting but also from the description You give...
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ViolinGoddess Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Wow!! Your representation of this amazing Tolkien character is truly breathtaking!! (And it's not just my bias as Purple is my favorite color!)

The way Tolkien describes her never-ending sorrow, not for herself but for the pains of others. How she finds strength, hope and wisdom through such sorrow is difficult for most people to understand . . . much less be able to translate into a visual image!!

Quite impressive interpretation, and of course your BEAUTIFUL artwork!

Sincerely;
Violin Goddess
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NewbieMe Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010   Digital Artist
absolutely stunning! amazing artist u are!
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1Foxylady Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
WOW she is gorgeous! Love the color too :D
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Shaakai Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Breathtaking! I love it!
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gregoryhaunt Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
simply beautiful! love the colors and detailing
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a0ka0neArt Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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Narmoher Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Fantastic. Love the hair!
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Vangha Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Beautiful picture
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chaoticshifter Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Wow! That is just gorgeous! Love the purple dress and her long, flowing hair!
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sajin0084 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
very nice love the cloth:)
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starlightdraik Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
As I racall, Olorin a.k.a. Gandalf was one of her listeners. I know he visited Lorien in Valinor.
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lilake1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful <3
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KhaosWings Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student General Artist
The color composition is really beautiful
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Hojji-san Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
отлично
I love this piece!

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MTJpub Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
A rich, enchanting, beautiful work!
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FanatikerFrau Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Crazy talent!!
I'm in awe.
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gibboart Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Very nice work
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Azterion Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Student General Artist
I really do have to read that book! This is inspiring in ways I cannot describe! I'm just starting to learn painting in college this year, I have such a long way to go. Totally going in my favs! Beautiful...
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mahoujirou Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely awesome! I love the colours!
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ButterscotchSundae Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Very beautiful!
You captured her elegance and her expression well!
I also love the colors in this piece :) as well as the flow!
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Its-Ida Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WONDERFUL !! ^-^
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