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I've been playing with India ink again and the result is lots of Silmarillion character sketches.

Yes, I believe Celegorm is fair-haired and can back it up with a line from one of Tolkien's poems.

Yes, I subscribe to the Peoples of Middle-earth version of Amras' fate.

And yes, I'm having way too much fun with this.
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oOSulimeOo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Cool stuff. ^^ The Feanorians are simply great.
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
So great! And thank you very much :)
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volnaib Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Found it on tumblr and came here. Because brush and inks. And the Silm.
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Aw, thanks! I will be doing more portraits and hopefully a comic-y thing too with this same style/technique after I graduate next month. Thanks for finding me, I love the Silmarillion!
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volnaib Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
That's nice! Also, found your faeriecarousel.deviantart.com/… - on tumblr, too. I wouldn't even imagine it was made by the same author. And that's great.
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Vanillekeks Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Wow, this is really great! I love the contrast the ink creates! You're very talented!
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Thank you very much! :)
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TheFlyingChemist Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May I ask which poem? It's always nice to have more info in the eternal Tolkien hair-color debates...lol!

Amazing artwork, by the way! It's really well done. I like how much thought went into each character, and their expressions:)
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Ok it's been a while, but I think the passage in question is in the Songs of Beleriand, because there are scraps of poetry there which Tolkien wrote in which he actually describes people a little more clearly and he says 'Golden Celegorm' or something like that. Of course people can argue that this was an old piece of poetry that was never published or indeed finished and thus not canon, but come on. Celegorm the Fair!

Thank you very much for the comment and I'm glad you liked how I depicted these guys :)
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Tzigi Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Then Celegorm arose amid the throng (p. 169). In QS this is followed by 'golden was his long hair'. In the Lay at this point (line 1844) Celegorm has 'gleaming hair'; his Old English name was Cynegrim Fœgerfeax ('Fair-hair'), IV. 213. The phrase was removed in The Silmarillion text on account of the dark hair of the Noldorin princes other than in 'the golden house of Finarfin' (see I. 44); but he remains 'Celegorm the fair' in The Silmarillion p. 60. HOME V
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Aha! There we are :)

I believe I was thinking of the Old English name, in conjunction with the lays. It was probably one of those issues for Tolkien where he very much liked things as they were but hadn't figured out yet how to make them fit logically enough for his liking--like how he agonized over Maedhros' name after realizing Elros uses the same root. I love that man.

Thank you for the detailed reply! I wish I had my copies of HOME with me here at university but alas.
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TheFlyingChemist Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for letting me know!

Again, awesome drawing :D
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
No problem, I always like talking Tolkien with folks :D
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Meisiluosi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unlike Celerana-chan, I'm not keen on overly long ears on elves, but otherwise, this is a totally cool pic! I like the technique (I admire people who are good with inks), I quite adore the light, sketchy style and (last but not least) - I love this wonderful mess of a family...:-)
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Thank you! I don't usually draw the ears so long actually, I imagine Elven ears being much more subtly pointed . . . but for some reason it just happened while I painted these, I think because long swoops are fun to paint? I'd like to draw more of these guys because I love this family too :)
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Celerana-chan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They. Are. Sweet! :la: <3
I like their ears (resemble my Tolkien elf ears) and the cartoonish look of your style.
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Thank you very much! If I had the time I'd love to try to make a little Silmarillion comic :)
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Celerana-chan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to read it :aww:
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
I'll keep working at it, then! I can't decide what part I would want to comic-ize XD
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Celerana-chan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that would be a problem
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
I'll probably do something this summer after I'm out of school and back at home where my copy of The Silmarillion is. It'll certainly involve Feanorians though because I love them . . .
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Celerana-chan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:w00t: Great!! They ARE the best!
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
:nod:
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