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Nienna, The Mourning Vala by Aerankai Nienna, The Mourning Vala by Aerankai
"Nienna looked at the pale Moon under the shadow of her distant halls. She remembered the glory of the Two Trees and all the pain that Melkor caused by his greed and envy. But in silence she evoked the Music of The Ainur and how Melkor's actions were present even there, as a terrible melody in the middle of unfolding mysteries. And as she revived the Music in her thoughts, her sorrow grew but so did her compassion. For Nienna is the mighty one who cries for all the unjust and terrible things that happen in the world, but she is also the one that teaches endurance and wisdom through adversity. And by her tears, everything is purified and hallowed so that the mysteries can dance with the Music as it unfolds."

Nienna, from J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium.
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AncaXBre Mar 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
so beautiful! your portraits are lovely!
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:icondeviantwin15:
Amazing, simply breathtaking! :)
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slonche Jan 10, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
This is so well done!! The way you captured the emotion is quite good.  Hope to see more!
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:iconhighupabove:
Wow! Look at those hands! They're gorgeous! You're so talented! *thumbs up*
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rachels89 Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, this is gorgeous...great lighting and hair!
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:iconjaydestrong:
This is lovely. The detail on her sleeve and neckline is gorgeous. :heart:
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Rukaija Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist
I love it how you did the shadow and light...
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:iconninquetari:
This is a great design of her! Definitely fitting her role.
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:iconneranella:
Such a marvelous portrait. :rose:
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iamfergie Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, she's beautiful! Out of all of the female Valar, I think Nienna is my favorite. This is the best piece of artwork of her that I've ever seen. Her eyes are heartbreaking.
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