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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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adaydreaming-artist Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Writer
Really nice work here.   I bow to your painting skills. 
Kassia-D-A-Soares Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Wonderful! So real, so expressive! One of best works with Tolkien's characters I've have seen. Congrats!
Ellefiry Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is so breathtaking, love the emotions, her position of the hands and the light on her face.
AncaXBre Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
so beautiful! your portraits are lovely!
deviantwin15 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Amazing, simply breathtaking! :)
slonche Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
This is so well done!! The way you captured the emotion is quite good.  Hope to see more!
HighUpAbove Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Wow! Look at those hands! They're gorgeous! You're so talented! *thumbs up*
rachels89 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, this is gorgeous...great lighting and hair!
JaydeStrong Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
This is lovely. The detail on her sleeve and neckline is gorgeous. :heart:
Rukaija Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist
I love it how you did the shadow and light...
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