Friday, December 4, 2009

Gil-Galad, King of the Elves

Welcome to my blog!
For my first entry, I submit my watercolor illustration of Gil-galad the Elven King.
I got the idea for this illustration from a poem in the book The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien. It goes like this:

Gil-galad was an Elven-King
Of him the harpers sadly sing:
the last whose realm was fair and free
between the Mountains and the Sea.

His sword was long, his lance was keen,
his shining helm afar was seen;
the countless stars of heaven's field
were mirrored in his silver shield.

But long ago he rode away,
and where he dweleth none can say;
for into darkness fell his star
in Mordor where the shadows are.

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