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Ithilien by ellaine Ithilien by ellaine
An arrow of freedom
Is piercing my heart
Breaking chains of emotion
Given a moment to pray
Lost innocence to find its way

Feelings of sensation
A cry in the dark
Hope is on the horizon
With a reason to stay
And living for a brand new day

In morning dew,
a glorious scene came through,
like war is over now
I feel I'm coming home again

The moments unfold
In the meaning of love
This war is over now
I feel I'm coming home again

Sarah Brightman - The war is over

I wanted to finish this picture before my work starts again on Monday, so I will be busy again.
I'm aware of the fact that it is full of errors, but please, don't point them out, I know them already. I have spent some hours on fixing them and I'm not able to do it and I don't want to hear or think about them any more xp. I have almost threw it out, but then coloured it though for my friends Nivak and maudt who wanted to see it finished. Thank you girls for help and listening to my whining :hug:

Hope you will enjoy the colouring at least^^
Mediums: Pencil + Painter8

Faramir and Eowyn are © J.R.R. Tolkien
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LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Soooooo beautiful<3<3<3
ellaine Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
Thank you:)
ithilatta Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
oh.... a softly smiling Faramir... he's more like what I saw in my mind reading Tolkien for the first time like thirty years ago. :) (Smile) 
Eowyn does not really fit the bill for me:| (Blank Stare) , but the great Professor never described her as extensively as he did othersNo, I disagree! ....
Still, it's a beautifull picture.Nod 
AncaXBre Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! If there are mistakes that lovely coloring and the melting into the background fixed them certainly. The couple looks beautiful, and very much as I envisioned them. Eowyn looks weary, still haunted by her old demons, but Faramir looks totally healed and ready to chase them away.  
KarlaBeatles Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Writer
Boże, chyba się na nowo zakochałam w Farze <3
Darkendrama Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Paul774 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I love that song :heart:


And this painting is awesome :love:
montmartre96 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful style and colors!<3
Tenshi-CosplayArts Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the black hair of this Elf, he looks ethereally handsome with it :)
ellaine Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
As far as I know and the books say, Faramir was no Elf, but a human being (even if descendant from the old race of Numenore), but well... :D
Tenshi-CosplayArts Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh it was Faramir!!! How stupid of me. He looks so noble and elven nonetheless. :)
Paul774 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
You're right, he's a human, but also a little bit elvish :)

Imrazôr the Númenórean and the Elven-lady Mithrellas, one of Nimrodel's Silvan companions, married and founded the line of the Princes of Dol Amroth around the year 2000 (3rd Age).

Finuilas, the mother of Faramir and Boromir was from this line. ALso Morwen of Lossarnach, mother of Theoden of rohan, was from the line of Mithrellas of Lórien. So Eowyn and Eomer also had a little bit of elvish ancestry.

In the Lord of the Rings, Imrahil of Dol Amroth is fighting in the ring wars (he's the brother of Finduilas, uncle of Faramir), his elvish ancestry is recognized and mentioned by Legolas.
LadyAnnatar Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
this has to be the best image of Eowyn and Faramir...ever
ellaine Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Wow, thank you:) I guess a little redo will do it good, have to think about it.
LadyAnnatar Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
THIS one is perfect :)
Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is extremely beautiful:heart:
ZawArt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Lisa-Of-The-Moon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your Beautiful work was featured in my Journal! [link]
emilyrln Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
yeeeeah, I didn't look to hard, but found nothing. its GORGEOUS! also your gallery doesn't like me so I'm going through backwards, lol ;P
Geekoftheworld Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student General Artist
MissCosettePontmercy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You’ve been featured here! [link]
Elfofme Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Oh I absolutely love this!
lolitalovely Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
This is much more what I envisioned Faramir to look- dark hair and shaven face. Eowyn is beautiful here, too :) Wonderfully drawn, you have such a skill!! <3
It's such a shame that they had so little screen time together in the film, whereas the book goes into a lot of detail about their love for each other, from the healing house onwards...
Pink-Tinta Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
I love those two... They are my favorite charaters in the book ! You did a great job with them ! ;)
RianOfGondor Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Lovely, Wonderful, a Marvel!
SoraHotaru Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
>_< This is SO awesome!!!
kaoru889 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
i love the hair
cole0987 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Finally! A Faramir that actually looks Númenórean!
Mase-chan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Gorgeous... their hair especially... wow. :heart:
Elbereth-Lalaith Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Wunderful Picture! And just as Faramir should look like ^^
Fantastic made!
ari-berry Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Student General Artist
This is so lovely- it portrays the two of them perfectly! ^_^
ariodante28 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
Your picture may have some technical flaws, but I think you captured Faramir's character better than anything I have seen so far on DA. Beautiful!
Tatooine92 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Student Writer
foreverfrodo Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! :D Just wanted to tell you that you've been featured here: [link]
(Even though this was a feature for traditional art, and yours is digital. But I did want to include you wonderful work, so I hope you don't mind. :) )
Keep up the great work! :)
ellaine Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
Thank you very much! It makes me feel even more honoured:)
foreverfrodo Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
stargate4ever23 Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is very good! Beautiful!
kaiba-kisara Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
Oh, my Gods!! This is awesome! ^w^ Fits well with Sarah's song! ^w^
Madailein Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist
This is gorgeous. The art style makes me think of an older, more beautiful time. I love it.
elsterjia Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
Whoa, its just amazing. I love Eowyn and Faramir and I am kinda collecting the pictured of the two of them, and I must say that yours are even more beautiful than some of professional illustrators. Its just shame theres the copyright notice :) but well i understand it
AmberSunset Featured By Owner May 2, 2008   Photographer
Another gem... :clap:
4Deeds Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this picture and it inspired me to draw this [link]
midenian-lostie Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
I think they're lovely. *blissful sigh*
LadyAmi-chan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
I love the neutral colour scheme. It really works in this one.
silversmithfire Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
Beautiful. Tolkien mastered it all- even romance!
fazzygrl Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That's lovely. I wish I could draw like this! :p
Wavs Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
It's so beautiful and serene. I love the muted colours, and poses. Definitely going to my favourites.
PippinIncarnate Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
omg, a black haired faramir O.O
so I guess people *do* read the books still XD

well, whatever the flaws may be, I haven't spotted them <3
ellaine Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
Yes, they do, they do!:D
Faramir's black-haired-ness is one of the things why I love him:D, Nothing against David Wenham, but I prefer the original (I bed Peter Jackson thought, people would be confused by Aragorn, Boromir and Faramir looking too similar;p).

You know, when I look at it now, I see less flaws than before O.o

Thank you:)
DireLedPunk93 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
My God, it's wonderful!

Fav! <3
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