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BM: The Valar by Lelia BM: The Valar by Lelia
Design for a bookmark' pack based in Lord of the Rings’ theme wel to me most exactrly is based in The Silmarillion.
Those character are Valar (Gods), now I'm going to copy-paste their info from Wikipedia:

Yavanna
Queen of the Earth and Giver of Fruits, spouse of Aulë, also called Kementári. She created the Two Trees, and is responsible for the Kelvar (animals) and Olvar (plants). It was she who requested the creation of the Ents, as she feared for the safety of the trees once her husband had created the Dwarves. The Two Lamps are created by Aulë at Yavanna's request, and their light germinates the seeds that she had planted. Following the destruction of the Two Lamps by Melkor and the withdrawal of the Valar to Aman, Yavanna sang into being the Two Trees of Valinor.

Manwë
He is the King of the Valar, husband of Varda Elentári and King of Arda. He lived atop Mount Taniquetil, the highest mountain of the world, in the halls of Ilmarin. The winds and airs were his servants, and he was lord of air, wind, and clouds in Arda. He was the noblest and greatest in authority, but not in power, of the Ainur and the greatest of the Aratar.

Varda
Queen of the Stars, spouse of Manwë, titled Elentári in Quenya and Elbereth Gilthoniel in Sindarin. She kindled the first stars before the Ainur descended into the world, and later brightened them with the gold and silver dew from the Two Trees. Melkor feared and hated her the most, because she rejected him before Time. The Elvish hymn A Elbereth Gilthoniel appears in three differing forms in The Lord of the Rings.

Oromë
Brother of Nessa and husband of Vána, also known as Araw in Sindarin, Aldaron ("Lord of the Trees"), Arum, Béma, Arāmē, The Huntsman of the Valar, and The Great Rider. During the Years of the Trees, after most of the Valar had withdrawn completely from Middle-earth and hidden themselves in Aman, Oromë still hunted in the forests of Middle-earth on occasion. Thus, he was responsible for first finding the Elves at Cuiviénen.

Ulmo
Lord of Waters. Unlike the other Valar, he was not married and had no fixed dwelling place. He lived in the deep waters of the ocean, and seldom troubled to come to Middle-earth unless the need was dire. Ulmo was one of the chief architects of Arda. In power he was second to Manwë.

Melkor
The First Dark Lord. His name means "he who arises in might". He was the first of the Ainur to be created by Eru Ilúvatar and the one who created discord in the Music of the Ainur. The spiritual brother of Manwë, he was the most powerful of the Valar, as he possessed all aspects of Eru's thought, whereas the others each possessed only some. He turned to evil, and was taken back to Valinor in the chain Angainor after the Awakening of the Elves in Cuiviénen. He remained on parole in Valinor for three ages, but after the poisoning of the Two Trees and the theft of the Silmarils, he fled from Valinor. He was no longer counted among the Valar, and Fëanor, one of the leaders of the Noldorin Elves, called him "Morgoth Bauglir", The Great Enemy, by which name he was known in Middle-earth ever after. He was cast out of Arda at the end of the War of Wrath.

Characters is © J.R.R Tolkien
Artwork is © Me
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:iconladyofazzaroth:
LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful Design's :hug:
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JeantineHobbit Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
OMV! These are great! I'm speechless! ... I'm gonna fave them now! :D
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l-u-n-a-r-i-s Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist
BeautifulLove 

Star! Varda! Heart  
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Luja88 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Beautiful artwork!
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Baliizadon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student General Artist
So your the one who drew this. Incredible work, to be sure. I always see it whenever i look up anything about the Silmarillion.
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thecollectiveblog Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Hello dear artist! I would love to use your piece "At Work" in a post on my blog acollectivemind.com about The Silmarillion. I would, of course, give you credit and link back to this page. I want to make sure that you and your art are well represented online. If you do grant me permission, please let me know about your preferences for credit. If that is something you would be willing to do or are vehemently against, please email me at to.the.nerd@gmail.com
THANK YOU!
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional
SOrry I too late, I didn't see your comment until today. If you're still interested in post this image You've my permission :)
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:iconthecollectiveblog:
thecollectiveblog Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
never too late for great art! thanks so much and i will link back.
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Wildfire4o4 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
outstanding! I love, love, love your designs! :D Just want to offer one tip you might have missed, in the Simarillion it says that Manwe always dresses in blue, has blue eyes, and carries a Sapphire sceptre, but I love your interpretation as well! 
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional
Yeah I know but I don't like him like this I preffered imagine him as a "eagle man".
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:iconwildfire4o4:
Wildfire4o4 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, the yellow coloration was how I originally thought of him as well (probably due to watching Avatar: the Last Airbender through my childhood). But your coloration works well with him and looks better with the eagle :)
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Airswirlseternal Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
I like how each one is depicted so individually :D And the expressions are fantastic :clap: 
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional
Thanks :D
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:iconskyriseliu:
SkyriseLIU Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is soooo cool~!!! which software did u use!?
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:iconremyblas:
RemyBlas Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Too bad they're only six of them! I would love to see the rest illustrated in this style.
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional
Some thay, I'm a lazy orc!
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:iconremyblas:
RemyBlas Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm reading The Silmarillion again and decided to see if someone had draw them. I found this. This is awesome. I specially like the look of Varda.
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional
Thank you a lot :D
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fut199 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
lovely work <3
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional
Thanks ;)
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Khemi977 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
How beautiful! I like so much Varda, I find the idea of her star-spangled hair is fantastic!
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Guilles Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Everyone looks awesome, but I dont really like Ulmo with beard cause it screams of poseidon thought.
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:iconsocqa:
SocQA Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Fantastic designs, especially Yavanna, Manw and Varda. Very nice incorporation of their element in their looks :)
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:icontonyace26:
Tonyace26 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student Artist
Where's Tulkas the Valiant? he's my favorite
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:iconevilscarrlett:
EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you've created these :)
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:iconniizu:
Niizu Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist
So beautiful !! Heart 
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C-blaze21 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Amazing adaption.
I hope you find time to do the other Valar sometime.
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ElykRindon Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
uh this is a really awesome art :3 it inspire me to draw this (with your art as reference): elykrindon.deviantart.com/art/… :3
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Finale - Tokien's Legacy".  You can find it here: realmsoffantasy-myth.deviantar…  ^_^
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gandalf85 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
This is beautiful.  Do you have any plans to do the other Valar?
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional
I'm sketchin some of them but I've no time. Thank you for your comment :)
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Jakegothicsnake Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Love hwo you did Varda! She's kinda of resembles Luthien in a way. :)
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional
Thanks :)
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:iconewelock:
ewelock Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely mindbogglingly beautiful.
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DSalius Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Doing a report on Tolkien for my English class and just found this page.

Absolutely beautiful depictions of the Valar. <3
Would love to see the others created in this style.
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Draugfea Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
would love to see this with the rest, there are 8 of them, melkor not counted amongst them
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shoulderfriends Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
woah i love these guys!
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:iconishrat:
IshRat Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Great Depiction of the Some of the Main Valar!
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional
Thanks :D
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GlorfindelWins Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are beautiful
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional
Thanks :D
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AeldraAvitus Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Omg this is so amazing I feel like crying. Its just perfect <3
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional
Thank you :D
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skjaldulfr Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Aule?
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional
Not for now sorry
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:iconsciscer:
Sciscer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your version of Melkor is by far my favorite. IT'S SO FREAKIN AWESOME!!
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FlashLamarr Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
This is amazing!! :)
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
This is an amazing picture! Well done!
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sonozakiimion Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You really like Mucha, don't u? He's my fav too.
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pulyx Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazazazazazazing
Specially Orome and Manwe!
Nailed it!
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