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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 During the Years of the Trees, after most of the Valar had withdrawn completely from Middle-earth and hidden themselves in Aman, Oromë still hunted in the forests of Middle-earth on occasion.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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:iconelbeniraen:
Elbeniraen Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Aaaaw thank you so much for these illustrations! I'm just reading The Silmarillion so... WOW :la: :la: :la: !!!!! I'm amazed :la: !
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ZanarNaryon Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The valar is not gods, and Melkor is not counted as one of them
Sorry, I'm a Tolkien geek
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Professional
I put Gods as a comparison. I remember that Melkor was one of them at first.
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:iconzanarnaryon:
ZanarNaryon Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Melkor is an Ainu, a mighty spirit. Those of them who later travelled Down to Earth is called Valar, though Melkor is not counted as one of them
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Lelia Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Professional
Er... but Morgoth (Melkor's physical manifestation) travelled down to earth, he was the greatest enemy of arda, He fought against Fingolfin, He unleashed ungoliath over Aman. If you search in sites everybody calls him Valar, during his days before the exile into the void.
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ZanarNaryon Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have read Quenta Silmarillion, I even know some words in Quenya, but they say clearly that Morgoth is NOT longer counted as a Vala, go check Valaquenta
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black-cat16 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
Actually, you are right. I can remember that fragment of the book where it's said. It's somewhere at the beginning. I can't tell now, because I don't have my copy of a book with me, but what you say is right.
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naisna Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Why are you so jealous of this wonderful work? Why are you trying to make that this great artist seems "ignorant" in what concerns to Arda? You're transforming into Morgoth! 
Thaur, Rauko, Engwar, Rûth, Nibin! :angry:

Can you translate it?
Thanks to your Comments you're giving us those adjectives to a description of your self! 

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:iconzanarnaryon:
ZanarNaryon Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I do not try to make the artist look bad, I only wish to make a point, just a friendly discussion
Despicable, demon, the sickening (I can only translate to Norwegian, so forgive me if it's not exactly as it says in the book), Anger, And I can't seem to find Nibin, I don't know everything
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naisna Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Sorry,I have a very big temperament and I'm also a Tolkien Freak! I think that the Valar or Ainur could been something similar to gods,and if we get very closed to the discussion of Melkor we couldn't really said if he's a Valar or not,I've read the hold bibliotec of Tolkien and i noted that sometimes Elf gaved the Title of Valar to Melkor....?
Again sorry for so many Sindarin Insults!I feel Ashamed and I wroted it without thinking....
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countconkula Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wtf happened to Manwe
Silmarillion says his raiment is blue, his eyes are blue, and he holds a sapphire scepter. 
This image has triggered my autism.
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Professional
Is MY version.
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:iconkreoko:
Kreoko Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
mind if i use this as my timeline image on my personal facebook, provided i link to the original piece?
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:iconladyofazzaroth:
LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  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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:iconbaliizadon:
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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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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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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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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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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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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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  Student 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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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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