I'd be totally glad if my works could be included in Tolkien's books. I've been offering my illustrations to a couple of British publishers and I think of offering them to Russian and American publishers this year. Yes, thats lembas in her hands; as for her dress,- I love very much oriental textiles and often taking an inspiration there
I admire the touch of mischief you have added to the otherworldly air of your Melian, Ms Kukanova; if it were not for the fact that this is an image from 'The Children of Hurin' I would almost think she were about to have that little chat with The Lady Galadriel about the forthcoming visit from a certain Son of Beor (due to arrive sometime in the next … oh, Century or so).
I love the levity and grace of the forms that you use. It really conveys the other-worldliness of the characters you are illustrating. Particularly this one, Melian, who was divine. Thank you for posting your wonderfully talented works on Deviantart. It is a rare treat to see such talent.