Illustration for the Silmarillion by Tolkien
watercolor on paper, 33x55,5cm
For me , you have totally captured Maglor.
I saw your photo and i loved it so much!
I would like to know if i can use it on a blog (in french) that i'm creating. It will give informations about Tolkien's characters and i would like to illustrate it with some photos.
Of course i will put your name and the link of your page in the site if you want .
I am not young. Both of my parents were artists and we all had some artistic talent - music is also my life though I have to get back to it. I appreciate excellent art and talent. You have that gift. I immediately saw the detail: The hand partially blackened and wrapped, the tear, the despair and regret. Knowing all of these myself I immediately was struck by this amazing image of Maglor. Please let me know if you ever sell prints. If I could I would try to convince you to sell me the original. I can't afford it and I doubt you would give it up! Not if you are like me. I cannot sell my art and have a difficult time selling the jewellery my closest friend and I have made when our small business was publicly open. Our work is a part of us. I rarely fall in 'love' or shed a tear when I see a painting. This has moved me deeply. You are a very talented, skilled person and you can capture the emotion so beautifully in the features, in the composition.
This painting 'sings' to me and touches my heart and spirit. It made me pick up my harp and start to play a bit again. So your painting not only moved me but inspired me. Thank you.
Truly sorry for a not that personal appeal, but I'm aware of your DA nick only at the moment )
Please accept my sincerest gratitude for your kind words about my works, it means a lot for me!
You've got a very touching story, and not only for me, but also for my husband, who's an amateur luthier himself, and he told me that the harp resonator construction is one of the hardest stringed acoustic project to be done. Both of us want to express our complete respect and compliments for your success for such an endeavor.
I would be glad to make it up for you with the original of Maglor, but unfortunately, it is not possible in the current economy situation. But I'd like to offer you a 50% discount for a hi-res print, and my husband wills to assist you with your harp tech. Please contact me over email, it's at my personal page here at DA.
In part this piece was inspired by the music by Alan Stivell, -"Ys"