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Forging Arda - page 1 by RivkaZ Forging Arda - page 1 by RivkaZ
So, I started dreaming about Silmarillion stuff back during Chanukah…
One of those great, super-vivid, uninhibited brain-juice dreams that you have when you read something intense and then can’t quite sleep afterwards. Anyway, I had a dream about the origins of Sauron/Mairon the Maiar, and his time spent in the service of Aulë the Smith. And I wanted to make it into a comic.
I’ve tried to keep the character designs similar, at least, to the way they showed up in my head (it’s hard for me to go directly from dream-stuff to comics).

I want to explore some of the empty margins in the history of these characters, simply because there is a lot about Middle Earth theology that frustrates me a great deal, and I feel like the motivations of a lot of the 'dark' characters are not explored in the books at all (or at least, not to my satisfaction). So this is my sort of self-indulgent, mini "Paradise Lost" for the Silmarillion. XD

Here’s the first page. It’s been a few years since I last tried my hand at drawing comics and it is like trying to bench press an angry gorilla. @__@

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: FINISH A PROJECT OR DIE


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Matowicin Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
What a great idea and drawings!!!!
Like it a lot!
... "To be continued", Please! :D
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
This is stunning! Please continue!
What I love about this comic is it show how powerful and otherworldly the Valar are!

GOD bless
John 3:16
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:iconrivkaz:
RivkaZ Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thank you very much! :D
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Hope you plan to make pics of the other Valar as well.
Especially Namo! Hint Hint! :) He's my favorite Vala
and I would LOVE to see your take on him!

GOD bless
John 3:16
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FlyingCarpets Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Wow wow wow, you began it, I'm so happy! Great first page, makes me crave more of it, quickly XD! And it's fun how Aulë lives up to his name and looks like an owl a bit XDDD
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Sixwing Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is breathtaking.
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