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-Varda- by RivkaZ -Varda- by RivkaZ
"It is told that even as Varda ended her labors, and they were long, when first Menelmacar strode up the sky and the blue fire of Helluin flickered in the mists above the borders of the world, in that hour the Children of the Earth awoke, the Firstborn of Ilúvatar. By the starlit mere of Cuiviénen, Water of Awakening, they rose from the sleep of Ilúvatar; and while the dwelt yet silent by Cuiviénen their eyes beheld first of all things the stars of heaven. Therefore they have ever loved the starlight, and have revered Varda Elentári above all the Valar."
~from The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkein

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It's finally happened! I can no longer outrun the blood that runs into me from two sides of the family! I will ascend to those lofted vaults of my forbearers... -Yes. I am becoming....
A Rabid Tolkein Fanatic.
It's pretty much genetic.
Soon I will complete the Rite of Passage, so to speak, by finishing the Silmarilion, and from there, well, who knows.
Wish me luck.
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:iconstorm12:
Wow, the ethereal quality of this really captures her power and might; as the Valar most feared by Melkor ;)
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:icontsukirima:
Ethereal and Beautiful. It's truly breathtaking
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LadyElleth Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Otherworldly and fantastic. I love your idea of Varda, it really conveys her as one of the chief powers of the Valar. :heart:

And here's hoping you went through that Rite of Passage successfully! :D
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:iconduvenel:
She is absolutely wondrous. And at least you are in good company. There are far worse things to have than Tolkien-itis.
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:iconrivkaz:
aww, thanks! :D I hear there's no cure for Tolkien-itis, happily. :)
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:iconmasa-chan:
Oh, my God. I'm so glad I found this when I searched. This is by far the best Varda I have EVER seen!

Ah, Elbereth Gilthoniel! <3

The only question I have is, are her eyes looking upward? I'm so sorry if this is a stupid question. I'm just having trouble deciphering which way she is looking. I do wear far-sighted prescription glasses, so my vision sucks up close.
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:iconrivkaz:
Why thank you dear! I'm glad I could lighted your day. :)

I had intended for her eyes to be indecipherable and black, with a sort of non directional shine on them, but certainly, as a scion of starlight it would be appropriate for her eyes to be looking upwards.
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:iconmasa-chan:
You're very welcome. And lighten it, you did. :heart:

Ahhhh! I see, now! I totally see what you mean. You're extremely talented, I would LOVE to see more Tolkien work from you!
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Lyuuin Apr 12, 2010
beautiful, and can i come with you on your (hopefully) never-ending trip?
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:iconrivkaz:
: D yeeeessss company!
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