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Laurelin and Telperion by Kinko-White Laurelin and Telperion by Kinko-White
The Two Trees of Valinor
Laurelin (the Gold Tree) and Telperion (the Silver Tree)
Materials I used: Daniel Smith watercolors, Arches cold pressed paper, ink, white acrylic paint, gold and sillver leaf

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wixcat Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really beatiful! 
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MorellAgrysis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, lovely work.
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sarndilia Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I AM IN LOVE.
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Gwillieth Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016   Traditional Artist
lovely work !
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Ysydora Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job!! Heart Love 
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MarcoPellino Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Wanderful painting with wonderful watercolors!
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Telnava Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! ^^
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Oracle-of-Moon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh! Nice colors and effect :)
I liked your background.
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Thriin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016
beautiful colours! Love Love 
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enterprisegurl1701 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Student General Artist
Very pretty
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sophgoph Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist
you're so good with colors
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Rearda Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My favourite subject, Telperion and Laurenlin! I love your depiction, and their relationship to the sun and moon.
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Tanbi-no-Kami Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Beautiful piece of art! I love pictures of the 2 trees and I really like your colouring
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GalateasFire Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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RazorCheeks Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I LOVE YOU THIS IS SO AMAZING AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
<333333333333333
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Traue-Niemand Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Professional Writer
So beautiful! I dont know about the two trees, is it a story or a legend or something?
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RazorCheeks Featured By Owner Edited Aug 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Forgive me for my fangirling, but here's the story ^^:

They're from the Silmarillion by Tolkien.
It's a book about the history of Middle Earth > what happened before the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (:
Because what happens in the Hobbit and LotR happens in the 3rd age, but there's also a 1st and 2nd age (obviously) and that book tells the story of those two ages
It's like a Tolkien-bible c;
Anyway, in the beginning there were no sun or moon to bring light to the land. There were to giant 'lamps', but they were destroyed by Melkor (an evil god who wants to rule the world, he's saurons boss). So these two trees were made by Yavanna (the godess of everything that grows) and Nienna (the goddess of grief).
One represents the sun (Laurelin) and only gave light during the day, the other represents the moon (Telperion) and only gave light during the night
Unfortunately they were also destroyed by Melkor and his servant Ungoliant (mother of Shelob, which is in part 3 of the Lord of the Rings)
Yavanna and Nienna both tried to save the trees, but were only able to save a flower of Laurelin and a fruit of Telperion. Those were given to spirits who became the sun and moon
And the light of both tries was also captured in the silmarils which were made by Feänor (an elf), but that's another story c;

I really love this story ^^
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Traue-Niemand Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Professional Writer
Nothing to forgive, I asked. X3 Thanks for that great description, a very interesting story. I dont know much about the Lord of the Rings. The movies were very confusing for me.
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RazorCheeks Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome (: I'm glad you enjoyed it haha
I can understand the confusion, they're packed with lore, characters with difficult names, races and story-lines
I think it's always helpful to watch them together with someone that knows a lot about them
if you're interested to watch them again, tho (;
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Traue-Niemand Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Professional Writer
Yes, it feels like the movies are missing some huge, important parts of the whole. I can imagine, that its helpful to watch them with someone which knows about those parts. You sound like you offering me a movienight together. XD To bad we are live so far apart. ^~^
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RazorCheeks Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
haha XD
well LotR is part of a huge world and an even bigger story that lived inside Tolkien's head, so you're not wrong
however I do feel that Peter Jackson did a really good job on the films
especially when it comes to explaining the whole story with minimal confusion about who everyone is
and the most important parts are defenitly in there, so you're not missing too much
but if you're interested in more I recommend you read the silmarillion, which is like Middle earth's bible
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Jennycallie Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous :heart:
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