Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
February 27, 2012
Image Size
347 KB
Resolution
598×900
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
7,985 (4 today)
Favourites
461 (who?)
Comments
110
×
Yavanna, colored by ullakko Yavanna, colored by ullakko
Had to retouch this one recently for a purpose that I'll reveal later this summer, but I thought to update the image here as well. Did the original drawing in 2012.

Black & white version over here: ullakko.deviantart.com/art/Yav…

Yavanna Kementári from Tolkien's Silmarillion.
Ink drawing + copics + photoshop.

From The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien:
"The spouse of Aulë is Yavanna, the Giver of Fruits. She is the lover of all things that grow in the earth, and all their countless forms she holds in her mind, from the trees like towers in forests long ago to the moss upon stones or the small and secret things in the mould. In reverence Yavanna is next to Varda among the Queens of the Valar. In the form of a woman she is tall, and robed in green; but at times she takes other shapes. Some there are who have seen her standing like a tree under heaven, crowned with the Sun; and from all its branches there spilled a golden dew upon the barren earth, and it grew green with corn; but the roots of the tree were in the waters of Ulmo, and the winds of Manwë spoke in its leaves. Kementári, Queen of the Earth, she is surnamed in the Eldarin tongue."
Add a Comment:
 
:icondulliros:
Dulliros Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great stuff!
I just love it, when the Ainur are pictured as mystical forces of nature.
Technically, I like the way she rises out of the rather dark and eerie pool.
:+fav:
Reply
:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much, again!
Depictions like this of the Ainur were my favorite parts in the Silmarillion.
Reply
:icondulliros:
Dulliros Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
Reply
:iconqitian:
Qitian Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! The description of Yavanna that you quoted belongs among my favourite lines in the Silmarillion, and your illustration really does it justice. Beautiful, beautiful work.
Reply
:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for the feedback! I'm glad you like it.
Reply
:iconnolwenamiel:
NolweNamiel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Lovely interpretation of this Valie.
Reply
:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:iconphantsythat:
phantsythat Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a truly wonderful image.
Reply
:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
Reply
:icon1ghostwolf:
1ghostwolf Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
WOW!!!
Reply
Add a Comment: