I’m reading the Silmarillion for the first time. 

So here some random illustrations I had in mind. I think they are a bit static/flat but whatever, It’s was done quickly just for fun. Let share love with other fans.

Sauron in wolf form VS Luthien and Huan

And Feanor with the Silmarils

Thanks Davinarfel for touch ups (Feanor’s cloths for exemple) 


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Just a reminder:the natural diet of these birds is BONES. Not just bone marrow; actual bone shards. They pick up huge freaking bones from carcasses and drop them onto rocks until they get spiky pieces and then they swallow them. Their stomach acid dissolves bone.

look me in the eye and tell me that’s not a fucking dragon

And they aren’t naturally red like that. That’s self-applied makeup. They find the reddest earth they can to work into their feathers as a status symbol.

And they don’t scavenge other parts of carcases, just the bones. 85-90% of their diet is exclusively bone. Hence why it’s only a myth that these birds would just pick up whole lambs and carry them off. It’s not true, but in German they’re still called Lämmergeier as a result.

So metal

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Éowyn says that women must ride now, as they did in a like evil time in the days of Brego, when the wild men of the East came from the Inland Sea into the Eastemnet. - The History of Middle-earth, Volume 8, The War of the Ring*

* There we have a reference to the women of Rohan fighting against an invasion of Easterlings during the reign of Eorl’s grandson (named there as Brego, but following later versions this would be Aldor). This invasion would have been about four hundred years before Éowyn’s time.

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Galadriel: The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that one was is lost, for none now live who remember it.

Maglor: Is that bullshit I hear? Oh, wait. It’s just you, cousin Artanis.


That’s too soon, isn’t it? Then again, what in The Silmarillion isn’t too soon?


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