Too bright were the eyes of Arien for even the Eldar to look on, and leaving Valinor she forsook the form and raiment which like the Valar she had worn there, and she was as a naked flame, terrible in the fullness of her splendor.”― J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion - “Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor”
Arien, the maiden who caried the sun. She was said to be mightier than Tilion (the man who carried the moon), and was one of the few fire-spirits that Morgoth didn’t sway to his side. Colour palette 14Oh, almost forgot. I found this amazing art program called Krita, in which this piece was drawn. It’s absolutely wonderful, and even though it did crash once and nearly gave me a heart attack, it had saved the picture automatically at some point so very little progress was lost. It works on Windows, iOS and Linux (I have that) and it has a lot of really beautiful brushes. I didn’t adjust the opacity levels until I did the last touch with the halo around her. It looks a thousand times better than my previous Maedhros drawing. Also, did I mention that the program is free?