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Feanor  Betrayal at Losgar by littlelea Feanor  Betrayal at Losgar by littlelea
All inked in.... color version to come.

I translated all Sindarin and transcribed Tengwar myself. :)

Illustration depicting a scene from Tolkien's Silmarillion.

Free Translation:
"None and none! What I have left behind I count now no loss; needless baggage on the road it has proved. Let those that cursed my name, curse me still, and whine their way back to the cages of the Valar! Let the ships burn!"

Cofn a cofn! I awarthannen si genedian -dhannad; han caul -moe anim erin men. No di i rachanner i eneth nn, racho nin a si, a nallo dan nan gedyr Belain! No i chr lachad!


Interlinear Translation:
Cofn a cofn!
None and None! *1

I awarthannen
What I have abandoned *2

si genedian -dhannad;
I reckon now no fall;

han caul -moe anim erin men.
it (is) burden not-needed (not necessary) for me on the
road.

No di i rachanner i eneth nn,
Be-it-that they who cursed (pl) the name mine.

racho nin a si,
curse me now,

a nallo dan nan gedyr Belain!
and cry back to the prisons of the Valar!

No i chr lachad!
May-it-be the ships burn.

*1. none = void
*2. _i_ here is used as a relative pronoun (see "Sindarin - The Noble
Tongue" at [link].htm). _i_
is "who" (attested) and "that", but "what" serves a
similar function in the phrase
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:iconarticraft:
articraft Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Awesome style and charming outline! Really wonderful!
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CrimsonnRain Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
woah! this is... just wow D:
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pendraig71 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing depiction
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ImaginaryMdA Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is marvelous, very beautiful and elegant,
and really great that you know elvish,

too bad elvish is incomplete,
you gotta hate Tolkien for dying!
and love him for everything else he has done,
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radikian Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
dayum!!! you should be named the official illustrator for the silmarillion and other Tolkien-related works!!! it's awesome!
Your Tengwar style is beautiful!!! Simply beautiful!!!
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:iconlittlelea:
littlelea Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Wow! Thanks!! ;-D
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severeene Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful. It's really a shame i can't see it in full-scale! :-(

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v bjartara ljsi v dimmari skuggarnir.
The brighter the light, the darker the shadows.
Je heller das Licht, desto dunkler die Schatten.
Waat d'Liicht mi hell ass, emsou mi donkel sin d'Schieter.
Plus la lumire est claire, plus les ombres sont fonces.
Quo clarius lumen, eo obscuriores umbrae.
Cuanto ms clara es la luz, ms oscuras son las sombras.
Piu' splendente e' la luce, piu' oscure saranno le tenebre.
Ju starkare ljuset, desto mrkare skuggarna.
Jo starkere lyset, jo mrkere de skyggene.
Dess sterkare lyset er, dess mrkare vert skuggane.
Guangxian yue liang, yingzi yue an.
Jo strkere lyset, desto mrkere skygger.
Kuluma yazeed al dhau sawaad al dhulu yazeed.
to je svetlo jače, senke su tamnije.
Quanto mais clara a luz, mais escura a sombra.
Hoe feller het licht des te donkerder de schaduw.
Hoe feller it ljoch hoe tjusterder it skaad.
Com ms clara s la llum, ms fosques sn les ombres.
Cu ct e mai strălucitoare lumina, cu att mai ntunecate sunt umbrele.
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fegie Featured By Owner May 28, 2006
(speechless)
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Silveraxe Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
O_O :love:
OMG this is bloody brilliant!!! I love all the details! The crosshatching behind the inscription is lovely!! wow!! :clap:
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littlelea Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2004
Thanks a ton :)) *blush*
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Silveraxe Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
:D you're most welcome!!
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BraveAnimal Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2004  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hai..I commented that I like the Eowyn picture the best....
But I really love this one too! Especially teh elvish writing!
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eriathwen Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2004
Bravo indeed!
I'm sure I've seen this somewhere before - elvish.org perhaps?
I love the way the script seems to flow in a reflection of the flames and Fanor's staff - and such beautiful words, although I'm not sure Fanor as a Noldo would be shouting in Sindar...
Ach well, I'm nitpicking, and you know this is gonna get a :+fav: anyway....
Where did you get your table of values for the tengwar? Only - mine seems a little faulty and I want to make sure I've corrected it right....
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Ludi-Price Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just wonderful, a real treat for all Tolkien fans. I utterly adore your ink work, and your sense of composition. The details are fine and elegant, especially on the banner. Very elegant. The only crit I have is that this is not how I would have pictured Feanor, but that is only a matter of personal perception and doesn't bear much in relation to the art, so I'm happy ^-^
Also, wonderful work on the calligraphy. Adding it to the picture really adds the sense of an old engraving. Wonderful stuff. :)
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littlelea Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2004
hehehe thanks :) it really means alot!!

unfortunately for everyone else.. this is exactly how I envisioned Feanor... and dont see how anyone could possibly see him any other way! ;) hehe Altho.. it does make me curious how others imagine him, its unfortunate that there arent more pieces based on him out there!
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Ludi-Price Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, of course you're entitled to your own opinion, and I happen to think it's a good rendition. One day I'll probably draw a sketch of how I see him...Problem is, I'm just so lazy =P
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lizzilicious Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2004
I would love to incorporate elvish text into some drawings, but i can't find a text reference for Tengwar. I already know of some sites that have word dictionaries, but I haven't found any fonts, for example, that I can use as a reference. Any help?
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littlelea Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2004
Do a search for YATT (yet another Tengwar tool) on google.... its a wonderful tool :)
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gwendydd Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:worship:
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peet Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2003  Professional Traditional Artist
There's little more I can add to all the wonderful comments already left here. The only new thing that I can say is that I apologise profusely for having put off commenting for so long. Everything about this image is wonderful, but I like in particulat the way in which you always capture Tolkien's words perfectly as well as keeping to your style so elegantly and truly. Just beautiful work, I HAD to let you know finally!

+fav
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karusuman Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is where Feanor burned the ships he has taken from the Teleri at Alqualonde, rather than send them back to the other Noldor who were waiting for them. It was a treacherous act, but still the Noldor crossed the Ice Bridge of the Helcaraxe to reach Middle Earth nontheless! Great artwork and very imprssive use of the Sindarin language!
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inziladun Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2003   Writer
BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Haha there's Fëanor looking so proud and evil.. =P Ohh that style is astounding..
The inking is really precise and all the detail is heavenly!!

Hehe I can read the Tengwar when it's written in English, but this'll take me a short while to transcribe (and I don't know any Sindarin).
The first few words I really don't understand, unless they read "Quothnn a quothnn". :D Then: "I Amanthannen si gwennedian i-dhannad; hann [quail?] innie [annimm erin mmenn?]."

Well I must be miles off already so I won't venture any more.. I'll only ask whether the last word is "lacad"? That's what it would seem to read anyway. :)
Are you sure you've used the Sindarin values for those tengwar though? Because you seem to start maany words with "nn.." or "mm.."., which is odd.
With the 'English' values, that text would seem to read (again bare in mind I don't know any Sindarin):

"Kofn a kofn! I awarthanen si genedian i-dhanad; han kail inie anim erin men."

It's unspeakably wonderful to find a fellow Tolkien-scholar so seeped in his works!! :hug:
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littlelea Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2003
Here you go love... full translation :)

Free Translation:
"None and none! What I have left behind I count now no loss; needless baggage on the road it has proved. Let those that cursed my name, curse me still, and whine their way back to the cages of the Valar! Let the ships burn!"

Cofn a cofn! I awarthannen si genedian ú -dhannad; han caul ú-moe anim erin men. No di i rachanner i eneth nín, racho nin a si, a nallo dan nan gedyr Belain! No i chír lachad!


Interlinear Translation:
Cofn a cofn!
None and None! *1

I awarthannen
What I have abandoned *2

si genedian ú-dhannad;
I reckon now no fall;

han caul ú-moe anim erin men.
it (is) burden not-needed (not necessary) for me on the
road.

No di i rachanner i eneth nín,
Be-it-that they who cursed (pl) the name mine.

racho nin a si,
curse me now,

a nallo dan nan gedyr Belain!
and cry back to the prisons of the Valar!

No i chír lachad!
May-it-be the ships burn.

*1. none = void
*2. _i_ here is used as a relative pronoun (see "Sindarin - The Noble
Tongue" at [link].htm). _i_
is "who" (attested) and "that", but "what" serves a
similar function in the phrase
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inziladun Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2003   Writer
Bravo! Great job, it must have taken a while to translate it all. :)
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grello Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2003
Just love it
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mladen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2003
Wow. Amazing style, looks fantastic. A beautiful illustration, and really fitting of the subject matter. great lettering and banner and border too. Aw hell, + fav
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littlelea Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2003
meneg hennaid!! :)

Thank you so much!
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Meisiluosi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always admired people, who were able to achieve such a great and realistic pic of anything with so little shading... The water and the fire are so...so perfectly depicted... so vivid and... lively and...
Damn, I hate my lack of vocabulary... Anyway, I am sure you know what I mean.
Those pure lines... The atmosphere... The subject you have chosen...;-)
+fav
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DanLuVisiArt Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
oh my god, im glad I stopped by your gallery.....friggen amazing detail..this looks straight out of a book..

i hate hearing this, but you sooo need to color this, it would look beautiful +fav..off to your gallery
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mizarek Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2003
TOTALLY BRILLIANT!!!!!!!
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metal-levon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2003   Digital Artist
those elves never saw it comin! this is absolutly brilliant!
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shellyt Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2003
wow, that is just an AMAZING depictment of the event. i love the silmarillion, ill have to fave this one :) (Smile) i also wish i knew how to read tengwar :-/
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adanedhel Featured By Owner May 28, 2003
Definitely a favorite!!! There's too much detail!!!

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kendre Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2003
Wonderful illustration for a sad moment.
Your Tengwar are amazing. I see you used Sindarin Tetha, if I don't make a mistake, huh?
I don't remeber right now all the Tengwar, at home I'll try to translate what you wrote :) (Smile)
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sheids Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2003
Okay... You have to be kidding me... This is so amazing!!! Excuse me while I salivate all over my keyboard... *o*
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raphi-kun Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2003
This is a wonderful illustration! Well done!
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perkan Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2003  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, Lea... this time you really made me just stare for like ten minutes. I just LOVE this one, not only for it featuring my fav character of THe Silmarillion, but of course also for your wonderful portayal. I've said it before and I'll say it again; I love your style!:D (Big Grin) And the framing with the elvish was a great idea. This one is just perfect! I'd like to see a coloured version, but it's not like it needs it - it's great just as it is. +fav
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leian Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I *SO* adore your work and style!
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eilidh Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
Goodness, lady, you are one hell of a BRILLIANT illustrator! Jawdrop
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shinken Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2003
Oh, that's gorgeous. *jealous but very impressed* :D (Big Grin)
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lilfrog Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous, and you say colours to come? Yaaaay can't wait!
One little thing....and it's probably not very useful pointing it out after it's been inked :P (Lick) but his head seems slightly too large for his body. Other than that this is looking perfect.
And good job on the Tengwar, it's so fun to write isn't it. Beautiful characters.
Heart
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addielikes Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow...this is beautiful...can't wait till the color version! ^^ Great work!

=angelyami
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violator Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow the men there looks so damm awesome ... nice work ...
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mnmsfreak Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2003
I can't wait for the color version. Send me a note when you submit it. ;) (Wink)
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mnmsfreak Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2003
WHOA! This is sooo beautiful. GREAT work. :) (Smile)
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gaffanon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2003
Man I love this Piece nice work really nice work
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punkstara Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2003
wow, that's absolutely breathtaking. It makes me think of a carving, it's fantastic, really. Every detail is so real, it really looks like carving. just, wow...
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b00red Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2003
ehrrmm.... what?

The water looks wonderful, i wanna take a swim in it. The banner i would use as a blanket and the guy with the sword would be my bodyguard. *wishes* hehe.. This is awesome.
How did you do this? Is it freehand? Cant be, if it is, your not human. ;) (Wink)
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aureole Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2003
This is a gorgeous inking. The details are astonishing. Great job!
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