"And they were with Him...before ought else was made."
- The Silmarillion
In this image...Ilúvatar, as the galaxy is surrounded by the Ainur and the Maiar, represented by the myriad of stars and gases.
The Void has now been filled with the offspring of his thought.
I have used samples of jaguar spots, spider webs, and lightning to convery the nature and spirits of the ainur and maia.
Also, contained here, you will find samples of the famous japanese image, "The Great Wave Off Kanagawa" by Hokusai (hopefully bringing to mind the ainur Ulmo) along with a very subtle blue tinged wolf fur pattern interwoven into this image.
The Silmarillion Project: [link]