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Ainulindale V by Anubis1000 Ainulindale V by Anubis1000
"And They sang before Him...and He was glad."
-The Silmarillion


To show that now Ilúvatar is not the only voice that can be heard...smaller ripples can be seen issuing forth from the smaller stars. This is my attempt to show in visual langauage the Ainur and Maia using their individual voices in concert with His.

I have used rain drop ripples, dandilions and water lilies to show the joy and serenity and mostly harmony that exsists at this point of the telling of the Ainulindalë. You can also find two seperate instances of an aurora to bring in light as a hormonic device in this image.

I had a very hard time with this image...as I did with the very first image of this series.

It was necessary to add elements to the original image to give it a layered quality, but I found it a much harder task to find images for this particular picture then I did for the first one.

I was also extremely hesitant to add anything to this image, mainly becasue I had fallen in love with its simplicity.

Being part of the overall look, I knew I had to...so I kept the photo layering very subtle.

I hope it works.


The Silmarillion Project: [link]
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Anubis1000 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't tell you how much I appreciate your comment. I got a chuckle out of the "cosmic jazz" bit :)

Im really glad you like the images...

I was really afraid that the images would be a little too abstract for the literal retelling of the tale but I'm glad you like it.
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chicachubb Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Interesting! I have used the aurora as an emanation of the Valar in a story. I'm really enjoying your series, and I'll be interested to see what happens when Melkor starts "trying to untune the cosmic jazz" (as novelist John Gardner put it in his 1977 review of *The Silmarillion* in the NYT Review of Books).

Your vision is fascinating and your choice of images and skill in arranging them is likewise awe-inspiring. It's really hard to visualize creation, yet you have managed it! :)
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Anubis1000 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't tell you how much I appreciate your comment. I got a chuckle out of the "cosmic jazz" bit

Im really glad you like the images...

I was really afraid that the images would be a little too abstract for the literal retelling of the tale but I'm glad you like it.
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Kitt-Otter Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Breath-taking! I'm in awe!
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Anubis1000 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Again thank you...I don't know what to say :D
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IncyVortex Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very pretty :) The ripples look great, and i love the coloring.
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Anubis1000 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I appreciate it....these images are kinda an experiment...I appreciate your comment and your appreciation :)
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