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Giver of Gifts (from the Tale of Adanel) by Brunild Giver of Gifts (from the Tale of Adanel) by Brunild
 This painting is inspired by a passage of the Tale of Adanel ( from Morgoth's Ring) by J.R.R.Tolkien
(Oil on canvas paper )

"Then Andreth being urged by Finrod said at last : ' This is the tale that Adanel of the House of Hadoe told to me:'
Some say the Disaster happend at the beginning of the history of our people, before any had yet died. The Voice had spoken to us, and we had listened. The Voice said : 'Ye are my children. I have sent you to dwell here. In time ye will inherit all this Earth, but first ye must be children and learn. Call on me and I shall hear; for I am watching over you.'
We understood the Voice in our hearts, though we had no words yet. Then the desire for words awoke in us, and we began to make them. But we were few, and the world was wide and strange. Though we greatly desired to understand, learning was difficult, and the making of words was slow.
In that time we called often and the Voice answered. But it seldom answered our questions, saying only : 'First seek to find the answer for yourselves. For ye will have joy in the finding, and so grow from childhood and become wise. Do not seek to leave childhood before your time.'
But we were in haste, and we desired to order things to our will; and the shapes of many things that we wished to make awoke in our minds. Therefore we spoke less and less to the Voice.
Then one appeared among us, in our own form visible, but greater and more beautiful; and hes said that he had come our of pity. 'Ye should not have been left alone and unistructed,'he said. 'The world is full of marvelous riches which knowledge can unlock. Ye could have food more abundant and more delicious than the poor things than ye now eat. Ye could have dwellings of ease, in which ye could keep light and shut out the night. Ye could be clad even as I.'
Then we looked and lo! he was clad in raiment that shone like silver and gold, and he had a crown on his head, and gems in his hair. 'If ye wish to be like me,' he said,'I will teach you.' Then we took him as teacher.
He was less swift than we had hoped to teach us how to find, or to make for ourselves, the things that we desired, though he had awakened many desires in our hearts. But if any doubted or were impatient, he would bring and set before us all that we wished for. "I am the Giver of Gifts,"he said; 'and gifts shall never fail as long as ye trust me.'

Characters and words belongs to J.R.R.Tolkien
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jodeee Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
goodness me, This is beautiful!
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Brunild Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much dear!! This is a very beautiful compliment, he is my favorite character!!  :heart: :hug:
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jodeee Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Well you have certainly done him justice. Your love shines through here. He has one of the most beautiful faces I have ever seen!! X
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017   Traditional Artist
I am honored you think so!! :heart:
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LeahPlainAndTallish Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning! Heart So dreamy and beautiful!
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much dear friend! :hug:
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LeahPlainAndTallish Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're always so welcome! Keep up the good work, your stuff is looking great!
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017   Traditional Artist
:heart: :hug:
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017   Digital Artist
Love it. Deceiver in the fairest form.
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! I am really glad you appreciate! 
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aredhelfromtirion Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
I love Tale of Adanel it's so eerie and ominous and this picture express its mood wonderfully. I love the Melkor's expression.
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for this comment!! I really think in the same way about this Tale and I am very happy that this picture transmit the spirit of the Tolkien's work!! Another huge compliment from you, I am honored!! :heart:
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hanestetico Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016
Ben fatto! Mi piacciono anche le foglie di quercia/roverella; le ho riconosciute :P !
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016   Traditional Artist
Grazie! Ne ho raccolta qualcuna nel bosco dietro casa per averne come campione, in realtà il lavoro sulle foglie è affrettato non le ho fatte proprio molto bene come avrei dovuto. Ero un po' stanca su questo lavoro e mi ero imposta di finirlo entro un certo termine. Considerando che il dipinto è nato  durante una fase acuta di blocco artistico sono abbastanza felice per come è riuscito il personaggio, un po' meno per lo sfondo :/
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hanestetico Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
Blocchi artistici, non parlarmene ahha
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016   Traditional Artist
Un periodo assolutamente negativo!! frustrated 
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Naivara Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG dear this one is stunning! lve the way you can do all thoses expressions! *-*
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :blowkiss: 
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LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Student General Artist
I am out of words *-* :heart: :love: :heart:
This is an outstanding Artwork :tighthug: :heart: :heart: :heart:
Very delicate and wonderful details, I am impressed and I love it :heart:
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much dear for your beautiful words!! :heart: :hug:
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LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Student General Artist
You are very welcome Sweety Pixel gemstones - Amethyst :date: rvmp Pixel gemstones - Amethyst 
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Nourak Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016   Digital Artist
That face..omg fantastic! I squeak every time I see a new piece of art from you.
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the compliment!La la la la Heart 
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AnotherStranger-Me Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Hobbyist
He is so beautiful! Love his gaze!
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much dear!! Grazie mille!!
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Menkhar Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing, as always Clap 
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much my dear friend!! :heart:
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MelissaGauthier Featured By Owner Edited Nov 16, 2016   General Artist
Very beautiful and astonishing work, I really love his facial expression in this art piece and especially the details of the leafs. :love: :clap: 
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your kindness as always! :heart: :hug:
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MelissaGauthier Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016   General Artist
You're welcome. :hug:
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SueMArt Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful work as always Bunilde.
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for your nice words!^^
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SueMArt Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always a pleasure my friend Hug Heart 
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SkekKel Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work, as always! :)
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much dear friend! :heart:
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EvaGataArtist Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautiful <3
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Brunild Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much dear Eva! :heart:
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YilanArt Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
Always awesome!!! :la:
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you!^^
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Cris-Nicola Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely!!!
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Brunild Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you!!^^
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Cris-Nicola Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome!
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Erameris Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the contrast between the dark background and the character, his expression and the details of his headdress. Very delicate and beautifully done.
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Brunild Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your kind words dear friend!!
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Erameris Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :aww:
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SarkaSkorpikova Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful and enchanting! :) You're master of textures, the contrast of oak leafes and white fabric is great! And in this painting Melkor looks so divine, dream-like and smart! I like the movement captured, it's easy to imagine how the house of Anadel took him as a teacher. Wonderful! :heart: 
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Brunild Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you my dear friend for your kind words!! I am glad you have this impression looking at the picture :heart: In truth the work on the background and the leafs was rushed, I wish I had more time to complete it.
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EPH-SAN1634 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous
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Brunild Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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EPH-SAN1634 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No need :D
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