Started this and figured I ought to finish it! A quick ~1hr painting of an old sketch that I really liked.
This is how I envision Ilmarë, Varda’s handmaiden. Since I usually draw Varda very dark, I wanted Ilmarë to be very bright and beautiful - made of stardust or something.
Before J.R.R. Tolkien abandoned the idea of the Valar bearing children, she, known as Erinti, was the daughter of Varda and Manwë.
This task was appointed to you, Frodo of the Shire. If you do not find a way, no one will.
“I am not a serving-woman. I can ride and wield blade, and I do not fear either pain or death. But I do fear to stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.”