"In the Common Tongue, it says, "One #Ring to rule them all, #onering to bind them, One Ring to bring them all and in the #darkness bind them!"
This is the One Ring forged by the #DarkLord#Sauron in the fires of #MountDoom , taken by #Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself!"
"#Bilbo found it.... in #Gollum 's cave... "
"Yes. For fifty years the Ring lay quiet in Bilbo's keep, prolonging his life, delaying old age. But no longer Frodo. The Ring has awoken. It's heard its master's call."
"But he was destroyed! Sauron was destroyed!"
"No, Frodo. The #spirit of Sauron endured. His life force is bound to the ring and the ring survived. He is seeking it, seeking it.... all his thought is bent on it. The Ring yearns above all else to return to the hand of its Master. They are one, the ring and the Dark Lord. Frodo. He must never find it."
"Alright, we put it away! We keep it hidden! We never speak of it again! No one knows it's here, do they?... ...DO they, #Gandalf ?!"
"There is one other who knew that Bilbo had the rig. I looked everywhere for he creature Gollum, but the enemy found him first. I don't know how long they tortured him, but amidst the endless screams and inane babble, hey deciphered two words."
"#Shire ! #Baggins !!!"
"Shire... Baggins.... but that would lead them here!"
"Ulmo, Guardian of the Ancient Waters"
#WIP#throwBack - process gif [Painted last April 2017. Part of my end of the year review on my Valar paintings inspired by J.R.R Tolkien's, The Silmarillion!]
This piece went through a series of trials. Some of which were due to rushing and not giving enough time for preliminary work like thumb nailing. But it came through once I decided how I wanted to tell his story. He is fluidity of emotion, music and creation. He feels a lot and avoids earthy issues, mostly. He has three pointed crystal crown which represent the Neptune or the trident symbol which looks like a pitch fork. The whales represent the music and his connection to the sea. .
He is half a being of a form and part cosmic veins that fade & float within the sea. The veins represent his connection as he is the veins of the world. He is part of the sea and he is the sea, the storms, & the waters. To make him a solid didn't make sense. I imagine he wouldn't often keep an absolute form but only in times of need. To his left hand you see a shadowed small whale falling down in death. The whales around him swim in mourning. As sadness befalls us we don't quite feel whole, so he is also not shown as a complete form.