Tuesday, September 24, 2013

31-Day Challenge #24: inspired by a book

For this challenge I chose one of my favorite books, Tolkien's The Silmarillion. The book covers the history of Middle-Earth before the events of The Lord of the Rings, and is basically full of elves being badass.

I attempted to paint the Two Trees of Valinor, which shone silver and gold. They were killed by a giant spider but before they died, their last flower and fruit were taken and became the sun and moon.

For the silver tree I used Zoya Storm, Julep Harley, L'Oreal Eiffel for You, and Color Club Wild Cactus (unfortunately the picture doesn't show that the trunk and branches are a slightly different color than the silver leaves--I mixed silver with brown); for the gold tree I used L'Oreal Not a Cloud in Sight, Maybelline Bold Gold, Revlon Stormy Night and Revlon Sassy.

Here are today's other literary manis!


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    1. And you got me interested in reading a book!

    2. Hope you like it--it can be tough reading at times, because he uses very archaic language, but some of the stories are just so beautiful and heartbreaking. :-)

  2. Wow. First off, beautiful. Second... The Silmarillion is one of your favorite novels?! I'm a huge Tolkien fan and even I didn't get through it! I bow my head to your superior nerd-dom.