These are one of those artwork where in after watching the entire trilogy, you just wanna grab a pen and write your heart out but you just can't find the right words because the picture is so goddamn awesome, it'd be a shame to soil it with amateur skills ;-;
I recently finished the Eragon book series ("Eragon", "Eldest", "Inheritance"); I've gained a deeper respect for the complexity and depth of relationships between immortals, chiefly their connection to their offspring. As it is in the Eragon universe elves are not prolific as we Humans, child bearing is infrequent to the point of rarity. Taking into consideration their immortality, I imagine the weight uncertainty must weigh on them even more. To think, you are already 400 years old, and your son/daughter is 100, unlike with Humans you don't expect them to outlive you because ideally you both will never die... Hm, I think I'll digress. I doubt any of this is communicating the intended message, words seem to fail me today.
Ultimately I adore this peace; it strikes me with the resonance of a filial bond unlike what Humans experience or can fully comprehend. The colors, composition, and all other technical points are remarkably aesthetic.
Thank you ItanHimitsu for making and sharing this. :']
I think Thranduil was really scared when Legolas, who was supposed to be just a messenger, all of a sudden want to join this big quest wich seemed hopeless. I mean, his wife died not long after giving birth to Legolas, and Legolas is all he has left. I bet he was pretty worried... The feels! ^_^