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Elladan and Elrohir by EmberRoseArt Elladan and Elrohir by EmberRoseArt
I drew this quite a long time ago, but I have just colored it.


Quoted from Encypledia of Arda:

In the one hundred and thirtieth year of the Third Age, Celebrían the wife of Elrond bore twin sons. Dark-haired and grey-eyed, only those that knew them well could tell them apart. The first of the twins was named Elladan, 'Elf-Man' as a token of his ancestry; the second one was named Elrohir, meaning 'horse-lord'; they were descended not only from the royal houses of the Noldor and the Sindar, but also from the Houses of Hador and Bëor of the Edain.

Many centuries later, the twins' mother Celebrían went on a journey into the south to visit her own mother, Galadriel, in the land of Lórien. In the Redhorn Pass, she was captured by orcs, and tortured in their dens. Elladan and Elrohir rode to rescue her, but by the time they reached her she had received a poisonous wound. Though their father healed her, she would not remain in Middle-earth, and sailed into the West the following year. After this loss, Elladan and his brother Elrohir were filled with hatred of the orcs, often riding against them with the Northern Dúnedain.

In the early part of the War of the Ring, the brothers' main role was to scout the land and prepare the way for the Fellowship, but later they took a more active part. When Halbarad rode to Aragorn's aid with the Grey Company, Elladan and Elrohir accompanied them. They followed Aragorn through the Paths of the Dead, fought with him at Pelargir, and took part in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, where they fought with stars bound to their brows.

After the War of the Ring, little is known of the brothers' fate. They returned to their father's house at Rivendell, and remained there even after he had passed across the Sea. Like their sister Arwen, the sons of Elrond Half-elven were granted the choice of whether to leave Middle-earth for the Undying Lands, or remain there and become Mortal as Men. The brothers had such a bond with each other that they must surely have chosen alike, but what choice they made in the end can never now be known.
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Celorbrin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student Photographer
LOVE
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ByMoonlight96 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
They are LOVELY. I like the coloring, and their expressions, and their hair, and pretty much everything about them! The ring...and the sword...so, um, who's who? I can't really tell them apart. :P
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girlonwantedposters Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
wonderful! simply wonderful! however i pictured them with more of a childish expression that said: "i just did something i shouldnt... OR haha i wouldnt go in that room if i were you..." its rumored they were Imladri's biggest pranksters. if not in the whole elven world! haha, but other then that, its wonderful. FAV
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EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
I have read many fanfictions were they are depicted as the pranksters ^^But reading the Lord of the Rings they do not look childish at all! I think Legolas looks more childish in the books.
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girlonwantedposters Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
hmm, leo looks very young to me, and i guess the twins were always serious during the events that are available to us. however i still sense an air of mischief about them. -sigh- i wish there were more good fanfics out there. i fear mine will end up being weid.
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EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
I haven't seen a good fanfic in year!
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girlonwantedposters Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
hmm, i found a pretty good one. its short, and the ending is unlike any other iv ever read in my two years of LOTR fanfition reads. its called" A Midsummer Night's Dream. its honeslty a Glorfndel love thing. however you dont see it until the lest chapter. then ending made me nealry cry. it ended almost loke wolfs rian. very sad.

see, it didnt end up with the girl magicly turning into an elf and living for eber... you should go find it, its a cute read. i bet you my tail fur youll feel a tug on your heart when you read the ending.

she turns it so vivid and-Oops, m rambling again arnt i? ^^u. srry.
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LeafRain Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
OMG they look so perfect! Not as old as Elrond, not as young as Arwen, not too sad but with that Elvish "peacefulness". XD
the Twins FTW! hope they rock up in the Hobbit movie somewhere...:D
wish there was more about them in the books & the sil
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EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
it's a pity we didn't get to see them in the lotr. maybe a cameo in the hobbit to compensate us? =)
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LeafRain Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
:D hehe well why not?
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Miouk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
Nice colors but the drawing is not yours.
It's a fan art from a japanese site : Illusion Cave.
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EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
that already has been said in previous comments.
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Miouk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
Sorry my english is not good the fan art is yours but it's a copy from this old site.
It's unfair their closed but It's with pleasure I see a fan art of their work. ^^
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MonaLovely Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
they're so pretty. You captured them in such a lovely way - i love the fact that we've given them a place even if peter jackson chose not to - poor boys. :sadangel:

love it :glomp:
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gongjins Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I love Elladan and Elrohir so much! I wish they had been in the movies, as they played an important part (with the Dunedain) Thank you for making this, this brings joy to my heart!

Sometimes I wonder what their choice was. I think that they may have gone to the undying lands with the rest of their kin, but then they could have gone to the Halls of Mandos with their sister and brother (aragorn). I suppose its just one of those mysteries.

Do you think they'll be in the hobbit II, when Aragorn is growing up? They played an important part in his upbringing, and I have always believed that he had given them hope to heal scars of past years.
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EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
I would like to see them in The Hobbit, since we couldn't enjoy their presence in LotR, but I doubt they will be there, if the didn't make it to the trilogy. It still would be nice to have them in The Hobbit or its sequel.

I started to write a piece of fanfiction some time ago (in Spanish) about the choice of Elladan and Elrohir ^^ it has a tragic end, mind you ;)
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gongjins Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
It would be, but one of the best things about fanfiction is that we can make them places they werent. Although its not a movie, its the next best thing i suppose. =D

I would love to read it, although I can't read spanish. I think that both choices will have grief, but in Valinor, I also think that they can all be reunited. I don't think that it should be considered a bad thing to be in either Mandos halls or in Valinor. Although it is terribly sad at the same time.
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Danger-Flammable Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
long time in coming but I don't think people mind getting comments on things they've had on here for a while. that being said, I really like this and the info was useful, got out of taking notes myself. ^.<
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Phantom-Jaselin Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Your version of the twins are lovely, I love their clothes, and their hair is very nocely one as well.
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crying-jahanna Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww...the twins...love them so much...:drool: And you draw them so well...kudos!!
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MarillaNieriel Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007   Writer
Wow, this is great! Aww, they're definitely Arwen's brothers and Elrond's sons. :D Lovely drawing.
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EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
thank you :hug:
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fegie Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
I only just found this. :p I really like it, especially how the hands are done. :)
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Deadly-Elegant Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
I really love these two! :D
They looks so cute how you've drawn them! :XD:

I've wondered this for while but when the Elves sail to the undyinglands are they sailing to their deaths? I've only recently got into the LOTR so i was hoping you could answer my question.
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EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
they are not sailing to their deaths, on the contrary, they are sailing to an undying life =) The Undying Lands (also known as The Blessed Realm or Aman) are a beautiful place where the Valar and Valier (you could call them Gods and Godesses) dwell.
One of the Valar (known as Mandos) is entrusted to keep the souls of those elves who have died into his Halls, until after a time those souls are granted a new life; but those elves cannot return to Middle Earth: they must stay in the Undying Lands.
Galadriel (from LOTR) used to live in the Undying Lands. But she (among a large group of Noldor Elves) were exiled from the Undying Lands. They were later forgiven, but most of them (like Galadriel) didn't want to go back there (mostly out of pride), 'though in the end they all sailed away.

If you want to know more about the undying lands, you should read The Silmarillion, along with The Ainulindale =)
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Deadly-Elegant Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
Thank you.
I was always confused about that. :)
So then, it is possible to go back and forth between them?

I will have to have look out for those books now as there is much more I want to know now!

Thanks again.

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EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
at first it was possible, but after the exile of the Noldor Elves the Valar made the road to the undying lands more difficult, so the elves who arrive there cannot go back to middle earth
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Deadly-Elegant Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Thanks again. :) I'm really greatful for you answering my questions.
You seem to know a lot about Lotr! :D

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EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
lol just read lotr, silmarillion and History of Middle Earth series and you will know as much as I do!
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Celebel-Quettandil Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love them. They appear so few times, but I still love them.
I like the way you portrait them, they look calm, and... proud (I don't know the exact word :s) and more deadly, if you can say, in that aparent gentleness.
Colors are great and I really like sword's design.
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Ramsi Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
Yeah....the twins... :dance:
I really like it.
Nice colors and the style is great.
Love the pic
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Katterrena Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2006   Photographer
I hope I have favourited the right page.
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EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
you did :giggle: thanks for the correction
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AmynTheOutcast Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006   Artisan Crafter
Ooh, i love the twins!
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Baldassarre Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005
hey... I like the style...
and the color is good...

well done :)
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Sunchild-sama Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005
The pose the two take is done beautifully. The expressions on their faces is stunning as is the difference in their hair. The differenence in clothing is beautiful also. An amazing piece of work. The colouring adds such a touch to the image too!

The description you've given of their lives is another amazing touch too.

I hope the best for you.

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"Dreams are dreams. Reality is harsh."
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EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005
thank you so much for your words and the fav!
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Arauko Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2005
really nice pic! and the colors, wow!

hey, but I'm curious. I've seen it here: [link] in pen, the pic 044. I'm curious, are this also yours? if so, wow!!!
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EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005
thanks for the watch!

well, as I told in another comment, the pic in Illusion Cave isn't mine. This one I drew it myself with pencil and black pen and then colored it with The Gimp, using the other as model. I didn't just pick up the one in that website and color it, I assure you :nod:

thanks for the comment!
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Arauko Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005
really? wow!! I would love to draw like you, for even without models I'm not really good

keep it up! ^^
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EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005
thank you ^^
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relicsong Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005
This is just beautiful. I love the clothes you designed for them, and the expressions on their faces. There's a lot of color in here, both warm and cool but it works so beautifully with the blending. What an excellent piece.
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EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005
thanks very much! :blush:
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PippinIncarnate Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005
hey! I've seen this before! it was at a japanese fanart website called 'Illusion Cave'! except it was black and white.... did you get permission to colour it?

either way, nice job colouring
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EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005
yes, I think it was 'Illusion Cave', but i didn't pick it up and color it. I drew it myself with pencil and black pen and then colored it with The Gimp
thanks for the comment!
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PippinIncarnate Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005
oh, that's a releif! yes you did do a very good job on the colouring
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EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005
thanks ^^
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peet Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
I have to admit, this is not the normal style of art that I view. But I like the composition and details, as well as your interpretation of these two characters. I think they look very similar, which is obviously perfect, and the interaction between the two as they look upon the blade of Elrohir is very well done. There's an ethereal-ness to the piece, that seems to portray the two during more peaceful times -- something we don't ever get to read about. Lovely work!
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EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2005
your comment means much! thank you!
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cinderscar Featured By Owner May 3, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Frocking gorgeous, man :D :D :D I love it, it's so detailed and stylistic!
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