"Uinen, Lady of the Seas, whose hair lies spread through all the waters under sky. All creatures she loves that live in the salt streams, and all weeds that grow there." ~ Valaquenta, Silmarillion J.R.R. Tolkien
I loved the Silmarillion. As soon as I had finished it, I couldn't believe I had not read it sooner or heard about it from fellow bookworm friends. Luckily my dad, who is a huge Tolkien fan, persuaded me to read it before I began reading The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I grew up with the movies (which I still love no matter how much liberties P. Jackson took. Book purists need to get over it.) I read The Hobbit after the first part of the Hobbit Movies came out and was ready to read on, but my dad suggested reading The Silmarillion first. I did and it is my favorite of all of them!
I have been working on some drawings of certain characters (whether they played a big part or not) because I recently did a themed project for my sculpture class. I chose to make my seven themed projects, seven of many favorite characters. I'm hoping to pair the sketches with my sculptures when they are on display, along with a description from the book. My vision of Uinen was very much inspired by the forever lovely actress Jane Seymour. She was my first actress idol and she had such beautiful mermaid hair in her younger days so I immediately envisioned Uinen like her.