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Romenna by neral85 Romenna by neral85
A city and important port situated at the head of the long firth on the eastern shores of Númenor, included in the royal region known as Arandor, the Kingsland. Being nearer to the centre of the realm that other ports, it gradually increased in size as the importance of shipbuilding and seafaring grew, especially since the reign of Tar-Aldarion. Most ships heading to Middle-earth sailed from this haven.


I drew this picture originally for a 2011 callendar that I made together with my sister :iconmechor: as a Christmas present for our granparents. This was the picture for August.


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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
 Now this is only just shy of perfect! (I particularly love your use of a golden stone, which fits my mental image of Numenor before the days of the King's Men - whom I tend to see as building cold marble monuments until the very landscape seems dwarfed by them).

 May I please be so bold as to ask if you have any plans to depict Armenelos the Golden, City of Kings in Numenor? 
neral85 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I found this golden colouring appropriate for Númenor. And especially Rómenna, which I have always imagined in warm colours (perhaps due to the connection with sunrise). :-)

Certainly I would love to depict Armenelos though I see it as quite a challenge, as of course the capital city has to be the most splendid and majestic of all. But after I painted the three other major cities of Númenor, Armenelos is logically due... some time in the future. ;-)
Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
 I can hardly wait to see how you will render, but shall do my best to be patient!:happybounce: 
neral85 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Considering depiction of Armenelos, I see also a dilemma, whether to show it in the days of its glory or in the last days with Sauron's temple and all the signs of darkness. I would surely rather like to see the former, but the latter would be just as fascinating. Or depict both in a sort of before/after diptych as I did with Gondolin, but that would of course mean twice as much work...
Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
 Perhaps you could depict Armenelos with the terrible Temple under construction? (as a way of showing the City of Kings in it's prime, but with a strong indication that the Doomsday Clock has already begun ticking away, marking time until it's Downfall).
LornaWinters Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This picture makes me want to go and explore this beautiful city by the sea!
neral85 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm delighted it made such an impression on you! :nod:
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the sepia-tones :)
neral85 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Linnea! :hug:
JettieHier Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! I'm trying to learn more about perspective in art and this piece comes at the right time! Thank you.
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