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June 16th, 2009 (12:20 am)
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Some more pages from the Elvish abc :-)



Again the animals/birds/plants are drawn in fibre tip pen and coloured pencil and are pasted onto torn tissue and scrapbooking papers; the text has been added using a photo editing program. I had to use the computer to move the butterfly a bit to make the text fit!
























More pages from an Elvish abc
deer
butterfly
juice
corn
little bird


Comments

Posted by: fileg (fileg)
Posted at: June 16th, 2009 06:38 am (UTC)

How did I not know you were doing this (I guess by falling so far behind....)

I LOVE them!!!

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: June 16th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)

Thank you! I thought of you when I was doing your namesake :-)

Posted by: Quinara (quinara)
Posted at: June 16th, 2009 08:39 am (UTC)
FFIX black mage

Ooh, I still love these, especially A and F!

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: June 16th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC)

Thank you :-) I've got the hard ones to do now, like 'lion' and 'tree'!

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: June 16th, 2009 12:45 pm (UTC)
flowers

They're absolutely beautiful - I wonder if there is a market for an Elvish ABC? There really should be.

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: June 16th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)

Thank you! I'm thinking about doing the adventures of Niben after this -- that might be a step closer to marketable!

Posted by: Radbooks (radbooks)
Posted at: June 17th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
Nature Flower - Dahlia

Fileg sent me over here from her LJ and I'm so glad she did! These are absolutely wonderful!!!

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: June 17th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)

Thank you! And thank you for leaving a comment :-)

Posted by: uncleftish beholding (oloriel)
Posted at: June 17th, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
eruist

Here via fileg; stopping by to say that this is an absolutely beautiful project!

Have you ever considered doing them with additional Tengwar? That would be such a lovely way of practicing reading, and Sindarin, at the same time ;)
(Says the crazy who once tried making a card game for practicing Tengwar and Quenya. *cough*)

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: June 17th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)

Thank you!

I did consider including tengwar, but my current computer doesn't have the english-characters-to-tengwar program installed (I can't remember what it's called) and I was being a bit lazy! Also... In the story, the book is in the elfling's own language, so in the pictures English sort of stands for Sindarin, if you see what I mean.

But you've got me thinking. I may do a bit of Googling, and then make some alternative versions.

(The cards are a great idea. I used to have cards for practising hieroglyphs :-)

Posted by: uncleftish beholding (oloriel)
Posted at: June 18th, 2009 10:13 am (UTC)
lotr - *beam*

TengScribe? (I think that's the most common one...)

I figured that the book would, in story context, be in the Elfling's language. And of course it works fine this way (and is already a nice way of memorising a bit of vocabulary). An edition in Tengwar would just be a lovely bonus feature ;)

(They're not such a great idea when you actually should be practicing Japanese... *shifty eyes*)

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: June 18th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)

(They're not such a great idea when you actually should be practicing Japanese... *shifty eyes*)

Yes, I can see that, LOL.

Yes, TengScribe. My stories used to contain much more (attempted) Elvish than they do now. I searched through all my old back-up CDs and found the program file, plus Dragon Flame (which is not available online at the moment), so I've installed them both. Once I've done all the pages, I'll experiment with adding tengwar!

[My elfling has a toy rabbit, called Niben, and I'm also thinking of illustrating his adventures. They could perhaps have bi-lingual captions.]

Posted by: Thistlethorn (thistlethorn)
Posted at: June 17th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
Sacrifice

Utterly breathtaking. Such delicate work. *happy sigh*

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: June 17th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)

Thank you :-)

Posted by: stultiloquentia (stultiloquentia)
Posted at: June 18th, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)

Here via fileg...

These are so lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: June 18th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)

Thank you! And thank you for coming over and leaving a comment :-)

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