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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

A New Art Travesty ~ Frodo and the Enamoured Woman....

Posted on 2006.03.25 at 18:54


pearlette at 2006-03-26 22:06 (UTC) (Link)
Oh wow.

You have excelled yourself, Mechtild!!!!!!

That is one of your best manips EVER. It knocks me out!!!!! *swoons*

In the original, the guy is a hunk but he's not looking at the woman - he's gazing off-centre. I thought: "typical self-obsessed beautiful man. Meh."

But Frodo ... ah, Frodo. What a different story. Such tenderness. Such gentleness. Such trust.

This time it's not the erotic elements that knock me out, but the deeply felt romantic feelings this manip portrays. This is love, not lust. Just beautiful.

This manip makes me feel happy. And I don't care who she is. If she loves Frodo so tenderly, and he loves her so tenderly, that's all I need to convince myself of his ultimate healing.

And with that sentiment I just hit Sappiness Overload. *grins broadly*

Not that I care. :) This is beautiful, Mechtild. BEAUTIFUL.

*happy happy happy*

mechtild at 2006-03-26 22:14 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Pearl, you warm my little old heart. You will find in the comments of many people above that they, too, found in it a picture of lovers not "lusters."

I just adore the way it came out, technically and in terms of mood. I do give full credit to the woman in the picture and the way the phtographer captured her. So many of the women's faces in the paintings I've used for the manips I've made have been less than convincing as the faces of lovers. The men's haven't been much better, but those were replaced with Frodo's, happily. Think of the worst one for poor facial expressions, the "Bacchus and Ariadne" by Guido Reni. I mean, it was a beautiful manip and was great for making up funny captions to, but which viewer could believe in the amorous feelings of either of them? That such an Ariadne swooned for Bacchus, or that such a Bacchus would have married her, a mortal, and made her a crown in heaven? None, I dare say.

But the woman's face in this picture is a picture of someone who loves and yearns and adores with all her soul. How could I not search and search for a Frodo face to deserve such love?

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