Home » Pictures

The Comfort of Sleep (PG-13)

By Raven22372; with Boromir

click on the thumbnail for a popup of the full image

If a picture could be a sequel to a tale, this one would continue the story of Not You, the first of the very few fics I posted here.
After an incident like that, who would be there for comfort if not a brother – and the shielding cloak of night.

Posted Apr 10, 2013

NB: Please do not distribute or repost this picture without the artist's prior permission. [ more ]

Thank the artist

The following people enjoyed the picture, and would like to thank the artist: dream.in.a.jar , Minx , MikoNoNyte , blondie

  [ what's this? ]

View all recent Thanks

8 Comment(s)

Beautiful picture! I love the black and white.

— Nerey Camille    10 April 2013, 20:39    #

Thank you! I would have never believed the possibilities a simple pencil offers! :)

— raven22372    11 April 2013, 14:35    #

This is so pretty!

Minx    21 April 2013, 22:44    #

Thank you! I´m glad you like! :)

— raven22372    22 April 2013, 09:11    #

Okay, how I missed this… Dark, brooding, almost see the rain outside the window which, while it’s not necessary (since it’s not there) it was a mental punctuation I added. LOL I always seem to spend long minutes perusing your details: the background, the shimmer of light on the drinking glasses, the mysterious figure (or is that a doorway?) hanging about on the balcony outside the window. Curtains, bedding, the feel of movement with pencil strokes there and not there. If only I could tell a story half as well as you draw one!

— MikoNoNyte    24 April 2013, 21:40    #

My dear Frodo MikoNoNyte, how can I thank you? I dare say that it´s now the fifth – sixth? – time that I read through your comment, each time with the same result: A widescreen Gollum grin (though with more teeth) and a collision with the ceiling (since all the praise made me grow to Ent size). And may I furthermore say that I wish I could write a story half as well as you do? Words, they flee me once I approach…

Yes, it was meant to be a figure (though now that you mentioned it I must admit it could have easily been both). I thought of Denethor standing on his balcony all alone, feeling his power slipping throught his fingers… That´s why the rain would indeed be an exquisite side note… >:)

— raven22372    25 April 2013, 22:40    #

Sleep right? Because that’s what they’ve been doing, that’s exactly how you lie down when you are planning to sleep :))

Anywaaaaaaaay. I really do like this. I think your compositions have over time become a very strong feature of your work in terms of adding meaning and intensity. And I love the thoughtfulness here, it invites us to think what exactly is going through Boromir’s mind and what had preceded the current scene.

Thanks for sharing!

— December    1 September 2013, 01:20    #

Why, of course, I do! :) Just that I mostly wake up with a stiff neck and my arm having fallen asleep. Which is probably exactly what will happen in this case, plus a dislocated vertebrae and two legs fallen asleep on Boromir´s side…

But really, this is possible the nicest compliment you could pay me! Knowing that your abilities develop, that there´s a progress, a movement forward… there´s nothing better you could tell a wannabee-artist! Be blessed, dear December! May your shadow never shorten!

— raven22372    1 September 2013, 12:19    #

Subscribe to comments | Get comments by email | View all recent comments


  Rules & Help

All fields except 'Web' are required.
Your email address will NOT be displayed publicly. It will only be sent to the author so she (he) can reply to your comment in private. If you want to keep track of comments on this article, you can subscribe to its comments feed.

About the Artist


For Raven22372’s stories, see her author’s page, and for more of her work, visit her LiveJournal.


Hide | Show adult content

Adult content is shown. [what's this?]

Adult content is hidden.
NB: This site is still for adults only, even with the adult content filter on! [what's this?]