"Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf,
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay."
-Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost
She casts a sad glance and a sweet smile over her shoulder, an expression that is beautiful but still very solemn. You wonder how such a gorgeous creature could ever look so somber.
However, she knows that your life, unlike hers, is as ephemeral as the leaves on the poplar trees that line her wood. To her, your life lasts as long as the blink of an eye, as long as the glance she gave you so kindly.
If anyone can understand the truly bittersweet nature of the changing of the seasons, it would be a creature wonderfully cursed to watch it forever. Time marches on no matter how many leaves fall at our feet, how many friends we lose, how many years we waste.
Art trade for the talented Luthien of her personal character, Luthien the elvish wolf, and her horse, Kel'gor the Arabian. She said she wanted something with them in some Autumn woods, and I thought it would be neat to play off of her wonderful drawing and story here [link]
where Luthien herself laments the dual natures of being immortal.
Done with micron inks, copic markers, india ink, and gel pen on bristol board.
Also, go check luthiennightwolf's page out! She's a great artist and wonderful to talk to and deal with if you're lookin' for a nice piece of art. Here's her half of the trade! [link]
Characters belong to luthiennightwolf.