So, here is Yavanna, Giver of Fruits, Goddess of all things that grow in Tolkien’s legendarium. I always imagined her a lot like Demeter (and small wonder).
Doing all these little (and not so little) sketches really brings me back to my student days. I had a “homework book” that I kept outwardly for writing down assignments, but that was just an alibi; it was little more than a Silmarillion sketchbook. I drew all those minor and minimal characters at times when my mind was reasonably free and my hands needed something to do, and it was so incredibly rewarding. So is this.