Okay, the only one that really qualifies for this is the third - the rest are roughly around the same situation, but not the same scene. They're just for kicks.
The jump from 1995 (twenty years old) to today is obvious... but there's at least a bit of refinement between 2004 (twenty-nine years old) and today as well.*
All scenes, needless to say, from Tolkien's Silmarillion.
I think the next one will be one following a single scene from 1992 to today... choices for those are limited. And involve a certain redhead.
*Those hard light edges I did in 2004 do look nice... but where the heck is the light coming from?
I'm thinking Maedhros' left thumb. But yes, I still really like that 2004 version in spite of its flaws. Or maybe because of them.
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