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The Fair Ones by Lady-Susan The Fair Ones by Lady-Susan
~"Amongst the princes of the Noldor, only the house of Finarfin were golden haired, for Finarfin was a son of Indis of the Vanyar." ~J.R.R. Tolkien


This is how I have pictured Galadriel (Artanis) and Finrod since I first read the Silmarillion and Lord of The Rings, slightly more than ten years ago. I never tried to draw them before, as I felt I needed to improve my drawing techniques before attempting to do so. I'm still not totally convinced about how the two trees come out, they seem to dadiate too much, although I suppose that would be quite accurate in a way as those trees were supposed to render as much light as the sun and the moon upon the lands of Aman.

I imagined the palace of Finarfin in Tirion to have at least one of its windows facing the hill with the two trees of light, with a renaissance styled balcony.

I chose to have Galadriel wearing golds and whites as to make a connection to what she would wear in years to come, when she would be the Lady of Lothlorien. Finrod, I chose th clad in golds, brown and green as I wanted him to be more connected to nature, earth, mortality as he would be one of the elven princes the closest to the mortal kind.
I shaped the harp as a swan as a reminder of his Telerin heritage from his mother Earwen.

Done with pitt artist pens for the lineart and colored with photoshop.
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Celestialhost Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice
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Lauriani Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For some weird reason, I can't see your work.
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:iconlady-susan:
:( That is weird indeed! Were you finally able to see it? If not,I'll send you a link so you might be able to view it :)
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Lauriani Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I got to see it..... after about fifty reloads. Your stuff is absolutely amazing. I'm serious, I wish I could do stuff like that :)
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:iconlady-susan:
Thank you :)
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:iconarah019:
great work!
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Lady-Susan Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconfinarfin24:
It's very nice ! Glad to see picture about Finarfin's House, it's too rare. We usually see Feanor's House
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:iconlady-susan:
Yes, that's totally true. Finarfin's house has my preference along with lesser known elves like Ecthelion and Glorfindel. Don't get me wrong, I love Feanor's house but there's just too much on them around here. ;) Next, I'll try portraying Fingolfin's house. :)
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