~"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.