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Cirdan by alystraea Cirdan :iconalystraea:alystraea 62 31 Elrond by alystraea Elrond :iconalystraea:alystraea 56 25 Galadriel by alystraea Galadriel :iconalystraea:alystraea 48 20 Alqualonde - Earwen and Finarfin by alystraea Alqualonde - Earwen and Finarfin :iconalystraea:alystraea 92 23 Glorfindel and Baby Arwen by alystraea Glorfindel and Baby Arwen :iconalystraea:alystraea 96 37 Legolas and Gimli visit Fangorn by alystraea Legolas and Gimli visit Fangorn :iconalystraea:alystraea 146 30 Inktober: Maeglin and friend by alystraea Inktober: Maeglin and friend :iconalystraea:alystraea 40 14 Scars by alystraea Scars :iconalystraea:alystraea 57 29 Redheads by alystraea Redheads :iconalystraea:alystraea 35 29 Feanorian Hunters in Ossiriand by alystraea Feanorian Hunters in Ossiriand :iconalystraea:alystraea 100 51 Laiquendi by alystraea Laiquendi :iconalystraea:alystraea 89 41 Beleg: WIP by alystraea Beleg: WIP :iconalystraea:alystraea 50 15 Maedhros, Maglor and Finrod (WIP) by alystraea Maedhros, Maglor and Finrod (WIP) :iconalystraea:alystraea 99 27 Orome (WIP) by alystraea Orome (WIP) :iconalystraea:alystraea 27 14 Finrod by alystraea Finrod :iconalystraea:alystraea 64 21 Finrod (sketch) by alystraea Finrod (sketch) :iconalystraea:alystraea 23 8



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Started painting in May 2015 because I wanted some art for my Tolkien fanfic on Total newbie to digital art, and had no art lessons, so the first few months were very rocky. Made progress with lots and lots of pose references, endless inspiration from the amazing art here on dA and on tumblr, and COPIOUS use of eraser tools and the Undo button. Getting better at light and shadows & choosing colours. Getting a little better at anatomy too, but must have pose refs for almost everything.

It has been pretty quiet on this account because my main Tolkien fanart is on dA as annamare. Do visit it to look at my best art! So far it's all Silmarillion-based and mostly within canon. This account was originally for my Tolkien fanfic-related art, but it's been so dead that I'm going to add assorted sketches and practice pieces here too, and use annamare for bigger pieces showing scenes from the Silm.

Art software:
(1) MyPaint 1.0.0 (Simple to use, FREE, and has proven more stable and compatible with my Windows 10 laptop than the newer versions of MyPaint.)
(2) Clip Studio Paint Pro (Used for a while in 2017. AFFORDABLE. but I missed the feel of the brushes in MyPaint too much, and the program and I didn't get along too well. In the end gave up on using CSP.)

Tablet: Wacom Intuos tablet (regret buying the medium, think small would have suited me fine).

I write on and AO3 under the name Alystraea.……


After drawing Galadriel with Nenya, I thought, "Why not do all the three elven rings?" 
So here is Elrond with Vilya.
Alqualonde - Earwen and Finarfin
A year ago, I began some sketches on the meeting of Earwen and Finarfin. I plan to draw their courtship in time, but skipping over all that for now, here are the newlyweds at Alqualonde. (Part of what is turning out to be a "Love by Treelight" series - Finrod and Amarie are on my annamare account.)
Glorfindel and Baby Arwen
I've been planning to draw this for two years! After a really exhausting week of work I desperately needed to draw some fluff and this little sketch happened. 
(Illustration for a scene in my fanfic The Golden and the Black.)


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ainessa Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
Thank You for the Wonderful Art! :heart:
alystraea Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the lovely comment! Hug 
ainessa Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018
Happy Holidays! I am a dummy! Love 
Mellaril Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! Thanks for the watch!! :D I'll try to upload soon!
Mellaril Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the lovely comments and faves!! Your art is so frickin incredible! :D
alystraea Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! Your painting is awesome - so fluid and spontaneous - and traditional media are so much harder to work with!
Mellaril Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^ haha I find traditional media so much easier!! I've tried digital painting over and over again but everything I make turns out plastic looking and boring-- you're so good!
SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017
Nice gallery:)
alystraea Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, dear! Enjoy writing your story.
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