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Galadriel, from Lord of the Rings. Inspiration from Mucha. ^^

There is a song from the movie trilogy that has exactly the feeling I wanted this illustration to give, if you'd like a listen. Song 6.

Uuuuh. T__T If you have coloring advice for this piece, please give it. It's been "done" for maybe a week, and I've let it sit open on my computer, trying to figure out if I like this minimal coloring or not. Or maybe it's the border that makes me confused.

A re-mention from what I wrote on the line art ~ what deep thought went into this piece was limited to trying to figure out how to portray a person who is agelessly a maiden, but burdened with the knowledge of a hag. [Referring to the Greek literature thoughts on the course of a woman's life and person flowing through the three main phases of maiden, mother, and hag.] Toplessness is usually a reference to innocence ... while she pointedly looks away from the rising sun into shadow.

I've also posted the lineart and the rough drawing, if you're curious. XD Loool process art. The rough looks nothing like the final. ^^



ps. Not marking it mature this time. ^^; Because I really hope it isn't. Boobs shouldn't be mature unless they are tastelessly made that way.
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:iconairswirlseternal:
Airswirlseternal Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Beautiful - perfectly captures her essence in my opinion - weary of too much knowledge, but eternally pure :clap:
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Kirk0625 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
The way you manipulate color and luminescence...I'm constantly in awe of your work.
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Vitality-Eminent Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Absolutely gorgemous~ I feel like you captured the essence you wanted to capture /very/ well.
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alethiaX Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
What a lovely piece. I really like the composition and lighting. It's got a wonderful ethereal feel to it.
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moordred-fangirl Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Wow, beautiful! The atmosphere is amazing... :love:

Woops, collected it to the wrong fave category... >.>'
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caitbird Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Wow, this came out really nice. I love the lighting/coloring, especially on her dress/drapery. Really beautiful.
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Inzhuna Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Awesome take on the Lady of Lothlorien! Are you going to do Eowyn and Arwen, too, by any chance?
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Anemoritos Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
wow beautiful, i like the way you wroked the light
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NaeHan Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
This picture is gorgeous! The coloring is beautiful and and the attention to detail is amazing! Very nice!
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seqartguy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
You are doing some beautiful work!
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TwistedHarbinger Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome awesome awesome...I love lotr and this is an amazing piece of work!
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blix-it Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Thank you very much! 8D Happy to meet another person who loves the same thing I do. >__> <3
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TwistedHarbinger Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
LOTR FOREVER!!!
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chicken32678 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it turned out lovely! Oh, and I have an extra fondness for this because my car's name is Galadriel! She is a 2002 Platinum colored Taurus (completely paid for, yay!)
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CamiFortuna Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010   General Artist
so gorgeous!
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Raefuun Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
This really does give off the feelings of the morning! Gj~
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NorthernCrown Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
Heh, why haven't I noticed it before posting a comment on the lineart? XD
Anyway, your colouring skills are amazing, as always.
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NikiVandermosten Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Super! :clap:
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inkscribble Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
Oh my gosh. I love the tree and the mirror! :D
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is stunning. You delivered everything the lineart promised and more, and oh my god I can't stop staring. The limited palette is perfect and makes me - well, I don't know. The latter age of the elves always fills me with such an aching sadness, and you captured that so well.

(muchaaaaa <3)
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mySpiritalive Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
I love the light in this. really beautiful
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Sucka-Fish Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the minimal colors and I think the lighting and the cool shadows are beautiful. You can spend forever painting something with a lot of detail, but if the lighting and colors are not a strong point, the whole piece will look boring. :/
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Ebiru-Zeru Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
I'm extremely fond of the coloring on this, especially the light shining on the skin and clothes. The composition as a whole is lovely, and the simply silhouettes in the background are <3 I just really like it a lot. maybe it's because it's PURPLE-ISH
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inkedshinigami Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
she is beautiful. the light and shadow is awesome. her melancholy is palpable. 'multiply it by infinity take it to the depth of forever and you will still have barely a glimpse of what i am talking about' thats how this feels
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naptu Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010   Photographer
Very cool and interesting style!
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ratheart Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i thought that the lineart was beautiful, but the coloured version exceeds my expectations! wonderful, really. :D
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Faehwin Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your so-called minimal colouring is gorgeous. I love the piece! You've done a wonderful job capturing the coolly-golden morning twilight. This combined with your lovely lineart is simply outstanding. Instant fave.
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
outstanding! :thumbsup:
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pauscorpi Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
i love the concept and the Mucha-esque style and i absolutely adore the mysterious yet serene feeling the colours evoke :heart: :silientkitty:
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blix-it Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
*siiiiiighs* yes ... that mysterious serene feeling that colors can make. I think that's what I liked about the movie. ^^; The colors did that solidly every single scene.
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pauscorpi Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
too true ;)
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blix-it Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
I went and found the song that has this feeling. ><

EEee... this song makes me curl up and fall in love all over again every time. [link] Song 6.
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pauscorpi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
ooh, it is indeed very good; thanks for sharing it ! :heart:
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auroreblackcat Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful artwork !
I really like the lines and the colors. Just elegant and stylish. ^__^
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blix-it Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Thank you so very much for your compliment, it pushes me towards new heights, especially coming from you. >< I hope that Evening will be an improvement on this one.
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AcheronHades Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is amazing. The lighting, good God the lighting, it's like I'm actually standing beside her in that amazing dappled sunlight, with the leaves catching and turning to gold. That's, yeah, amazing. I love this, excellent work <3
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blix-it Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
aaaaah. You've just made me remember the lyrics from my favorite song from the entirety of the movie trilogy.

[link] Song 6 is exactly how this pic makes me feel. ^^
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AcheronHades Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That song is beautiful... @__@ Wow...
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Katie-W Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional
I love the sketch of this... but the color just really brings it all together... I just adore how you did the lighting on this piece, as well as the composition and overall idea. VERY cool.
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Amohs Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Makes me think of Colleen Duran. Must be the background!
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Arborish Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
I really like the border, actually. The colour of her dress kind of falling off of the page and bleeding into the border colour really is a lovely touch.

I really like the shading and minimalist style, but to be quite honest something about her skin ton stuck out at me before I even read that you were unsure on the colours. The purple/blue shadows on the body are very nice, but the greenish tone to her face kind of ...de-lifes her? I can't think of a better word for it. xD I know you said the face was turned away and a bit less symbolically innocent than the body, but I'm just not a fan of that green. She looks more like a statue to me because of it.

If I were going to suggest a colour to pull from, there's a really lovely purple of some fabric over the tree that I think you could desaturate and pull into the body/face. I think it could keep that darker face you liked, but would also make her more real in reflecting the environment. (If that didn't work, I a lighter version of the blue in the tree might be nice. I mentioned the purple first because of the pretty orange leaves and her hair. I think the purple would compliment those prettily.)

IF THAT MAKES SENSE I HOPE I typed half of this comment before starting work, and half after a full day so I'm a little scattered. xD"
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SerinaNight Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Student General Artist
Lovely!
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rabid-potato Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010   General Artist
Simply gorgeous. Wonderful work.
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oneangstychick Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Mmmm, pretty. I've always loved Galadriel. She's so underappreciated.
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blix-it Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
The more I contemplate the characters of LotR, the more I find them interesting. O_o I have to say, I think Denethor actually is the least appreciated for the fantastic character that he is.

But he hasn't got boobs and he doesn't sparkle in sunlight. So.
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katebrezzy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
This is definitely a beautiful, thought-provoking piece. The lighting and limited palette suit the character so well, I love it!
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blix-it Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Thank you so much for thinking that. >< The lighting and limited palette are the things I gravitated most towards in the movies ~ which remain the most visually beautiful films I've ever seen [with Avatar being a close second ... but... not quite.] I am glad to have others think I've pulled it off to some decent effect.
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Audley Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010   Writer
I have no colouring advice - it's just brilliant the way it is /unhelpful
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blix-it Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
AUDLEEEEEY. *bawls* *tackles*
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Audley Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010   Writer
YOU!
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