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Lady of Light

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A doll of Galadriel (also known as Alatáriel, Nerwen and Artanis) that I started way back in January. My computer died and then I was busy with other projects, so I never got around to finishing her. The dress was based on one of the many sketches I made during class and the entire doll is based of the Éowyn doll I made for a collab that never happened about a year and half ago. The background in the inner circle features Lothlórien and Caras Galadhon with the famous Mellyrn, the flowers in the outer circle are Elanor. The rest of the background features random flowers, Niphredil and Elanor (bottom) and branches of Telperion and Laurelin (top). The latter I added because she first lived in Valinor and her hair was said to capture the light of the Two Trees.
Anyway, Galadriel is one of my favourite characters of Tolkien's world and I've been wanting to doll her again for ages. There isn't nearly enough fanart of her: she's such an interesting character. I had lots of fun working on the dress and the inner background ^^ And the dark outlines were a nice challenge for someone who rarely uses any outlines XD
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nunilwen's avatar
This is so beautiful, I love the colors and the way the dress color shifts is amazing! That background is gorgeous too, so good!
Elaitea's avatar
Thank you so much! Even though I made this a couple of years ago, this remains one of my favourite dolls :D
Ahborson's avatar
This should have gotten you a DD
Elaitea's avatar
Thank you so much! :D Who knows, maybe it'll get a DD one day? Anything is possible ^^
Ahborson's avatar
I'll keep my fingers crossed!
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Elaitea's avatar
Thank you so much :D
Aranov's avatar
WOW this is gorgeous and I love it. The bottom background is beautiful and looks like William Morris wallpaper or something- I would definitely have it in my house if it was wallpaper! My very favorite detail is the Nenya sparkle on her hand. I didn't notice it til my second look- it's subtle, but just right.
Elaitea's avatar
Thank you so much :D I'm glad you like the bottom background, I was a bit uncertain about it. That you would put it in your house if it were wallpaper is a huge compliment! I was wondering if someone would notice the Nenya sparkle, with all the white in the doll it doesn't stand out very much, but I just could not not pixel it.
Aranov's avatar
Of course! You simply had to put it in. It's perfect.
JakeHGuy's avatar
Something tells me you've seen the artwork of Alphonse Mucha. I just bought a book with his artwork, and I'm planning on doing some work like him too.
Elaitea's avatar
Seeing as he is one my favourite artists and as I have several books with his artwork: yes, I've indeed seen the artwork of Mucha XD I find it fun to incorporate elements of his style in my own work and I hope you'll enjoy doing some work like his as well ^^
JakeHGuy's avatar
Haha that's what I thought. He has quickly become one of my favorite artists. I think I will.
petiteUlis's avatar
Awesome work ! The colors are incredibly subtle and the background is wonderful !
Elaitea's avatar
Thank you so much :D I had a lot of fun playing around with the colours ^^
The-Fanciful's avatar
This is lovely! This should definitely be favorited.
Elaitea's avatar
Thank you so much :D
The-Fanciful's avatar
Your welcome! :3
Just1Black's avatar
I love Mucha-ness of it! very good
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Delet-ed's avatar
Wow. This is so beautiful. Love your choice of colors. The bg is amazing. The scenery is so detailed.
Elaitea's avatar
Thank you! I'm glad you like the colours: with her being known as the Lady of Light, colours were very important for this doll ^^
Silerna's avatar
Ik dacht eerst dat deze er al op stond, denk ik in de war met die in je comment haha. Vind het altijd prachtig hoe jij shade met verschillende tinten. Ik wou dat ik het kon :roll:
Elaitea's avatar
Ja, ze zijn wel in dezelfde stijl gemaakt, dus ik begrijp je verwarring XD Dank je! Het is eigenlijk niet zo moeilijk hoor, gewoon een kwestie van spelen met de kleuren en al eens die vaste 'palette-making-rules' durven te vergeten :p
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