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My interpretation of Manwë. :) Took quite a while and I'm still not satisfied with it but for now I leave it like that. I will also paint a design for Varda and then probably will make an illustration with both of them in it.
Hope you like it so far. <3

More of my work:
Manwe Concepts by ElbenherzArt The white stag by ElbenherzArt Let them burn by ElbenherzArt
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Erintii Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I like feathers you added to his robes and crown (?). It fits him.
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! : )
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Wiggum42 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
Yes!!! Feathery Manwe is the best. I love Valar designs that are really elaborate and evocative.
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I already reworked this design though. Haha. Will upload it soon. It's still has a lot of feathers but in a more flowy way. :)
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner May 18, 2016   Digital Artist
That's an amazing design! The flowing lines fit Manwë's character extremely well... I especially love his staff and that piece of cloth (?) around his head, like another crown.
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Glad you like it. I actually didn't like the design that much anymore and will upload a reworked version with a better flow. :)
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner May 19, 2016   Digital Artist
I hope I'll like it even more than this one, then! ^^
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MBO13thXundergroundX Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, such a beautiful artwork, well done...Clap 
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! <3
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MBO13thXundergroundX Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure...Aww 
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Khrestos Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
That is amazing! I love it!
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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natalemarine Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
Amazing!
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The-MadPoet Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I like this. It looks like you have truly captured the nature of the Elf.  Try to place him in his true environment. Many times it is the world in which we live that expresses us best. Even if you have the person down, until you see them in their environment you never truly reach into the characters depth. This is how we used to play our role playing games.
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Edited Feb 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your comment. :)
Well, this is a Concept Painting and these usually don't have any backgrounds because the focus lies entirely on the design of the character. I'm sure you already have seen a lot of these when you are playing rpg's.
I'm going to paint a prober illustration with background as soon as my design for Varda is finished.
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The-MadPoet Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I am glad to hear that the image has not yet matured.
In the old group the main artist used to either do basic images of a character or a complete image which included the environment.
As a writer I am familiar with the concept of the concept art(that is how I write), but the artist of that earlier time would retire an image as soon as he was satisfied.
To learn that this is your concept art, I find impressive. I have not seen someone use such quality images for their concept art. I look forward to seeing the matured image.
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm confused....
Then you have not seen a lot of art since the Internet is full of such rendered character concept art. I see these more than just lose sketches without color or anything.
Just a few examples to show what I mean:

Moonshine: 2DArtist Tutorial by Charlie-Bowater Skillshare Character Design by Charlie-Bowater  Maria Mother of G.Sus by timmi-o-tool  Blood Witch by Andantonius

These are pretty common in the industry and every artist with common sense does them to show the potentional of a character design. It's Concept Art taken a step further and therefore most likely called Concept Paintings or Character Paintings and not just Concept Art. I know this can be a bit confusing. The line between sometimes is very thin. :)
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The-MadPoet Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
This helps me. I am new to the internet artistic community. My interactions with artists were in a time before there was an internet. Of course I did marry one. And this depth to the industry is new to me, and most welcome. I might never have known of this if not for my daughter's encouragement.
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Okay that's explains a lot. It's a bottomless hole nowadays. :D Clearly it's not classical art but in the entertainment industry like movies, videogames or card games, these are prevalent!
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GinnyFan765 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks so regal! I love the addition of the eagle as well.
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Glad you like it. :)
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FurkanHolmes Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
great work :)
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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DuoSmexyMaxwell Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow This is amazing as the person below said Amazing. OMG breath taking.. I saw it was in the Lord of the rings group art I am like What is this looks different And Wow Just wow. Amazing again Beyond so. :o Wow just rambling maybe I should have stuck with faving it and stayed quiet lol
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, yeah I wanted to do something you haven't seen before in the Hobbit or Lotr. :)
Thank you very much. Glad you like it. <3
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DuoSmexyMaxwell Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yes I love it I find it so amazing and magical how people can draw and paint like this. :heart:
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It's just practice. :) If you want it, you can do it too someday! :)
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DuoSmexyMaxwell Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe XD lol
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Teal-angel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
This is beyond awesome!
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :D
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Teal-angel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
Your welcome! I hope to see your next project,soon.(Varda)
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm going to post her in the next 2-3 weeks. Depends on my freetime. :)
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DuoSmexyMaxwell Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha that was just the same words I was going to use!
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Teal-angel Featured By Owner Edited Feb 2, 2016
Well then I said that in your place.:XD:
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DuoSmexyMaxwell Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes So I had to think of something else to say XD
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Black--Forest Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, this is so great :)
I love how you build a connection to the Maia we know, who have a similar staff
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank youuu. :D Glad you like it!
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tursiops33 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I really like how you did it. 
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it. And thank you for always writing me comments, no matter for how long I disappear. You're one of the people who always following my developement here and that makes me really happy. <3
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tursiops33 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure. I'm not very active but I like to keep watching those I like.
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Asphaloth Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy... this is amazing
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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CottonyHotchkiss Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :3
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neon-izumi Featured By Owner Edited Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
He looks awesome and I adore his expression^^
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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shy4 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
amazing piece, love the detail on the feathers.
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Glad you like it. :)
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