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Thranduil by ElbenherzArt Thranduil by ElbenherzArt
One of my drawings for inktober. :)
I will upload more of them but for now have the fabulous elf-king.

My mind always wanders back to tolkien's writings, no matter how hard I try not to think about his stories and wonderful characters. I always feel this urge to do tolkien related drawings and paintings because I love his world so much and want to explore them with my pencils. Especially his elves and the events in the Silmarillion I hold very dear to my heart. There is no other book in the world that sucked me in so deep with it's powerful writing.

More of my work:

The white stag by AriyaLothiriell Varda and Manwe by AriyaLothiriell The kinslaying by AriyaLothiriell
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jssabotta Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Amazing. Classic. Beautiful
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CamilleNoireZ Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  New Deviant Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful <3
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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AFaerieTree Featured By Owner Edited Jul 24, 2016
Why I'd love to hug these wise trees? :tighthug: Knowing where one's heart lies is really helpful when one knows there are some people worth desperately trying to make this world happen. Sharing a feeling is epic - You are never alone.
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ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man that quote. Wisdom.
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Ainaven Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! La la la la 
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely magnificent!! As is our favorite elven king of course... I love the simplicity of the drawing, yet the intricate design and linework, very very well done and its beautiful as a whole!
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. <3 Glad you like it. :)
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PixelBoo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This is glorious. Thank you for putting this in my life. 
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, glad you think so. Thanks for commenting. :)
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MorrisCat Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Ink on parchment, perfect for illustrations of Tolkien's work. 
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's actually just a texture I laid over the scan in Photoshop but apparently it looks real enough so I'm happy. :D
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MorrisCat Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
Exceedingly well done! 
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nithinr Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow Nice :D I have never read the Silmarillion fearing that ill be overwhelmed with the details ;) Should give it a try in near future :)
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Edited Dec 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
You should really give it a try and yes there a pretty many names, places and events to remember but it's worth it. You will get such a better and deeper understanding of Lord of the Rings or the Hobbit, since all the events there are connected to things that happened in the past and many characters like Sauron (who had a very fair body back then), or Elrond are shown from a different side.
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nithinr Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds interesting, I hope I come out winning after the first few pages which are the most difficult ones I guess ;) I'll add it as the next book in my to-read list! Have to admire Tolkien to create such a vast,varied and beautiful fantasy universe.
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Menkhar Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really gorgeous! Heart 
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :3
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Barbarian-J Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely LOVE this one. Top class drawing!
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks very dramatic with the gnarly throne and the draped fabric. Nice work :)
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's Thranduil and he is always a bit dramatic. ;)
Thank you! <3
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, I know ;)
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Darkisethas Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So much wisdom in those words + I really look up to your skills in drawing and inking!

Tolkien's writings may have too much detail for my personal preference, but doesn't change the fact I appreciate his work, too. :) And art based on his work. <3
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. <3
Maybe you should give the Silmarillion a chance then, since it's the complete opposite of his writing style he used in lotr or the hobbit. :D Though in another way difficult to read. Haha. :D
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Darkisethas Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!

Not sure what you mean by "another way difficult to read" but maybe I will discover that myself. :) And you know, you never find a treasure without turning rocks! Definitely giving it a chance!
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
The Silmarillion has a very summarized writing style in contrast to LOTR or the Hobbit.  So it's complete different but also difficult for some people to read through it because they easily get confused with all the characters and the pretty long time period where the events take place.  People like to compare it to the bible. I love it but it's really not for everybody. xD
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Darkisethas Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I think all you need is a good imagination to picture those events, mighty descriptions and possible symbolism. And an open mind! + The characters (and fantasy themes generally) are just a damn good excuse to read it.
If it disappoints, then it will, but if it's good then I'll be +1 with a positive reading experience. I can only judge it properly when I've read it though! :)
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
True indeed. :)
Tell me then if you liked it or not. :)
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Darkisethas Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Roger that! :)
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Really lovely piece. I so understand your love of Tolkien. I'm an old fan, first read the Hobbit and LOTR in the 60's.
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
Wow that's really a long time ago. I read lotr first when I was 14, that was 10 years ago, but I'm hooked ever since.
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
As I said, I'm an OLD fan! :D I was in junior high when I first read the books, and I was so hooked that I would reread them once a year, all the way through college, and a few years after. Now I reread them every few years.
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I can totally understand that. I can't imagine a life without Tolkien anymore and I'm constantly reading one of his book. At the moment The Silmarillion like for the 10th time. I just can't get enough. <3
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HannakiDesign Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
great!
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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AnotherStranger-Me Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist
Beautiful picture!
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
So, enchanting. Such a beautiful piece of art.
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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OliveArtOlive Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
So beautiful and elegant! And I love the movement that the twisty branches create. Nice work! :love:
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. <3
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Ysydora Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Foxtrot - Wow! Nice work!! :fallinginlove: 
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks you. :3
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Ysydora Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My Pleasure Kero Keroppi (Free) Fella Heart Kiss (Love) 
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silverwolfanime Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
Wonderful line art, I love the design! Really hope to see more lotr/hobbit art from you :D
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm pretty sure that there will follow some Tolkien related art in the future. I can't live without. ;)
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India-Lee Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is gorgeous, the linework is fantastic! 
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ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks much again! ^^
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JaiyaPapaya Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Student General Artist
So pretty! I like the rustic appeal.
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