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Idril Celebrindal – elven princess. I think it’s not my final vision of her – for example, I always imagined her with straight, silky, silvery-blonde hair, but apparently this dawing was of a different mind on that matter :shrug: :D I wanted her eyes to be the first thing to catch the viewer’s attention – they should be clear, piercing and full of light. I think on the sketch they looked better, as the whole drawing was smoother on paper (I did it mostly with a hard pencil, which is new to me, but I liked the effect). As for the ornament on her dress: I always associated Idril with lotus – if I was to draw her emblem (and perhaps one day I will), I would certainly put it in it.
And what’s wrong with the drawind: my standard error – I do the details (as shadind, final lines, etc.) *before* I check all the proportions and lines, and then it’s hard to change the mistakes, and the drawind looks artificial :/ But oh well.. I have to start with something, right?

I coloured the pencil sketch with Photoshop – I’ve found out about that method from Jenny Dolfen’s tutorial So big thanks to her :)

Check out the things I done with this drawing with Photoshop filters (I think I like it better than the original work :D):
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Grisznak – I hope you find it was worth waiting, even if just a bit ;)
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:iconnordiclynx:
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty :)
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harumeau Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
She looks so pretty and pure and elegant. :D This is really good.
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batwinged-squirrel Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
*stares in awe* She's beautiful!! I love her eyes and her hair the most, I think. Very well done! Please draw more like it!!
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IdrilPuck Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is really cool! my elvish name is Idril, so I always really liked her. It's a great drawing, but in the simelrion book, it says that she has lone black hair, not blond, but hey, everyone's free to have their own interpretation. It really is a beutiful desighn I love the dress!
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, the dress is awesome and her hair is very beautiful! You did an awesome Idril! I like her eyes, innocent and pretty. It's very nicely done. I envy you that you have photoshop! lol, God bless! Namarie!
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:iconelenai:
Elenai Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
Thanks a lot :)
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:iconkidagreenleaf:
KidaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007
Luff it. No one ever draws Idril, but we both did and with a similar hand position! Nice.
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:iconsm07:
sm07 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
This...

This is an amazing sketch.

Seriously.
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:iconelenai:
Elenai Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
thank you, it really means a lot :)
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SpiritofEowyn Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty Pretty! I love the dress especially!
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draco-datura Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
I love it!! :heart:
Congrats, you can draw very well!!
Her dress is beautiful!!
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:iconelenai:
Elenai Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007
thank you so much :hug:
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:icongondorfreak:
GondorFreak Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006
This is really pretty :D Good job :)
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homhom Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006
wow Idril to moje dawne tolkienowskie imie(właściwie to było Indril ale to moze wina tłumaczenia) bardzo fajna:)
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:iconelenai:
Elenai Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006
Dziequje :)
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:iconmortis-of-midian:
Mortis-of-midian Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006
Awsome!
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:iconelenai:
Elenai Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
Thank you so much :) So I'm not the only one who doesn't like copying the movie ideas about
how the elves should look... :D

Thank you for the links, I will read it surely :)
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Embrethil Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i love your drawing, the style of the dress is very nice. i'm glad that there are still people out there who design their own elven dresses, rather than just copy off the films.

A picture of Idril's emblem can be found at [link] along with a description of how the elvish system of heraldry works. hope this can be of use!
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:iconelenai:
Elenai Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
Thank you so much :) So I'm not the only one who doesn't like copying the movie ideas about
how the elves should look... :D

Thank you for the link, I will surely read it :)
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Embrethil Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
no problem ;)
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gris-mauve Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006   Artisan Crafter
Piękna. Uwielbiam jej twarz - ma prawdziwe, elfie rysy. I kocham takie rękawy (ale to mam od zawsze - takie same rękawy, jak byłam mała, rysowałam wszystkim aniołom).
I jeszcze te włosy...
<;pada pod wrażeniem>
Należą się gratulacje.
(jest bardzo podobna do "mojej" Idril z wyobraźni, jeżeli można tak powiedzieć;)
pozdrawiam
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:iconelenai:
Elenai Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006
wielkie dzieki :) to ciekawe ze tylu ludzi ma podobne wyobrazenia co do wygladu elfow :)
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aautio Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006
Ah, I never commented on this.. i thought i did before. But i really like it! This is very much like i see Idril (as you know) and i just love the dress and the decoration.. that's really beautiful! And her face and eyes.. it seems to radiate with light of wisdom and majesty.
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Letenastare Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2005
Oh my God ! That's a marvellous picture ! :wow: :heart:
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:iconelenai:
Elenai Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2005
thank you :) I'm not so sure of this picture so it means a lot :)
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Letenastare Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2005
You can be sure of this one ! It's a truly great one ! :heart:
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lilie-morhiril Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005   Traditional Artist
it's a very beauty work!^^
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:iconmorcondil:
morcondil Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2005
Very good! The hair is amazing. She seems innocent, yet somewhat sad. Nice portrayal.
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:iconelenai:
Elenai Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2005
I've made the hair with a hard pencil, which I usually don't use, but I found out it is great for drawing hair :nod:

thanks for the comment :)
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:iconelfstar:
ElfStar Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005
I think this is STUNNING just as it is!! I do not think anyone has ever really captured the essence of Idril before,as you just have.Beautiful work! ** favs ** :aww:
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:iconelenai:
Elenai Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2005
thanks a lot :) I have some doubts wether her face isn't too long - I guess I will draw another version of Idril to see if I like it better..
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:iconelfstar:
ElfStar Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2005
I think it is truly lovely the way it is.I think her face looks elegant. And I love your avatar! :nod:
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:iconelenai:
Elenai Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2005
thanks again :) I made it from the part of one of my drawings
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:iconpeet:
peet Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
A very beautiful rendition of the flower of Gondolin. She looks suitably regal and majestic, but at the same time humble and inconspicuous -- the perfect traits for the mild-mannered yet strong-willed daughter of Turgon. What else can we expect from the mother of Earendil the Blessed? I like her clothing -- different to how I generally picture elven costume, but still very appropriate. It's a really nice interpretation, very refined and personal to you, I would imagine. That's a great thing. Her thin circlet upon her brow is beautiful too, and I like how her eyes seem to capture the light, as if it has been stored there as memory of the bliss and glory of the Two Trees. I perhaps would have painted her with slightly more golden-hair, but I like what you say about imagining it being a bit silvery at the same time, so I like that effect you've chosen as well. All in all, a simply beautiful piece concerning one of my favourite characters. I love the fairly immediate ancestors of Elrond and Elros, so I'm really glad you submitted this piece to the club, so that I had the chance to stumble upon it ;).

As for Idril's Device/Emblem. Tolkien already created one for her. You can find it near the end of the book 'J.R.R Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator' ([link]=pd_sxp_f/102-9268510-2230536?v=glance&s=books), which I really recommend. It's a beautiful device by the way ;).
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:iconelenai:
Elenai Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2005
Sorry I answer just now, but I had lots of exams and studying.. Thanks for the great comments, they are what every artist really wants: deep and discerning and exhaustive :)

"the mild-mannered yet strong-willed" - yes, that's exactly the point, although I didn't think of it conciously before, thanks for this term :) - I just had a vision of Idril pretty well defined in my mind, which is strange, as I usually have a dim image of the characters... I think that's why I like her - she seems to be vunreble and delicate, but at the same time she's strong enough to resist Maeglin and wise to build the scret tunnel.. It's indeed personal, now that you mentioned it. :)

As for the hair - silvery hair seemed to be pale compared to the ornament on her dress, so I decided to do them golden on this picture.

Thanks for the link, I will have to buy more Tolkien books one day, though they are quite hard to get in Poland, so for now I'm limited to the interned on this matter...
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:iconpeet:
peet Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
The internet's a really good source for books, and will help you find pretty much just what you want and need :). Anyway, again, a great picture. I really like your portrayal of Idril.
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zephyrinenymph Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
Whoah! Stunningly beautiful...I just wish I had a scanner or something...:cry:
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:iconelenai:
Elenai Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2005
Thanks :) Umm.. scanner? to scan your pictures? why don't you go to the internet cafe, some of them scan the pictures and burn them on CD's. Actually, that's how I scanned Idril, couse I was aways from home then ;)
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zephyrinenymph Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2005
Yup, yeah...to scan my art, too...But the internet cafe I'm in doesn't have a scanner...:( Oh well, I'll save up on a scanner then...:D
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Auraine2 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she is very lovely :D i love the colors of her dress and her eyes are very pretty as well :D
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xinia-potter Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005   Traditional Artist
wow - that's gorgeous! The colours are simply magnificent!

Cheers!
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Eglaya Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
I just looove her dress :D
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Celebrian-Lossehelin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005  Student
gorgeous!! i love it! :heart:
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Little-Black-Angel Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005
lovely drawing ... =D .... love itttt!
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xxFadedxAwayxx09 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005
I like it-- she looks very poised, regale. Amazing job. ^^
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Nifrodel Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005
Śliczna :aww: bardzo elfia :blowkiss: i elegancka. Cała Idril :D Sukienka też oryginalna :nod:. Całość po prostu świetna :sun:
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:iconelenai:
Elenai Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
dzieki Niffy :hug:
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FireofUriel Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005  Student General Artist
She is stunning! :faint: Truly what an Elven Princess should look like - I love the soft colours, especially the lighting on her hair; makes it look so soft and real. She also seems to have an aura around her.
You did a great job on her eyes too! They are incredibly striking. :)
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:iconelenai:
Elenai Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
thanks :hug: I'm glad you liked the eyes, I wanted them to catch attention :)
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:iconfireofuriel:
FireofUriel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005  Student General Artist
No problem! :hug:
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