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Galadriel in Aman

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I was inspired by this letter of Tolkien to Mrs Catharine Findlay (6 March 1973)  in which he wrote: "Galadriel, like all the other names of elvish persons in The Lord of the Rings, is an invention of my own. It is in Sindarin form (see Appendices E and F) and means 'Maiden crowned with gleaming hair'. It is a secondary name given to her in her youth in the far past because she had long hair which glistened like gold but was also shot with silver. She was then of Amazon disposition and bound up her hair as a crown when taking part in athletic feats. "

Hope I manage to draw her, not Athene or Ukranian girl)) 

She's holding a spear!
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annamareHobbyist Digital Artist
She looks so strong-willed, alert and intelligent - I can really believe this is Galadriel, Nerwen, man-maiden. And the first picture I've seen that illustrates her with her hair "bound up...as a crown". It looks great (yes, a lot like Ukrainian crown braid, but also elvish enough!)
The hand holding the spear shaft is so beautifully rendered.
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FilatHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!)) I've imagined this kind of portrait years ago, when I first read about her amazonian style))
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MenkharHobbyist General Artist
gorgeous drawing!
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FilatHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Nice arts
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FilatHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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JohnlockedDancerHobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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FilatHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SonicLover261Hobbyist Interface Designer
For a second ot looked like zelda
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MarhelfHobbyist Traditional Artist
Чудесная!
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FilatHobbyist Traditional Artist
Спасибо!)
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young galadriel is awesome. and its interesting she's one of the few First Age elves to NOT die...
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FilatHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! She's the only one left alive of the house of Finwe...
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You know what you're right, with the exception of Finarfin who never died nor left the land of Aman. But in Middle Earth she definitely is the last of the House of finwe. Although one could say did Arwen and her brothers are distantly related to finwe as well.
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I passed the test. I will diminish and go to the West... and remain Galadriel.
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