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Beren and Luthien by Heylenne Beren and Luthien by Heylenne
Though it seems, my account is not dead.

So, this was one of my birthday gifts to my boyfriend. :aww:
Tolkien is his favourite writer, and the tale of Beren and Lúthien was one of his favourite stories. Yeah, so... this is it.

Happy birthday, dear! :heart:
I hope you like it. A_A


As you may see, I made Lúthien in likeness of Liv Tyler, of course. Because for me she is Lúthien walking on earth. Everytime I think of Lúthien's appearance, I can only see her, and when I listen to Liv Tyler's voice, I can only think of... Lúthien!

EDIT.: I'm uploading a 1000 pixels wide version and also changing the category because I saw I did something wrong when cropping the image... Now it's not fitting the wallpaper proportions. So... I'll leave it as a Fanart until I have the time to change it and post a bigger version. ;)

Done for :iconruschel:
Characters © Tolkien
Art © 2011 Helena P. So - Do not use it without proper permission
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Shellquake Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Is she an nymph or an elf? And is he human?
romenriel Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017
Wow! You did splendid job! Especially the flowers look great, and Lúthien's dress is really beautiful :) (Smile) And I like the light in there, it's really magical!
It's fine to see Lúthien as Liv Tyler since Arwen's suposed to look very similar like Lúthien :) (Smile) But I see Lúthien as Edith Tolkien, since the story's based on relationship between Tolkien and his wife :) (Smile) 
FoxxyLover Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017
That's right. Luthien was the inspiration for Luthien. She and Beren are the ancestors of Arwen.
When Edith passed away, Tolkien had "Luthien" engraved under her name. When Tolkien passed away two years later, his children had "Beren" engraved under his name, so Beren would forever be reunited with his beloved Luthien.
That, right there, is true love.
EllethOfMossflower Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous. <3
DGraymanFanatic Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017
I don't know about anybody else but I sincerely wish that some director would take up Beren and luthien and make it into an epic Movie.
lucy-231 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so beautiful
Rainbowcowgal Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016
Aragorn and Arwen resemble Beren and Luthien but I feel like Luthien did a lot more than Arwen...........
DGraymanFanatic Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017
she did. Luthien abandoned her own people for Beren. Although, Awren actually did alot more in the movies compared to the books, like when she drove off the nine wraiths and told Elrond to remake the sword. But yeah, Luthien was kinda cooler. :P 
Rainbowcowgal Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016
The leaves were long the grass was green the hemlock umbels tall and fair, In the glade a light was seen of stars and shadows shimmering Tinuviel was dancing there to the music of a pipe unseen the light of stars was in her hair and in her raiment glimmering..........
ChristinePresley Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully done !!! I thought it was Arwen and Aragorn 
You should google image Sean Young as Chani love interest of Paul Atreides Muad'Dib it's the Dune Messiah an other messianic story same as Silmarilion. Better, search for Crystal Liu Yifei.

Trust me, she's the real thing... look at her works (tv series, movies, music albums, music videos, tv shows appeareances and how fans are treating her). Trust me, from Huan who help them getting married.
LateroseJumbles Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Has anyone ever told you that your work reminds them of Trina Schart Hyman?
Eluegl24 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That's so cute and beautiful....
Heylenne Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
YurieLottie Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Student General Artist
I love story of Beren and Luthien ! And I thinks you're Luthien looks of description by Tolkien ! 
(Sorry for my English ><)
Loki7z Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Very beautifull!
Kosmeja Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic-Tragedy267 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
Their so beautiful! :)
prhythm Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Been reading LOTR recently and I am in love with this picture!! Especially Beren's expression. Please draw more of this lovely couple! :)
WhiteRavenCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
so beautifully done!! Excellent work!
XEarthFaeX Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Beautiful! I have never read/seen LOR (Bad Geek, I know) but I really love this, especially the colors and her dress! I so want that dress
Heylenne Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! It's even better to receive good comments from people that doesn't know the story. I means you really liked the picture. When someone does fanart you never really know if people commented/faved/rebloged just because they love the movie/series/comics/game/etc.  =)
shadamy20 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Love your style
Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you! :aww:
Mystical-Kaba Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know it's not Arwen and Aragorn, but I remember the tale of Luthien and Beren was pretty much parallel to theirs (give or take a couple thousand years), so beautiful and yet so sad!  This is gorgeous!
Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yes, yes, yes! =D
But Luthien and Beren have a happy ending, though. =)

And thank you. :heart:
red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Iridium-192 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Probably, the best picture of this couple.
Heylenne Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
WOW. Thank you kindly.
DaimoNxx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Wow, excellent work! 
Heylenne Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!!
DaimoNxx Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
My pleasure 
BlancaXLobo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your arwen aragorn art is the best
Shalassa Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Thx for that drawing. Made my day :D
xLizzax Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
This is beautiful!
WateryGrave Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Because of this art, I've just spent about an hour and a half reading about Beren and Lúthien, and then about so much more like Tolkien's life and other stories he wrote in the LotR world. <3 =)
audreymolinatti Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
oh mon dieu c 'est toi qui l'avait fait celui la *o* quand je l'ai vu la premiere fois ici je suis tombé sous le charme *o* c'est beau
annafuru Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
The colors are beautiful with the lovely forest background! Nicely done, I love the mood. :)
jullianamarques Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg! This is so perfect! Congrats!
SandraKnego Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love it! you're style is amazing!
Instabula92 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
They look a bit like Aragorn and Arwen in Peter Jackson's LotR movie. But since they are the ancestors of Arwen and Aragorn, it's quite a good thing, imo.
Mankaind Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
love this story:D
alekgorn Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing job, do you have any more tolkien related pieces ?
Heylenne Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yes, I do have another Luthien I've never finished. =) Maybe I'll post it soon.
alekgorn Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh great !! 
contac me when you do it :)
by the way, please take a look at my  gallery. I need critique from tallented people, and I really liked your job :)winky icon for DA 
SyncLink Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
It's so Beautiful i like the Blue background and the blue colors it's so Elfish ahhhh, sorry about my grammar Haruka Saigusa (Yay) [V3] 
ItalianEmpress1985 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

I think it makes sense to have Luthien and (movie) Arwen share a resemblance, since I'm fairly certain the books mention (and maybe a deleted scene in the movies, I can't remember) that Aragorn thought, when he first saw Arwen, that he was in a dream and she 'was' Luthien.   I can't recall a hundred percent, but it was something like that.


Very lovely image, and the colors are so soft and lend a tenderness to what's already there.  Going in my favorites for sure!

biaoliani Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's just beautiful!!! What program did you use??
MarieBlack07 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful, my elf name is Luthien 
WNaturalism Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Very awesome picture!! love very wonderful atmosphere:heart:
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