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golden eyed elf by len-yan golden eyed elf by len-yan
sketchy concept. i wanted to try painting darker skin tones.

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this work on tumblr: len-yan.tumblr.com/post/677471…

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:iconsekmeth14:
Sekmeth14 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017
She's perfect!
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017
So cool! 
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:iconshadowbloodline:
shadowbloodline Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful
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:iconkorrosivekai:
KorrosiveKai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Tough
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:iconcellcat:
cellcat Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017
love it love it love it.
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:iconxzovyarts:
XzovyArts Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The girls you draw...they are so perfect! Heart 
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:iconlynderil:
Lynderil Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
OMG. She's really pretty !! Good job !
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:iconinfinity2567:
infinity2567 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 7, 2016
I really must manifest my interest in this. Makes me wish I could see how you envisoned everything else about her--her people and their culture.
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:iconrebellinglemming:
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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:iconnutellajarz:
nutellajarz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
I have to say, this has honestly got to be one of my utmost favourite pictures that I've had the honour of coming across. 

I'm a huge fan of elf art and I love everything about this picture. The hairstyle and tribalistic markings on the elf's face sets it apart from your ordinary, typical elf. Which is something I admire about this. It's actually different. I see a lot of myself with this picture in terms of the expression and facial attitude. 

In-love with your works, keep it up. <3 
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E-tacha Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016
Dark skin works great for elves, but adding African features strays too far from the mythos.

They're meant to be delicate looking beings, just like Orcs aren't supposed to be slender and cute.
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:iconpeaachi:
peaachi Featured By Owner 4 days ago
This racist just compared Africans to Orcs. Many Black people have "delicate features" btw. Dumbass.
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:icongryphonprince:
gryphonprince Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
at least try and be subtle with your racism
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:iconaquilonn:
Aquilonn Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
Her features still look pretty delicate to me, it's an incredibly beautiful picture. 
Also, elves and orcs aren't real people, they're fantasy species. That means they can be literally anything you want them to be. If you like reading, try picking up Unseen Academicals, by Terry Pratchett. The main character is a young orc trying to make sense of the world :)
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ElvinGearMaster Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hate to burst your bubble, but the artist never said anywhere they drew a Tolkien fan art, so your Delicate beings comment is redundant. And I feel obligated to point out that Tolkien's version of elves are very very different from the original folk lore version. 
And, if Len-yan want's to draw a elf with african features, it isn't your place to correct them on something that isn't right, nor wrong. It's their art piece, not yours.
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:iconbitemefox:
BiteMeFox Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing texture 
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:icondetroittech313:
DetroitTech313 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015
True Queen
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:icontenthengine:
TenthEngine Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
we the people agree.  especially when it looks nice.  
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:iconalexicyn:
AlexiCyn Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Simply GORGEOUS! :)
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:iconninthtome:
NinthTome Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Love that hair!
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:iconrabbitandlionhearted:
Yes! An elf of color! <3 Absolutely beautiful, amazingly regal, perfectly awesome. 
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:iconzhyyra:
Zhyyra Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
So queenly! I love it.
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:iconjonna99:
Jonna99 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
I can't even put into words how amazing this is...
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:iconarschpo:
arschpo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
:headbang: :stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::stupidme:  :squee::squee: Great Artwork :squee::squee:   :stupidme::stupidme: Amazing :stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::stupidme:  :stupidme:
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:iconartistic-pixie:
Artistic-Pixie Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student General Artist
This is beautiful
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:iconcerecermurphy:
CereceRMurphy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Outstanding!
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:icontmirai:
TMirai Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw this on Tumblr and love it so much. Beautiful work!
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:iconsilkkat:
Silkkat Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, beautiful! Amazing work..
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:iconflabbergastingdragon:
flabbergastingdragon Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the skin is well done!
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:icondoctamagickfingaz:
Doctamagickfingaz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Just wanted to let you know I like this one.
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:iconmytacis:
mytacis Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
The first time I have ever seen someone depict an elf that is not white-skinned, and it turns out to be frickin awesome. 
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:iconworn-out-shoe:
worn-out-shoe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Insanely awesome.
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:iconwasahbiart:
WasahbiArt Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything/one looks better in elven ears xox amazing piece..
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:iconrubytavian:
rubytavian Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Excellent work. Love the shading.
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:icongraceleen:
Graceleen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AHAHAMAZING!!!
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:iconkaliestoart:
KaliestoArt Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist
Beautiful!!
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:iconellorna:
Ellorna Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
OH I loooove it!
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:iconkuroalbinq:
KuroAlbinQ Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student General Artist
looks a bit like my mother...
nice job!!
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:iconwillcapers:
WillCapers Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Beautiful job.
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:iconphilliwolf5:
Philliwolf5 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
She is so lovely!:+fav:
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:iconpapereatspencil:
PaperEatsPencil Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautifully rendered facial structure.
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:iconkarikurirahamilton:
karikurirahamilton Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
love this, very inspiring. 
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:iconangeleslaveau:
AngelesLaVeau Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is absolutely stunning!!  Excellent attention to detail, gorgeous blending of skin tone.  :+favlove:
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:iconkairinaminemix:
kairinaminemix Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student General Artist
That's the prettiest chick I've seen with dreds :D
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:iconlunnett:
Lunnett Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful.
I love the distant look of the dreads in the back.
And those lips, gah!
This is wonderful!
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:icondarkanddepressed:
DARKandDEPRESSED Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is so amazing :iconmonkeyloveplz:
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:iconcommanderkip:
CommanderKip Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Dark-skinned elves are awesome. Nice work.
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Loulu79 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional
Aie-yie-yie: THIS is original. Never heard nor seen an elf with such darker skin tones AND realistic afro with dreads. SO appreciate this work of yours! And o the EYES. I hardly see a dark-skinned character with THIS much depth of detail. Very well done!
La la la la 
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:iconcr8vmerc:
Cr8vMerc Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
One of my all time fav renderings on DA... Thank you for this.
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:iconvolomonart:
VolomonArt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student General Artist
BRILLIANT!!!!!
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