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Idril

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Published: February 3, 2018
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"But fairer than all the wonders of Gondolin was Idril, Turgon’s daughter, she that was called Celebrindal, the Silver-foot, whose hair was as the gold of Laurelin before the coming of Melkor."

Tolkien, J.R.R.. The Silmarillion (p. 121). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kindle Edition.

In which Idril is a pretty pretty princess goofing off on the walls of Gondolin. Please view full size!

There's not a lot of art of Idril, which is too bad. I've also noticed that a lot of artists (myself included) are tempted to portray Maeglin standing somewhere in the background secretly lusting after her. Indeed Idril is seldom described without mention of Maeglin, and as much as I adore Maeglin, I think she deserves to be recognized in her own right. She's the one who prepared a secret way out of Gondolin when she suspected they had been betrayed. She and Tuor led the survivors of the sack to the Mouths of the Sirion. And I think there's much more to her than meets the eye!
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seasonsapartStudent Traditional Artist

Love it! So beautiful! I like her grace expressed in your painting.

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MellarilHobbyist General Artist

Thank you very much!

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Your painting it's so incredible !!! 😍
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MellarilHobbyist General Artist
Thank you my friend! Follow me if you like my style. More to come!
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LegendariumStudio General Artist
So expressive and light! Soft lines and bright colours... absolutely breathtaking
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MellarilHobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for your lovely comment! ^__^ digital is still such a challenge for me, I'm glad you liked this!
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So gentle and graceful - not just the character, but the way you painted her as well. Great job!
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MellarilHobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! Capturing her lightness and grace is exactly what I was trying to do!! Hug 
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AylathaHobbyist General Artist
Beautiful dress! And I like the idea of portraying her by herself. Funnily enough, she's one of the characters who appear quite often in my gallery.
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MellarilHobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Great to meet a fellow Idril lover!! :D
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alystraeaHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh this is so beautiful! I love her face, and the lightness and grace of that dancer's pose - and also how precarious it is on that wall.
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MellarilHobbyist General Artist
Aww thanks love! You always leave such thoughtful comments... The face took me the longest! Glad you like it. Don't worry, she won't fall ;)
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Snow-MonsterHobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job, this turned out really nicely. Nice to see more of one of the Professor's lesser known characters portrayed so well.
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MellarilHobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!! In her portrayal I wanted lightness and wisdom in the same pose. Glad you liked it!
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FeynaSkydancerHobbyist Artisan Crafter
You did a really fantastic job on her! And you're right I don't see too many fan art of just Idril. 
Also, seeing her on the walls of Gondolin, I imagine someone shouting at her; "HEY! GET DOWN YOU"RE GOING TO FALL OFF!" =P (Razz) 
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MellarilHobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!! Love 
And Idril would totally be like: "Hey! Sorry! But it's so much fun!"
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