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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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storm0321 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
Your painting it's so incredible !!! 😍
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Mellaril Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you my friend! Follow me if you like my style. More to come!
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LegendariumStudio Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018   General Artist
So expressive and light! Soft lines and bright colours... absolutely breathtaking
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Mellaril Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist 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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Keskron Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
So gentle and graceful - not just the character, but the way you painted her as well. Great job!
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Mellaril Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! Capturing her lightness and grace is exactly what I was trying to do!! Hug 
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Aylatha Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist 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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Mellaril Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Great to meet a fellow Idril lover!! :D
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alystraea Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist 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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Mellaril Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist 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-Monster Featured By Owner Edited Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist 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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Mellaril Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist 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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FeynaSkydancer Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist 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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Mellaril Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!! Love 
And Idril would totally be like: "Hey! Sorry! But it's so much fun!"
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