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Hellooooo (2 drawings today...xD that's not normal)

I drew a Christmas gift for my viewers, and now here's a drawing little more special for the LoTR club. Merry Christmas again.
About the drawing itself, I just wanted to draw another family portrait with my favorite characters but when I was going to color it, I wanted something a little different than a simple portrait and I wanted to try new effects with coloring.
Apart from the technical aspect, why this choice of night ? I think it's something that fits well with elves. The night and the stars have a very important connotation in Tolkien writings (especially seeing the elves singing to Elbereth (Varda) who's a sort of Goddess of stars).
Moreover, since Galadriel and Celeborn were both born before the birth of the sun, it seems almost natural to associate them to night... yeah yeah I know Galadriel was in Valinor BUT she lived with her mother's kin in Alqualonde which is a city that remained in the dark because the light of the sacred trees was hidden by mountains and the city was on the other side to be close to the sea.

And the "night" allows me to give them a look a little mystique through the night and their light is often represented/described as coming from their being or their souls, which explains the work on the eyes.

Et voilà !
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Neranella Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Splendide, tout simplement. :clap:
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HiddenMutation Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is lovely. I adore the effect the lighting has on the picture and the way it makes the eyes stand out.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks very much, I'm glad you like those effects ^^ it's exactly what I wanted
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HiddenMutation Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome!
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
"minimaliste" et splendide :heart: Très doux, un peu mysterieux, majestueux :) J'admire la manière dont tu as joué avec la lumière pour révéler leurs traits!
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merci beaucoup :heart: je trouve qu'il y a beaucoup de lien à travailler entre les elfes et la lumière et tout ^^
ravie que le rendu te plaise
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Kaaile Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
You must be crazy about Galadriel and Celeborn. But why do you have to put this ugly face of Martin Csokas as Celeborn from LOTR film everywhere :P . He looks like he was drunk there :)
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh yeah and I forgot to say that I discovered Tolkien's universe for the 1rst time with the films when I was a kid. I never had another accurate representation of these characters. I started reading the books only after so that's probably why I'm still imagining Middle Earth with them.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no I really like him, he's pretty cool. It's a question of taste. I think he fitted well as Celeborn. I do not think I would have appreciated a Celeborn younger or prettier (in the style of Orlando Bloom) 'cause since the elf is supposed to be ageless, in a movie representation it was a good way to show that he's much older than the other.
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Wild-Huntress Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bonne idée! Même si un peu effrayant au premier abord... :D
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
merci beaucoup :love: ça fait un peu bizarre au dé;part je le concède, mais en plus de ça, je n'aime pas quand on voit pas les yeux
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Raverine-1013 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
OH man how did I miss this!!

This is awesome :) :love:
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you sooooo much (late is better than never ;p at least you noticed it)

I'm glad you like it :heart:
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Raverine-1013 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
haha hey no problem.

Were Celeborn's eyes really Green? I can't remember and I know in the film Marton has like brownish/Hazel eyes.

Just wondering.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know exactly, it's not said in the books; They're between grey and green in the movie, I just wanted him to have green eyes to change a little bit since everyone has blue eyes in the movie. I was a nice changing
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Raverine-1013 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
haha yeah it was.

I love green eyes, though brown eyes are my favorite haha but I guess I'm just a bit biased.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep me too
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Raverine-1013 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
:)
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Macanumber1 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Really beautiful!!
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much :love: I'm glad you like it !
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tomtomm Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
scrogneugneu, il est absolument magnifique celui là, il rentre directement dans le top 5 de mes favoris ! :love:

En dehors du dessin lui même, j'aime ebaucoup le fait que tu aies une réflexion (ouh ça fait bizarre de dire ça de toi) construite avec une signification profonde (sss). Comme l'a dit Nico, ça colle très bien aux écrits de Tolkien, le rendu est super !
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aniarachmeu ! merci beaucoup :love: ravie qu'il te plaise et qu'en plus qu'il soit dans ton top 5

merci beaucoup, il m'arrive de réfléchir et je t'emm***e ; j'ai bie réfléchi pour ça et je suis contente que je ne sois pas tombée à côté...
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tomtomm Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
mais de rien, c'est mérité ^^

mais oui, il t'arrive de réfléchir, mais ça dé;pend sur quoi...xD non tu n'es pas tombée à côté (ça t'aurait fait mal LOL )
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
merci encore :love:

bon ta vanne est bidon et je ne relèverai pas ! c'est ce que j'aime chez Tolkien, c'est qu'il a beaucoup de chose qu'on peut intérepréter contrairement à Meyer qui est vraiment très 1er degrès
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tomtomm Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
En effet, c'est un texte murement pensé qui permet d'amener une réflexion ^^ Meyer est rien d'autre qu'un divertissement à mon avis.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Disons que ce n'est pas évrit pour els même raisons, je veux dire que Meyer, même si elle apprécie ce qu'elle fait, il y a le gain d'arent qui est très important quand même contrairement à Tolkien qui est un professeur de lettre et quelqu'un qui a énormément vécu de chose avant d'écrire.
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tomtomm Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
En effet, Tolkien a commencé à écrire pendant la GM si mes souvenirs sont bon, au même titre que son ami Lewis
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ouais je crois que c'est ça ; il a commencé dans les tranchées et il a tout réorganisé après en rentrant.
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Linkdezelda Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Student General Artist
Whoua! C'est vraiment sympa je dois dire^^, j'aime beaucoup^^.

Elenwë
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
merci beaucoup :love: je suis ravie que ça te plaise en tout cas
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Linkdezelda Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Student General Artist
De rien^^.

Elenwë
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Live-with-music Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
je suis bluffé, là c'est du lourd quand même, c'est aussi à la fois sobre et efficace. C'est très relaxant de regarder, ce ciel étoilé et puis ton interprétation des écrits de Tolkien est très belle, c'est vraiment très fidèle :love:
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
merci mon vieux, j'aimais bien dessiner l'effet nuit et puis je trouve que c'est quelque chose qui correspond bien aux elfes ; ravie de voir que je n'ai pas tapé à côté ^^
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Live-with-music Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
et bien le travail de symbolique est très bon et le côté graphique aussi donc le tout est bien (et puis Tolkien est tellement poétique)
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
merci encore, je suis très contente ^^ c'est vrai qu'on a une base très riche à exploiter
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Live-with-music Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
je confirme, voir toutes ces oeuvres me donne envie de me mettre au dessin
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tu devrais essayer ^^ sérieux !
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045-lucky Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Beautiful work! :hugs:
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you sooo much :heart:
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elbyinart Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Your drawing is inspiring as usually :)

My nick was inspired by Elbereth elby--> elbereth.
Always loved the feeling elves have for Varda and Manwe, and yes I think night fits eleves veeeery well ;)
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much, as usually :heart:

okay, now I understand about your nickname and I'm glad you agree with me. I'm not very fan of Manwe, I prefer Varda ^^
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millenium-night Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Student General Artist
I really like the way their eyes seem to sparkle *w*
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much, it was exactly what I wanted to do...though they're standing in night, we can see the light of their soul through their eyes
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millenium-night Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Student General Artist
Welcome^^
A beautiful interpretation :nod:
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks again :love:
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MrsGordon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Beautiful!
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you
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diamano Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Great!!
Love it how you did it with the night and moonlight on the elves. Really beautifull.
And the eyes are adorable! =D
Good job!! :)
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much :love: I'm glad you like it and that you think that the chooice fits ^^

thanks again
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StareyedInLA Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
I hate to ask this, but what is Galadrield holding in the picture? I could've sworn she was holding a baby, but my eye sight is worsening, so I'm not too positive.
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