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Published: December 23, 2009
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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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Splendide, tout simplement. :clap:
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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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thanks very much, I'm glad you like those effects ^^ it's exactly what I wanted
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Welcome!
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DameOdessaHobbyist 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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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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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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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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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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Bonne idée! Même si un peu effrayant au premier abord... :D
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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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OH man how did I miss this!!

This is awesome :) :love:
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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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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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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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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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yep me too
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thank you very much :love: I'm glad you like it !
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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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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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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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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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