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Elanorin of Mirkwood by nitocris Elanorin of Mirkwood by nitocris
Ni meren le govaded!

Let me tell you a bit about this original character:

Elanorin and her twin sister Elenathrin were born to OrnÚlion and Tinurin of Thranduil's folk in 2770 TA. Tinurin, who was accounted as being ever impulsive and independent, found herself amongst the Lake-men trading for spices and exotic foodstuffs when her time came. The infant daughters were brought to OrnÚlion in the wake of Smaug's wrath upon the Lake-town that day, but Tinurin herself was lost amidst flame and blood. OrnÚlion raised the daughters with the knowledge of this, ever cautioning them in their actions and counseling them in ways which would keep them safe. He was called by his own folk 'Thurinel' or the hidden elf, for his tendency to hide in his library rather than hunt or walk amongst the others, only emerging when called to council. Elanorin and her sister Elenathrin grew up sheltered by his careful ways, more accustomed to books and musty texts than to riding, ranging, or revelry. They were so alike in appearance that OrnÚlion himself had trouble distinguishing them from one another, though only if they covered their hair from view under a hood. Where Elanorin's hair was bright as gold, her sister Elenathrin was starkly silver. The two were inseparable, always walking with linked arms, and speaking to each other in a language purely of their own making when they felt the need for secrecy. They both bore strong resemblance to their father in the shape and hue of their eyes, which were a distinctive hue of cold, dark blue such as that seen in deep mountain pools.
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ShadeyBabey Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
I really enjoy the muted tones makes her very earthy.
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nitocris Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Much appreciated. :)
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AClockworkMonkey Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Wow. That is all. Carry on...
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nitocris Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la: Thanks!
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Laleanen Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Gorgeous! I love her hair, the animals, and all the little forest accessories in this picture. It's lovely.
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nitocris Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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LizleMouton Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neat character/s! :D "Thranduil"...that words seems awefully familiar...it's eith JRR Tolkien or Roots of the Mountains that I've heard this word before!

I like the realism in this drawing :) the animals were doen especially good. Doesn't she get tired of having all that stuff hanging off her head? :lol: I would!
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nitocris Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yeah she looks sort of annoyed about all the stuff on her head, doesn't she?

Thranduil's the father of Legolas, he was in the works of JRR Tolkien. :D
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LizleMouton Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's it!!! :lol:
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ArcanexAngel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Simply stunning!
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nitocris Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow: I'm glad you like it, my hand is still sore from all the coloring! :<
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ArcanexAngel Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
I hope it gets better^^ awesome job:)
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SerialSuicide Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
This is beautiful, but I need to ask: how did this pic end up in Tolkien's LOTR-Book cathegory, if she's an OC? 'Cause that's what I understand by the term "original character"...
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nitocris Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is no OC section for submission, and the work had to be approved to be there, so I left it up to the moderators to decide. The guidelines say that as long as it's based on the Tolkien legendarium, it is alright to post.

:shrug: In the end, they can remove it or place it where they will, as is their right. I would have used a fanfic or OC category, were one available.

Glad you thought it was beautiful.
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VikingWidunder Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good work!
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nitocris Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :phew:
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Verbeley Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
beautiful
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nitocris Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Verbeley Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
oh my pleasure!
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Glaurung-II Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely protrait! :clap:

Most people like to draw their characters with magestic birds like eagles, or songirds, but you chose the humblest of birds: the sparrow. I love that detail! Mostly because sparrows are my favorite :aww:
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nitocris Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the sparrow is just an adorable little bird! It's the first time I've drawn one too, so I appreciate that you mention it as being a good focal point for the composition. :)
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Glaurung-II Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The first time? :wow: Aww, but it looks like I could tickle his tummy :giggle: Gotta love sparrows :aww:
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nitocris Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha yeah, his tummy is super fluffy looking, and demanding a poke!
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Glaurung-II Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Though I don't think he would be very amused :giggle:
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rbMalees Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
Wow, amazing...O_O
This is beautiful. Very original, and her animals are so accurately drawn. I love the background story, and speaking of backgrounds, the color of it and the characters are very reminiscent of nature. I really, really love this picture. :clap:
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nitocris Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I appreciate that, thank you. :#1:
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rbMalees Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010   Traditional Artist
You're quite welcome :boogie:
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cSketch Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done! I love the colours, it all looks so very earthy, and then with her blue eye being so stunning.

Lovely. =)
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nitocris Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked it. :)
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sediment Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
noooooruinvion :dummy:

I really love the metallic accent pieces. I know I said the pearls could use some shadows earlier, but they're so luminous I think it's better this way.
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nitocris Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Noruinivon (her lynx)came out really well.

Also:

sparrow has a cute :love:
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