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Recap: Queens of Numenor

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This is the last recap! The complete series of the Queens of Numenor.

I hope you like it. I had a great time working on it.

Tablets are the bomb. :)
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HP
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HP pstc4200
Date Taken
Sep 11, 2011, 1:27:23 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
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ADRipperHobbyist Photographer
Great style! Similar to A. Mucha. ;) 
Libra1010's avatar
 Hail to the Queens!
MermaidNinja's avatar
If only the last one was stronger.
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ZanarNaryonHobbyist General Artist
All would've been different if Tar-Miriel had become queen
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shyangellHobbyist General Artist
Maybe. Or maybe not so much in the long term
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ZanarNaryonHobbyist General Artist
She followed in Tar-Palantir's footsteps
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shyangellHobbyist General Artist
I meant her children and grand-children. Most of Nurmenor was anti-elvish and anti-Valar. Lots of possible external influences.
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whittingtonrhettHobbyist Digital Artist
This is really great! Ive done a bunch of 1st age artwork and stuff from LOTR but have haven't done anything from the 2nd age or Numenor yet, so I'm looking around at what all is out there.  this is really impressive! I love the style and poses and color for all of them.  
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I really the variety of poses and colours you've used with the queens. I've seen the individual pictures as well, but I think that this one stringing them all together is definitively the best. Silmarien is my favourite of the five; I love the way she seems so informal on one hand and so watchful on the other.
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shyangellHobbyist General Artist
I should be very disappointed if anyone were not to like Silmarien best. ;P
I'm glad you like the entire composition
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Love the design. I can see this as a series of stained glass windows or a panel painting at the palace in Armenelos or Minas Tirith. 

I do find it a bit disappointing, though, that despite practicing absolute primogeniture, the Kingdom of Numenor never produced a ruling female monarch equivalent to an Elizabeth I or a Catherine the Great. Tolkien's portrayal of the ruling queens shows them as either weak or indifferent, not like their ancestors Luthien Tinuviel or Haleth of the Haladin. 
Elionu's avatar
Oh WOW! These are AMAZING! Each of these ladies portrays the glory of Numenor in their own way.
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shyangellHobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :) It's very nice of you to say
charissa1066's avatar
You've managed to combine the regal with whimsy.   It's beautiful!
Zeonista's avatar
And here's the line of the important Ladies of Numenor, first to last, in a nice gathered composition. :)
GentlemanJ's avatar
That's really inspired! Please do more!
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MariaB9Hobbyist General Artist
The details are lovely and each Queen has her own beauty and pride in eyes, this makes me feel like I am looking to true Numenorean women. Great work!
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shyangellHobbyist General Artist
Thank you dear. :)
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MariaB9Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome!
MaidAlana's avatar
Love the details! The colors and the outfits look very Byzantine; this might be the best portrayal of Numenoriens I've seen yet.
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shyangellHobbyist General Artist
Thank you. 
I'm preening over here. :)
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ThaliaTookProfessional Traditional Artist
Wow these are very fun!
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shyangellHobbyist General Artist
fun?
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QitianHobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! I love how effectively you brought their different personalities across in their postures and accessoires. Silmarien's White Tree and winged helmet in particular are inspired! Great colour and clothing choices also. I'm sure Mucha would have approved, if he'd known these ladies... :D
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