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Lady of Lorien

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Published: September 2, 2018
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Today being the 45th anniversary of Professor Tolkien's death, I thought it fitting to post this now.

Pencil and graphite depiction of the Lady of the golden wood, Galadriel. From J.R.R.Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring.

The following is one of the best quotes by her in The Lord of the Rings: “For the Lord of the Galadhrim is accounted the wisest of the Elves of Middle-Earth, and a giver of gifts beyond the power of kings. He has dwelt in the West since the days of dawn, and I have dwelt with him years uncounted; for ere the fall of Nargothrond or Gondolin I passed over the mountains, and together through the ages of the world we have fought the long defeat.” (Fellowship of the Ring, 1965 Houghton Mifflin paperback edition, pg. 421)
Image size
3174x2331px 3.12 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon MG2500 series
Date Taken
Sep 2, 2018, 12:40:28 PM
Software
Windows Photo Editor 10.0.10011.16384
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ilikaterinaProfessional Traditional Artist
Beautiful art!
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Snow-MonsterHobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks!
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GentianaVernaHobbyist Traditional Artist
An interesting thing - even though I saw this piece in a Tolkienite group, my first reaction was to try and decipher which biblical figure this was. Probably the veil and the pitcher sent my thoughts that way.
Of course the same props make complete sense for Galadriel too. Love the tiny yet intricate details.
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Snow-MonsterHobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, that is interesting. To me, Middle-earth is older than the medieval setting that most fantasy genre's are set. I usually like incorporating elements from the Greco-Roman era, esespecially with the elves, maiar, and the like, which is, I assume why they could look more biblical.
Thanks for stopping by!
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Magnus-StrindboemHobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful impression of Galadriel. I'm relieved she does not look like Cate Blanchett...
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Snow-MonsterHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! Yeah, Blanchett did a decent job, but I do wish they had gotten a different actress for her.
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A-D-McGowanProfessional General Artist
Lovely work :)
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Snow-MonsterHobbyist Traditional Artist
'Happy you think so.
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 Let us hope he Rests in Peace and that he can look down on the Legacy of his works with pleasure (I wonder if the late, great Professor has given in to the late, great Walt Disney's offers to adapt one of his books into a truly Heavenly motion picture as yet?).:) (Smile) 
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Snow-MonsterHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Libra! It would be interesting to see exactly how far that concept went past the initial character designs.
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 In all fairness one would love to see BEREN & LUTHIEN a la Disney (let's face it, the Lady Luthien was an Awesome Disney Princess before the Disney Corporation started letting their Leading Ladies enjoy Adventures, as well as Romances).Nod 
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divadonna224Hobbyist General Artist
so enlightening :iconsparklesplz:
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Snow-MonsterHobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks!
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atram95Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!

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Snow-MonsterHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
ilwin's avatar
Beautifull drawing!
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Snow-MonsterHobbyist Traditional Artist
Much appreciated!
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StormingWingHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! I had no idea of the anniversary... I wish he were still alive...
great job all the same! I love the expression and the wrinkles in her clothes
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Snow-MonsterHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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StormingWingHobbyist Digital Artist
You're very much welcome!
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CatFace2405Hobbyist General Artist
This is really neat and beautiful :0
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Snow-MonsterHobbyist Traditional Artist
'Glad you think so!
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