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Galadriel by suburbanbeatnik Galadriel by suburbanbeatnik
Here's one from the vaults-- I did this waaaay back in 2003, when I was going to Art Center. I was majorly into LOTR fandom then-- I painted Saruman, Grima, Eowyn, Arwen and Legolas. Grima and Eowyn are still on my official website (though deep in the back), but Arwen and Legolas were sold to a woman in Germany, and the only record I have of those paintings are some rather washed out photographs. But I was able to scan in the others, and piece them together in Photoshop (they were originally painted on masonite). I realized that I had taken Saruman and Galadriel off my website, so I figured I'd upload them here, for old time's sake.

It's so exciting, that Cate Blanchett has been cast in the two Hobbit movies! I can't wait until those come out... it should be good.
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Godsceligirl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love her!!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like her halo :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Painted on masonite instead of canvas? Hmm, interesting, it changes the look of the image a lot. It seems you went for iconography in this one.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I was very into halos back then. :)
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lenin22 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful Elven Queen, light of my heart
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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FaerieInCombatBoots Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Gorgeous! I especially love the hair, you've captured the texture so well, I feel like I could reach out and touch it!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Agent-Jin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
This is quite impressive. Very nice colors, as well.
Most certainly one of the best pictures I've seen on her. : D Good work, Ma'am.

I don't know why I love Galadriel so much. >.>
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Agent-Jin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Ya! : D
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
She's lovely, her hair, the halo of texture around her... and I can definitely see how your art had developed and refined since then. It is still very recognizable as your style, but she's a little static compared to your figures now.

I love seeing people's old stuff!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I do like how Galadriel turned out-- it's still quite good for something I did 8 years ago-- but I do prefer my newer work. For one thing, it's gotten much easier for me to draw people. ;P
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CapnFlynn Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional Filmographer
This is a beautiful drawing! Her dress and her halo are lovely. But it's funny, I can definitely see how much you've progressed since then, especially in drawing faces!

Ehe, Hobbit movies! :woohoo:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm actually glad to hear this, since I painted this 8 years ago. I like to think my work has improved since then. ;P

You noticed the halo! So you can see my Catholic influence, eh?
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CapnFlynn Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Filmographer
St Galadriel of the Mirror? :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL exactly!
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enginemonkey Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
So pretty. What a wonderful serene look she has. Looking forward to the film too. Mega excited that Martin Freeman is Bilbo :dance: I've always been a fan of his.




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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay, thanks! I've had offers to buy it... but it's in storage back in California. Gah! Someday I'll get it back... Probably around the time the Hobbit movies come out. ;P
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MN1997 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
What did you use to color the drawing? It's soooooooo pretty!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This was acrylic, painted on 16 x 20 gessoed masonite. Thanks!
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Spacegryphon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful artwork! :clap:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Rosengeist Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh my goodness! This is beautiful Joanne!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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Rosengeist Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Most welcome! :)
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zallegirl Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
lovely :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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LeighWalls-Artist Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
this is a very beautiful painting... STOP INSPIRING ME!!!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
OK, I'll try! :XD:
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Fulyasi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love Cate Blanchett, she has such a beautiful, strong face. Love the details on this one.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! She was really radiant in that movie too.
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feralkin Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
The details here are amazing. It's also impressive that you've been making such quality art since 2003 (and earlier I'm sure).
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Eh, the oldest piece I have online is from 2002 or thereabouts. I'm definitely not posting anything earlier than that! ;P
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LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
THIS. IS. GORGEOUS. The way you've painted the fabric of her robe... it's magical...
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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