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Published: February 3, 2013
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Took forever frankensteining a picture of normal Cate Blanchett's face onto a different poster with Galadriel, then the drawing itself took the entirety of the first two Lord of the Rings films playing in the background (though I always have to pause to mourn Haldir's passing :'( ). It was impossible to find a good picture of Galadriel as-is, you would think such an incredible movie franchise would be able to provide more photo-shoot material but NO. I've had the same problem with wanting to draw Legolas, Arwen, and the new Bilbo *sigh*

At least courtesy of The Hobbit there was a good poster of her this time (regardless of the fact she's not even in the book) it was just really creepy lighting on the face hence me finding a different photo to use for that part. The shading isn't quite right so OCD will probably get the best of me and make me go back and fix it eventually (like I finally did with one of my Jennifer Lawrence pictures--3 strands of hair were bothering me haha) but I think this'll do for now :)

5x7" on bristol paper
Graphite Pencils HB, 3H, 4H
Charcoal Pencils HB, 2B
White Gel Pen
Black Fine-tip Sharpie
Kneaded Eraser
White Charcoal Pencil

Drawing Time: 7-8 hours

Image size
751x1024px 406.2 KB
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lusitania25's avatar
Do you do comissions?
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Idamhysa|Student Artist
She is so beautiful :D (Big Grin) please, if you would be so kind to check out my latest post, also a portrait of the beautiful Galadriel and tell me what you think! :) (Smile) 
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MichelleFKeogh|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I LOVE it!
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Aunvilgod's avatar
Just don't orient youreslf at the movies, make your own version of Galadriel. In the movie they don't do her justice.
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Nami00Kawakuro|Student General Artist
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thewholehorizon|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Nami00Kawakuro|Student General Artist
You're welcome!! :D
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LuhYosh|Hobbyist General Artist
It's fantastic! Love Galadriel :)
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alwaysloveyou123's avatar
this is incredible.very very beautiful.extraordinary
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Esther414's avatar
She looks just as beautiful as she does in the movies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Aida-v's avatar
Very,very beautiful!FAV:D
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sarcazmatic|Hobbyist General Artist
Dear GOD!
I love it!
Give me your talent! Give it to me now!!!
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POYIsan's avatar
That is talent.
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Sapphire-Arkenstone|Student Digital Artist
:heart: Beautiful. :love:
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Doriardyn|Hobbyist General Artist
amazingly well done!!
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fillesu96|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing i love it :)
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mbrsart|Hobbyist Writer
Amazing work! Cate Blanchett is probably one of the best-fit elves in the movie in terms of sheer beauty.
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LaylaAmaris7's avatar
very nice work <3
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violet2424|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!! Love that intense stare :o
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