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Luthien by Syntheta-NZ Luthien by Syntheta-NZ
A4 (21x30cm) prints are available for US$10 (or NZ$12.5) for the first print and US$4 (or NZ$5) for every additional one

My interpretation of Lúthien Tinúviel from J.R.R. Tolkien's Tale of Beren and Lúthien. Unlike the elves in the movie she's wearing vibrant colours to reflect that it was the spring of Elvenkind in MiddleEarth (the first age), and she is often depicted wearing blue. The jewel on her headdress is supposed to be the Silmaril that Beren and Luthien took from the Crown of Morgoth.
The reference photo is here: [link] I made her features a little more Elven as well as many other additions as you can see. I'm happy with how the final picture turned out, I've been working on this on and off since December.
Prismacolor pencils, 20x30cm
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I think this is an absolutely masterful piece. It's gorgeous, but processes that rare quiet beauty I think is so central to Tolkien's female characters. (That may or may not make sense - I hope it does!) The link to your reference photo is brokem, so I can't compare it to that, but even without a photo to compare it to, I think you really hit the mark on her features. Elven features are often made too angular, but you've managed to capture the striking bone structure without making her face look overly dramatic.

Simply astonishing work. I can't wait to see more from you!
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Ayinne Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hanasian Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
I have to say this is one of the best 'Luthiens'!
Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Wonderful art :heart:
Leonie45 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
joli ! elle me fait penser à Nolwenn Leroy
Hanasian Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Very good interpretation of Luthien! You didn't over-point the ears and didn't make her look like Liv.
Thanks for sharing!
ottifant64 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Damn, I have to read the Silmarillion.
Darkendrama Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Frank8888888 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
This is beautiful!!! <3
EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
another beautiful Lúthien picture!
Daphnee84 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful, the original is so gracious, and you worked such magic! :-)
Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A gorgeous Luthien:heart: Amazing!^^
FreyaAbendstern Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
this is very beautiful :love:
kwalden Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous.
Marazul45 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
feature here [link]
Megabytze Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
I think it was a brilliant choice to use Monica Bellucci as Luthien, the most beautiful woman in the world. :) Monica is gorgeous, and this drawing is just as gorgeous.
thegreatchimp Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great pic
xMsAleshax Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow! Stunning! =D
dviouslecunning Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful :love: Looks almost like a photograph. I especially love how u made the crown look actually metallic n shiny. Lots of people have trouble drawing jewelery without making them look flat.
TheMateriaMaster Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
She looks stunning :love: Impossibly amazing detail etched on her features and hair! The shading and colouring is fantastic! I actually adore it!
SerenaSchwinge2acc Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is absolutely wonderful and absolutely that what I'd love to remember while thinkin about that woman :) :happybounce: love it so much! Thanks for sharing in my group, hon!!! :)
SithielElenbereth Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student General Artist
This is an absolutely stunning interpretation of Luthien! I love the detail you put on the dress and crown, and was curious if you would mind if I tried to make the headdress?

Beautiful work, I love it!
Haydaad Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Gorgeous portrait. I love the colores you used. Beautiful face and hair. Excellent job! Thanks for sharing.
wwitb09 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
beautifully done...the fine detail work in the crown is great!
CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional
wonderful work!!!!!!!
Sadict Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty. Beautiful work.
sannamy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
a beautifull and cean work. ^^
Artman2112 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
very nice work!
PenDiablo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
hey, it's Monica Belucci.. thats a win right there :) Nice colours :)
BartekLauri Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Very nice! It's so peaceful and light... I feel very optimistic energy that comes from it! :) Great job!
jaimejouelapiano Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
go prismacolors! xD
SirPixis Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
A lot of Luthien portraits don't quite do justice to the fairest elf-maid that ever lived. This one totally does.
shaun7 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
No image of Luthien has satisfied me quite like this one. You have captured all of the beauty that I imagined her to have... Wonderful work.
Haydaad Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Beautiful portrait. I love it. Excellent job! Thanks for sharing.
VisAnastasis Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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Syntheta-NZ Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Thanks :)
ColorPixie Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She's so beautiful Q.Q *faves*
Really, this is so pwetty ! Did you hear the song with Beren and Luthien? There's made a melody for it. :heart:
Ichfindeein-m Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
That reminds me of Monica Bellucci.....^^
ayumiii-chan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
very very nice!*o* great job!:heart:
>>>>>[link] <<<<<<
tessieart333 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Soooo Beautiful...Aweome:-)

EverIris Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Persephonie from the Matrix! Looks good as an elf.
Very nice work. Skin looks so smooth, did you use watercolor pencils? Or just smooth paper? Anyway, lovely picture.
otherdruid Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely! :D
mariaflores Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I LOVE THIS! I can't believe you did this with colored pencils! It's amazing.
Syntheta-NZ Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Thanks :)
xibalbha Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great! :)
angrboda555 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
The-Schattig-Roxcie Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful, wonderful job :)
JeremyOsborne Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
What? This is colored pencils? Amazzzing!
Sarah-Diane Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
Great job! Nice use of color, quite luminous! You captured that elfin quality quite well!
Syntheta-NZ Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
BACHT Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
this is interesting.. what medium you used?
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