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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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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]
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