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Luthien- Closeup by Syntheta-NZ Luthien- Closeup by Syntheta-NZ
Finally got around to cleaning up the face and getting a better close-up image of my Luthien drawing.

My interpretation of J.R.R. Tolkien's Luthien Tinuviel. 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 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.
Prismacolor pencils, this section is 12x19cm.
Full version: [link]
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:iconjanetctran:
janetctran Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
very nice use of prismacolors. i get carpel tunnel just looking at it!
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:icontheneva:
theneva Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely lovely rendering.. so pretty. :love:
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:iconalleyahmilly:
AlleyahMilly Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
it is a lovely piece. I love Luthien, and the resemblence with your reference is amazing.

Good job on that!

hugs,
Milly
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:iconsyntheta-nz:
Syntheta-NZ Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Thanks :)
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:iconravensirishgirl:
RavensIrishGirl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Beautifully done. The detail and colors are fabulous.
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:iconsyntheta-nz:
Syntheta-NZ Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Thanks :)
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:iconravensirishgirl:
RavensIrishGirl Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
You're welcome :)
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:icondevonhants:
devonhants Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconlovedpurpleangelwife:
Wait a minute - aren't all elves blonde? (Except for Elrond and his children - he was half-elven.) It looks perfect otherwise.
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:iconsyntheta-nz:
Syntheta-NZ Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
No. The Noldor were described as having black hair, occasionally brown or red. Even some of the Avari and Sindar had dark hair. Lúthien is described by Tolkien as having dark hair, and anyway, her mother was Melian- a Maia, not an elf.
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:iconlovedpurpleangelwife:
Oops! I forgot!
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:iconkieblan:
Kieblan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Very Nice... you should see my Numenor... LOL
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:iconminna92:
minna92 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Student
Gorgeous! :love:
Makes me wanna sing,
:sing: Tinúviel elvanui... Elleth alfirin
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:iconcrotale:
Crotale Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Very nice work!
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:iconreina-arabe:
reina-arabe Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
gorgeous!!!
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:iconlemures87:
Lemures87 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!!
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:iconchannellehazel:
channellehazel Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... beautiful!! That could seriously be her. o.o
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:iconsyntheta-nz:
Syntheta-NZ Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Thanks :)
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:iconmr-turdsandwich:
Mr-TurdSandwich Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
looks good but whats with the colour of the ear?.. kinda yellowish:S
but over i love the pic;)
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:iconsyntheta-nz:
Syntheta-NZ Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Yeah, it was a bit yellow is the drawing and seems to have gotten exaggerated, I hate scanning color :|
Thanks :)
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:iconrobino:
Robino Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, I really like Luthien. This close up version is great! She is so cute. You already know how I think about this piece. Excellent job!
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:icondarknesmynite:
darknesmynite Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great detail, very realistic
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:iconlime-street:
Lime-Street Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love her crown, it's gorgeous. Great work on this, the eyes and hair have amazing detail : )
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:iconsyntheta-nz:
Syntheta-NZ Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Thanks :)
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:iconarielrgh:
ArielRGH Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your drawing is really amazing, your representation of the model is really good, your model is so beautiful (no wonder so many artists have painted Monica before) and the addition of the elvish elements are done in a very exquisite manner. Congratulations.

However (you are welcome to hate me for pointing it out, for I know well the effort you put into this picture) I think the diadem should project a shadow over her face, given the light angle the original picture has.

Cheers and keep drawing, for you are very very good :D
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:iconsyntheta-nz:
Syntheta-NZ Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Oh, thanks for that :)
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:iconarielrgh:
ArielRGH Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome ;)
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:icon44gatti:
44gatti Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
wow,beautiful,stunning..(yeah i know monica bellucci is beautiful!!!^^) but that elf-ears are just great! love it all..
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:iconsenelfy:
Senelfy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous :heart:
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:iconimthenats:
Imthenats Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
So pretty. Wow! I luv the head covering.
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:icondragonfly22:
Dragonfly22 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! One can really notice the difference between the 'before' and 'after' version. I'm assuming the quality of the pencils had something to do with that. =p
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:iconrandomity-007:
randomity-007 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
so beautiful!
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:iconcaddman:
caddman Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
...Stunning comp and work...:heart:
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:icontatooine92:
Tatooine92 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Student Writer
Absolutely gorgeous work!
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:iconsyntheta-nz:
Syntheta-NZ Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Thanks :)
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:icontatooine92:
Tatooine92 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Student Writer
You're welcome! :D
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:iconultimatebrainwasher:
UltimateBrainwasher Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
OMG I'm in love xD She looks like Monica Belucci
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:iconodavis:
odavis Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Beautiful! :D
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:icongotycki:
GOTYCKI Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
super!:slow:
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:iconflyinghorses101:
FlyingHorses101 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Excellent work... and I <3 the eyebrows!
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:iconsyntheta-nz:
Syntheta-NZ Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Thanks :)
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:iconbeccj:
beccj Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010   Digital Artist
beautiful work, love the thought you've put into the design of everything and the colours really pop. Gorgeous :D
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:iconsyntheta-nz:
Syntheta-NZ Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Thankyou :)
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:iconsonrie-mucho:
Sonrie-mucho Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This turned out very well!
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:icon1adia:
1adia Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Such a beautiful portrait!
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eskile Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
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:iconsomehugsplz:Oh so wonderful work!!!:iconrockonplz::iconthumbsupplz::iconmonkeydanceplz:
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Most gorgeous.
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Hurricane-Jeanne Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! The skin is especially, insanely smooth! :love: I love the little crown and the details. Her eyes are so enigmatic. :heart:
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Syntheta-NZ Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Thankyou :)
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:iconhurricane-jeanne:
Hurricane-Jeanne Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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