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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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theneva Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely lovely rendering.. so pretty. :love:
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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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Syntheta-NZ Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Thanks :)
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RavensIrishGirl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Beautifully done. The detail and colors are fabulous.
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Syntheta-NZ Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Thanks :)
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RavensIrishGirl Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
You're welcome :)
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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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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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