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Presenting Her Royal Highness...

Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Oct 23 2008, 10:26pm

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Presenting Her Royal Highness... Can't Post

Because "Arwen" would have been a boring title.

(Note: I resize the picture in the editor and it often doesn't resize. I really don't have any idea what the problem is, so apologies if the size does not turn out how I want it to turn out. Frown)




If, by chance, the silly image size editor actually does work for once, here's the original: http://i51.photobucket.com/...laire/Art/Arwen8.jpg

There are quite a few things that bug me about this pic, but all of those don't matter because I did the crown. The crown. 2 hours of not paying attention in GE classes went into that crown. Maybe more, I lost track after a while.

If, by chance, you are interested in recent non-LOTR work I've done, I have a entry of my recent stuff here. Older stuff can be found on my dA account in the link in my sig.

Any and all comments are appreciated!

My LJ
My art site
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


Ernildhir
Rivendell


Oct 23 2008, 11:05pm

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Excellent! [In reply to] Can't Post

How do you do that? I'm lucky if I can draw a stick figure.Tongue

A little apart the Rangers sat, silent, in an ordered company, armed with spear and bow and sword. They were clad in cloaks of dark grey, and their hoods were cast now over helm and head....There was no gleam of stone or gold, nor any fair thing in all their gear and harness: nor did their riders bear any badge or token, save only that each cloak was pinned upon the left shoulder by a brooch of silver shaped like a rayed star.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Oct 24 2008, 1:43am

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A great likeness [In reply to] Can't Post

The crown looks so real... very skillfully done.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Oct 24 2008, 4:44pm

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Wow! That's stunning! [In reply to] Can't Post

I have to hang my head in shame for woefully neglecting this board altogether. One thing drives out another, as they say... at least as Butterbur says... but I thank you for mentioning it at Fiesta and bringing me to enjoy this! WOW!

The Crown is so spot on, and Arwen's gorgeous!

I'll have to come back and spend more time here. Thank you again, m'dear! And WELL DONE (as always :D)

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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Oct 24 2008, 6:43pm

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That's great! [In reply to] Can't Post

Really like your portrait work. I'm working on some portraits myself at the moment, drawing my nephews as a Christmas present for my sister-in-law. Any tips you could pass on?


*Jazminatar the Brown*


Anorien
Rohan


Oct 24 2008, 10:24pm

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Wow... [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow, it's really good. Your details are awesome and it looks just like Arwen. And who needs GE classes, doing beautiful artwork is so much more interesting. Hee hee.

I love it!


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Oct 25 2008, 8:33pm

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Practice! [In reply to] Can't Post

Years and years... and more years... of practice. XD

My LJ
My art site
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NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Oct 25 2008, 8:34pm

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Thank you very much [In reply to] Can't Post

Also thought I should add that I love the painting you did on the miniatures. They are wonderful.

My LJ
My art site
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Oct 25 2008, 8:35pm

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Thank you very much! [In reply to] Can't Post

And indeed, spend more time here! There are some great treasures to be found here :)

My LJ
My art site
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Oct 25 2008, 8:38pm

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Oh goodness... [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, proportions are a biggie. Even if your shading is spot on, it doesn't make too much of a difference if the proportions are off.

I actually use my pencil as a bit of a measuring device to see if my proportions are correct. Don't start into too much detail until you get the basic features and measurements correct; I started on Arwen's eyes before I was sure that they were completely correct, and they weren't, so I had to work some magic on the shape of the face in order for the picture not to turn into a complete mess.

Good luck!

My LJ
My art site
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Oct 25 2008, 8:39pm

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Thanks! [In reply to] Can't Post

I really appreciate this, seeing as how much I love your own artwork. I am glad you like it.

My LJ
My art site
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


Henoluin Elsilim
Rivendell


Oct 25 2008, 11:49pm

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wow! [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow. That is amazing! And the crown... it is beautiful! Really, truly awesome. Any tips for a beginner who stinks but hopes to get better someday? :)

~ Henoluin ~


I will not say, "Do not weep", for not all tears are an evil. - Gandalf


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Oct 26 2008, 1:34am

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Practice [In reply to] Can't Post

Practice practice practice.

And more practice.

To give you an idea on how far I've come, here's the first portrait I tried, dated June 24th, 2004: http://ainulaire.deviantart.com/...-Ever-Arwen-21151546 I've done hundreds since.

My LJ
My art site
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


Goldberry of the river
Lorien


Oct 26 2008, 8:40am

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Excellent [In reply to] Can't Post

You really can draw and the shading, crown, hair are perfect! I think though that the eyes could have been a little bigger. Please don't take offence, it's just adviceSmile. I'm a drawer myself, I'm currently working on a drawing of Gimli which I hoping to finish eventually and I'd like to have everyone's opinion on it. Keep up the good work!!

Brian Blessed for Thorin!


Larewen
Lorien

Oct 29 2008, 10:59pm

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Oh the talent... [In reply to] Can't Post

Not having any artistic talent, I can't imagine what about the picture that bothers you.

It is wonderful!

My daughter's favorite line to quote:

Sam: Nothin'. Just a bit of seasoning. I thought maybe if we was havin' a roast chicken one night or something...
Frodo: Roast chicken?



PrincessWhat
Bree


Oct 31 2008, 7:20am

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Wonderful work! [In reply to] Can't Post

Well done!


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Oct 31 2008, 3:44pm

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No offense at all [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll take any advice given. I think the problem is that they are too far apart from one another rather than size, but yes, there is definitely something not quite right with the eyes ><

My LJ
My art site
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NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Oct 31 2008, 3:45pm

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Thank you! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

My LJ
My art site
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


Starling
Half-elven


Nov 5 2008, 10:56pm

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You are so right [In reply to] Can't Post

I used to to a lot of drawing but really haven't done any for years now. Yesterday I was waiting with my class before I took them for their swimming lesson. They were all drawing so I joined them, and I was horrified to discover that my drawing looked like something I would have done when I was about 10!

It was a great idea to post your first portrait, as you are giving such a clear example of what can be done when you practise, practise, practise, and never give up.
Your skills with the pencil are most impressive and you have clearly worked very, very hard. Thanks for sharing your work with us. Smile


stormcrow20
Gondor


Nov 7 2008, 10:12am

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Perfect! [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow, Laire, your artwork is breathtaking!

My favorite costume of Arwen's is the coronation outfit, and you've captured the crown perfectly.

Your use of color in the other drawings is quite unique, too. Well done!

Dulcius ex asperis.
Sweeter after difficulties.


elvenhobbit
Rohan

Jan 27 2010, 10:29am

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o man if only i had the arty talent - really good btw [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Elven by name, Hobbit by nature

'Road lead ever on and on
down from the door where it began
now far ahead the road has gone
down from where all began' -FOTR-

and through all the world has changed
the ages come and go with time
and yet those remain unchanged
unto they journey westward
over the sea...


Gimli'sBox
Gondor

Aug 8 2010, 9:45pm

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That. Is. So. Amazing. [In reply to] Can't Post

You are an excellent artist!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm the Geek the comic strip refers to.

A midget fortune-teller who escapes from prison is a small medium at large.


Patty
Immortal


Aug 9 2010, 6:10am

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Wow. Wonderfully done. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm sorry--what are GE classes?

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