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Alan Lee sketch of Goldberry, colorized

Forum Admin / Moderator

Nov 28 2013, 11:20pm

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Alan Lee sketch of Goldberry, colorized Can't Post

Hi, all,

I haven't been here in ages, but when I came across this sketch of Goldberry not long ago, I was so enchanted by it that I couldn't resist seeing what it might look like in color. So I Photoshopped it. Maybe one day Alan Lee will do a full-color painting based on this sketch, but in the meantime, I hope you'll enjoy my little experiment.

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Na Vedui

Nov 28 2013, 11:25pm

Post #2 of 10 (875 views)
That's nice [In reply to] Can't Post

- you've made the colours very delicate; it doesn't look overdone.

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Nov 28 2013, 11:28pm

Post #3 of 10 (876 views)
That is beautiful. [In reply to] Can't Post

Nice choice of the fresh spring colours. :)

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Dec 1 2013, 1:20am

Post #4 of 10 (848 views)
She looks lovely [In reply to] Can't Post

A good choice of colours.


Dec 1 2013, 5:21pm

Post #5 of 10 (842 views)
That's beautiful! [In reply to] Can't Post

And I must add you have an amazing Photoshop software! May I inquire what you used exactly? Wink

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Dec 2 2013, 12:57am

Post #6 of 10 (840 views)
Thanks! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm using Gimp. It's like the freeware equivalent of Photoshop, and Eru, is it hard to learn!

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Werde Spinner

Dec 3 2013, 3:19am

Post #7 of 10 (837 views)
Lovely!! [In reply to] Can't Post

The colors are very soft and clean, and very importantly they don't cover up all the little delicate details of the shading. On the contrary, they enhance the shading. Very well done! Smile

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Dec 4 2013, 1:49am

Post #8 of 10 (820 views)
That is awesome [In reply to] Can't Post

That's how I pictured her.

Endor Dweller

Dec 4 2013, 7:24am

Post #9 of 10 (803 views)
So beautiful! // [In reply to] Can't Post


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Dec 4 2013, 3:04pm

Post #10 of 10 (821 views)
Goldberry Colorized [In reply to] Can't Post

I do believe this is Goldberry to a tee, according to the smitten woodsman!!!!


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