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Arwen by Achen089 Arwen by Achen089
Another sketch,i only have time for those lately. :(
It's Arwen,the way i imagined her before the movies came out.I love Liv Tyler,mind you,but i wanted to try my own portrayal of the character. :)

I gave her more human features than how i'd preferably draw Tolkien's elves,to emphasize/hint her half-elven status.

Coloured version!

Arwen Undomiel (c) J.R.R Tolkien
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:iconartemisdragonheart:
ArtemisDragonheart Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Awesome.
I think i like your version better.

Sometimes movies make elves look so generalised
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Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
she's  beautifull
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RaikaOndoryu Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
At first, I was like: Wait, that doesn't look like her... Then, I saw the description: actually, you're making a fair point. Not many people dare drawing what they see through a book's description, but you did it quite well. Love the simplicity of the lines, looks very pure, compared to most sketches, that tend to be messy.^^
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ConceptJunkie Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
It's interesting to contrast the features of Arwen to Galadriel in your portraits (even though the Galadriel one is small). I would love to see how you would do a detailed portrait of a full elf. I would imagine a full elf, while still very beautiful would look more aloof and stoic and not as warm as Arwen's tender expression. I guess maybe a little like Vulcans. :-)

Your talent with faces is extraordinary.
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your comment and compliment. I'd love to do a new portrait of Galadriel at some point; the other one is a little old and since small i couldn't do much with her face. But still, i'd imagined her quite stoic indeed and not like Arwen. Arwen always had a more gentle nature in my mind, she was more humane that the rest of elves.
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Lightspeed042 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's definitely very attractive, and almost looks like Liv Tyler anyway, to me! I guess since they lit her so well in the films so that she looks ABSOLUTELY flawless, that I still see Liv in virtually any one of these Arwen pics! I dunno, that's just me.
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Spinner2011 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is much closer to the Arwen in my mindscape than Liv Tyler. Liv is lovely and all, but she's human, and there's only so much editing/latex can do to a living being. Your sketch here is just dreamy, and kind of highlights how etheral her elven heritage is, and also how delicate her human side gets. I love it! I'm a huge fan of Mr. Tolkien, so I'm thrilled that you 'got' the feel of his character!
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your wonderful, in-depth comment. I'm very pleased if i managed to show her dual nature.
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liviena Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
She's pretty! ^_^

+:+fav:, of course!
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Lamoman Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
beautiful work! pretty face.
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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messy-gal Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow .. I must say .. I am extremely in love with this drawing :O .. loooooove ..
Would it be terribly rude if I asked if I could colour this picture ? I would of course link back to you, and let you see the finished picture first :)
I seriously hope you might consider letting me colour this beautiful drawing :)
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
Hello and thank you very much for your sweet words on my drawing. :)
It was actually very polite of you to ask first and i really appreciate it but i'd rather didn't have my drawings coloured.
I'm sorry to let you down but i hope it's understandable.

Thank you. :)
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:iconmessy-gal:
messy-gal Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's quite all right :) thank you for your response ^^
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
It was the least i could do. :)
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DragonKira Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
She is beautifull!!!!!!11 I am really glad to see other representations of Arwen, other then Liv Tyler(I like her a lot, but I wanna see imagination)
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
Oh,i'm very glad you liked mine then,thank you!
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Hariasa Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Student General Artist
Wow, your version of Arwen is amazing, she is so beautiful <3
I adore her eyes and her hair, she is really beautiful!!
This is one of my favourite versions of Arwen :D
Great job^^
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009   Traditional Artist
Oh,wow,thank you very much - your comment means a great deal,the fave too,i'm very glad you liked my version of Arwen. :)
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's very beautiful :)
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
I've yet to see a face of yours that I can resist :aww:
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009   Traditional Artist
:D I'm very flattered if the faces i draw have that effect - i enjoy creating them and it makes me very happy if you and others like them as well. :)
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
ps. Did you hear about Pauline Banes? :( (Narnia illustrator)
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009   Traditional Artist
Well,it's been a while since i found out,it must have been a year or something isn't it?Still,it was quite sad,i had secretly always wanted to..get a book with her illustrations signed but you always say i'll do it and then it's too late. :(

p.s sorry for not answering earlier (to your note) too.
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Wow, I had no idea she had passed that long ago. The article I read made it seem fairly recent :hmm:
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009   Traditional Artist
Here,i found The Guardian article,it says August 1 2008 [link]
She apparently left an unfinished project,i wish they published a collection of those..
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Wow, thanks very much!
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009   Traditional Artist
No need to mention it. :)
Sharing is caring..? :D
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jujubeeze Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
So pretty! I love her hair! :aww:
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :aww:
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Allada Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Beautiful art! And good advise by Leochi. I always trase my scetches to thick pencil paper, to have better result.
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
Hmm..8elw na to dokimasw kai egw autin tin fora,alla den eimai sigouri oti 3erw/katalava pws akrivws ginetai auto to tracing (eidika panw se watercolour paper)..? :confused:

Kai opws panta,xairomai pou sou arese! :)
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Allada Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Ama ehis eidiko drawing tracing paper (me mavro graphyt cover on one side)aplonis to kato apo to sketch sou me mavri plevra pano apo to w/colour paper,kai me ena stilo pernas to sketch sou, etsi tha afisi grammes sto w/colour paper. Ama then vriskis tetio harti, pare ena filo sketching paper kai doulepse to kala me mavro (i otidipote se voulevi) malako molivi apo mnia plevra kai trace me avto. Pandote to kano. Epedi hrisimopio svistira otan shediaso, kai o svistiras halai poli to harti, kai meta then mboris na aplonis hromatista molivia omiomorfa.
To printing pano apo watercolour paper pali ginete alla se periorizi se megethos. Mboris na diposis mono pano apo A4 (i mikrotero size) ama ehis na zografisis sto A3 i pio megalo, then tha boresis na valis tetio harti sto printer.
Mou aresi poli to stil sou. Eina ondos elegant kai beautiful!
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009   Traditional Artist
A,malista!Twra katalava kalutera! :nod:
S'euxaristw polu gia tin epe3igisi!
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Efe-the-dawnbringer Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
As always your art is shockingly great! I really loved how you managed to use humn-like feauters on her, but even thou you could give her an elven something :XD:
Loved it!
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
As always,thank you very much for your wonderful comments! :D
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Efe-the-dawnbringer Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
No prob :hug:
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elven21 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
Πανέμορφη... :heart:
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
Xairomai idiaitera pou s'arese,mias kai eisai fan tou Tolkien! ;)
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elven21 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
Κάπως έτσι τη φανταζόμουν ; )
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:iconverbeley:
Verbeley Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
I love the way you portrait her!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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Verbeley Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
my pleasure ^^
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elviella Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
Einai toso omorfooo *u*
Mou aresei pou ta xarakthristika ths exoun mia pio an8rwpinh xroia, alla paramenoun apsoga :)

Epishs, o laimos kai h kleida(to collarbone) einai polu wraia skiasmena!:D

Skopeueis na to xrwmatiseis?
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
S'euxaristw polu! :hug:

Kai nai,skopeuw na to xrwmatisw..isws na pros8esw kai kati ligo gia background?Elpizw aplws na vrw tin eukairia suntoma! :nod:
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elviella Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
don't mention it!:hug:

Nai! Background! Kati se art nouveau stil 8a htan poly wraio (phra prosfata ena vivlio gia ton Mucha kai kollhsa... mou aresei para poly to stil tou)
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009   Traditional Artist
Na sou pw,ki'egw kati se stul art nouveau skeftomoun giati ki'emena mou aresei polu. :nod:
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WizardOfAuz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Delicate just like the elven immortal beauty should be!:clap:
You're so good at this!
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
Aww,thank you so much! :aww:
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