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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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Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
she's  beautifull
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.^^
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
liviena Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
She's pretty! ^_^

+:+fav:, of course!
Lamoman Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
beautiful work! pretty face.
Achen089 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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