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I made this for a b2mem prompt, but I'm posting it here as well so I can find it again. Click to Embiggen...

celebrian.jpg

I wanted to draw Celebrian after her capture and torture by orcs in the Misty Mountains, and I had a rummage to see how other people had drawn her.   All the images I found had huge gorgeous elaborate hair, but that didn't seem right for someone who was ill and despairing and leaving her family and her home to look for healing beyond the Sea.  So I made her bald.   Pp suggested the bright star overhead - it's Elrond's father Eärendil, watching. 

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huinare
4th Apr, 2015 17:12 (UTC)
(Copying my B2MeM comment to here)

Oh, I love this. Her expression is wrenching. Very nice use of color also.

I highly approve of your hair (or lack thereof) choice. That was the first thing I noticed, and I'd planned to remark on it even before reading your notes. I don't really hold with the idea that all Elves had long, lustrous, ginormous hair at all times (to that end, I take great delight in portraits of short-haired Lúthien on her quest). Her lack of hair here really visually emphasizes her ordeal and her emotions.
wellinghall
4th Apr, 2015 20:34 (UTC)
That's pretty good, and I echo huinare's comments about the hair.
bunn
5th Apr, 2015 21:17 (UTC)
Thank you!
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