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Galadriel by EKukanova Galadriel by EKukanova
Galadriel
colored pencils and watercolours on pastel paper,  40x59cm

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wolverene1970 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Должна признаться: и на эту работу я оставила ссылку в шапке своего фика. Общее ощущение от образа очень совпадает с моим представлением. Спасибо!
Вот ссылка: ficbook.net/readfic/2362658
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mashima-o Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
yeah
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
I just read LOTR much more earlier then the film version came out).
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emmaelizabeth1894 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This painting is spectacular! You conveied so much of her history and depth of emotions in just one picture...truly extraordinary.
I had a look at your gallery as well and I was spellbinded by the overall quality of your work but also for your style of composition and painting,
it looks like I am admiring paintings of long ago, ones that you would find in Elrond's library.
Thatn you for bringing middle - earth to life in such a magical way.+fav 
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Thank you so much for your kind words! :aww:
I'm very often trying to put all the story into the one piece, I'm trully happy if it sometimes becomes apparent))
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huiqing22 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your version has a richer feel than the movie's. Oh, it's beautiful!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
Thank you very much!
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LadyRhianwriter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
Beautiful!
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skadiwindtochter Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
She really looks like a heavenly being in this picture, just so beautiful and ethereal!
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DarkLover33 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015   Writer
Whoa this is stunningly beautiful!!!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Thank you!
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DarkLover33 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015   Writer
Your welcome! :D
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LunarisLarva Featured By Owner May 16, 2015   Traditional Artist
Sooo wonderful! The details in her crown, hair and clothing are beautifully done!
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groovygillian Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful :0
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HiiroNoYuki Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
this is seriously beautiful. I can't even believe it. 
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Paralelsky Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Amazing work.
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Elladania Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
She looks unbelievably radiant - one of the most stunning representations I have ever seen of Galadriel.
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ebe-kastein Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
A beautiful portrait of that golden being of huge power, Elena! I like this a lot -- including the fact that you allow her to look a lot warmer than the movie Galadriel ever does.
Her hand is elegant and majestic, BTW. Knowing from my own experience how much care it takes to paint hands beautifully and so that they appear 'real', I definitely wish to praise you for this work of yours.
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Thank you very much!^^
Here I tried to portray her not as a single character , but as a part of her family, remembering who was her brothers and whose daughter she was. Of course I tried to convey here her character, and portray her like "She is as deep as the ocean, but she can still laugh like a bubbling brook" :)   I'm just about ready to recognize a movie version, but in my oppinion she represented there freestanding of her story)
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ebe-kastein Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you allowed your own fantasy to lead you. We all get so many various movie based images, anyway... ;-)

Granted, some of them are gorgeous, and I'm very happy with *some* actors in the two trilogies (e.g. I very much like Elijah Wood as Frodo, and the movie Gandalf is much dearer to me than the book character). But getting overly stuck in the movie actors' appearances would be boring. Besides, don't we all have our own mental images of each character we read about?

BTW, you inserted a lovely quote re her just above.
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AntivsArtlessPage Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My God! So many wonderful curls! *o* Talking about being patient...
This work is outstanding! So highly detailed and absolutely well-done!
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ElizabethKWritesArt Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist
Gorgeous!!! Totally gorgeous!!! 
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Thank you!^^
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Loki7z Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice!
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richartemurillo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student Photographer
Outstanding work! 
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untuox Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Absolutelly stunning and beauty work, pretty good worked with an excelent rendition.
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Elena,
  Galadriel has long been one of my favorite characters out of the entire Tolkien world.  She was an individual of incredible wisdom and power (perhaps even more than Gandalf), but yet, someone who could hold on to that power with an open hand.  The fact that she refused the One Ring from Frodo (as did Gandalf) speaks volumes to the way that she understood both the blessing and the cures of great power.  She holds council with the greatest powers in Middle Earth, but she can still talk with barefoot Hobbits.  She is as deep as the ocean, but she can still laugh like a bubbling brook. ;-)

  One of my favorite scenes is the one where she gives gifts to each of the members of the Fellowship.  Not only does she have a keen understanding of both the needs and the desires of each member in the Fellowship, but she can give those gifts in such a way that their hearts are melted.  Gimli, who has always loathed Elves, is the funniest of them, with his stammering request for a lock of her hair.  ;-)

  I think you have captured her strength and her beauty wonderfully here.  I like the way the background seems to glow around her head, and the stars (especially Earendil) dance around her.  Her eyes are wonderful, looking right through you!


  Stunning work Elena, and a beautiful addition to your list of Tolkien characters.

      :heart:
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Thank you very much for your words, Charles! 
But I must to admit that it was hard upon 20 years ago when I read LOTR, and I have not remembering much from the book :/,  it's a time to re-read :)

Here I tried to portray her not as a single character, but as a part of her family, remembering who was her brothers and whose daughter she was. Of course I tried to convey here her character, and depict her both young beautiful and ancient in a same time :)
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
It is interesting that Galadriel is one of the few people in Tolkien's universe who bridge between the Silmarillion and the LoTR, playing a major role in both.

Going back and looking again, it does seem that, while her face looks young (or "ageless"), her hand show much more indication of time.

(20 years?  Hmmm... perhaps you are a little older than I had imagined. This would explain some of the maturity in your art, would it not? ;-))

So, do we need to challenge one other -- me to challenge you to re-read the LoTR, and you to challenge me to re-read the Silmarillion?

Blessings!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Edited Apr 4, 2015
"Ageless" is a very good word for appearance of elves, I mean)  
When we studied an art history of ancient Egipt I noticed a very interesting for my oppinion canon of portraing their Pharaohs, they are represents in their "perfect age", when  features of any ages are not perceptible, neither childish plumpness nor wrinkles or another marks of age :)
And the hands of a women are the real giveaway :)  ;)
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
heh... yes, I've noticed that about hands.

interesting how artists of every era seek to figure out "perfect" beauty.  I've seen some interesting mathematical analysis of the Nefertiti head, and how she has all the perfectly ideal ratios in her features.  Of course, the "perfect" weight for women, as portrayed in art, has definitely wandered back and forth through the ages.  :-P
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FourHobbitsFan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Simply astounding! Absolutely gorgeous!
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This hair! O_O This is so mind-blowing!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Thank you very much! :heart:
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Gorgeous work!  I adore the color and sheen of her beautiful curls! :heart:
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BrianaNorman22 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Britney Spears OOOOOOH HOLYMOTHERTRUCKINWONDERBUTTS !!!!!

Kawaii Grin Face Emoji Thats beautiful! Kawaii Grin Face Emoji 
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silamir Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   General Artist
Oh wow. Beautiful and regal just as Galadriel ought to be! Her hair is amazing!
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Thank you very much!^^
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silamir Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015   General Artist
you're welcome!
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SlatePencilStroke Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Она прекрасна, от нее невозможно отвести глаз. Сначала золото притягивает, почти ослепляет, но потом за ним видно мягкий свет глаз, пронизывающая женственность и волшебство.
И кольцо, и жемчуг - детали, подчеркивающие общее впечатление.
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EKukanova Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
Спасибо!^^
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beautiful Heart Heart Heart 
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Someone-Else79 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
Amazing work !!!
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Cymeshy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Absolutely stunning!I have no words!
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UnderASunlitSky Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. one of the best out there, you go girl.
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KateNemar Featured By Owner Edited Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! Art at its best! There's never ever another way to draw hair that perfect!
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Phantanatura Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student General Artist
beautiful stunning work! :3
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ManyRandomAdoptables Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I am in awe...... This is so incredible. It's just mmmmmmm wow....... Art at its finest. Instant watch. I hope you liked the movies!!
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