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Luthien Tinuviel by Veronnikka Luthien Tinuviel by Veronnikka
Lúthien Tinúviel, from J. R. R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion.

Finally! My first Tolkien fan art.:woohoo: Last year, I decided to learn watercolor just to do my favorite Tolkien illustration. I made a wish at that time that, ten years later, I hope I can have enough skills to realize my dream. Well, it's barely nine months...seems too easy? Huh... :shrug:
Don't know why I chose Lúthien to be my guinea pig (doesn't seem like a smart choice), but I really hope I've done her justice here.:P

Character © J.R.R. Tolkien

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Watercolor and ink on Fabriano cold pressed paper, 9"*12".

• WIP of this piece: veronnikka.deviantart.com/art/…

• Other portraits:
Galadriel by Veronnikka Celebrian by Veronnikka Elwing by Veronnikka Nerdanel by Veronnikka Arwen Undomiel by Veronnikka Idril Celebrindal by Veronnikka
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job1585 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Your work is amazing! I've looked at your portfolio, and I love them. I make iPad apps that features artists like you. Would you be willing to talk more?
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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I really love this series!  All the different colors and faces and hairstyles...  It's quite brilliant!  My favorite thing is seeing a different kind of flower for each border.  I am an especially flower oriented person.
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ArwendeLuhtiene Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! 
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adrilida1411 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
beautifull your watewcolor, and your portraits.
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The blues here are so eye-catching!
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Calanthe-Uigenna Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It totally breaths the atmosphere of The Silmarillian.
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:iconveronnikka:
Veronnikka Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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FerryQueen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, my God! I am SO in love with these vivid colors you used! Very spot-on. I love how hard you've worked on Luthien Tinuviel. She is outstanding! What types of art tools did you use? Making fluid, watercolor, and ink?
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Veronnikka Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I mostly used regular watercolors with a little bit of ink (the most saturated parts), but no masking fluid. I tend to not use masking media, so I painted around everything. You can check out this:[link] which was also done without any masking fluid.
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice work. I like the richness of the colours :)
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:iconveronnikka:
Veronnikka Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks to the liquid watercolors;) They have much more vibrant tones.
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Lady-Lena-LaFaye Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!
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mina-D Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is stunningly beautiful! Just wow!
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:iconveronnikka:
Veronnikka Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Thanks a lot!
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korwis Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is absdolutely amazing! Truly great work!
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Darkendrama Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Great job
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A-D-McGowan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
lovely work
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Zaarin1 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's beautiful--one of the best Luthien's I've seen! :) In fact, I think she's about as close to my personal vision of Luthien as any I've seen. :)
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Veronnikka Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! This is my interpretation of Lúthien. I did this partly because I'd never seen a Lúthien that matched my imagination well enough. Glad that we share the same vision of her!:D
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Zaarin1 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've found the same problem! Yours is really beautiful. :D
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Alina-Kurbiel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
wow, so beautiful :)
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Faithful-Imagination Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
SHE IS STUNNING!!!!
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:iconveronnikka:
Veronnikka Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Thank you!
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Faithful-Imagination Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Artsy50 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely. :D :heart:
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honeycat007 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I have never read that book before- but I love Tolkiens works! This is a wonderful illustration! I love the colors!
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Veronnikka Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh...honestly, I never managed to finished that book either.^^; I know about the stories and characters in it though. I will definitely finish it someday.

And thank you for your comment:)
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honeycat007 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
xD his books to tend to be veeery long and deep, so I know how you feel. and no problem! This really is a fantastic pic!
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Veronnikka Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Especially when English is not my first language. And besides the language, I got some 200 characters all with different names and stories and can be put in one family tree...
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honeycat007 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
lol, :XD: that's a lot of characters!
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