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Nerdanel by Veronnikka Nerdanel by Veronnikka
Portrait of Nerdanel, wife of Fëanor.
Since she is described as a sculptor, I've always imagined her wearing her hair up because she'd definitely want her hair out of the way while working. :D

About her design:
I saw it somewhere that she actually has brown hair, but the redhead impression sticks... so I compromised a bit.
And i just didn't have the guts to go full on the ruddy complexion. At least I tried.
:P

Again, my apologies for the quality of scanning. I'll upload a better version once I get back to school.

Character © J.R.R. Tolkien

Update: I have re-scanned this piece. This version preserves the texture and colors more satisfyingly.

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

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

• Other portraits:
Miriel Serinde by Veronnikka Galadriel by Veronnikka Celebrian by Veronnikka Elwing by Veronnikka Arwen Undomiel by Veronnikka Idril Celebrindal by Veronnikka
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emmiko28 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
:happybounce: brown-haired, grey eyed ... Nod well done. Clap i miss the ruddy part.
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Taina-dOS Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She is beautiful! :D
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Very nice.
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MGRESA Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student General Artist
nice
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Zeryo9 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is simply amazing, really love the detail and style of this!
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Neranella Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Marvelous artwork. :D
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning work!:love:
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ArwendeLuhtiene Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love her! 
Tolkien says that she had auburn hair, so it must have been quite reddish - maybe he meant that it was not flaming copper red, but it did have a lot of red highlights.
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Veronnikka Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I did intentionally added some extra red into her hair, just to address that "auburn" point - but it didn't really work out on such a vibrant background.:P Anyways, I'm still against painting her hair in the color of fire trucks. :D
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ArwendeLuhtiene Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:) I'm biased, because I'm a great red-hair fan, the brighter copper the hue is the better, so I've always imagined the only Elven redheads with copper hair :D. But it's probable that their hair would be more auburn than bright copper, yes. Pity :D
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