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Arwen by thewholehorizon Arwen by thewholehorizon
I wasn't completely satisfied with my first attempt at Arwen, and honestly I still feel like it could be better somehow, but it's just so difficult when I don't have a single good reference shot to use!! I know this is very similar to my other version, but I actually frankensteined a whole new set of photos to get this composition. The dress/ear are still from the same scene, but the face is from a regular photo of Liv Tyler, the top part of the hair I think actually came from a picture of Jessica Simpson, and the rest of the hair was a combination of a photo of a wig and my own personal touches. The necklace was from a separate shot of Arwen, and I wasn't originally going to include it since it's so tiny, but the picture just seemed so empty and I wanted something else to make it different from my last portrait of her.

5x7" on bristol paper
Graphite Pencils, 3H, 5H, H, 2B
Charcoal Pencils HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
White Gel Pen
White Charcoal Pencil
Black Fine-tip Sharpie
Black18 Eraser
Tortillons

Total Drawing Time: Not sure but I did it all today so under 8 hours. The prep work in Photoshop (and searching for images) was probably 4 hours alone last night though.
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:iconsterys:
Sterys Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful! I like her hair
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:iconthewholehorizon:
thewholehorizon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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asanteM Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Nice work. I'll post it here:

facebook.com/lotrfineart
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:iconthewholehorizon:
thewholehorizon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, shares are always appreciated!
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kelzxox Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Beautiful :) 
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theWitchofGrich Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
wow!!
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hopeforthisheart Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Gorgeous work. :)
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:iconandre2021:
Andre2021 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Expressive eyes!! good work!
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:iconreikohattori:
reikohattori Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You drew her so beautifully! Her delicate features and that lovely p
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reikohattori Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry. I'll continue here

That lovely pointed ear is just perfect! I think you did a fantastic job :3
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BuffyCullen99 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!
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Althea-25 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful work! :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work! :aww:
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like her hair :) It's nice to see the characters looking different from them movie, but with the same face. It gives them new life
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LaylaAmaris7 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
beautiful hair <3
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DarkGiraffe Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Great work ; >
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Neranella Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Marvelous portrait. :heart:
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:iconannakoutsidou:
annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautiful work ! :aww:
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:iconchordata1:
chordata1 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
very beautiful
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LisaBrister Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
love this!
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Very beautiful portrait!. Don't see Frankenstein in any of it!
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:iconninjason57:
ninjason57 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
awesome!
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:icondollzkitti:
Dollzkitti Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
do u do request
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TsukiKap Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
Beautiful!
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rstrider9 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Beautiful!
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Darkendrama Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Gorgeous
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Iadhara Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
it's perfect!
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