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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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Sterys Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful! I like her hair
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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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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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Andre2021 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Expressive eyes!! good work!
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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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