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Galadriel by thewholehorizon Galadriel by thewholehorizon
Took forever frankensteining a picture of normal Cate Blanchett's face onto a different poster with Galadriel, then the drawing itself took the entirety of the first two Lord of the Rings films playing in the background (though I always have to pause to mourn Haldir's passing :'( ). It was impossible to find a good picture of Galadriel as-is, you would think such an incredible movie franchise would be able to provide more photo-shoot material but NO. I've had the same problem with wanting to draw Legolas, Arwen, and the new Bilbo *sigh*

At least courtesy of The Hobbit there was a good poster of her this time (regardless of the fact she's not even in the book) it was just really creepy lighting on the face hence me finding a different photo to use for that part. The shading isn't quite right so OCD will probably get the best of me and make me go back and fix it eventually (like I finally did with one of my Jennifer Lawrence pictures--3 strands of hair were bothering me haha) but I think this'll do for now :)

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

Drawing Time: 7-8 hours

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:iconaunvilgod:
Aunvilgod Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Just don't orient youreslf at the movies, make your own version of Galadriel. In the movie they don't do her justice.
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:iconnajara-djinn:
najara-djinn Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
love it
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:iconnami00kawakuro:
Nami00Kawakuro Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student General Artist
stunning!
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:iconthewholehorizon:
thewholehorizon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconnami00kawakuro:
Nami00Kawakuro Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome!! :D
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:iconluhyosh:
LuhYosh Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's fantastic! Love Galadriel :)
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:iconalwaysloveyou123:
alwaysloveyou123 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
this is incredible.very very beautiful.extraordinary
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:iconmethereal:
methereal Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
beautiful!
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:iconoskimo:
Oskimo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!
SUCH BEAUTY!
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:iconesther414:
Esther414 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
She looks just as beautiful as she does in the movies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconaida-v:
Aida-v Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Very,very beautiful!FAV:D
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:iconsarcazmatic:
sarcazmatic Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear GOD!
I love it!
Give me your talent! Give it to me now!!!
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:iconpoyisan:
POYIsan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
That is talent.
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:iconsapphire-arkenstone:
Sapphire-Arkenstone Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:heart: Beautiful. :love:
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:iconzdenosuchy:
ZdenoSuchy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely!
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:iconweskerfreak105:
weskerfreak105 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazingly well done!!
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:iconfillesu96:
fillesu96 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing i love it :)
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:iconmbrsart:
mbrsart Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing work! Cate Blanchett is probably one of the best-fit elves in the movie in terms of sheer beauty.
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:iconcrazyscientist20:
CrazyScientist20 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
stunning!!!
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:iconlaylaamaris7:
LaylaAmaris7 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
very nice work <3
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:iconviolet2424:
violet2424 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!! Love that intense stare :o
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:iconohdanggdeborah:
OhDanggDeborah Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautiful work
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:iconninjabunnie16:
NinjaBunnie16 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
stunning!
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:iconalthea-25:
Althea-25 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wonderful work! :)
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Wonderful. :nod:
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:iconjce-artworx:
JCE-Artworx Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!!
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:iconsassy52:
Sassy52 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Perfect
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:icondarkendrama:
Darkendrama Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Beautiful
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:iconwillie51:
Willie51 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent!
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:iconninquetari:
ninquetari Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Beautiful work, the eyes and the expression in particular.
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:iconjos2507:
jos2507 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
wonderful eyes !
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:iconnordiclynx:
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice work :)
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:iconadavesseth:
adavesseth Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What gorgeous work! I like the fact that you chose a different picture of the same artist, and merged her into the character she plays. It's always nice to see creativity! :)
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sedge-s Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful
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:iconbilou020285:
Bilou020285 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow ! Fantastic ! Very gracefull ! Well done !
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:iconbaskinginthesunshine:
BaskingInTheSunshine Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
This is amazing. I love it :)
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:iconkatsumia:
KatsumiA Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
I am totally blown away by this... Whoa. Just... whoa!
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:iconestychan:
estychan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This woman seriously does not age... She looks exactly the same as she did in the LOTR films.
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:iconkasef:
Kasef Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
im speechless
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:iconemmaflorian:
EmmaFlorian Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
It's still amazing btw
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:iconazurejass:
AzureJass Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, you nailed it, you captured her looks pretty well, love how you've drawn the hair and face and they're pretty realistic and close to her and the picture you used.

Well done :)
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:iconmithrandir29:
Mithrandir29 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just perfect !
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:iconrohithela:
rohithela Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's one of the most beautiful characters to the movie. Great drawing :love:
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:iconc-osmos:
c-osmos Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you got the expression in the eyes and mouth just ON POINT!
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:iconjusta-watcher49:
Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Looks awesome. Love the head tilted down and eyes looking up pose. Very effective!
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:iconsinninginheaven:
sinninginheaven Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh, Galadriel...*-*
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:iconneveramomentofsanity:
NeverAMomentOfSanity Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful :)
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Johnnyboywillis97 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is absolutely amazing! The time you put into this has certainly without a doubt paid off! You're an amazing artist! Gr8 job! :)
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:iconreepichwi:
reepichwi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
wow! amazing detail. and you captured Galadriel's piercing stare perfectly!!! :heart:
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:iconpyramidae0n:
pyramidAE0N Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   General Artist
Exquisitely drawn! You have the essence of the character down to a T.
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