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Beren and Luthien by LaughingAstarael Beren and Luthien by LaughingAstarael
Not a bad first submission for 2010, eh?

A Principles of Illustration assignment, which was to do anything we wanted in the proportion of 4.5"x11". I actually wound up coming up with three usable sketches out of the four assigned, so at some point I'll be doing those, too, but this was the one Yuko picked as being the most different for me. So!

I spent the entire sketch alternating between staring at my Mucha poster (Repose da la Nuit) and cursing trees.

I've been trying to draw Beren and Luthein for a long time. Their story is my favorite, and it's been disappointing to fail at rendering anything of the tale. I guess it was time? It's not a particular scene I'm quoting, but in my head (ignoring details of setting) it's when they first meet.

Be proud of me: there is no blue anywhere. (Payne's grey does not count.) Palette inspired by ~SineSquared.

Watercolors, Arches 140lb block, lots of teensy brushes. Watermark because I love this.
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Karinta Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, I certainly like it.
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D I'm glad you do!
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Karinta Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student General Artist
:hug:
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Jaxita Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
LOVE this.
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :'D
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Tamasha Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS GOING TO BE FRAMED AND PUT ON MY WALL. <333333
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
<333333333333
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HessianPeel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Thanks for inspiring me for this work: The Song of Beren and Luthien
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm honored. Thank you!
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. I like the depth in the picture
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