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Varda by Valyavande Varda by Valyavande
'Of all the Great Ones who dwell in this world the Elves hold Varda most in reverence and love. Elbereth they name her, and they call upon her name out of the shadows of Middle-earth, and uplift it in song at the rising of the stars'
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion

There's something strange about the face, isn't it? The feeling won't go away but I can't see the problem D:

It isn't a good idea to paint beautiful characters if you are not capable of painting good faces. Well, I know, I should practice more instead of moaning about that ^^°

At least, this is just my idea how Varda could look like. I don't know if Tolkien ever writes which haircolour she has, I could only see that people around DA uses black or white. It seems that there's no discription.
First I wanted to paint white hair too, but now it's more ivory-coloured. The contrast would have been to hard if I had painted the hair brighter. I like it this way

Edit: changed some things now in the face. Hope it's better.
Big thanks to :iconashai-c:, because she makes an overpaint for me

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:iconrabidus-lepus:
Rabidus-Lepus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I find all your faces to be quite beautiful!
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:iconvalyavande:
Valyavande Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
aw, tahnk you very much for these words! I always think that faces are one of my weak points
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is really great, and starry... :-)
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:iconaxiabetty:
axiabetty Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great piece of art! I love the colours and the pose you used!
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:iconvalyavande:
Valyavande Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much for your words :)
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:iconaxiabetty:
axiabetty Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome ^^
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:iconkazumasoju:
kazumasoju Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Hello :) Just stopping by to give you a little surprise [link] :meow:
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:iconvalyavande:
Valyavande Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much for the feature :heart:
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:iconkazumasoju:
kazumasoju Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
:D:D
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Reid-Pax Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Beautiful. Really beautiful. I wish there was more Tolkien fanart out there. Maybe I should try my hand at it sometime!

I really like this though. Especially the cape, it's very whimsical.

If you'd like an actual critique note me.
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