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Lady Galadriel by shyangell Lady Galadriel by shyangell
My finished version of Lady Galadriel, the White Lady of Lothlórien. Also knwon as Altariel, Nerwen or Alatáriel to those who are tolkien geeks and engoy enormously to submerge ourselves in the occult.

My colouring is pretty simple, should anyone make a better attempt at it, they only have to ask, and they'll have my go-ahead.

Race: Noldorin
Father: Finarfin
Mother: Earwen
Husband: Celeborn
Children: Celebrian, Amroth (in some early versions of the mythos)

Artanis was born in Ancient Tirion, beyind the seas of Middle Earth, youngest child of Prince Finarfin and Ëarwen of Alqualondë, and the youngest grandchild of King Finwë of the Noldor. Both noldorin and sindarin royalty, young Artanis was proud and bold and wanted to see new horizons. When the rebellion against the Valar took place young galadriel followed his uncle Fingolfin across the ice to the freedom promised in Middle Earth and new new kingdoms that would arise. Nonetheless after the tragedy of their journey. Artanis and her brothers swiftly established relations with King Thingol of Doriath, the sindar's sovereign and her mother's kin. She was invited to remain in the forests of Doriath and soon came to love dearly another of Thingol's kinsmen, Celeborn. She married tall fair Celeborn and were blessed with hapiness. Nonetheless doom was close, and Doriath was sacked, and they had to abandon it en route to the mouths of Sirion. Galadriel and Celeborn became during these later days and most of the second age, itinerant sovereigns of various regions. They resided for not a long time at a place: first some time in newfounded Lindon, in Eregion, in Edhellond in Lothlórien... Sea longing affected her strongly, but she postponed her departure time and again. The troubles and avatars of the War of Eregion led her for the first time to Imladris, Elrond Peredhel's refuge with her daughter Celebrían. After King Amroth's death (who may or may not have been her son, depending on the source) they were called to rule over Lothlórien where she stayed, wielding Nenya, one of the three bestowed on her by Celebrimbor, for the remainder of the third age. She sailed West, parting with Celeborn, in the aftermath of the sucess of the Quest of the Ring.
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
From the way Tolkien's books describe her, Galadriel was supposed to be the best, most capable and most beautiful woman in all of Middle-Earth. And I don't doubt it.
Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I know it's an odd thing to say, but for some reason, knowing that she's thousands of years old makes her MORE beautiful to me.
shyangell Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
More like surreal to me. :)
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Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
I would like to feature your beautiful image on my next blog post on Amazing Stories: [link]
Please let me know if this is not ok with you! :) The blog is scheduled to go online early February - I'll notify you when it is up.
shyangell Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course you can. I am perfectly OK with it!
I'm looking forward to seeing it.
Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
My apologies for being slack with notifying you. Your image is now featured here: [link]

Thanks, and keep up the good work!
shyangell Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the heads up.
I found it an interesting article. :)
Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ooops DA inserts funky stuff in my links! Try this: --[link] - it's the "Images of Galadriel" article
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