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Nerdanel the Wise by shyangell Nerdanel the Wise by shyangell
People: Noldor
Father: Mahtan
Mother: Unknown
Husband: Curufinwë Feanàro (Fëanor)
Children: Nelyafinwë Maitimo Russnadol (Maedhros), Kanafinwë Macalaurë (Maglor), Turkafinwë Tyelkormo (Celegorm), Morifinwë Carnistir (Caranthir), Curufinwë Atarinkë (Curufin), Pityafinwë Ambarussa (Amras) and Telufinwë Ambarussa (Amrod)

The daughter of Mahtan, the great smith, and wife of Prince Fëanaro, was mother to all his seven sons. She wasn't considered specially beautiful by the reckoning of elves, even if she could be considered attractive, wise and patient. Her most distinctive trait was her bright copper red hair, unique even amongst the Noldor. She wed Fëanaro while they were still very young and were both under the apprenticeship of Aulë. She gave him seven sons in quick succession, and all of them became important princes of the Noldorin Exile, and she was the only member of the House of Fëanor remaining on Valinor. In a family were all clustered around Fëanor, Nerdanel had always a secondary role, and is often ignored in the myths. Deserving of respect, because for ages of the world and under the light of the trees she reined in and channelled Fëanaro's fiery temper, his attention, his ire, his impatience, his love, his frustrations, his inspiration, his art, his projects and his ambitions. And he listened to her for most of that time, before the making of the Silmarils when he became too much for anyone to withstand and she left him.
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Best picture yet of Nerdanel! :) Yes, the poor lady had a tough row to hoe, being married to a legendary genius, and all those sons....
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shyangell Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Genius are never easy (they think they are always right and know better, they are wrong: a genius is always wrong in daily life things it's almost proven)
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Can we get Feanor a guest spot on Scorpions?
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the warm, golden colours here :)
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shyangell Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!!! :)
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GerVOlg Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Amazing!
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shyangell Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My most sincere thank-yous. :)
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GerVOlg Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
purrr^^
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Heterodoxy-Pix Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Gorgeous!
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shyangell Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :D

She liked the compliment too!! :XD:
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Heterodoxy-Pix Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Very welcome!
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Aranov Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is gorgeous. Those earrings... You know she had the best jewelry in the Blessed Realm. :heart:
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shyangell Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Obiously. Fëanor would have let her dress in rags but not have poor jewelry. :)

Thank you for the compliment.
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Aranov Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! :)
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the fire-colors and elegant frame design!
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shyangell Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Oxygen-Touched Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Love it!!!
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tomato-bird Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is really lovely! Nerdanel was always one of my favorites. I mean, she had to put up with SEVEN sons and a crazy-insane artist husband. It looks all art-nouveau- ish, like Mucha's calendars. :D was that your intent?
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shyangell Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes it was! Thank you. :D
She was too sane for her crazy family... I think.
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tomato-bird Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Well, she kept them together for quite a few hundred years...
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Aelinuial Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous :) reminds me of Ana Matronic...and she is REALLY beautiful.

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shyangell Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks? :D But who is Anna Matronic?
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Aelinuial Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
she's in the scissor sisters - pop band :)
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Milako Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
That's so great! I like Nerdanel so much that I use her name as my second name on Facebook :)
Standing ovation for your drawing!
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shyangell Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks... well you have my permission to make an icon out of it. :) If you want, for facebook or however those things work... I'm a bit of an ignorant.
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Milako Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Ah, thank you so much! I'm already using a Nerdanel icon right now, the next one is surely going to be your drawing :)
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shyangell Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:D No prob.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful, I love the vivid colors and all the red, it fits well with the character (even if she's cooler than her husband)
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shyangell Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course she's cooler... she's not raving mad. :D
Thank you for the positive review. :)
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whitetree-nimloth Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
"for ages of the world under the light of the trees she reined in and chanelled Fëanaro's fiery temper, his attention, his ire, his impatience, his love, his frustrations, his inspiration, his art, his projects and his ambitions"
Well, she does look pretty fiery herself, there ;D I can totally see her and Feanor together.
I love the pattern on her shawl. And the colours are fantastic- just enough green to stop us being overwhelmed by the fire ^^
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shyangell Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks... I was a a tad too poetic and melodramatic there? :D
I Usually shy away from patterned clothing, but I gave the shawl a chance... :) And you nailed, the green's there for that exact same reason. :):):)
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whitetree-nimloth Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Yeah, that was totally melodramatic. But it kind of fits into the theme ^^
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1337-StreetSizta Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
i love the flowers in her hair and as mentioned before, the earrings! But I got stuck on her neck then... it looks kind of too "fat" to me. (dont know how to describe it better, sorry... D: )
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shyangell Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I dunno... you're not the first person to say so. I take these kind of necks from Mucha's example, he does them and I try to stay true to the style.
And believe me, if I thinned the neck It'd look spindly.

I wish I had earrings like that! I wish. Thanks for reviewing
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Qitian Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the strong neck is perfectly justified, considering she's a sculptress and probably does some smithwork as well. Even Elves will develop muscles. ;)
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shyangell Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks... hadn't thought of it that way but it's a nice explanation in hindsight. :)
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1337-StreetSizta Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Oh okay, well then u rly should stick to his style! It's not like it ruins the drawing or anything but it was just something I noticed when I looked at her earrings. If it wasn't for them, I might not even have noticed the neck xD
Cuz besides the earrings, my eyes were glued to that thingy (dunno the english word for it) with the beautiful pattern on it!
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shyangell Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Shawl? I believe it is the word... ad yes they're the attention focus. Thaks! :) And you're right the placing of the earrings makes the neck look stange from certain angles.
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Andreth Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH. Se ha hecho esperar... Me encanta!!! esta va a mis favoritos :D
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shyangell Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Gracias. :D
Aunque creo que las demás aun se van a hacer esperar más.
Tengo tantas practicas que no encuentro forma de ir al médico.

Gracias por el :+fav:
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Andreth Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bueno, es comprensible. Seguro que vale la pena la espera :D
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NeriSiren Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
She's beautiful! I love those giant hoop earrings, and the overall warm atmosphere. This sounds like a very interesting story!
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shyangell Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks... but anyways, I didn't make it up, it's canon only that it doesn't appear in any of the major wirttings.

NCIS fan?
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NeriSiren Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Which canon is it from?

Yes, indeed, NCIS is awesome =D
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shyangell Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The People of Middle Earth, it is not a novel, but a publication of definitive notes the Professor had regarding History and People of all places and races in Arda.

NCIS is sooo cool! Consider me hooked like I never was before to a TV series. :)
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NeriSiren Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Oh, cool! I'd never heard of The People of Middle Earth. I may have to check that out sometime.

Yes, I'm pretty hooked, too :nod:
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