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Queen Indis by shyangell Queen Indis by shyangell
I finally finished with Queen Indis. :)

People: Vanyar
Father: possibly King Ingwë's father
Mother: Unknown
Husband: King Finwë of the Noldor
Children: Findis, Nolofinwë (Fingolfin), Lalwën, Arafinwë (Finarfin)

Indis is pillar in the tragic history of the Noldor, if not the trigger. After Míriel's passing, Finwë asked the Valar to be wed again to Indis, close kin of King Ingwë, but the terrible price was that Míriel would never walk in the world of the living again. Fëanor, thus hated her and disliked her children. When Finwë died at the hands of Morgoth, she exiled herself with her eldest daughter to the Vanyarin settlements at the foot of the Taniquetil where she had been born. Her golden hair, a vanyarin trait, was passed down to the most famous of her granddaughters, Lady Galadriel.
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Wow, you have the art nouveau version of the Pre-Raphaelites down very nicely! It's not quite mandatory for Middle-Earth, but it seems very natural. :D  Indis doesn't get any fan love, even though she got Finwe to live again and provided the two sons whose houses ultimately did more for the cause of Elves and Men than the household of her wayward step-son.
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shyangell Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I must confess that I too am guilty of not liking Indis very much.
though I'm very glad that you like my interpretation of her. :D
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
What can I say, I do like your style.
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PippinIncarnate Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
as far as I'm concerned, art nouveau was made for the sole purpose of illustrating tolkien, but that's just me.


I want that necklace-belt :la:
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shyangell Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
He :D He's way to ethereal to ilustrate anything else. :)
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annewipf Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Very pretty :D
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shyangell Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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annewipf Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
You're welcome :)
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the Art Nouveau-feeling of this :)
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shyangell Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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Neldorwen Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
that is so gorgeous, I love the dress´ design
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shyangell Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad to hear that. :) Although there isn't much of a design, it's quite plain.
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Mystalia Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see some Mucha influences! My favorite artist <3 The jewelry, the dress and of course, the hair. Perfect!
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shyangell Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes... I L.O.V.E. Mucha...
Anf his jewelry is so inspiring and ethereal... such fantasy! :D
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Mystalia Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You like neondragon and you like Mucha. That's more than enough to earn my deepest respect. And a llama. And probably some faves too.

Also, Awesome work.
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shyangell Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Jaja... :)
And you like them too, and that earns YOU my respect.

I find that I probably should go nose into your gallery too... just in case there's something good I've been missing all this time. :)
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Zumiac Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That Silme nuquerna looked more like a calma with the plant she's holding on the small view.

Anyway, very beautiful.
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shyangell Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, but this way looked more organic, like she just wandered in. if I pushed it sideways the bigger picture just looks funny.

And thanks for posting a comment.
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Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Nice =) (may I help you with the info? Yes, she was Ingwe's sister, but as they were of the first generation of elves, those who woke up, they had no mother or father except Eru perhaps =))
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shyangell Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh... I don't think Tolkien ever agreed with himself if the did or did not have parents... because there's this other legend of the three first elves and how their names became the numbers... besides Tolkien was all about the specifics, and the firsts elves appeared by couples, they couldn't very well be siblings then. :)

It could very well be that they were second generation instead?
I dunno... doesn't make sense to me otherwise.
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Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
If they were created it's ok that they are somewhat siblings yet couples =) No genetic conflict I suppose =)
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shyangell Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:? It's one thing I'll never understand.
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Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Eru was a weird guy =)
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whitetree-nimloth Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
I love her jewellery. Where did you get such ideas?
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shyangell Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
From Alphonse Mucha. :D He has quite the vivid imagination when it comes to these things.
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whitetree-nimloth Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
I always tell myself to check out Mucha, and I always forget '-_-
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shyangell Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You won't regret it.
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ArwenAmidala Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree that Indis was a huge part of the beginning of the Noldorin tragedy, but I do think that some parts of history would have been worse for the lack of Fingolfin, Finrod, Turgon and etc... Because I think Feanor would still have created the Silmarils and still have refused to give them up and that he still would have gone into exile in Middle Earth, as none of them are directly related to the children and grandchildren of Indis.

Anyway, I really like the drawing!
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shyangell Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course! But I like to think there are no saint or sinners in this story, as after all they all chose the exile and defied the valar.

What I like to think is that it is not sure that he would have done anyhting of this, because he probably would've been less angry with life in general, provably a softer version of himself (Didn't Tolkien say that Feanor left home young to apprentice to Mahtan?... I think it isn't too far-fetched saying that it was provably to NOT have to see Indis day in day out. She was the reason he woul never meet his mother again)

In the Silmarillion says that many Noldor lamented that had Finwë not married twice, many of the later tragedies would have been avoided, but form it too came some of the mighties of the Lord of the Noldor in the days of their glory... the quote is not exact, but it is right at the beginning of the Quenta Silmarillion.
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ArwenAmidala Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
true, very true. Even the Valar are to blame in this one!

I don't think I agree that Feanor would not have done ALL the things he did, though I definitely do agree that he would have been less angry all the time. I think there is enough of love of craft and love of things created by ones self inborn in the Noldor that he still would have become a smith and still made the Silmarils. However, I do think that instead of leaving Valinor in a rage against the Valar in general, he would have consented to the breaking of the Silmarils and then flown off to Middle Earth in a rage against Morgoth in particular. Though the consequences of THAT flight would probably have been less extreme, I am sure.

I certainly do agree with you that the desire to not see Indis probably drove Feanor a great deal, but again, I think he loved craft enough to have gone early to Mahtan anyway. Though probably had his father not married Indis, he would have gone in a much different frame of mind.

I still think that Middle Earth without Finrod and Galadriel and some of the others would have been a less beautiful place. XD
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shyangell Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree on every point of what you said, you put it very beautifully.
But admit it, the reason why you think Middle Earth without Finrod and Galadriel and some of the others would have been a less beautiful place is beacus you LOVE them. :)
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ArwenAmidala Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
HAHA ok. Fine. Yes I do love them. Finrod is just about my favorite elf ever. Though I am rather fond of Maedhros. :D
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shyangell Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha... He's the best of the Kinslaying lot... maybe because he thinks. :)
And Finrod's fine, but I dunno why I prefer Fingon.
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ArwenAmidala Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. Thinking Feanorians are few and far between.

Fingon is cool too. And has one of the most poignantly tragic and moving deaths I've ever read.
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shyangell Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep... and wasn't resentful at all. :)
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Andreth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ĦOtra que te ha quedado genial!Y ese detalle de las flores entrelazándose en las letras del nombre. Si es que me encanta esta serie de retratos :D
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shyangell Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Gracias, de verdad que me encanta oirte.
Tardaré un poco en hacer otra porque no hay más dibujadas, y tengo un profe que me ha salido un poco talibán... que le haremos.
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Andreth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Te entiendo. Ya me gustaría a mí estar ahora dibujando en lugar de pasarme el día en la oficina. :(
Tú tómate tu tiempo, que la espera merecerá la pena.
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liga-marta Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional
oooh! it`s so cool. i love how you did her hair and background. :)
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shyangell Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
It's provably the last one of these in a while because today I start college again. :(
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so happy that finally someone takes the time to draw those awesome characters. I mean, they're not known and deserve attention.

I really like the art-nouveau look of this drawing, especially for the hair
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shyangell Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks... I was thinking maybe Nerdanel next... or Aredhel?
What do you think?
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nerdanel would be cool ; I find her very interesting actually because she is one of few people who dared to oppose Feanor (and probably the most listened by him) She has a great part in his tragic history.
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shyangell Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love her... even if she stars so little.
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear that
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