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RQoNaS Tar-Telperien by shyangell RQoNaS Tar-Telperien by shyangell
This is the third part of a new series:
"Ruling Queens of Nķmenor & SilmariŽn"
This is Tar-TelperiŽn

Tar-TelperiŽn was the tenth ruler and second Ruling Queen of Nķmenor. She succeeded her father, King Tar-Sķrion. Tar-Sķrion succeeded Tar-AnŠrion, but was King because his two elder sisters had been forced to surrender their claims in youth by Tar-AncalimŽ, their grandmother a feared and terrifying presence. Tar-TelperiŽn wasnít coerced into stepping down from her birthright, she was Queen for 175. She refused to marry and bore no children. She was proud and clung to her power. During her reign, the Rings of Power were forged, and Sauron conquered Eriador. She did little to react to these events that apparently didnít concern her. Tar-TelperiŽn was long-lived even for one of Elros' line, and appeared to be reluctant to give up her power: unlike all the rulers of Nķmenor before her, she did not surrender the Sceptre to her successor a few years before her death, but instead waited until just prior to it. She was succeeded by Tar-Minastir, the son of her younger brother, Isilmo, at the time already dead.

In the picture, TelperiŽn appears with her head uncovered, no veil or scarf covering her head in modesty. In ancient time it was an accepted convention that all married women should do so, but the unmarried queen doesnít. Like the Virgin Queen she proclaims proudly that she belongs to no man, the crown frimly on her brow and the sceptre held firmly in her small hands.
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DaBair Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I always wondered why Tar-Telperien never married - she was the only ruler of Numenor to never marry. I guess she valued her independence.
shyangell Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It was not so much independence as unwilingness to share power. As per canon, at least it was how I read it.
2190300247 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she wouldn't like to hear it i'm sure, but she looks a bit like rowan atkinson when in small-view... good work on this and all the others; art nouveau is a tough style that you've done really well with.
Elveanna Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gosh, I have been neglecting my inbox for much too long, I totally missed these beauties!
How great so see that you also work on Númenoreans, sadly there's not much art of that time span around. Since this one is my favourite of the series, I decided to go here, but please accept my praise for all of them! They are gorgeous.

This one in particular strikes me with her expression and pose. The folds and wrinkles on her dress are beautifully done, and the patterns are so lovely! Maybe the hands could use some work, I think that her right (that we see left) is a wee bit too big, and the other one seems slightly off as well. The wavy line of her right arm seems a tad odd, too, but that's all the issues I have with this. As I said, the pose and expression are amazing, the slightly raised eyebrows and look-down-her-nose: wonderful. What puts me a bit off is also that the background pattern is not perfectly round - I think for a better effect you might want to make it either perfectly round or more visibly oval/add another bow to it - at least that's hwo I feel. :) Your shading is exquisite, the collar downright perfect and her hair.... I adore it.
shyangell Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god, Thank you. Your advice is noted. :)
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