I really the variety of poses and colours you've used with the queens. I've seen the individual pictures as well, but I think that this one stringing them all together is definitively the best. Silmarien is my favourite of the five; I love the way she seems so informal on one hand and so watchful on the other.
Love the design. I can see this as a series of stained glass windows or a panel painting at the palace in Armenelos or Minas Tirith.
I do find it a bit disappointing, though, that despite practicing absolute primogeniture, the Kingdom of Numenor never produced a ruling female monarch equivalent to an Elizabeth I or a Catherine the Great. Tolkien's portrayal of the ruling queens shows them as either weak or indifferent, not like their ancestors Luthien Tinuviel or Haleth of the Haladin.
Great work! I love how effectively you brought their different personalities across in their postures and accessoires. Silmarien's White Tree and winged helmet in particular are inspired! Great colour and clothing choices also. I'm sure Mucha would have approved, if he'd known these ladies...
They are some Nurmenorean women (the nurmenorean women that we know were ancestors of Kings). Princess Silmarien Queen Tar-Ancalimė Queen Tar-Telperiėn Queen Tar-Vanimeldė (her name means 'Beautiful Beloved') Queen Tar-Mķriel (or consort Ar-Zimraphel)
No, probably it wasn't intentionate. Just that I had to work from memory btw (lost my notes!!!!!!) I'll fix it if I can rescue the pdf file (because I did this before a pretty horrible computer crash-down, iiiijkhfkj...). Thanks for the warning!
Trully magnificent, it is trully worthy of Alphonse Mucha, which this piece is clearly inspired by. Everything is so perfect and brillantly done that I can't comment so much, the first by the left is my favourite from the numenoreans queens, it is trully the best artwork in terms of composition, originality, manners, the character, the light, the colours... Added to favs.