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Recap: Queens of Numenor by shyangell Recap: Queens of Numenor by shyangell
This is the last recap! The complete series of the Queens of Numenor.

I hope you like it. I had a great time working on it.

Tablets are the bomb. :)
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whittingtonrhett Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
This is really great! Ive done a bunch of 1st age artwork and stuff from LOTR but have haven't done anything from the 2nd age or Numenor yet, so I'm looking around at what all is out there.  this is really impressive! I love the style and poses and color for all of them.  
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OspreyEamon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
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.
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shyangell Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I should be very disappointed if anyone were not to like Silmarien best. ;P
I'm glad you like the entire composition
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k3ttch Featured By Owner Edited Nov 7, 2014
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. 
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Elionu Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Oh WOW! These are AMAZING! Each of these ladies portrays the glory of Numenor in their own way.
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shyangell Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :) It's very nice of you to say
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charissa1066 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
You've managed to combine the regal with whimsy.   It's beautiful!
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
And here's the line of the important Ladies of Numenor, first to last, in a nice gathered composition. :)
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GentlemanJ Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
That's really inspired! Please do more!
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MariaB9 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The details are lovely and each Queen has her own beauty and pride in eyes, this makes me feel like I am looking to true Numenorean women. Great work!
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shyangell Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you dear. :)
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MariaB9 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome!
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MaidAlana Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Love the details! The colors and the outfits look very Byzantine; this might be the best portrayal of Numenoriens I've seen yet.
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shyangell Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. 
I'm preening over here. :)
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ThaliaTook Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow these are very fun!
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shyangell Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fun?
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Qitian Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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... :D
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shyangell Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thnaks. I'm glad you like the characterisation.

Though I'm sure Mucha would've had something to say abut blatant "borrowing".
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Qitian Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Possibly... but then, perhaps he would have been flattered ;)
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Zheridur Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Mae!
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LislBR Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Lovely!
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jubah Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
this is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!
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shyangell Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, thanls, thanks! :hug:
Woah, now I'm astounded I ever finished painting this.
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Amazing!
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shyangell Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thnaks! :love:
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
You're welcome! I have this fascination for the Queens of Numenor, they're so intriguing :)
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all their outfits :) Who are they? Unfortunately I can't read elvish :/
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shyangell Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.

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)
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, thanks :)
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Celefindel Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Is it intention that you wrote the Quenya names in Sindarin mode?
You forgot the -e in Tar-Ancalime and it seems, something in the forth name too btw ;)
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shyangell Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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!
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colgatetotal97 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
and they all look fabulous!
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shyangell Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!!
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Oznerol-1516 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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.
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shyangell Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The first one is my mother's favourite too. It is also the character I like the best. :) I think it shows.
Thanks for the fav!!!
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Truly superior, esoteric, sensitive, beautiful work.
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shyangell Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thnak you very much!!!!! :love:
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