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Varda Elbereth by edarlein Varda Elbereth by edarlein
Varda, Lady of the Stars, who knows all the regions of Eä. Too great is her beauty to be declared in the words of Men or of Elves; for the light of Ilúvatar lives still in her face.
Of all the Great Ones who dwell in this world the Elves hold Varda most in reverence and love. Elbereth they name her, and they call upon her name out of the shadows of Middle-earth, and uplift it in song at the rising of the stars. (JRR Tolkien, The Silmarillion)
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:iconilluvatargodofall:
illuvatargodofall Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
majestic
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HorsesPlease Featured By Owner Edited Jul 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The Stars on her crown complete the scene!
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Avalair2835TA Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely job
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Anarloth Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work!
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tesskronicle Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great job, she's just as beautiful as Tolkien describes her :)
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Lumysaara Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
it's nice to see Tolkien fanart that is related to the Silmarillion, especially works depicting the first gods :nod:
i like the way you did the stars in her crown, as well as the ethereal look of her clothes.
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fairychamber Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful illustration of Elbereth. She is my favorite goddess on middle-earth:) Makes me want to start my silmarillion again :heart:
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:iconterinqui:
Terinqui Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
This is a beautiful pic of Varda! You make her seem so ethereal.
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:iconedarlein:
edarlein Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Thanks :)
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:iconmissstark:
MissStark Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The filmy cloudlike material of her gown is so ethereal and beautiful.
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:iconthe-moonsquid:
The-MoonSquid Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
You've captured her majesty flawlessly
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:iconthenamespanic:
thenamespanic Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
I LOVE THIS!!

**is huge Tolkien fan**
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:iconpatrickkillian:
PatrickKillian Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Wonderful work!=)
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:iconedarlein:
edarlein Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Thank you! :)
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PatrickKillian Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
Pleasure!=)
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:iconmorgry:
Morgry Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
beautiful pic
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sombrefeline Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing, I love the effect of transparence on the fabric
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mumiah73 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
Wow !!!!!! Gorgeous ! Amazing ! :rose:
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artemisa-69 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, that's a beautiful interpretation of Varda! :heart:
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:iconphantastes:
phantastes Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
What a lovely imagination - and so sad looking! :hug: :sun:
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:iconedarlein:
edarlein Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Thank you :) But does she look sad?
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:iconphantastes:
phantastes Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Yes, she does look sad and dreamy, but definately beautiful! :D
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countvonsandy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
this drawing is so magnificent! The colors and lighting are spectacular! Her opacity makes her seem even more ethereal, great job!
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:iconedarlein:
edarlein Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Thank you! :thanks:
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Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Really beautiful! Love how you did the dress and hair.
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:iconquarkenzyme:
quarkenzyme Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
the elven herald star is named after her, right? and the flask given to frodo by galadriel contained the light of elbereth, correct? :)
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:iconedarlein:
edarlein Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
That's right :)
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:iconquarkenzyme:
quarkenzyme Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
wooh! :#1: haha

i love how you gave this an image such an ethereal glow to it. even though its depicting a person, you can really sense the supernatural like aspect. hehe its also fitting that a star is named after her. hehe
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Ryoko2173 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
i really want to read that book!
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:iconmorgry:
Morgry Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
beautiful work
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altair-creed Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Professional Writer
The serenity just comes out of her. Very nice effect on her dress with light and that sort of coldish dark blue
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:iconedarlein:
edarlein Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Thanks :)
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altair-creed Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Professional Writer
Welcome. I never thought to see the older mythology in pictures.
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:iconelenmire:
Elenmire Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
she is so beautiful, I like the lights of the star in your draw
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:iconedarlein:
edarlein Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Thanks! :)
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:iconlahlbeck:
lAhlbeck Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
she's a bit blurry due to your extensive use of soft brushes. Wonderful mood, hair and sky, though!
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:iconedarlein:
edarlein Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
I know her defects ;)
Thank you, though :)
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MyWorld1 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
She's gorgeous:heart: fantastic work!
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:iconedarlein:
edarlein Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Thanks a lot :)
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moon-blossom Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! Another depiction of Varda with light hair :D :P I really like this one. It's so etheral. A true Queen.
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:iconedarlein:
edarlein Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Thanks! And yes, her hair is light!!! :nod: :D
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MystOfTheStars Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
Wow, I love how you made the hair and that light effect on them!
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:iconazriyaphel:
azriyaphel Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Great work!.. but...doesn't she have black hair?
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:iconedarlein:
edarlein Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Maybe... Is anywhere a detailed description of her appearance by Tolkien, not by any fanfiction-writers?
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:iconazriyaphel:
azriyaphel Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
I was sure that in Silmarillion, maybe also in HoMe.
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I love the crown and dress!
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