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Undomiel II by giadrosich Undomiel II by giadrosich
Original Size: 8.5x11
Medium: Graphite
Copyright Notice: Image: 2006 by Bob Giadrosich/Sharayah Press. All Rights Reserved.

    I had already inked one interpretation of Arwen back in May with "Undomiel," and was waiting to find the right model to shoot reference for some close-up views.

    Then, when I saw a recent photograph of Jennifer (taken by her sister Megan), I knew instantly that this was the shot I was looking for! One glance at "After The Final Curtain Call", the image came fully formed in my mind.

My deepest gratitute goes to

:iconhernameisrio: and :iconladyblakeney:

for allowing me to reinterpret this beautiful image. Be sure to visit their galleries, 'cause these gals rock!
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:iconbobbykro:
bobbykro Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
dam , how did I miss this beauty !:thumbsup:
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primulatook Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful work!
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chemicallyunbound156 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008   Photographer
That looks so AWESOME!
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VanillaEnigma Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Hobbyist
Beautiful
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:

:D
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VanillaEnigma Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist
:hug: :hug: !! :)
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IceHuntress19 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
Hi!:wave:
You have been featured in my journal[link] :damphyr:
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!

:D
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
Sometimes you'll cruise by your friend's page and see exactly what you NEED to see... Case in point.
:+fav:
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool! Glad to be of service, lol!!

:D
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TheArtistDarklady Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
This is simply stunning! I love it! :heart: You have such talent!
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind words, Ronda! :hug:

:D
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TheArtistDarklady Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
My pleasure! :blowkiss:
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mvodak Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
O.O
if I saw this one before I would never abandon writing in tengwar and would certainly learn elvish. omg, I love his tales. ohh, you made my day with this pic. :heart:
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I simply adore Tolkien's work. I'm building up a library of the hardcover "History of Middle-Earth" books, edited by Christopher. It is fascinating to read all J.R.R.'s notes of the Trilogy, and how he hand wrote (and then typed) all the various plot and character lines.

This one was done because I have always pictured Arwen a little different that Liv Taylor, and while I really liked the movies, I was getting just a wee bit tired of seeing the actors likenesses all over.

Thanks for your kind words!

:D
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mvodak Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
heh, the library... well, thats an awesome idea. I have like 5 books overall - not much of a library, heh, more like a shelf. But I wish to do something with that. or, I wished. now the affection for jrrt is fading with me submerging more and more to the mud of the throwaway society, eventually stucking there foreva. nice prospect, aint it :D
but in this process, I shall watch your art flourish ;P
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sinslave09 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
great work!
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!

:D
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sassyeggs Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
that's wicked beautiful
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much, Heather, for your visit and the fave! It is greatly appreciated.

:D
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
amazing! I had to add another to my :+fav:'s! ;-)
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521 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006
Thank you, weekend is passing with a nice bottle of cider and some good bread and cheese. Simple pleasures. In fact i have no work at all this week, nothing planned just take each day as it comes.. Dont tend to read novels much but i have just read Howard Hughes auto biography which i enjoyed very much. I would love more time to do these things but the job does not permit it. Oh well "come the revolution"Thanks for commenting will get back to you later.. Dave.
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521 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
Superb, you do like your elfs and goblins dont you. We have Pixies here in Devon.
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
"Goblins and Pixies and Elfs, oh my!"

Actually, I like the Tolkienesque statue of elves better than the idea of "wee folk." But for a great fictional tretise on the subject, read John Crowley's book "Little, Big." An excellent treatment of the world of the fae.

Thanks for the comment, Dave, and here's to a great weekend!!

:D
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Silraen Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This picture is just so full of emotion... You did such a wonderful job on this. :aww:
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your comment and visit, Dana!!

:D
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vbib Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006
simply stunning!
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Mortis-of-midian Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
Awsome! great use of contrast and the expresson on her face .... you can really see the feelings
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Mortis!

:D
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Mortis-of-midian Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006
your welcome :)
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Syntheta-NZ Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
beautifully done, I love the lighting
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Cathy!

:D
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Frostwake Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
This is beautiful and yet sort of macabre.. I totally dig her eyes =D
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
:O_o: :D
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dreamscape-painter Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
Ooo, the shading is so ambiguous, I love it. Smooth, one part fading right into the next. Really suggests a beautiful, diffuse light. Great mood to the piece, and great shading.
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Tintinity Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006
Those details are crazy! Pure lurve!
And congrats on the DD for your other deviation anyways~:heart:
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for your visit and comments, Tintin. They are greatly appreciated!!

:D
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Tintinity Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006
:hug:
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sraaqi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006  Student
congratulations :clap:
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Esra! :D
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sraaqi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006  Student
:bow:
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Vizionary Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
You did an excellent job on this one Bob. I think this is possibly your best work of what I've seen. You should really do more Pencil work.

Keep working man.
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Joseph!

I used to do quite a lot of grahite work years ago, but when I started moving into published illustration, the trend at the time was to do the work with ink. Now, with better technology, the subtle variations of pencil work is able to be accurately reproduced. I enjoyed working on this image and being able to loosen up a bit in the delivery. I'm sure that I'll be doing some more experimentation of this nature in the future, both with graphite and inks. Trying to push the medium a little, I suppose.

I'm really satisfied with how this came out, but then again, with such a beautiful subject as a starting point, how can one go wrong?

:D
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Vizionary Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006
I know what you mean about the fact that everybody was doing the work in ink. I used to be around the RPG world a long time ago and there just wasn't much pencil, but as you said, it's different now--and better.

I love doing detailed Pencil pieces too. You know everybody here on dA is dying for more of them. You gonna give 'em what they want? :thumbsup: :skull:
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Perhaps. If I can find the right subject matter, I'll use graphite (which was the case for Undomiel II). That being said, I am looking at some really cool reference shots which I think will fit the bil nicely. We'll see.

The fine detail stuff has to be ink, though. I've got bottles of the stuff I need to use up... :XD:
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Vizionary Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006
That's a great attitude. "I've got bottle of ink to use up!" (Just don't tell anybody how freakin' cheap ink is!)
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ohjezebel Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
I absolutely adore this. I love the looser style you've chosen, and the subtlety of graphite. It makes her look more ethereal, almost as if she's fading. Or flowing. Or becoming.

The texture and details are beautifully done. I really like how it's all done with simpler hatchings and lines, instead of really complex things that are more difficult for the eye to follow. And the lighting is perfect. Well done :)
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Sarah!

I credit the wonderful reference that I had to work with, and the inspiration, of course, of Tolkien's tales. The pathos of the elves, as it were.
I'd like to do some more graphite work, but usually I stay so busy with assignments, it's hard to find the time to devote to an image that is done just for me. Perhaps in the near future.

Thank you so much for your kind comments, and the fave on this piece. I'm glad that you enjoy it.

:D
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
beautifully done... i don't think i've ever seen graphite used in such a manner as this! it's breathtaking!! :worship:
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much, Alan. I used to do a lot of graphite a while back, and kinda gave it up for the ink, but lately I've been wanting to do something in pencil. When the right subject came along, I went for it!

That being said, I really enjoyed it, and will be doing some more in the near future. Thanks so much for the fave on this piece!

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