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    This Illustration was the primary concept designed for the character called Nienor Níniel for an entertainment series (under development) inspire… Read More
    This Illustration was the primary concept designed for the character called Nienor Níniel for an entertainment series (under development) inspired by one of the tales inside J.R.R. Tolkien's book, The Silmarillion. She was first sketched with HB pencil, then redrawn digitally with Adobe Photoshop, printed over Blick Mixed Media paper and later painted with Caran d'Ache Water colors. Then, scanned and given final detail with Photoshop again. Read Less
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"Character Concept Illustration of Nienor Níniel" Digital & Watercolor on Cotton Paper.
This Illustration was the primary concept designed for the character called Nienor Níniel for an entertainment series (under development) inspired by one of the tales inside J.R.R. Tolkien's book, The Silmarillion. She was first sketched with HB pencil, then redrawn digitally with Adobe Photoshop, printed over Blick Mixed Media paper and later painted with Caran d'Ache Water colors. Then, scanned and given final detail with Photoshop again. Below, are some of the previous sketches showing the illustration development. The final art presented above was designed trying to maintain the most verisimilitude to the book's description of her aesthetics during a specific part of the story.
Above, some color testing for her garments and hair with watercolors and ink pen.
Above, the final digital sketch before printing and coloring. Below, since I didn't sculpt a clay model for her like I did with Turin, I played a little bit with her facial volume and forms to explore which face and body type would fit her description better. 
A broad faced, stubby damsel (left) was too "peasant looking" for her nobel, tall stature. Then, the long necked elf-like (middle) looked too fragile, knowing her House bred the strongest and tallest men of Tolkien's tales. But the strong-jawed woman with too many sharp lines (right), looked too "manly" to fit her fair-lady description. I ended up capturing a bit of each of these 3 concepts into her final sketch.
Below, the first sketch I made. A fast sketch aiming to detail her garments and pose only.