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Elvish by Saimain Elvish by Saimain
An art-nouveau-ish commission for the lovely ~Reine-Haru, who wanted to be a forest elf. Based on the gorgeous reference she sent me here: [link] (she practically is an elf already!)

This took far longer than I anticipated for many reasons, one of them being how time-consuming and hand-murdering celtic knotwork is! Now I remember why I haven't done knotwork in years... x_X;; The pattern is inspired from designs in this book: [link] - which is a lifesaver for planning and marking out your grid prior to drawing. Saves a lot of eraser-time when you know your knots will line up at the end! Despite all the work, I quite enjoyed this piece, and am very pleased with the turnout. I love to draw side-profiles, and especially elegant elvish ones. ^__^

Prints are available here: [link]

Mechanical 0.5 pencil, around 30 hours.
Artwork ©me - Do Not Use!
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kidV1cious Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Phenomenal work, i am impressed and inspired ;)
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Arvaarad-Atia Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely wonderful!
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JawaEater Aug 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Screams Mucha.
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Voblin Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work. I'm impressed.
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:iconyulianeruannonoldor:
well done :)
I like this art nouveau inspired elven style :)
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poWercomic Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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ColinGreen Jan 19, 2013   Digital Artist
cute, though, and long-eared girl
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theheek Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice work
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