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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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TalaGray Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Wow...just wow...
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PandaOnDA Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
too much awesomeness come from this piece
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ArwynandCole Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Absurdly awesome!
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jenninn Featured By Owner May 3, 2014   Traditional Artist
This is just too good. :heart: :love:
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kidV1cious Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Phenomenal work, i am impressed and inspired ;)
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Arvaarad-Atia Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely wonderful!
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JawaEater Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Screams Mucha.
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Voblin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work. I'm impressed.
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YulianEruannoNoldor Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
well done :)
I like this art nouveau inspired elven style :)
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:iconpowercomic:
poWercomic Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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LeandroSans Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wonderful!!!
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ColinGreen Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   Digital Artist
cute, though, and long-eared girl
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MermaliorX Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
cool
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theheek Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice work
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HerbologyApprentice Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, this is really amazing! It very beautiful work :)
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El-Barbudo96 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is remarkable work, really nice! I'm a big Art Nouveau fan and you've really captured the feel of it. I've also downloaded some of Reine Harus stuff for some of my own drawings, it's real quality stock!
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canpassion Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
:clap: J'adore... :love: :heart:
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dianaseserman Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Such finess..
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Ye-Min Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful! i really like that fluffy bird:D
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HijaDeLosEspinos Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
O0O!!!!

I love it!!!!
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Stephanchrist Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Omg I love this design I am a huge elvish fan and I want a tatoo like this for so long and the knots are an awesome addon, thanks for the inspiration xxx
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Swordofsolace Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Your line work is so clean and attractive. Beautiful work.
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matt----harris Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Love it
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:iconandreth:
Andreth Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, I included this piece of yours in a feature of my favourite artists on DA in my journal :) [link]
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I'm honored. :)
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:iconandreth:
Andreth Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome. You deserve it :)
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Olvium Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Your beautiful artwork is featured here - [link] . Well done! :clap:
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Saimain Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :) That's very sweet of you.
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CaptainEarl Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
i really love this!!!!!!
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:iconhmoreng:
HMoreng Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
Very beautiful
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TueRomanow Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Mucha, elves and celtic knots...what's not to love?! Impressive linework!
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GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely gorgeous linework! this is so good on so many levels :D
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thepunisherone Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
WOW!!!
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Carlks Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
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Carlks Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
u don`t have idea how much i love this drawing ive made a drawing coping some caracteristic on it, take a look to this link, [link] with ur work ui get some inspiration.
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Carlks Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
simplely incredible
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JenaDellaGrottaglia Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
your amazing work was featured in my journal! :dance:
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lillywh Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
gasps...stunningly beautiful!
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WhisperToYouu Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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HannaBean Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your attention to detail amazes me. Awesome work!
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Jestah25 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH MY GOD!! Honestly... i want this on my back. Is there any chance of a colored version?

Seriously, it's beautiful.

Keep them coming :)
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MissyAmore Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Very beautiful
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TXMess Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011   Artisan Crafter
She's lovely.
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eSeF-PL Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
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nice job
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unleashthechild Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student General Artist
stunning!! :D
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adalheidis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing! So pretty!
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sheweasel03 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this!
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:iconfulstein:
Fulstein Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
very beautiful in many ways, great job!
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saravami Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011   Digital Artist
itīs beautiful
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Kosugy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
amazingly beautiful
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