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Varda by gravity-zero Varda by gravity-zero
Varda, Lady of the Stars, one of the Valar, wife of Manw.

I went a little crazy with the headpiece, but come on, she is the Queen of the Stars!

This is just one version of her, I have a bunch of them - I might have a slight obsession.


Yavanna - [link]
Nessa - [link]
Vair - [link]


Silmarillion, J. R. R. Tolkien
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SocQA Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Very nice interpretation of Varda :nod: Nice headpeace and I like the idea of glowing stars in her eyes. She's the Queen of Stars indeed after all ;) :D
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gravity-zero Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D And exactly! Glad you like it ;)
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SocQA Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Your artwork is very likeable :nod: And you're welcome :)
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kindlethestars Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Lovely! I love the headpiece!
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gravity-zero Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank youuu! :D Glad you like it :D
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Kallios Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
XD I don't think you went crazy with the headpiece. It's very fitting, and not the least bit overdone -- or at least, that's my opinion. I love Varda's eyes... do I see constellations there?
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gravity-zero Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   Digital Artist
oh thank you! :D Glad you think so! :D and yes, stars, since she's the Lady of the Stars ;)
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Kallios Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
:D you're welcome.

Ever thought of drawing Nienna?
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gravity-zero Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Definitely! I'm actually planning to draw Nienna, Vna and Est as well, two of them I've already started drawing but they're not finished yet! ;)
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SerpentsShipmate Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
EMBRACE ETERNITY!!


Love, love, love those eyes. Now do more.
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gravity-zero Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013   Digital Artist
embrace eternity? oh dear...:XD:

:D they're on progress!
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neral85 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this series of yours. I think there are not many such series, consistently showing all the Valar and I like your original concepts. The shihing headpiece is really beautiful and appropriate and the starry eyes... just indescribable! :love: I'm looking forward to see the other ones. :-)
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gravity-zero Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   Digital Artist
It's wonderful to hear that! Thank you :D
I'm glad you think that, because I'm making them very elvish and I'm sure some people don't appreciate that, after all they are 'Gods' and their appearance could be a lot more other-worldly. I think both approaches to the idea are interesting. For now I'm all about elvish/human faces. :)
I love headpieces and I love Varda, I HAD to make her awesome!
And I'll try to keep them coming! The male Valar are certainly going to be a risky adventure, since I'm a lot more confortable drawing females!

Thank you for the comment and the fav! :dance:
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neral85 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great!
I like your approach, I think it's completely valid to make them look just "normally" elvish. :-)
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gravity-zero Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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neral85 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:-)
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the universe-eyes :)
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gravity-zero Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks! I stole that idea from myself, from another drawing I did sometime ago, but since I didn't post it anywhere I decided it was okay to use it here. :D
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course :)
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Elaini-the-Mystic Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I was actually glad to find more material of her from HoME series. She's on the quiet side - she prefers mostly to talk to her husband Manw only. And in the music of the Ainur she had a role of a listener.
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gravity-zero Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Digital Artist
I haven't read the HoME series yet, actually I haven't read even half of the Silmarillion yet :XD: Unfortunately my time for reading is limited. But that's always nice to know!
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Elaini-the-Mystic Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Well, she pretty much embodies perfection, doesn't she? :) It's interesting to see how the artist see the 'perfection'.
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gravity-zero Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Well perfection is very much subjective but I did try to make her appealing to the eye :XD: After all she is supposed to be beautiful!
Thanks for the comments! :D
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Kitt-Otter Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Those eyes! I love the headpiece! :)
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gravity-zero Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   Digital Artist
:D I'm glad you do! I love headpieces in general, especially elvish-looking ones.
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Neranella Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Interesting work. :nod:
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gravity-zero Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Glad you think so :D Thank you!
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Neranella Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
:bow:
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DahliaX Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
:wow: Amazing! She looks beautiful!
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gravity-zero Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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DahliaX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
You're welcome. :)
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