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Elves in Andunie by neral85 Elves in Andunie by neral85
Andúnië was an important city and port in the realm of Númenor, located on the Bay of Andúnië on the western end of the island. the name Andúnië means "sunset" in Quenya. Lord of Andúnië was a title of the lords of the shoreland region of Andúnië; descended from Tar-Elendil, the fourth King of Númenor, and ancestors of the Kings of Gondor and of Arnor.
Though not the capital, Andúnië was initially the largest city of Númenor because the Elves of Tol Eressëa would often visit the haven. King Tar-Minastir built a high tower on a hill called Oromet near Andúnië, where he could spend many days gazing westward to Tol Eressëa.

pencil, soft pastel and watercolour pencils

Here you can see an elven ship which just arrived to the port, and the Lord of Andúnië (accompanied by two Númenorean ladies) is welcoming the elf captian.

I made this picture for the Big LotR contest Between the lines of three Tolkien-themed groups :iconthelotrclub:, :iconelves-of-tolkien: and :iconarda-inspired:.


This piece is also for sale on my Etsy shop: [link]

If you like my Tolkien-related art, look at my related journal or gallery folder.
But you can find even more of my pictures on my website It's in Czech, but you can still look over the gallery of illustrations. Enjoy! :-)
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
 Very lovely, although I'm surprised that there's so little green in this haven, given it's long friendship and association with the elves (also it's proximity to a region famed for it's blooms and flowers).
neral85 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're right, there should definitely be more green in the city. I've done that with Eldalondë and Andúnië should be similar in that respect (though if I had to compare, I would say that Eldalondë was greener).
The reason why I didn't show any green trees here is that I somehow imagined this orange-purple-blue-black sunset colour scheme and I thought the green wouldn't fit in too well. But if I revisit Andúnië some day in another picture, I'l surely show some greenery too. =D
Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
 More than this I could not ask! (and SHOULD not ask to boot).:) (Smile) 
AncaXBre Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The way that city spreads on the cliffs and that mix of classical and renaissance architecture makes me think it would be a very magical place to live in. I love the sunset colors and the way they are picked by the water. 
neral85 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your comment, I'm glad you like the architecture and colours! :thanks:
AncaXBre Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome:)
mephetti Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing how many details all your beautiful pictures have! The backgrounds especially are absolutely breathtaking. Do you usually use references for them?
neral85 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your comment! I'm glad you like my picture. :-)
I use various references for landscape and architecture, though I think int this case I didn't use much, because I had already practiced this "Númenorean" style in other pictures, so I had quite a clear idea how it should look. :-)
Moi-Keiniku-Sang Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tady mě nejvíc fascinuje ta voda, to je prostě něco neuvěřitelnýho :love:
neral85 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Díky moc, to jsem rád, že se ti to líbí. :thanks:
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