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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:.

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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 Angrenost.cz. It's in Czech, but you can still look over the gallery of illustrations. Enjoy! :-)
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:iconlibra1010:
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).
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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
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
 More than this I could not ask! (and SHOULD not ask to boot).:) (Smile) 
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:iconancaxbre:
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. 
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your comment, I'm glad you like the architecture and colours! :thanks:
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:iconancaxbre:
AncaXBre Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome:)
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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?
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:iconneral85:
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. :-)
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Moi-Keiniku-Sang Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tady mě nejvíc fascinuje ta voda, to je prostě něco neuvěřitelnýho :love:
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:iconneral85:
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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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your entry got a honourable mention in the "Between the lines" contest, and is featured here: [link]
Congratulations! :party:
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :dance:
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:iconhemhet:
Hemhet Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Nice colours, and the city on the rock is beautiful.
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, I'm really glad you like it! :-)
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Elaini-the-Mystic Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Númenor reminds me of Atlantis, so in a way antique outfits fit that image. But then again Tolkien's stories shouldn't be allegories of anything, but an alternate history to this world, in his own words. Either case, it's great to see someone drawing Númenor, there isn't many pictures of that!
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Certainly the story of Númenor is similar to the legend of Atlantis. :nod: But I don't view Tolkien's stories as allegories, I just take some inspiration from real-world cultures when drawing illustration. I imagine Númenorean culture, architecture and fashion somehow similar to ancient civilizatiion such as Greece, Rome or even Egypt, as opposed to more medieval-like Third Age... :-)
Yes, the pictures of Númenor certainly aren't very numerous, which I try to amend a little bit. ;-)
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Elaini-the-Mystic Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Yes, I thought it would be inspiration. :nod: I have to confess, I have thought it the same way.
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:nod:
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Cambrey Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Awesome, I like the sky and I love the pavement.
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :thanks:
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Sev808 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :-)
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Jedi-Anakin Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Miluji!!! chci umět takhle malovat
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Díky! :blushes:
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silamir Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012   General Artist
beautiful :D
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug:
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Its always great to see more Tolkien art from you!
I love the city. And I can hear the sound of the waves! :)

GOD bless
John 3:16
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for your nice comment! :thanks:
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks a lot for making such great art! :)

GOD bless
John 3:16
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:-)
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colours of the sunset :)
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Linnea! :-) I'm delighted the colours came out this way. =D
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vvveverka Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jé, taky jsem zvažovala, že se zúčastním, ale pak jsem to tak nějak vzdala... :giggle: Hlavně teda časově. ;) Ale tohle je prostě super! Úplně úžasné barvy! Skvělý nápad. :aww: Jestli se bude hlasovat, dej mi vědět a máš můj hlas! :D
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neral85 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Děkuju mockrát! =D No jo, když se ta soutěž někdy v červenci vypisovala, tak jsem si říkal jak je to super, že je na to celé léto, a jak budu muset vybírat z takové spousty možností co zpracovat... No a samozřejmě jsem to pak dělal na poslední chvíli. Ne že by nebyly nápady, ale nějak jsem se k tomu prostě nedostal... ;-) No, ale nakonec jsem celkem spokojený s tím, jak to vyšlo. Hlavně že se mi podařilo úspěšně zkombinovat suché pastely s akvarelovými pastelkami; tahle technika se mi docela zalíbila. :-)
A děkuju za hlas. :aww:
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vvveverka Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
jojo, to přesně znám, ale tak dovedl jsi to zdárně do finishe, tak kde je problém... :giggle: Technika určitě supr, moc se mi líbí právě ty barvičky, které to udělalo. A samozřejmě nemáš vůbec zač! :D
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neral85 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Díky! :hug:
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Gwenniel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful colours! The sea and the reflection of the sun... I agree with Celestialhost of that there is a certain grecian feel to it with the houses and some of the clothings.
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :hug: Yes, I intentionally took inspiration from ancient Greece for this picture. :nod:
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Paul774 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
awesome :heart:especially the buildings...
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :thanks:
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noleme Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
A very nice image. You're good with structures and nature. The rock on the left seems kind of glass-y, but I suppose it's possible for weather-worn surface to look like that. Your characters could use some refinement though - the heads are rather oversized for the bodies. Overall, good job, though!
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :dance: I know, the characters are not ideal, I have to practice... ;-)
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Celestialhost Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
They look very Grecian.
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:iconneral85:
neral85 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :-) Yes, I imagine the Númenorean culture somehow similar to ancient Greece, Rome or Egypt.
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