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Meneliel by KeelerLeah by TheMaskedShrike Meneliel by KeelerLeah by TheMaskedShrike
Keelerleah :iconkeelerleah: is an amazingly talented artist who creates works of depth and beauty. Please do yourself a favor and go see her work--it's worth a trip, I assure you. I've been hoping to get a commission from her for ages, and finally decided to take the leap. I knew that I wanted one of her lovely elves, and so I selected my LoTRO character, Meneliel, Elven smith and guardian of Imladris.

Frankly, there's not much I can really say to do this justice. It's stunning, it's breathtaking, it's beautiful. I can lose myself in it. The amount of detail is mind-boggling; I can stare at this for ages. That dress alone is perfectly detailed; I can practically touch the fabric. That gleaming sword, that delicate jewelry! I want it all.

The background seems to place her in the mountains around her hidden home. Her pose and expression are perfect for the character--serene, thoughtful, yet watchful. There's an almost Greco-Roman look to this that I would have never thought of, yet I adore. This is simply about the finest depiction of this character I've ever seen: Meneliel, her gleaming sword new from the forges, an Elf beautiful and ageless, feminine and yet ready to spring fiercely to her lord's defense. Just wow.

Thank you, Keelerleah, for creating such a perfect and beautiful piece of art.

Art by :iconkeelerleah:
Character by me
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Dziver Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wilt1993 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student General Artist
That's really beautiful! Did you send her a screenshot of your character or did you describe it to her?
TheMaskedShrike Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
It really is lovely, she did an amazing job. I sent various references--several screenshots, as well as some written descriptions.
Sarathaela Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh. I love the amazing detail on her clothes and her sword! I was blown away with this.... :airborne:
JoethebigItalianguy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
That is so beautiful.
Dedefox Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Outstanding piece! Very amazing details in her gown and sword..
Amaniwolf Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Simply gorgeous!
RLPT07IDN Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
I'm going to,:+fav: :peace:&:love:
:wow: :clap: Great Artwork, & Character too. :iconthumbsupplz: :) :highfive:
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"Word & Image of the Day." :pointr: :pointr: :pointr: ~RLPT07IDN :jedi::ufo:
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AviatorHero Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
I have to concur with ProphetX.
So nice, he commented twice! ;)
Kaemgen Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
This is just plain beautiful. Almost too good to be an OC commission... This should be at least a book cover or something!
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