Aredhel Ar-Feiniel, the White Lady of Gondolin
“The sons of Fingolfin were Fingon (…) and Turgon (…); their sister was Aredhel the White. She was younger in the years of the Eldar than her brothers; and when she was grown into full stature and beauty she was tall and strong, and loved much to ride and hunt in the forests. (…). Ar-Feiniel she was called, the White Lady of the Noldor, for she was pale, though her hair was dark, and she was never arrayed but in silver and white.”
-- J. R. R. Tolkien: The Silmarillion, chapter 5: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië
More Gondolin personae: Aredhel daughter of Fingolfin, sister of Turgon, mother of Maeglin.. A digitally coloured version of the small sketch I submitted earlier in the sketch collage
(which I'll hereby move to scraps). Not much to say about this one, it's simple enough – just a character concept doodle turned into a deviation and colouring study. The original in HB pencil is quite small and rough, but I quite liked her profile. I have no idea what the pose is supposed to be about, though.. except that it looks rather stupid. I guess it would be more appropriate if I had named this "Aredhel the sign language interpreter" or something..