Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Legolas by liga-marta Legolas by liga-marta
Character from Tolkien`s LOTR.

watercolor + ink
Add a Comment:
 
:icontruth-lover3712:
Truth-lover3712 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
To be honest, this drawing reminds me more of Beleg (aka Cuthalion) 'Strongbow'.
Either-way, it's lovely! Clap 
Reply
:iconshirerose:
Shirerose Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! I have always pictured Legolas as golden-haired (not blonde as in the movie) but I love seeing him with the darker hair. He looks so focused and like he is actually out there fighting and being injured and mussing his hair for his people not like he is just showing off.

The style is so perfect for Tolkien's work...

Thank you,

Shire Rose
Reply
:iconaimege:
Aimege Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
Wonderful work ! I love your version of Legolas, especially the brown hair. Closer of what a prince of the woodelves should look like. ;) 
Reply
:iconilamoon:
ilamoon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist
I love Legolas <3 ;) Perfect job! I love the warm colours that surround him.
Reply
:icon46buster:
46buster Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Very nice work.
Reply
:iconconcetta20:
Concetta20 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the textures! Is this real watercolor and ink or is it like Corel Painter? If that's the real deal, hats off to you! Gorgeous, bright, sharp colors and, either way, love the line art.
Reply
:iconliga-marta:
liga-marta Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional
of course it's real watercolor and ink. all my works are made traditionally. :)
I'm glad you like, thanks. :)
Reply
:iconconcetta20:
Concetta20 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, that's doubly amazing then. Do you ink first with non-soluable ink then watercolor or do you put down the watercolor first? Out of curiosity.
Reply
:iconliga-marta:
liga-marta Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional
My earlier works, including this one, are made color them first and then add ink outlines. now i more than a year have changed technique, I ink them first and then color.
Reply
:iconlovemelianor:
LoveMelianor Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that is how I've always imagined him! and I really love your style! thank you so much for your nice works!
Reply
:iconfractaldragon:
Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wonderful, and much closer to how I've pictured him than the blond version in the movies.
Reply
:iconpaper-nautilus:
Paper-Nautilus Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist
i love your art, and then i saw you'd done Tolkien inspired pictures, and loved it more !! it's great :)
Reply
:iconalekgorn:
alekgorn Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing job ! 
please join potatomasters.deviantart.com/
and post it ! we would be honored having your job among us
Reply
:iconhannahalmare:
HannahAlmare Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Ooh, he's not blonde! :) Good for him. ;)
Reply
:iconkrswanson:
krswanson Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
beautiful coloration! the expression of the eyes is well done too! Kudos!
Reply
:iconmagicxwitch:
MagicXwitcH Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice
Reply
:iconzevranarainai1:
zevranarainai1 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Simply love your Legolas. Wow, I'm impressed with your art. So beautiful and with such wonderful details that give the picture so much life and expression. As a Tolkien fan, I can honestly say that I believe he would have loved these.
Reply
:iconliga-marta:
liga-marta Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional
Thank you. :)
Reply
:iconazulmarina91:
AzulMarina91 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
oh I'm in love with him
Reply
:iconspiderlady:
spiderlady Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Amazing work!! :+favlove:
Reply
:icon2034220p4rd1:
2034220p4rd1 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ahhh, much better than film adaptations
Reply
:iconicillustrator:
ICIllustrator Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice work!!
Reply
:iconearyende:
Earyende Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
This is absolutely stunning ! It fits exactly with the way I portrayed him in the books !
Reply
:iconrosyan:
Rosyan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I have nothing against movie-Legolas, but I prefer him to be brown haired. Beautiful, autumn feeling is great!
Reply
:iconheckthorn:
Heckthorn Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your works are awesome! A real inspiration! Keep 'em coming!

Just one thing , and please don't consider me a jackass for stating this . But the way archers shoot their arrows... they simply do not hold their index fingers over the arrow (very uncommon, for a skilled archer does not let go of the string anyway, so the arrow doesn't fly off even by mistake; the arrow is simply placed traditionally over your hand to rest and also take aim easily. It's a way of "not loosing aim and tempo" while shooting) . Now don't you think it's "that bad" because of this.
If you desired to draw it exactly like that, then it's your credit. It's even fantasy so you would probably say "why the heck does this guy care".
It's brilliant in any case, your technique, your style and all.

I was just stating my mind over the bow & arrow facts. ....Simply because I'm an experienced archer in real life (and medieval re-enactment festivals)

Have a great day and a very creative year!
Reply
:iconliga-marta:
liga-marta Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional
Hi, thanks for the critique, really. :)
It`s very helpful. I will try to pay more attention in such things if i`m going to draw something like this again.

glad you still like it, even with these mistakes.:)
Reply
:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant work! :)
Reply
:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats, your wonderful work is nominated for our "Eye Candy at the day" :iconsoulcollectors: today you find your work on our main page and also here [link]
Reply
:iconliga-marta:
liga-marta Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional
Thank you. :)
Reply
:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
always with my great pleasure :love:
Reply
:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent :love:
Reply
:iconkatherine-black:
Katherine-Black Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing!! And I love the hair, its nice to see something different than the movie version.
Remind me a lot of Tolkien's classic drawings, well done :)
Reply
:iconsoovigon:
soovigon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
love legolas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply
:iconemilyelfwing:
EmilyElfwing Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Yes, a brown haired Legolas! Finally; someone paying attention to the vast book universe :)
Reply
:iconfractaldragon:
Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lovely! And he isn't fair haired! Yay!
Reply
:iconlysandre-pernelle:
Lysandre-Pernelle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
I love the fact that he looks more adventurous than Orlando Bloom's character :) Fantastic work :heart:
Reply
:iconsyrinxflute:
SyrinxFlute Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Gorgeous, love the fall leaves
Reply
:iconsyrinxflute:
SyrinxFlute Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Gorgeous, love the fall leaves
Reply
:icondreamer960726:
dreamer960726 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Wow
Reply
:iconlilytree:
LilyTree Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish you had a book I could purchase!
Reply
:iconmyseagoddess:
MySeaGoddess Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
I <3 Legolas! :D
Reply
:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome. Book!verse pwns Movie!verse. :D
Reply
:iconhobbitpeddler:
hobbitpeddler Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Has a warm old-fashioned feel about it. :)
Reply
:iconladyoflute:
LadyofLute Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:kiss: now THERE'S my Legolas! Orlando eat your heart out. This one has way more character...and a super handsome face. ;D Superbly done! I love how he's shooting out of the edge of the trees.
Reply
:iconbiackbird:
BIackbird Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
cutting his fingers with the arrow's feathers in 3...2...1...

no seriously, I like him much better than the superhero-typus shown in the movies *-*
Reply
:iconaphiramoira:
AphiraMoira Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
It's nice to see a version different than the movie. Great job!
Reply
:iconvidugavia:
Vidugavia Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Very well made. A masterly use of leaves. I like that you dare to make your own Legolas.
Reply
:iconemeraldkeefe:
EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Cool, it's always fascinating to see a dark haired Legolas instead of the blond haired Orlando version!!!
Reply
:iconsun-stone:
sun-stone Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist
This is...amazing. I love how weathered he and his gear looks -- his hair escaping the braid, the little tear on his sleeve -- yet you still managed to capture his Elven beauty. The only critique I have is it's a little hard to tell which way he is facing: the extended arm looks like its turned slightly towards us, while the face looks to be in profile...but those are minor things, really.
Reply
:iconkelikokimiko:
kelikokimiko Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
this is beautiful! i'm so glad you made him with brown hair rather than blonde! i don't understand why the movies didn't do the same.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
April 14, 2011
Image Size
787 KB
Resolution
1001×600
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
33,713 (10 today)
Favourites
1,915 (who?)
Comments
134
×