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Fandom artists draw a brown-skinned Idril, who 'was called Celebrindal, the Silver-foot'. They draw a brown Aredhel, who 'was pale though her hair was dark'. They draw brown Morwen and Túrin, although 'he was in truth the son of Morwen Eledhwen to look upon: dark-haired and pale-skinned'.

All of these are exact quotes from the Silmarillion. Let alone Beleriand in the Age of the Trees, when THERE WAS NO SUN yet some assume Elves could get a tan. Did those people even read the book? Do canonical descriptions matter less than fawning over minorities?

By the way, 49% of my town's population, most people at my college and workplaces, and everyone 'cept me in the house I rent are from visible minorities. Was I ever racist to any of them? Nope. I'm all for diversity, but this fanart just looks so forced.:D (Big Grin) As if you shoved European characters into some Japanese fantasy that takes place in the Heian Era.No, I disagree! The funny thing is... Silm/LOTR artists who are non-white (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian etc) don't give a damn about 'diversity' and just draw everyone looking like pale Europeans (or pale mukokuseki if anime). Pixiv offers a good representation.

So as not to be baseless: here are the quotes from the History of Middle-earth and Unfinished Tales.
Noldor in general: fair-skinned
Sindar in general: appear to have very closely resembled the Exiles, being dark-haired, strong and tall, but lithe. Indeed they could hardly be told apart except by their eyes
Yavanna: her face was very pale for the greatness of the effort that her being put forth
Estë: the pale
Melian: her skin was white and pale
Elu Thingol: Thingol's face with wrath was grey
Lúthien: white pale hands
Daeron: Dairon the piper leant there pale
Finwë: white-browed
Finrod and his ten companions: fairskinned, brighteyed
(dead) Beleg: white face
Gwindor and Túrin: their pallid faces
Finduilas: wept in secret, and she grew so pale that folk marvelled at the whiteness and delicacy of her face
Nienor: stood pale as a wraith in the moon
Tuor: fair of face
Voronwë: his face was pale with dread and loathing
Maeglin: his skin was white
Earendil: his skin of a shining white
(wounded) Ecthelion: whose face was of the pallor of grey steel
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Axcido Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a great gallery you have!


if you have time ...  could you vote on my poll?
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Or a fave or comment here, please: fav.me/d7nlf7a
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n924 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Thank you! OK.
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oOSulimeOo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
I like your gallery. ^^ It's full of interesting stuff!
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n924 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Thanks!
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kuanyin501st Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
n924-

     I have studied your Middle Earth/SF drawings with great interest. If you would allow it, I would like to work with you on this concept, as I find its imagery and possibilities astounding. Unless you have already drawn him up, I have a concept for Glaurung that I think could work nicely.

Yea or nea, I would enjoy a reply at your earliest convenience.

Thank you,
                kuanyin501st
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n924 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
I'm glad you liked it, do as you wish.
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NanKoy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
А можно попросить вас нарисовать Войена (апотекария гвардии смерти)? 
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Axcido Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello ^_^ great gallery!


I want to invite you at my page
I start a poll ... please vote ---------> [link]


And if you have time... a comment or a fave of my new draw [link]
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sciencevsart Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Your art is so pretty! You need more watchers :(
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victortky Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
please do sanguinius and his sons!
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