Elves have many shining attributes that humanity wishes to possess, including-
- A long life. Elves live for several hundred years, or many human lifetimes. As a result, they are often depicted to have wisdom and patience.
- Enhanced senses. In addition to a long life, elves also have keener senses, including better hearing, eyesight, physical prowess, and sometimes stamina.
- Affinity with nature. Elves live together in harmony with nature. Their houses are within the trees, they only take what they need from the earth, and make sure to return to it to maintain balance. This is in contrast to humans who plunder the earth, and work to subjugate nature.
- Beauty. Elves have a refined and noble beauty. They are often depicted with smooth skin, sharper features, and long hair.
Elves and Humans
With elves we explore what life would be like if we had many of the things we wish for. For example, longer life may give us greater wisdom and patience, but it also results in less passion, a more rigid way of thinking, and a difficulty to adapt to change.
These differences between elves and humans are also well explored in the Star Trek universe with the Vulcan race, which shares many parallels with the elves.
Elves also share many similarities with modern vampires. Vampires have an ethereal beauty, immortality, and enhanced senses. However, being undead, they are unnatural beings who must prey on and steal life in order to survive.
Elf Knight Pictures
I am a big fan of the elven look. Elven men, especially, have refined features, a long-slim nose, canted eyes, and a sharp jawline. I tried to emphasize these elven features in the elf knight pictures above.
In addition, my elf knight has long blonde hair, tied in the style of a warrior. He wears jet-black armor which contrasts well with his light skin and hair color. Also note the warrior tattoos on his face.
As a knight, he is proficient with and wields various weapons and shields. Some stories link elves to the fae (fairies), and as such, they stay away from metal armor and weapons. However, there are also many other depictions of elves that do not have this restriction.
Certainly half-elves can wear armor and carry human weapons.