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Black despair by Gold-Seven Black despair by Gold-Seven
Maedhros, captured by Morgoth, wondering what further fate awaits him. Or possibly beyond caring at this point. :(

From J. R. R. Tolkien's Silmarillion.

Dr. Ph. Martin's liquid watercolours on Canson paper. Painted in a sort of delirium. I sat down at half past seven and when I got myself a new bottle of coke around midnight, this was lying on my desk. I seriously have no clear recollection of what happened in between.

Some early stages and thoughts on my blog: Sketch [link] Lineart [link] Finished [link]
Please, check my blog for any questions you may have on technique and such! Thank you! [link]

And, for the love of Pete...

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LochNessDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
This is literally perfect.  It's so beautiful and sad, and well-executed.  You're so good at depicting Maedhros.  He's always been my favorite. :)
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Mine too! :)
Sasheth Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It took me long time to decide on if I should fav this or not, because people might get the wrong idea. And the result is me feeling stupid. This artwork is beautiful and sad in uncountable ways and I should have faved it the moment i laid my eyes on it. Llama Emoji-36 (Bored) [V2] 
queenvera Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Lovely despairing atmosphere. I love everything about this. <3
GoddessRhiannon13 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent depict of what I think came upon the poor elf when he was at Morgoth's mercy :cries: I really loike it! :thumbsup:
legolaslover2003 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw this in my favorite again today and just felt I needed to comment on it (if I hadn't already).
I just love your Maedhros art.  He's my favorite Silmarillion character and you are perhaps the one artist that I have ever seen that portrays him so beautifully and yet with such an anguished art.
Thank you.

Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
legolaslover2003 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very very welcome.  :)

Tamuril2 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist

Words fail me......okay, not completely fail, but you get what I mean. ;)


That you can get so much emotion in this picture and from me is awesome. Thanks for sharing this with us on here.

PirraAiren Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013   General Artist
<font><font>Шикарная акварель!!!!Сколько труда, сколько сил!!!</font></font>
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