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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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Alexandra3105 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] 
Lovely despairing atmosphere. I love everything about this. <3
GoddessRhiannon13 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 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 Dec 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
legolaslover2003 Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very very welcome.  :)

Tamuril2 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 Sep 6, 2013   General Artist
<font><font>Шикарная акварель!!!!Сколько труда, сколько сил!!!</font></font>
Gold-Seven Sep 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm really sorry, I don't speak and Russian :)
"Gorgeous watercolor!!!! So much work, so much strength (or perhaps "effort" in this context)!!!" Roughly translated. ;)
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