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Maedhros as Lord of Himring, his citadel in the Northeast of Beleriand, facing Morgoth's fortress of Angband.
From The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien.
Pencil, white pencil, white gouache on Canson Mi-Teintes paper. Full view recommended; the resized version eats some of the crispness.
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You can also find detail and progress shots and some (inept) architecture sketches there.
YAY! Pastel paper!