"Long before, in the bliss of Valinor, before Melkor was unchained, or lies came between them, Fingon had been close in friendship with Maedhros; and though he knew not yet that Maedhros had not forgotten him at the burning of the ships, the thought of their ancient friendship stung his heart. Therefore he dared a deed which is justly renowned among the feats of the princes of the Noldor: alone, and without the counsel of any, he set forth in search of Maedhros.
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion: "Of the Return of the Noldor"
This one's been keeping me busy for a while, but it was so worth it! A commission for the wonderful
(thank you again!), and an excuse to do an illustration in this style again. Again, heavily inspired by Alan Lee's Mabinogion illustrations.
Detail shots on my blog! [link]
Watercolour, Pencil. The celtic knotwork designs were taken (some modified by me) from royalty-free designs.