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Forgive me, my brother by Gold-Seven Forgive me, my brother by Gold-Seven
The scenes that spark my imagination most in the Silmarillion are the ones that aren't there. What did Maglor do after his brother Maedhros had been rescued?

It's never said, but his situation must have been terrible. Until a very short time ago, he had been the second son of a king's son, of a people that was thought immortal, content with making poetry and music. Then, in short succession, the death of his grandfather, the flight of the Noldor, the death of his father, and within the day, the capture of his eldest brother. He was suddenly High King of the Noldor, and ultimately, he must have been responsible for the decision that Maedhros would not be rescued.

And now Fingon had done what he and his brothers hadn't dared... I think that Maglor was loyal enough to swallow his Feanorean pride and ask to see his brother after his rescue. But I imagine there must have been a terrible guilt on him.

Watercolour and Photoshop
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Crying like a baby.
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My heart swelled with this picture and the explanation you gave for it. I honestyly didn't give much thought on what happened once he was rescued. Sure I have wondered how bad it felt to know he could not save his own brother, but after he was saved never came to me. This is beautiful.
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Horus-Eye20 Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So sad, so painfull, but so beautyfull ^^ <3
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Unique-Firecracker-4 Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow. This picture is so touching!
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bladeofrevolution Apr 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I've always loved this picture... but never favorited it until reading your 'Spark' fic. I have fallen in love with the sons of Feanor (and Fingon, ;)) and the Silmarillion because of your amazing work!
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Gold-Seven Apr 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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bladeofrevolution Apr 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Welcome! :)
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pipilo Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful moment you're captured. I like the sharp shadows on their skin. Maglor's face is particularly striking.
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:iconklester1987:
That's why I love fanfiction, it can be used to fill in Tolkein's gaps.
Another beautiful picture.
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Mnemesyne Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your versions of these characters. Many of them are very similar to my idea of what they look like. The emotions that you equate through the compositions and colors always has me returning for more.
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