"Maedhros was ambushed, and all his company was slain, but he himself was taken alive by the command of Morgoth, and taken to Angband."
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion
I think I will actually draw Maedhros with long hair prior to his captivity from now on. Even drawing this scene has moved me rather deeply. It must be the ultimate humiliation for an elf to have his beautiful hair cut off.
An actual watercolour for once--digital help only to turn the colours into what they were before I scanned. And my scanner seemed to think I was still working in black and white. It only recognized a bit of the red. I have to break it in slowly. *kicks it*
Full view please! ^__^ The original is 12x16 inches!