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Humiliation by Gold-Seven Humiliation by Gold-Seven
"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!
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:iconladylothkiller:
This just breaks my heart
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:iconnordiclynx:
NordicLynx Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very intense. For some reason I seem to have overlooked this. But not anymore :)
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:iconlana90:
Maedhros, see the good sides: you won't get angband lice...
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:iconredmeg:
RedMeg Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, the orcs cutting Maehdros' hair has been my headcanon for a while, so... well. You represented it very well.
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Gold-Seven Feb 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!^^
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:icondarkendrama:
Terrifying scene!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
And now you know the rest of the story.
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:iconemeraldkeefe:
This is an amazing picture! Well done!
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:iconjessehbechtold:
jessehbechtold Sep 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very Alan Lee, stop making me jealous!
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Sep 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
^^ Thank you!
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