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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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Bookworm-Fangirl Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I totally overlooked that. Does it remind anyone else of aslan from narnia?
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LadyLothkiller Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
This just breaks my heart
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very intense. For some reason I seem to have overlooked this. But not anymore :)
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Lana90 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Maedhros, see the good sides: you won't get angband lice...
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RedMeg Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!^^
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Darkendrama Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Terrifying scene!
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pearwood Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
And now you know the rest of the story.
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
This is an amazing picture! Well done!
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jessehbechtold Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very Alan Lee, stop making me jealous!
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