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In pain and regret by Gold-Seven In pain and regret by Gold-Seven
:deviation: Print available here!

"And it is told of Maglor that he could not endure the pain with which the Silmaril tormented him; and he cast it at last into the Sea, and thereafter he wandered ever upon the shores, singing in pain and regret beside the waves. For Maglor was mighty among the singers of old, named only after Daeron of Doriath; but he came never back among the people of the Elves."

(The Silmarillion, chapter 24, Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath, by J. R. R. Tolkien)

The fate of the last surviving son of Fëanor. If you can call such an existence survival.

Sort of a companion piece to this one. It ends in flame by Gold-Seven
So each of them meets their end - one a quick, fiery, dramatic death, one a long, cold, sad suffering.

Liquid watercolours (Rohrer & Klingner and Docmartins) on Canson Montval paper.

See a walkthrough and detail shots on my blog:…

Fun fact: Among others, this one has been added to the collections "Random girls", "Women", and "Foxes".
Hint: If descriptions aren't your thing, at least check for boobs. :giggle:
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5ilvara Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
This is just... wonderful. The story is heart-wrenching...
Vampyna Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Hallo Jenny,
es war wirklich super, dich am Wochenende auf der Spielemesse zu treffen und ich freue mich total über dieses superschöne Artwork, das jetzt schnellst möglich einen Rahen kriegen und aufgehängt wird! Liebe Grüße :)
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Das freut mich sehr! :) 
Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work, Jenny!  Love the waves and all the...coral? on the rocks.  Lovely tunic, too.  :heart:

Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Barnacles, they're called :) Thank you!
eirol87 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! :)
Skull-Ghost Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
One of my favorite tales: Maglor and Maedhros. c':
JadeScorpio Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
This is so lovely and sad.
MishkaJaeger Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Beautiful. I love how you've also captured the movement of the birds and the sea.
RobleskaZeppelin Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. His coat and the wawe...and waving hair. Wunderschön! :)
RiaDar Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It is so beautiful!
pico-the-great Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't read the Silmarillion, but these are absolutely beautiful and stunningly emotional. I love the color schemes and the contrast between the two; I love the details and the texture and everything about them!
MariaB9 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That extras from "The Silmarillion" is so heart-breaking, yet your work is amazing.
Shinzhon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The number of times I see it, creditless, on sites such as Tumblr.. It makes me so sad, everytime I tag it, averytime I got bashed, people are incredible oO
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
At least it's got my name and website on it. ;)

Thank you for being a paragon of artists' credits! ^^
Shinzhon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I had a long time stealing other people's arts for roleplay forums and all, in order to get beautiful avatars and good stuff for free but then I signed on this website myself and began to drawand all. I'll never be as good as you or other skilled enough people that get their art stolen xD

You are really currently reblogged on Tumblr, as your draws are easy to "AHMAGGAAAAD THAT'S GOLD-SEVEN'S !!" I know it's you xD (but they are mainly tagged ^^)
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I get a lot of traffic from tumblr. ;)
SerenaSCipi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Gosh, this is really my favourite!!
nienkezijlstra Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
your work is beautiful! It's full of movement and emotion, I really like it!
Elenwe12 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
So beautiful!!! And yet so sad...I think I'm gonna cry...I think you've capture very well the aura he exudes, pain and regret.
MysticTriana Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely picture! I like the composition and the tone balance.
Yasmin661 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work! I love it :)
puimun Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :) I'm glad you like it!
loonyleo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a beautiful and emotional illustration of one of the saddest moments in the story...
Kayanya Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the clothing!
meimei808 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It makes me so happy that Silmarillion fanart exists!! Especially breathtaking pieces like this. :heart:
Ritiakaramne Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Almost original Japanese waters...
Flane-kanja Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning! I read the tutorial as well. I have struggled for a long time with seascapes and pictures where there's nothing to hide behind. I can empathise with your struggling with colours but can only thank you for sharing all the hard work - this will make approaching the topic much easier when it comes to painting! Thanks very much.
antonius-bloc Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Woooooooooooow, you are good. This has such a legit oldschool feel to it. This kind of skill with traditional media's scarce nowadays, even I probably couldn't pull off something like this.
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :bow:
Erikku8 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
haius Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist

Ohhhhkay then.

Also: :iconcryforeverplz:
MadHatterMCR Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Celebel-Quettandil Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a sad feeling. He's so out of it, even not backing down in front of wave. And he looks weak, as if he's going to fell into the sea.
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:nod: :(
Celebel-Quettandil Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, you know, it's pretty obvious long hair = woman XD
Utulienn Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
One of my favorite Silmarillion characters. Great job!
AlcinavomSteinsberg Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Oh, this is so beautiful! ♥ I love the sea, rocks, waves, and gulls, and to find them all so wonderfully together...
MangaWorldArtist Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
amazing work . what type of paper u use for coloring?
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Read the description, please! Thanks!
Lucony Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Lovely colouring, refreshing scenery! So kühn und befangen zugleich..
Eryshta Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know the book, but I love this ! Especially the sea and the clothes...
Half-Empty-Glasser Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
At least the "him" and "he"s in the description could've given a hint... :facepalm:
Very nice piece! :-)
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
SidhePrankster Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Stunning! The emotion in this actually made my heart ache! Well done!
Beautiful painting, hats off to you XD
canpassion Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
:clap: Wonderful... :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: J'adore. :) :love: :heart:
tracy-Me Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks like unicorns could hide in those waters. Beautiful. :heart:
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